- ‘Metal gurus’ – aluminium special
Strong and light, aluminium has a loyal following as a boatbuilding material. In our aluminium special we review the oceangoing, lifting-keel Ovni 38, and Mike Pocock’s Project 2000 design .
French island hopping Part 2
Stopping at Ile de Sein is a good way to make sure of being at the Raz when the tidal gate opens. Ken Endean helps you to choose a safe haven.
- Cruiser racing made simple
Racing is fun, friendly and is the best way to hone your sailing skills, and it doesn’t matter what boat you own – from old gaffers, to bilge-keel Westerlys, to brand new Bavarias, all are welcome at clubs and regattas around the country. YM’s guide tells you the basics, from how to find a club, to getting a rating, to tactics on the start line.
- Buying a second-hand Hunter?
Our A-Z features the British Hunter range, one of the few survivors of Britain’s illustrious boatbuilding past, specialising in small cruising boats that have stood the test of time. Plus: Hillyards and Halmatics.
- Going West Country cruising?
Try a short-cut with the inshore passage between the notorious ship-trap of the Manacles and the rocky mainland. Our chartlets will help you plan your pilotage.
A McMurdo personal locator beacon worth ‘699 in our new Sailing Skills competition.
- Destinations: Ipswich and the Orwell
The East Coast is a place people associate with muddy anchors – the River Orwell has its fair share of ooze, but it also boasts seven marinas. Dick Durham offers a cruising guide to an area of rural beauty steeped in sailing history.
A woman alone
After 12 and a half years together, Jill Knight discovers that it is no longer a one-sided affair with her boat Cooee, ‘At last we were taking care of each other’, she writes at the end of her circumnavigation.
Cruisers Guide to Racing
We advise on where and how to go racing, all you need to know about turning your sedate cruiser into a flighty racer and doing battle with similar boats. Don’t miss Yachting Monthly’s “A Cruiser’s Guide to Racing” sponsored by