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January 2016

January 2016

In your January 2016 issue….

SAILING SKILLS

Expert on board: How to anchor like an expert
Eight experts share their techniques, and what they do when it goes wrong

A question of seamanship  
‘Was the crew properly briefed?’

Any questions?  

• ‘Chartplotter with reserve power?’
• ‘How do I clean my fuel?’
• ‘Can I fix Coppercoat blisters?’
• ‘Why do fenders degrade?’

Practical seamanship
10-step guide to stern-to mooring

Skipper’s tips 
• Wind shadow
• Flooding plan
• No cracked skulls, please!

Learning curve
‘How we survived a knockdown in the North Pacific.’
Dave Ungless finds himself on the wrong end of a storm force

 

CRUISING

Anchorages
Snug overnight stops in south Wales and northern Spain

Cruising life  
Jack Jones designed yachts to look after their owners

Home waters: A shared adventure  
Sue Pelling cruises with Brighton Belle Sailing Club to discover the secret of affordable cruising in an Oyster

Fjords in the Med: Montenegro
The Gulf of Kotor is a well-kept secret with spectacular scenery and Mediterranean sunshine

Cruising log  
Ray Bowen sails south through the French canals via Paris

Pilotage: Greenland 
Brian Black offers a guide for cruisers and explains why, no matter how good your planning is, it’s the ice that decides

Pilotage: Iceland    
Why the Westman Islands make a perfect landfall

 

GEAR & BOAT REVIEWS

Tried and tested 
• We go to sea with B&G’s new compact chartplotter

Group test: Weather stations
Knowing the weather makes a sailor’s life easier. Duncan Kent tests eight different weather stations

New boat test: Discovery 55
‘They’ve made a great yacht even better.’ Graham Snook tests the updated Discovery 55 mkII

Used boat test: S&S Deb 33
Duncan Kent investigates this iconic 1970s beauty and finds a true classic that’s also easy to sail solo

Graham Snook looks at the Oceanis 41.1 and the Dehler 

Technical: Midwinter maintenance
Have you forgotten to do something when you put the boat to bed? Duncan Kent helps you check

Christmas stocking fillers  
Hand warmers, nautical spirits, books and more

 

 

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