Dave Pugh suggests ways to prepare your boat for winter ...

CRUISING

  • LAYING UP & HULL CARE
    20 TIPS FOR LAYING UP ASHORE

    Dave Pugh suggests ways to prepare your boat for winter
  • TIPS FOR STAYING AFLOAT
    Staying in? Here?s what you?ll need to do
  • OSMOSIS: THE QUEST FOR A CURE
    Simon Jinks goes down to the yard to see how osmosis is treated ? PLUS: the diary of an osmosis victim

  • ZEN & THE ART OF YACHT MAINTENANCE
    Yachts have strange powers that can change the way their owners see the world, says Charlie Doane
  • A CLUB ON THE OCEAN WAVE
    The Ocean Cruising Club celebrates a remarkable 50 years
  • DESTINATIONS: LES SABLES D?OLONNE
    The epic Vendée Globe race starts in this friendly port which welcomes yachtsmen of all sorts
  • BETWEEN TWO CONTINENTS
    Mary Neate sails between Europe and Asia as she explores the Sea of Marmara
  • ALL QUIET IN THE WESTERN APPROACHES
    James Jermain reports from the YM Biscay Triangle rally
  • LOOK WHAT THE CAT?S DRAGGED IN
    Life becomes complicated for Carol O?Shea when she and her husband tow a monohull with their catamaran
  • BLUE WATER LETTER
    Niki Perryman discovers that Auckland lives up to its reputation as the ?City of Sails?

BOATS & GEAR

  • NEW BOAT TEST: SABRE 386
    James Jermain gives his verdict on this top-end cruiser from the USA
  • BENEATH THE RADIO WAVES
    Waterproof handheld VHF radios on test
  • DSC RADIO COURSE
    What?s involved in gaining your radio operator?s ticket?
  • NO MORE ANTIFOULING?
    SCRAPING THE BOTTOM

    Dick Durham sees his hull coated with a new copper treatment that is guaranteed for fi ve years
  • SOUTHAMPTON?S TOP THREE BOATS
    BEST IN SHOW

    Three YM writers track down their favourite starter, coastal and bluewater boats
  • NEW BOATS & GEAR AT THE SHOW
    A round-up of the newest boats and gear at Southampton
  • SURVEY! SURVEY! SURVEY!
    Living on board in your twenties: Paul Jeffes helps a young couple pick a liveaboard boat for £35,000.
  • BATTLE OF THE COCKPITS
    What should you weigh up when considering the pros and cons of aft and centre cockpits?

SAILING SKILLS

  • A QUESTION OF SEAMANSHIP
    The chartplotter has given up the ghost but you?ve got a fi x on a couple of towers. Should you push on?
  • STEP-BY-STEP PONTOON SOLUTIONS
    Fine-tuning pontoon manoeuvres
  • CUNLIFFE ON CRUISING
    Tom Cunliffe refl ects on a stormy summer
  • LEARNING CURVE
    Ian Thomson fails to take his own advice and goes overboard in mid-Atlantic
  • CHARTWORK
    Nigel Calder on lighthouses and leading lights
  • RADAR CLASS
    What action should you take when a risk of collision exists?
  • ANY QUESTIONS?
    Your cruising queries answered

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    What?s coming up in December?s issue
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  • CONFESSIONAL
    Owning up to your sailing sins