Madeira

Whether it’s winter sun, ocean sailing or just a wild time, Madeira has a lot to offer. Chris Beeson reports

British Virgin Islands

Chris Beeson has gone to The Dogs, reached the Bitter End, even needed Painkillers – and never been happier than on charter in the British Virgin Islands

East Frisian Islands

With an up-to-date chart to hand, this lovely anchorage in the Frisian Islands can be found hidden away at the eastern end of the island, suggests Detlef Jens

Bratanish Mor

Nothing had quite prepared me for the stunning beauty of the anchorage at Bratanish Mor beneath the standing stones at Callanish (Calanais in Gaelic) in the Outer Hebrides. These Lewisian…

Glengarriff

The West Cork coastline resembles a splayed hand with fingers of mountainous countryside pierced by three long deep inlets. One of the best known is Bantry Bay with the beautiful…

Ile des Hébihens

Finding yourself in charge of an important pilot book brings surprising rewards. Knowing that others are to some extent relying on your inside knowledge, you feel a sense of responsibility…

Runswick Bay

Until the late 19th century Runswick Bay was a fishing village with a sideline in smuggling. Then, as tourism spread from Whitby to Scarborough, its jumbled warren of narrow streets…

Erwarton Ness

First-time visitors to the East Coast would do well to begin with the Orwell and Stour rivers. Whether you are approaching from the South Coast or from Holland, Harwich Harbour…

Loch Tarbert

Loch Tarbert, on the west side of Jura just north of the Sound of Islay, has one of the most beautiful, remote, yet sheltered anchorages of the Inner Hebrides. Once…