Love me tender-We test 15 inflatable tenders...
Love me tender
We test 15 inflatable tenders with rigid transoms around the 2.8m mark to see how easy they were to assemble, row, motor and stow. Mike Kopman presents the definitive report on travelling by tube
- PLUS Jack Gush on ?worst-case scenarios with the dinghy?
An expensive lie-in
A lie-in after a pessimistic weather forecast on an Easter cross-Channel cruise ends up costing the crew of Polar Bear two sets of ferry fares (£80 each way) and two weeks in Cherbourg. Miranda Delmar-Morgan reports
Among the paradise islands of the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, a small community of blue water sailors trade goods amongst themselves and compete with the sharks to catch their supper. Jenni Griffiths describes the good life there
Cape Cutter 19
Mike Kopman discovers surprising performance hidden beneath the traditional appearance of this lovely gaff-rigged 19 footer. She?s substantially cheaper than a Cornish Shrimper, so what do you get for your money?
Toby Hodges visited this small Northumberland fishing town, ?the last and friendliest port in England?, which shows a warm welcome to yachtsmen and makes an excellent base for exploring the ruggedly beautiful and unspoilt Heritage Coast
This addition to the Spanish Europa Yachts range shows a fine turn of speed (above), but how much accommodation needs to be sacrificed for those slippery lines? James Jermain finds out
Bedazzled on two hulls
Tony Cotton wanted a boat that would thrill him without terrifying his wife. James Jermain met them aboard Bedazzled and went for a sail
- PLUS Blue Water Letter from Colin Lowe; Tom Cunliffe?s Yachtmaster Class; Des Sleightholme speaking Sea Sense, Libby Purves on This Cruising Life and The Confessional