Mediterranean Charter special ...

Charter special

  • Mediterranean
    Charter special The Med and Beyond – 18 pages of charter destinations. On-the-spot reports from Italy, Turkey and Greece, plus Med guru Rod Heikell’s Top 12 hotspots. Plus: James Jermain investigates buying a charter yacht

Features

  • Adrift!
    A boat owner’s worst nightmare – Dick Durham describes his yacht’s 16-hour unmanned crossing of the Thames Estuary. And her seven near-misses!
  • Blue Water Letter
    Annie Hill’s Playtex party in Port Owen, South Africa
  • Destinations
    Peter Cumberlidge visits the popular North Brittany port of Tréguier
  • New Gear
    Winter warmers, wireless electronics, and a self-righting liferaft
  • Which DSC set?
    Simon Jinks puts seven VHF DSC radio sets to the test and picks the best value for money
  • A romp to the west
    James Jermain embarks on a spring shake-down cruise from the Solent to Torquay
  • ARC 2000
    Families across the Atlantic: Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, or Armada for Retired Capitalists? Paul Gelder reports from Las Palmas
  • Homeward bound
    Sixty-seven-year-old Clive Imber completes his solo Atlantic circuit, from Antigua to Falmouth, via the Azores

On test

  • Bavaria 40
    James Jermain finds out if the price is right for Bavaria’s latest centre-cockpit cruiser

  • Dragonfly 920 tri
    Fast and furious fun on three hulls: James Jermain reports on Denmark’s sporty cruiser

  • Sadler 29
    Second-hand boat test goes aboard the Sadler 29 – the company’s first unsinkable yacht

Regulars

  • Editorial
  • On watch
  • Subscriptions/Next Month
  • Readers’ letters
  • Any questions?
  • New Boats
  • Blue Water Letter: Annie Hill in Port Owen, South Africa
  • Libby Purves
  • New Gear
  • YM books: Armchair reading
  • Around the coast: The latest news from our correspondents
  • Waterside property
  • The Confessional: Readers own up to their sailing sins

Sailing skills

  • Question of seamanship What would you to do if a bank of fog rolled in as you approached Alderney’s Braye Harbour?
  • Learning Curve Hit by a ship! Reader David Langley recounts his close encounter in fog in the Solent with a ‘blue wall of steel’
  • Yachtmaster Class ‘One line for each job,’ says Cunliffe
  • Pilotage quiz – answer The winner of November’s quiz
  • Better boat handling Part 3: The art of going astern
  • Quick Tips Rope handling; slowing down downwind; earrings and necklaces
  • Des Sleightholme Taking the anxiety out of anchoring