Theo Stocker

Pass your Yachtmaster

Tom Cunliffe: In the festive season, careful thought needs to be given to your drinks locker, whichever side of the Atlantic you’re on

The RYA has launched a campaign to remind sailors and boat owners of the dangers of carbon monoxide on yachts, especially over the winter

Dick Durham

Not noted as a performance yacht, my 1936 gaffer still managed second place in the last regatta of the season, says Dick Durham

We may think we understand the sea, but it’s not until you get in it that you realise how volatile an element water is, says Libby Purves

Yachtmaster lessons learned

As we witness the closest approach of the moon to earth in decades, Jonty Pearce wonders whether it could explain some strange behaviour...

Innovation

Acquiring an orchard has kept Jonty Pearce on land with seemingly endless jobs, but is it so different from winter maintenance? he asks

See what’s inside our December 2016 issue here… Sailing Skills Expert On Board: Skills you need to cruise overseas Chris Beeson finds out how to get your ICC and why…