Expert on board
The true cost of cruising and how to afford it: crunching the numbers with two liveaboard accountants

Practical seamanship
Keep your crew safe by managing risk on board and having the right approach to first aid

Learning curve
‘My solo cruise ended in a liferaft.’ One man’s lifelong dream ends in disaster, and a safe rescue

The big question
How do I calculate low and high water in France?

A question of seamanship
‘We’re taking on water. What do we do?’



Home waters
Outer Hebrides: Brian Black explores the rugged west coast of Lewis and finds isolation and beauty

Chris Beeson cruises through Croatia’s idyllic islands on the unmissable Dalmatian coast

A long weekend
Escape to West Cork where you will find remote anchorages and a warm Irish welcome

Cruising Log
Tom Dymond finds a surprising reason for engine failure in Tonga

The Farne Islands offer rich history and plenty of wildlife



Find me a… £60K coastal cruiser.
A pair of former motorboat owners have switched to sail and want to explore Ireland

New Boats
A fleet of yachts was launched in January 2018. We pick five of the best

New gear
From blocks and boots to wifi and wind sensors, we round up a dozen of the newest bits of kit on offer

First test: Saare 38
Power, poise and quality from a Baltic boat that plays the Scandinavians at their own game with style