• WIN a laptop!
    The ultimate electronic charting system in YM’s competition

  • The great escape
    Matthew Power’s boss gives him an eight week sabbatical and then joins him for a trip to north-west Spain, exploring the Rias

  • Home waters
    East Coast sailor and cartoonist Mike Peyton reminisces about his favourite cruising grounds for the last 50 years

  • Art of glass
    In the first of a two-part series, Peter Nielsen looks under the skin at how GRP boats are built

  • Goat on a boat
    In the South Pacific, Jack Gush finds himself shipping a live goat on an inter-island passage to an Indian restaurant in the Fiji islands

  • Obedient outboards
    Tim Bartlett gives a nine-step guide to a servicing your outboard engine

  • Leagues ahead
    More than 100 years ago, Jules Verne devised a unique method for shipwrecked sailors. Mike Harris put it to the test

  • A-Z of second-handboats (Part 3)
    ‘B’ for Bénéteau: the first of two articles, starting with the Bénéteau First range

  • Alderney
    Peter Cumberlidge visits the most quintessentially English of the Channel Islands. Free fold-out chart inside

  • Sat phones
    Simon Jinks looks at the latest in satellite communications; from email onboard to fax, telex and phones with built-in GPS

  • Castaways
    Sarah Button and family sail on the West Coast of Scotland and discover the BBC Castaways on the island of Taransay

  • Glossary of sea terms
    Confused by nautical slang? The inimitable and incorrigible Des Sleightholme comes up with some home-grown definitions

On Test

  • New gear
    Tek-Dek artificial decking;
    handheld wind meter; ‘smart’ scrub brush

  • Legend 290
    Peter Nielsen sails the first of the American boatbuilder’