Jonty Pearce leaves the relative balmy conditions of the UK to venture south and follow in the footsteps of legendary explorer, Ernest Shackleton

the creeks at Western Haven, Newtown off the Solent

Peter Bruce packs a picnic and takes a dinghy day trip to explore a secret haven just a mile or two from the Solent

Under a brilliant blue sky, Scotland's Isle of Whithorn

It may be slightly out of the way for those heading north, but this anchorage near the Solway Firth is worth visiting, says Dag Pike

front cover of the new look Yachting Monthly Jan 2018

There is less than a week to go until the launch of the bigger and better Yachting Monthly. Find out more about the changes to Britain's most popular cruising magazine

scotland

Even if they interrupt your planned time away, chance meetings with old friends are happy moments to be relished, says Jonty Pearce

Anchorages

With the start of British Summer Time, the sailing season is truly underway for Jonty Pearce, as he looks forward to retirement