Vane sailing: Mike Kopman looks at windvane self-steering systems...

Features

  • Vane sailing
    Mike Kopman looks at windvane self-steering systems
  • Landfalls: A tale of two sailors
    One boat (a Dufour 38), one couple, one journey, one December gale and two wildly different experiences

  • Navigating New Zealand?s Northland
    Sailing up from Auckland on his Twister 28, Miles Hordern explores an alluring variety of anchorages along the Pacific coast
  • Nobody loved us
    Mike Peyton swaps rag and stick for stinkpot to crew a friend?s motor boat from the East Coast to Sweden
  • Boom and bust
    When her father?s yacht gets knocked down off the Pacific coast of the USA, Meg Clothier discovers that her novice crew is in fact a crack survival team

  • Cutting your losses
    Coping with a dismasting requires reliable, fast-working equipment ? Mike Kopman tests rig cutters

  • Which charts are best?
    Simon Jinks and Dick Durham compare the different makes of charts for popular cruising areas

  • French island hopping part 7
    The series concludes as Ken Endean visits Ile d?Oléron and Ile d?Aix, Napoleon?s last French home

  • Destinations: Fowey
    Toby Hodges visits an historic Cornish port which combines efficiency with charm

  • Stability part 5
    Expert Andrew Blyth considers the stability issues affecting multihull yachts

  • Southampton review
    The YM team reports on the new boats and gear at Europe?s largest show on the water

Sailing Skills

  • A Question of Seamanship
    What would you do if you lost one of your spreaders?
  • Knots
    The Eskimo bowline is the latest in Geoffrey Budworth?s series 96 Sea Sense Fender facts with Des Sleightholme
  • Yachtmaster class
    Dropping the pick with Tom Cunliffe
  • Learning Curve
    Aground on a Fijian reef, Jack Gush describes a long and tense night aboard his steel-hulled Jackella
  • Better Boat Handling
    Simon Jinks on how to recover a MOB from the water
  • Sailing quiz
    Win a pair of Steiner Commander V binoculars worth £595

On Test

  • Nauticat 37
    Build quality headed a list of impressive features on this new heavy-displacement Finnish deck saloon
  • Maxi 1000 ? second look
    Simon Jinks sails this fast, well-mannered Swedish cruiser

Every Month

  • Editorial

  • On Watch
    The best sailing news pages

  • Readers? letters

  • YM subscriptions

  • Any Questions?
    Which type of mainsheet traveller?

  • Next month and YM books

  • Libby Purves
    Gurus? guide to clean living

  • Blue Water Letter
    Niki Perryman in Panama

  • Blue Water Postscript
    A junk-rigged cruising catamaran

  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    Legends and Leisures are amongst this month?s Ls

  • Around the Coast

  • Property

  • The Confessional