Gybe

Tom Cunliffe explains the mechanics of gybing, what can go wrong, and shows you how to perform a flawless, fearless gybe every time

Riding turn

The riding turn - iIt happens to all of us, and usually when there's a tack imminent. Tim Bartlett explains how to tackle a sheet jammed on a winch

Light winds

Try a few of our 11 easy tweaks when you find yourself in light winds, says Tim Bartlett. You might not need the engine just yet…

Astern

Different hull types demand different tactics. Tom Cunliffe shows you how to avoid embarrassment next time you’re at the helm of an unfamiliar yacht

Anchor

Duncan Wells passes on even more tips on using an anchor to help with boat handling, how to drop ground tackle by hand and how to recover a stuck anchor

Overfalls

Overfalls should be respected but they don’t always have to be avoided. Ken Endean explains how to handle them

Anchor

Duncan Wells passes on the benefit of years spent at anchor with his definitive guide to the do's and don't's of dropping the hook