Dragons and Demons Sailing the exotic islands of Indonesia, Fred and Jacquie Lockey encounter the Komodo dragon and stowaway spirits...

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  • Dragons and Demons
    Sailing the exotic islands of Indonesia, Fred and Jacquie Lockey encounter the Komodo dragon and stowaway spirits

  • Landfalls
    YM’s new series of homewater cruising stories. Win a watercolour of your boat

  • Reaching new heights
    A ladder can make mast- climbing easier. We put four to the test

  • Mediterranean maelstrom
    Justine Oliver discovers that the Mediterranean Sea is not always a ‘calm lake’

  • Selling a dream
    Laurie Lewis sold his boat as the bills increased … and wished he hadn’t

  • New books reviewed
    The latest pilot books and cruising companions
  • Destinations – with Free chart
    Inside information on the picturesque Normandy port of Honfleur on the south bank of the Seine Estuary

  • No holiday for the skipper
    Matthew Power ponders the fact that sailing can sometimes prove to be purgatory as well as paradise – yet we keep doing it

  • Cruising Korfezi
    Caroline Stevens discovers Turkey is ‘perfect’ and a far cry from the East Coast mud and Suffolk shingle
  • God’s little Isle
    A Scottish island so lovely, the residents bought it! Christopher Bruce pays a visit to Gigha
  • On test

  • Gear test
    Honda 4-stroke 10 hp outboard
  • Duel of two Swedish 40ft deck saloons
    James Jermain tests the CR400DS and Arcona 40DS

  • Second Look
    The Carter 33, an IOR-influenced cruiser-racer
  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    Buying a used boat? Our cut-out-and- keep series continues with the Gibseas, Galion and Golden Hind

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  • Libby Purves –fear and loathing on the ocean
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  • Blue Water Letter –Rod Heikell in Turkey
  • Blue Water Postscript –new books reviewed
  • Around The Coast Property
  • The Confessional

    Sailing skills

  • Question of Seamanship
    Loss of steering
  • Learning Curve
    Medical emergency at sea
  • Better Boat Handling
    Piles without the ouch!

  • Yachtmaster Class
    Compass controversy
  • Knots: a new series
    The Perfection Loop or Flying Bowline
  • Sea Sense
    Roughing it out

  • Pilotage Quiz answer
    Answer to the January quiz. The last in this series