YM's Paul Gelder goes for a daysail to Falmouth with Tony Bullimore on his 102ft catamaran

Features

  • Shanghaied to Lisbon
    YM’s Paul Gelder goes for a daysail to Falmouth with Tony Bullimore on his 102ft catamaran and steps ashore five days and 1,200 miles later – in Lisbon

  • The Big Antifouling Test
    We put ten eroding antifouling paints to the test. The results were surprising

  • Adrift in Vanuatu
    In a lava! Jenni Griffiths and the crew of Blue Shadow of Mauritius find themselves adrift at the foot of an active South Pacific volcano

  • One couple
    and their boat Small is beautiful for Brian and Helen who live aboard their 28ft Bruce Roberts Slocum Spray

  • A-Z of second-hand
    boats The first part of our essential guide to popular second-hand cruisers

  • Port Diélette
    Peter Cumberlidge heads for the snug harbour of Dielette, a village on the Cherbourg peninsula at the gateway to the Channel Islands

  • Where to find weather
    Miles Kendall investigates new ways to find a weather forecast – from the internet to mobile phones and Navtex

  • St Kilda for the day
    Armed with a live-aboard chef, whiskey and wine, Brian Black and his crew sail to the remote Scottish islands

  • Boat Show review
    The YM team look at the latest technological developments and nautical innovations on display at Earls Court Boat Show

  • Buyers’ Guide
    James Jermain looks at shoal-draught keel arrangements

  • East meets West
    David Jefferson discovers a water wonderland hidden behind the Iron Curtain for over 40 years when he visits East Germany for a Great Lakes charter

On test

  • Franchini 37L
    Peter Nielsen sails the smallest in a line of Italian deck saloon yachts

  • Roanna
    An eye-catching 38ft lugsail schooner from the board of Nigel Irens

  • Gib’Sea 43
    Dominic Byers finds her big, brash and very roomy

Regulars

  • Editorial
  • On Watch
  • Subscriptions & Next Month
  • Readers’ letters
  • YM books
    & Newsagent competition
  • Any questions?
  • Libby Purves
  • Blue water letter
  • Blue water postscript
  • Around the coast
  • Waterside property
  • The Confessional

Sailing skills

  • Question of seamanship
    Engine failure woes
  • Learning Curve
    Salvage in the Bermuda Triangle. Glyn Williams finds a ‘ghost ship’
  • Yachtmaster Class
    A case of mistaken identity

  • Pilotage quiz
    When the GPS falls overboard
  • Better boat handling
    Part 4: The art of perfect parking
  • Des Sleightholme
    Staying cool in a rescue at sea drama
  • Quick Tips
    Tripping lines and forgotten seacocks