Helen and Tony Adams head north to spend an icy winter afloat...
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
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
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?
Simple techniques to take the strain out of anchoring
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?
COLREGS in reverse
View from the helm
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The loneliness of the ocean yachtsman
- GIPSY MOTH IV TO SAIL AGAIN
Gipsy Moth IV escapes her concrete tomb
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LIBBY PURVES: THIS CRUISING LIFE
A fi rst-aid course is not just for Christmas
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AROUND THE COAST
News from our team of local correspondents
Owning up to your sailing sins