SAILING SKILLS Expert on board How to prepare your boat for summer. Rod Heikell explains what you’ll need for Med cruising The knowledge Understanding flag etiquette can be confusing. Duncan…

SAILING SKILLS Expert on board Effortless sail power. How to use better sail trim to cruise faster and further this summer Learning curve Storm tactics in the Southern Ocean. ‘What…

Sailing is evolving. One of mankind’s oldest forms of transport, the boats we sail now have developed incrementally over centuries, and occasionally in great leaps. The foiling catamarans of last…

SAILING SKILLS Expert on board How to master multihulls: the skills you need to handle a catamaran with confidence Learning curve ‘We learned fast in fickle weather on the Cornish…

The Beast from the East plunged the country into the depths of an Arctic winter. Green shoots of early daffodils naïvely preempting the first day of spring froze under a…

SAILING SKILLS The knowledge The Coastguard has undergone a huge modernisation. See inside the technology keeping sailors safe Learning curve ‘We dodged coral to deliver aid.’ A cruise to Papua…

SAILING SKILLS 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…

SAILING SKILLS Expert on board: Small boat offshore sailing Is your yacht up to it? Will Bruton finds small boats embarking on big adventures to find out what it really…