Victory for Essex Man
Cruising man Dick Durham joins his countymen and women aboard the 12 Metre Victory for a place in the Americaís Cup Jubilee.
Cruising to Ireland
Adrian Morgan sails to Emerald Isle where, among other things, they discover a bar which sells charts as well as Guinness!
The lost art of heaving-to
Simon Jinks explains the finer points of heaving-to, a skill that enables you to stop underway to ride out heavy weather or just have a cup of tea.
Bumbling to Bembridge
A family sailing weekend with two daughters, a neurotic dog, foul tide, and peverse wind reveals hidden depths for Miranda Delmar-Morgan
- Secure for Sea
Nigel Calder puts all things under lock and key on board hanging loose they can become deadly missiles.
- Charm has a ball
Martin Thomas was at the Portsmouth Festival of the Sea in his classic Fife, Charm of Rhu. Read his participantís eye-view of the maritime spectacle
Destinations with free pull-out chart
Morbihan is a fascinating inland sea, dotted with islands and anchorages and rich in Breton charm.
- Dark Encounter
A ëmaritime Ramboí gives Alastair Buchan a scare during a rough night near Cuba.
Could you sail blind?
Dick Durham blindfolded himself with a galley tea-towel to discover the problems faced by the increasing number of blind people who go cruising
Shadowfax in the Arabian Gulf
Our gallant duo continue their cruise from Hong Kong to London in part five from Yemen into the Red Sea.
Yachts from all over the world get to leave their calling card in paint on the harbour wall of Horta. Annie Hill leaves hers too.
Southampton Show Review
All the latest on new gear, boats and equipment from the YM team at the 33rd Southampton Boat Show
Grand Soleil 43
James Jermain makes a wake in the Medway with a boat from the Med.
This sea-kindly boat still cuts a dash with pretty lines, as Simon Jinks discovers
- A-Z Second-hand boats all about Dehlers well-built, innovative cruisers from Germany plus cruising Drascombes
- On watch
- Subscriptions & Next Month
- Readers’ letters
- Any questions?
- YM books
- Libby Purves-a sauna with Antarctic ice
- Blue Water Letter-Niki Perryman discovering Maine
- Blue Water Postscript
- New Gear
- Boat buyers’ guide