Helen and Tony Adams head north to spend an icy winter afloat...

CRUISING

  • WINTER AT 60° NORTH
    Helen and Tony Adams head north to spend an icy winter afloat in Finland
  • HEART OF A BOAT
    There’s nothing like a proper stove to make a boat feel homely, says Peter Bonsey
  • A CUBAN CHRISTMAS
    A cruising couple discover the true spirit of the festive season in a quiet corner of the Caribbean
  • CHRISTMAS PRESENTS PAST
    When Mike Peyton asked to be given boating gifts he didn’t realise he’d be expected to reciprocate
  • ME AND MY SHIPWRIGHT
    Miranda Delmar-Morgan has a special relationship with her shipwright. She employs him and is also his ‘apprentice’
  • 2020: A SAIL ODYSSEY
    Cruising will become ever more complex as technology takes over, predicts David Morrison
  • BVI CHARTER
    A flotilla charter holiday in the British Virgin Islands is a perfect introduction to the Caribbean, says Paul Gelder
    PLUS: Sign up for the YM BVI fl otilla with The Moorings

  • BLUE WATER LETTER
    Rod Heikell fl ies to Grenada to assess the damage caused to his yacht by Hurricane Ivan
  • WHAT’S THE PERFECT CRUISING RIG?
    GETTING YOUR RIG RIGHT

    Cutter or ketch? Swept-back or straight spreaders? Running backstays or no backstay at all? Nigel Calder gives his verdict on what makes up the ideal cruising rig.

BOATS & GEAR

  • NEW BOAT TEST: SOUTHERLY 35RS
    This British-built swing keel cruiser isn’t afraid of the rough stuff, says James Jermain
  • POCKET PCs ON BOARD
    PC POWER IN YOUR POCKET

    A hand-held computer really could change the way you sail
  • LONDON SHOW GUIDE AND GUINNESS OFFER
    IT’S SHOW TIME

    Everything you need to know about the London Boat Show.
    PLUS: How to claim your free pint of Guinness!
  • LONDON BOAT SHOW – NEW BOATS
    A preview of the new boats at ExCel, from 25-50ft
  • LONDON BOAT SHOW – NEW GEAR
    The latest equipment to look out for at the show
  • SURVEY! SURVEY! SURVEY!
    Paul Jeffes helps a 50-year-old commercial diver fi nd a boat suitable for long-distance, short-handed sailing

SAILING SKILLS

  • A QUESTION OF SEAMANSHIP
    There’s too much sail up – but should you drop the main or take down the storm jib? What would you do?
  • STRESS-FREE ANCHORING
    GETTING HOOKED

    Simple techniques to take the strain out of anchoring
  • LEARNING CURVE
    Navigating in fog is always diffi cult, even with radar
  • CUNLIFFE ON CRUISING
    Your yacht may be sailing happily along, but is your crew happy?
  • ANY QUESTIONS?
    COLREGS in reverse

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