In search of the castaways...

  • In search of the castaways
    Sarah and Pete Button (above) head for the remote Scottish isle of Taransay for an encounter with the BBC TV castaways

  • The Great Escape
    Matthew Power goes on a sailing sabbatical – with his boss! – cruising north-west Spain and the rias in his 25ft Vertue Chinita

  • Pacific goat on a boat
    Jack Gush, sailing in Fiji, finds himself shipping strange cargo – a goat – for a 50-mile island hop to an Indian restaurant!

  • Second-hand boat test
    James Jermain sails the Heavenly Twins catamaran

  • Free pull-out chart: Alderney
    Peter Cumberlidge visits Alderney, gateway to the Channel Islands and a popular first port of call after a Channel crossing

  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    Don’t miss our essential monthly cut-out-and-keep series. Next month we look at Bénéteaus

  • WIN a chart plotter and a set of electronic charts worth ‘2,000 SeaPro 2000 Professional with 40 Livechart Vector charts

  • Better Boat handling
    In part six of our new sailing skills series, Simon Jinks examines tricky berthing situations

  • PLUS
  • Blue water letter from Cape Town with Annie Hill
  • Yachtmaster Class with Tom Cunliffe
  • This Cruising Life with Libby Purves