Is it just me or do I see more people motoring around when there is a good breeze out there?

  • Destinations – with free chart
    The attractive Baie de la Forêt, is home to two of the most popular ports-of-call on the South Brittany coast – Port La Forêt and Concarneau. Peter Cumberlidge stops at this idyllic mini-cruising ground

  • Vroom vroom
    ‘Is it just me or do I see more people motoring around when there is a good breeze out there? They motor downwind. They motor upwind…’ Rod Heikell asks ‘why?’ in Blue Water Letter

  • Legend in the making
    Britain’s newest boat-builder is America’s Hunter Marine Corporation – gearing up a new factory on the South Coast to build the Legend range. The first boat will be at Earls Court in January. Peter Nielsen flew to Florida to investigate the shape of things to come

  • Midnight raiders
    Cruising the Pacific Solomon islands in their 40ft sloop, Fred and Jacquie Lockey were boarded at night by four naked, machete-wielding natives. Their story will have you on the edge of your seat

  • Wind generators on test
    The wind is free for topping up battery amps. Simon Jinks and Dominic Byers test the market-leading wind generators to see which is best

  • Ionian adventure
    Mark and Amanda Long complete their 3,000 mile passage from Lymington to Greece with a last 650-mile hop from Sardinia in their Pionier 10

  • PLUS
    Sailing Skills
    New Boats
    Second-hand focus
    New gear
    Med charter
    and your favourite writers: Tom Cunliffe, Des Sleightholme, Libby Purves