Sailing in storms

Award-winning sailor and expedition leader Bob Shepton regularly sails some of the most storm-swept latitudes in the world. Not bad for a pensioner in a 33ft Westerly

Heave her clear

Practical advice for all sailors. Tom Cunliffe has sailed tens of thousands of miles all over the world and has been a Yachtmaster Examiner since 1978

Yachtmaster tip

Yachtmaster tips: steer into the seas. Tom has assessed hundreds of sailors for the RYA Yachtmaster exam – the gold standard of sailing qualifications. This is an example of the…

Scull a dinghy

Dick Durham demonstrates how to drive and control your tender using just one oar

Three classic blunders and how to avoid them

knots

Chris Beeson shows how to tie the nine sailing knots we tested to destruction in the April 2012 issue of Yachting Monthly