Helen Anderson copes with an unexpected emergency on a cruise off Scotland's West Coast, aboard her 27ft sloop

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  • Atlantic at 65
    Clive Imber was 65, with just six years sailing experience, when he set off singlehanded across the Atlantic. His four part adventure starts here

  • Argyll adventures
    Helen Anderson copes with an unexpected emergency on a cruise off Scotland’s West Coast, aboard her 27ft sloop

  • Fjord fiesta
    We go to Norway to join the Risor Wooden Boat Festival

  • Warp factor
    Almost at the end of a 9,000-mile Atlantic circuit, Alastair Buchan gets a rope round his prop off Selsey Bill

  • Surreal thing
    Paul Gelder packs his sombrero to sail down Mexico way with two fellow gringos and a senorita in the Sea of Cortez

  • Uninvited guests
    One of the uncharted ‘hazards’ for yachtsmen sailing to idyllic destinations is the long lost ‘friend’ who turns up for a holiday. Sheila Blackburn recalls a few ?

  • Highland fling
    Celebrated Brixham sailing trawler Leader comes home from Scotland to Dartmouth for the first time in over a century. Our man Dick Durham was aboard for the passage

On Test

  • 20 tips for laying up
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    We sail Jeanneau’s Sun Odyssey 37 (above)

  • Second-hand Moody 336
    The Moody 336 was built to fill the gap between the Eclipse 33 and the centre-cockpit 346. Simon Jinks finds the 336 anything other than a stop-gap

  • Try before you buy
    In our second-hand Buyers’ Guide, James Jermain highlights what to look for in a trial sail

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