Tom Cunliffe and Libby Purves’ podcasts from Yachting Monthly magazine

Dick Durham

Dick Durham: Yachties like us may be glad to leave the Atlantic behind, but just how welcome would British sailors be in Gibraltar?

Pass your Yachtmaster

Tom Cunliffe: When the pips are squeaking, a cheaper mooring abroad becomes rather attractive, but is it worth the journey?

Libby Purves

I was a really useful bit of kit once. As handy as any new gizmo in the posh chandlery, as flexible and interactive as anything B&G can come up with.…

Pass your Yachtmaster

It’s not long since I was part of a crowd of anxious skippers elbowing up to the latest harbourmaster’s forecast, cursing our luck at more strong headwinds with time running…

Libby Purves

It was a particularly vile, early-season shakedown passage to Ostend. We crossed a North Sea which threw up its trademark jerky, irregular grey-brown chop: we hammered hard on the wind…

Tom Cunliffe

Life used to be so simple, didn’t it! It wasn’t all roses though. Back in the days before the general comforts of electronics, I had a few bad trips in…

Dick Durham

A tiny screw nestling in a part of my engine has defeated all my passage plans. By now I should be bowling northwards with the wheel’s kick and the wind’s…

Tom Cunliffe

I have a charcoal filter on the foot-powered drinking-water pump in my galley. It normally catches everything and I never suffer a bad cup of tea. At Easter, I was…

Libby Purves

Good to have the pilotage notes on going round Land’s End (p40). No headland is without its nervous moments, especially with cliffs involved, and off-lying rocks suggesting that the land…