In Iskra's wake- Who are your sailing role models?..
In Iskra’s wake
Who are your sailing role models? Thies Matzen, owner of Eric Hiscock’s, Wanderer III, recalls crossing wakes with Frank and Wendy Mulville.aboard their gaff cutter Iskra.
In a comprehensive two-part article on self-steering systems, Mike Kopman looks at electronic autopilots and wind vanes
Destinations: ? Chatham
The mud and marshland of the River Medway beckon. Dick Durham trawls the bustling towns of Chatham and Rochester and crawls up the silent creeks in his yacht Powder Monkey
French island hopping
After the bold cliffs, jagged reefs and limpid water of Brittany Ken Endean heads for the Charente Maritime a and its low-lying islands, including Ile de Ré. Part six of the series.
Stability and seaworthiness
In part four of our series Andrew Blyth looks at freeboard, flooding and downflooding and how they affect seaworthiness
James Jermain went to Denmark to sail the Dragonfly 40 trimaran
YM’s Mike Kopman reports from onboard two yachts in the 7th Rally Portugal ? sailing from Cascais, Lisbon, to Lagos, in the Algarve.
Tom Cunliffe on why he is having his sextant mirrors re-silvered. ‘We live in troubled times,’ he says ‘and no GPS antenna is immune to damage and no system incapable of being switched off.’
PLUS: Better boat handling with Simon Jinks: on how to pick up a man overboard under sail
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