What is it like to sail around the notorious Cape of Good Hope? YM ’s Miles Kendall finds out on the Southern Ocean leg of the Clipper race, along with the crew who have each paid thousands of pounds for the experience of a lifetime

On Sale 16 September 1999

  • The world’s roomiest35-footer ?
    On test – the new Island Packet 350, a heavy-duty blue water cruiser with accommodation of extraordinary proportions

  • Four-stroke outboards on test
    Is the new generation four-stroke outboard the best option for your tender or small yachts? Are they really cleaner and more efficient than two-strokes? YM puts them to the test

  • Cape crusader
    What is it like to sail around the notorious Cape of Good Hope? YM ‘s Miles Kendall finds out on the Southern Ocean leg of the Clipper race, along with the crew who have each paid thousands of pounds for the experience of a lifetime

  • High and dry
    Boats that can dry out offer amazing advantages. Our special feature looks at yachts to choose from, lifting and twin keels, favourite shoal waters, and one reader’s world cruise on a yacht with legs

  • Downwind chute-out
    Cruising chutes, asymmetric kites, whatever we call them these sails are easy to handle (honest!) and make downwind sailing a whole lot faster and more fun. Peter Nielsen gives you the low-down in Part 10 of YM’s Sailpower series

  • Charter in paradise
    Why not make your next charter holiday the French West Indies? Paul Gelder sails from chic Martinique to ‘Paris on Sea’, Guadeloupe, stopping off in Dominica along the way

  • Win A ‘500 Plymouth Gin prize
    Even if you don’t visit our stand at the Southampton Show, next month’s YM offers another chance for you to win a ‘500 Commissioning Kit from the maker of Plymouth Gin

  • Plus
    The Humphreys One-Design, stories from the Azores and Back race, Hidden Anchorages, Sailing Skills, the latest yachting news, and hundreds of boats for sale