YM reader Brian Hammett discovered the forgotten journal of Arthur Ransome’s honeymoon cruise in the Baltic.
- Ransome’s ‘lost’ manuscript
YM reader Brian Hammett discovered the forgotten journal of Arthur Ransome’s honeymoon cruise in the Baltic. Now it is to be published as a book. Exclusive extract next month
Essential checklist for your springtime launch
From seacocks to stern gland, electronics to engine and mast and rigging to rudder bearings… a comprehensive guide to get you safely back afloat
Fitting out special
We visit a sailmaker to see just what they do to winterise and check your sails
Is your lifejacket safe?
Inside information from a lifejacket service station
- WIN a free antifouling job for your boat
Enter our competition to get your boat professionally prepared and antifouled up to the value of ‘1,500, courtesy of Seajet
In part 16 of our cut-out-and-keep Better Boat Handling series, Simon Jinks looks at leaving pontoons under sail.
Plus, Yachtmaster Class with Tom Cunliffe
Heavy weather sailing
Imagine trying to flake a mainsail in the back of a pick-up truck at 80 miles an hour – Evans Starzinger offers practical insights into storm management: handling storm jibs, trysails, drogues, warps and breaking waves
Destinations – Yarmouth with FREE chart
Local knowledge guide to this attractive Isle of Wight haven, jumping off point for those heading cross-Channel or down-channel
New boats on test
Compromis 1130DS – a new Dutch-built deck saloon yacht from a yard with a reputation for quality
The Legend 356, designed to appeal to those who are looking for space and comfort at a good price
Plus: Libby Purves on This Cruising Life; A-Z of second-hand yachts: from Fishers to Folkboats and Freedoms
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