The patter of tiny deck shoes: Simon Crofts learnt how to keep his two small children happy...

Cover stories

  • Family sailing special
  • Only my kids for crew
    The patter of tiny deck shoes: Simon Crofts learnt how to keep his two small children happy on a Baltic cruise
  • 15,000 miles with a baby
    Baby came too: Vanessa Bird meets a couple who sailed from Australia to the UK miles with a baby
  • Yachtsman, explorer and dad
    Sir Peter Blake: Exclusive interview with Pippa Blake
  • Cruising with teenagers
    Bargaining our way to Brittany: Miranda Delmar-Morgan resorts to horse trading to keep quell a teenage mutiny

    Plus:

  • Night & day
    Two-day boat test: Did the new Legend 33 stand out from the crowd during our two-day test?
  • Lifesaving gear on test:
    what worked, what failed? Can you trust your lifesavers? Discover which MOB gear failed our on-the-water tests
  • Tides
    Cunliffe on cruising: Tom learns to keep an eye on the calendar
  • Chartwork
    Going to the source: Nigel Calder discusses source diagrams
  • Radar
    Interpreting the signal: James Jermain on reading the screen
  • Expert advice: shorepower
    Shocks in store: Practical advice on how to plug in safely

Cruising

  • The patter of tiny deck shoes
  • Baby came too
  • The family man
  • Bargaining our way to Brittany
  • Destinations: The Orkneys

  • PLUS: Your free pull-out chart
    Mike Balmforth shares the treasures of this stunning Scottish cruising ground
  • 100 at 59 in a 3.2 with a 15
    Rich Malone makes an epic voyage in his tender among Alaskan glaciers
  • CHOOSING FOR CRUISING: Part 2
    Buying by numbers
    Nigel Calder explains how crunching the numbers can tell you a great deal about a yacht’s performance
  • Shorepower
    Shocks in store
  • Chasing the dream
    Toby Hodges watches the Rally Portugal fleet sail south for the summer
  • SAIL LIKE A LOCAL: Part 5
    Just swell
    Ken Endean tells you how to ride the waves and still stay calm in Brittany


On Test

  • Legend 33
  • Lifesaving gear on test
    Man overboard
  • New gear
    The pick of the latest sailing equipment
  • The mover from Vancouver
    The Vancouver 27is a go-anywhere gem, says James Jermain

Sailing skills

  • A question of seamanship
    No engine, little wind and a lee shore – what would you do next?
  • Learning Curve
    How one skipper coped with a medical emergency mid-Atlantic
  • Cunliffe on cruising
    Every harbour and every day present new delights and challenges for Tom Cunliffe
  • Chartwork: vertical datums
    Nigel Calder on source diagrams
  • Radar class
    What radar can – and can’t – do
  • Any questions?
    Your cruising queries answered

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    Forgive me Father, for I have sailed