Sail like a local: Ken Endean on the joys of working with the tide on passage...

CRUISING

  • TIDAL GATES AND WAITING ANCHORAGES
    Sail like a local: Ken Endean on the joys of working with the tide on passage
  • DESTINATIONS: LORIENT
    Peter Cumberlidge discovers atmosphere and charm in this bustling French port in South Brittany
  • ATLANTIC SPECIAL
    VIRGINS? ATLANTIC

    Nine years? planning went into one couple?s Atlantic crossing dream. PLUS: 20 blue water cruising tips
  • POND LIFE
    Peter Hoggins crosses the Atlantic in a catamaran.

  • PLUS: an ocean list of reading for other dreamers
  • STARS AND STRIPES IN THE SWATCHWAYS
    Forty US yachtsmen sailed the East Coast as guests of the Little Ship Club… YM?s Dick Durham went too
  • THE BOTTOM LINE
    Choosing the right underwater profi le is a question of compromise, says Nigel Calder
  • BETWEEN A EURO-ROCK AND A WET PLACE
    Ian Laval safely sailed 15,000 miles across two oceans before being ?wrecked? on the rocks of Euro legislation
  • SECLUSION IN THE SEYCHELLES
    Is this Indian Ocean gem, just ten hours away by direct flight, the new Caribbean for sailors? Paul Gelder reports
  • BLUE WATER LETTER
    Rod Heikell anchors off a live volcano and meets an old friend in the French West Indies

ON TEST

  • DISC DRIVING TEST
    We take training CD-ROMs for a spin to see which will help you become a better yachtsman
  • PONCIN 38
    Fast production cruiser or blue water passage-maker? James Jermain gives his verdict
  • TAMING THE BEAST
    Simon Jinks gets to grips with RollGen, a new asymmetric spinnaker furling system
  • SECOND-HAND BOAT TEST: CONTEST 36
    One couple?s idea of the perfect offshore cruiser
  • MORE POWER TO YOUR WINCHES
    Powered winches can put the muscle back into sailing and take the stress away, says Mike Balmforth

  • NEW GEAR
    Toby Hodges reviews the latest sailing equipment

SAILING SKILLS

  • A QUESTION OF SEAMANSHIP
    How to leave a ?dumb-bell? mooring
  • MARINA MANOEUVRES
    Our new series, ?Expert on board?, starts with boat handling in tight spots

  • LEARNING CURVE: MITHRIL IN PERIL
    Geraldine Foley runs into stormy seas close to home
  • CHARTWORK
    Nigel Calder welcomes the day when charts speak the same language
  • CUNLIFFE ON CRUISING
    Never take your track for granted, warns Tom Cunliffe
  • RADAR CLASS
    Use plotting sheets to get the most from your radar, advises James Jermain

  • ANY QUESTIONS?
    How much will the fall of tide affect your swinging circle?

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