Mark and Amanda Long, both in their twenties, sold up to sail in the Med in their 32ft Pioneer 10 sloop, Spoonful.

  • A new life afloat
    Mark and Amanda Long, both in their twenties, sold up to sail in the Med in their 32ft Pioneer 10 sloop, Spoonful.

    In part one of their story, they describe how they cut ties, fitted out their yacht and moved abroad ready for the Biscay crossing

  • Free Dieppe harbour chart
    One of the most popular starting points for a Normandy cruise, Dieppe is particularly welcoming to British yachtsmen. James Jermain meets the deputy marina manager, a Brit, Trevor Tomlin

  • On board
    We test the Hunter Channel 31, a new family cruiser from the board of David Thomas

  • Staying put
    Fed up with dragging anchors? The YM team looks at ways of using your ground tackle to it’s full potential: tandem anchors, chums, the Bahamian moor

  • Red Sea, blue water Rally
    The Red sea passage is one many round-the-world sailors dread: Pirates, headwinds, sand storms.. Paul Gelder met crews from the blue water Rally who battled broken forestays and torn sails to arrive in elat, Israel

  • Contessa King
    Peter Nielsen talks to Jeremy Rogers, 40 years a boatbuilder and the man behind one of the all-time great cruising boats – the Contessa 32

  • NEW Pilotage quiz prize:
    WIN one of Simrad’s new waterproof, shockproof compact handheld VHF radios, the HT50. Normal retail price, ‘300

  • At 86, Jean Keppie is something of a scottish sailing legend,. She is still sailing her 28ft McGruer Trefoil of Kames. Barbara wright meets her in time for Trefoil’s 50th birthday…