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  • Get your boat anti-fouled for free!
    Ease spring fitting-out by entering our competition to win up to £1,500 worth of Seajet anti-fouling and let professionals do the work for you!

  • Fitting out special
    Essential checklist of 30 pre-launch jobs. Plus, how to check your lifejackets; versatile vacuum pumps on test; and is sail-valeting worth the money?
  • Lost and hound
    Fluke, a stray dog, embarks on an ocean voyage with Adrian and Lot Sparham aboard Moonshiner and even keeps the pirates at bay

  • Surviving heavy weather
    Even a small breaking wave can exert a force of 10 tons. Evans Starzinger offers some storm force tactics
  • Arthur Ransome?s lost story
    The unpublished tale of Ransome?s honeymoon cruise with his Russian wife has just been rediscovered. Dick Durham meets the man who unearthed the manuscript
  • Brittany hideaway
    Ken Endean visits Lannion Bay in North Brittany and discovers the perfect hideaway anchorage
  • Destinations ? Free chart: Yarmouth
    Is this Britain?s most popular harbour? Our insider?s guide to this lively stopover includes detailed harbour plans
  • Shadowfax in the Med
    Part eight of Justine Oliver?s tale of the 33ft sloop?s voyage from Hong Kong to the UK
  • Curry on cruising
    Mike Peyton on the delights of winter cruising: silent creeks, pub lunches and curry for supper

  • New gear at the London show
    The YM team report on chart software innovations, new DSC radios, radar, safety gear, clothing and more!
  • On test

  • Compromis 11.30DS
    This sturdy deck saloon yacht from Holland promises above average performance, says James Jermain
  • Legend 356
    A 35-footer for under £70,000 with plenty of living space.
    How does the new Legend perform?

  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    Buying a used boat? Our cut-out-and- keep series continues with the Fs, including the traditional Fisher range, classic Folkboats and innovative Freedom yachts

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  • On Watch
  • Readers? letters
  • Any questions ?refurbishing a cooker
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  • Libby Purves ?on the tiller girls
  • Next month & YM books
  • Blue Water Letter ?from the Canaries
  • Blue Water Postscript ?new books reviewed
  • Around The Coast Property
  • The Confessional

    Sailing skills

  • Question of Seamanship
    Collision avoidance with radar in fog

  • Learning Curve
    Monsters of the deep!
    Alastair Buchan recallsa mystifying trip into the fog and a close encounter

  • Yachtmaster Class
    Tom Cunliffe
  • Better Boat Handling
    Simon Jinks tells you how to sail off a berth
  • Sea Sense
    With Des Sleightholme plus book review