From Chichester via the Caribbean and the Azores. One young couple's Atlantic adventures in their Kingfisher 30.

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Destinations
Next month’s unique pull-out charts feature Plymouth, plus Lezardrieux, a favourite stopover in north Brittany

Caribbean charter
Paul Gelder on sailing from Martinique to Dominica

Aground on a reef
YM’s blue water letter correspondent Hugh Marriott tells how he nearly lost his boat on passage from Bali to Singapore

When the heat’s on…
…you need YM’s guide to cool summer sailing l Which are the best sunglasses for beating glare? l How to keep your cabin, your deck, and your beer cool l Portable fridges put to the test l Legs on show – bare yours in the latest yachty shorts

To Brazil and back
From Chichester via the Caribbean and the Azores. One young couple’s Atlantic adventures in their Kingfisher 30

The AZAB start
YM’s James Jermain is off to the Azores in Sweet Lucy. Meet him and the other crews at the start of this classic blue water event

Downwind technique
The Sail Power series continues with ways of getting the best out of your boat on downwind legs

Eclipse photo competition
Win huge amounts of valuable photographic kit in our Eclipse photo competition. But please read our special safety tips first

Plus
New boats and gear on test. Hidden anchorages. Latest charter news. Sailing skills. Hundreds of boats for sale