In the current issue

Cover story: yachts sunk by containers
Accidents waiting to happen
Why are thousands of containers lost from ships each year? Dick Durham boards the world’s largest container ship to find out
Papillon’s Ghost
Wendy Mulville recalls a strange encounter in an ‘evil’ anchorage
Cover story: English Channel Cruising
The Mirror Crack’d
An early season cruise from the Thames to the Solent goes from bad to worse for Dick Durham
The Reluctant Yachtmaster
YM sets sail with Phil Meakins, RYA Yachtsmaster of the Year
Cover Story: buy an atlantic berth
barbados or bust
Sam Brunner has just two weeks to reach the Caribbean
My Favourite Anchorage
Why Cawsand is a special spot for Peter Cumberlidge
Cover Story: Canaries Cruising
Storm In A T-Shirt
Graham Snook goes in search of winter sun but sails into a gale
Cover Story: Tahiti Cruising
Into The Blue
There’s a dramatic end to Paul Gelder’s South Pacific charter
Blue Water Letter
Andy O’Grady gets set to leave Norway and sail south
Pirate Alley
Gipsy Moth makes a perilous passage through dangerous waters

Sailing Skills
Cover Story: Night Sailing
Into The Night
Tom Cunliffe casts some light on the skill of sailing after dark
Learning Curve: Pulling The Plug
A skipper is forced to scuttle her yacht mid-atlantic
Skipper’s Tips & Quick Quiz
Steering clear of shipping, snorkelling and digital navigation
Question Of Seamanship & Books
There’s a blow coming – what do you do with your crew?
Any Questions
What size headsail suits a shorthander?
Anchoring Extra
The joys of riding sails
Compression Terminals
Step-by-step guide to DIY rigging

Boats and gear
Cover Story: Fitting Out Special
Check It Or Wreck It
Expert tips to ensure your rig is ready for the new season
Cover Story: Fitting Out Special
Spring Checklist
Tick the boxes as you get set to sail
Room With A View
Andy O’Grady adds a deck saloon to his cruiser
New Boat Test: Sunbeam 34
An offshore cruiser with an impressive turn of speed
New Gear
Waterproof Admiralrty charts, budget plottters and more
Tech Talk
Nigel Calder reflects on the march of technology