British Virgin Islands

Chris Beeson has gone to The Dogs, reached the Bitter End, even needed Painkillers – and never been happier than on charter in the British Virgin Islands

Ionian charter

How do you sell sailing to the uninitiated? Charter somewhere warm, dry, safe and beautiful. Chris Beeson takes a novice crew to the Greek Ionian

Ionian cruising guide

The Ionian cruising ground off the Greek west coast is one of the Med's most popular destinations. Chris Beeson explains exactly why

Propeller rope cutter test

At best, a rope around the propeller is inconvenient. At worst, it’s deadly. Emrhys Barrell tests seven rope cutters to find out if they cut it

Desolation Sound sailing charter

Avoid the high season and a sailing charter in Desolation Sound can give you a genuine flavour of wilderness cruising. Chris Beeson explores Big Country

Stranded in Panama after the war, John Caldwell took a 20ft boat solo across the Pacific in a desperate bid to re-join his new bride in Australia. But first, he…

“With my MP3 player I can pursue my taste for playing air-guitar on night watch” I have always fancied getting a radio station to make a programme of Car Singalong…