James Jermain scours the second-hand boat shows and brokers to see how much boat you can buy on a budget

  • In search of snow
    When Niki Perryman and her partner Jamie sailed north in their 35ft wooden sloop to spend winter in the Arctic Circle, the warm Norwegian welcome took the chill off the sub-zero temperatures

  • Buy a boat for under ‘15,000
    James Jermain scours the second-hand boat shows and brokers to see how much boat you can buy on a budget

  • Light of your life?
    If you are unlucky enough to fall overboard at night, will your crew find you? We put an array of lifejacket lights to the test and investigate how to make sure MOBs are seen in the water

  • Westerly held captive in Granville
    On their annual two-week sailing holiday, Alan Ryall and his wife found themselves trapped aboard their Westerly Seahawk in Granville by the fishermen’s blockade… piracy, lawless siege, or hostages of fortune? His story has a happy ending

  • Christmas gifts for sailors
    The YM team have been in search of fun and functional Christmas gift ideas for our biggest-ever Christmas present extravaganza – from sailing clothes to palmtop computers and cabin heaters

  • Bird’s of passage
    Blue water sailor Annie Hill has sailed from the Arctic to the tropics, often acccompanied by feathered hitchhikers. She recalls some encounters on the wing – from penguins to the legendary albatross

  • Destinations – with FREE chart
    Peter Cumberlidge’s guide to the North Brittany port of Trebeurden with pilotage notes and local knowledge

  • PLUS:
    Sailing Skills, Second-hand focus, New Gear and your favourite writers: Tom Cunliffe, Hugh Marriott, Des Sleightholme, Libby Purves