Miles Hordern explores uncharted waters in the unrivalled high-latitude cruising ground of northern Patagonia.

  • Fitting-out special

  • Experts’ tips
    for checking your mast, rig, electrics and engine. Plus, three ways to strip away eight years of antifouling. And THE essential pre-launch check-list.

  • Why are marinas so expensive?
    Are ordinary boat owners being priced out of the South Coast by the wealthy few? We ask marina operators how they justify this year’s price rises as part of a major YM investigation into the costs of berthing in 2000.

  • Kylix comes home
    Dick Durham tells of a poignant winter cruise aboard the last boat designed by Maurice Griffiths for his retirement.

  • On test
    The new Catalina 310, a new-style family cruiser from this highly popular American range.

  • Commissioning a new yacht
    Nigel Calder on the joys and frustrations of commissioning Nada, his new Pacific Seacraft 40.

  • Cruising Patagonia
    Miles Hordern explores uncharted waters in the unrivalled high-latitude cruising ground of northern Patagonia.

  • Exploring Herm
    Channel Islands expert David Jefferson is our cruising guide to the tiny island of Herm.

  • Free Destination chart
    Discover beautiful, unspoilt Helford River, with April’s pull-out chart and guide.

  • PLUS
    Sail power on tradewind rigs; charter in the Whitsunday Islands; Sailing Skills; Libby Purves; Marina Spy; The Confessional – and much more.