Yachting Monthly is at the heart of the British yachting market and is for people who actively sail their boats – whether cruising across the channel, around the coast or further afield in blue waters.

It provides an entertaining mix of vital information for cruising yachtsmen with all levels of experience, which maximises their enjoyment, increases their skills and gives them the confidence to broaden their horizons.

Subscribe Now Get the digital edition

January 2015

Jan cover

Sailing skills
Expert overboard
How to rescue crew who are much heavier than you

Skipper’s tips

  • Plotting a Metmap
  • Charter boat checks
  • Snag-free lazyjacks
  • Safety for self-tailers…

Practical seamanship
12 hassle- busting tips for solo skippers

Learning curve
Hanging by a thread: how a false economy nearly lost a cruising family their boat

A question of seamanship
‘Is there any point in leaving early?’ Passage plan for sea breezes and odd tides

Any questions?

  • How to stop prop fouling?
  • Which mainsheet?
  • How to avoid ‘boat odour’ on clothes?

Cruising
Yuletide afloat
Mike Peyton tells the stories of hapless sailors who became
subjects for his Christmas cards

Pilotage: Easy wild cruising
Exploring Sweden’s pocket wilderness, the Stockholm Archipelago

Home waters: Between two rivers
Pottering on the Deben and Blackwater

Adventure
‘I scared away pirates COVER    with a shotgun!’ A redoubtable skipper STORY    on a round-the-world cruise

Anchorages
South Ireland’s best- kept secret and a real desert island

Cruising log
Readers’ cruising yarns from home waters to the Caribbean

The Simplist
Colin Jarman’s canny approach to technology on board

Boats & Gear
Me & my boat: Legend 36
She’s very comfy in port, but how STORY    does she handle heavy weather?

New gear
What a sailor really wants for Christmas: our festive gift ideas

New boat test: Elan 360
She’s blisteringly quick, but how STORY    suitable for cruising?

Tried and tested

    • Hydrogen fuel
    • Self-setting rubber l Wireless
    • High-end galley cooker

New boats
The latest mid-size models from Dufour and Sunbeam

Avoid engine breakdown!
Why diesel bug has become increasingly virulent and how to combat it

Contributors