Chris Beeson

Strongest sailing knot

It would be nice to know you’re using the strongest sailing knot possible. Chris Beeson visits Marlow Ropes to take the strain

The sea shanty is reborn

The sea shanty is reborn by mad mountaineers The Wild Bunch with 'Dodo's Delight' featuring YM contributor Rev Bob Shepton

Jury Steering

How would you get back to safety if your rudder was carried away? Chris Beeson tests three jury steering techniques on the water

blue water cruising

Those dreaming about sailing off into the sunset can explore blue water cruising boats, talk to experts who have lived the dream and meet likeminded sailors – all for free

Desolation Sound sailing charter

Avoid the high season and a sailing charter in Desolation Sound can give you a genuine flavour of wilderness cruising. Chris Beeson explores Big Country