James Stevens

James Stevens

James Stevens, author of the Yachtmaster Handbook, spent 10 of his 23 years at the RYA as chief examiner.

Could you get a 56ft yacht into a tight berth with no working bow thruster? Credit: UKSA

How would you get a 56ft yacht into a tight berth with no working bow thruster and on a flood tide? James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship

At night, judging distance from a single flashing light can be difficult. There are tricks to help you judge distance at sea by eye

Being able to accurately judge distance at sea is just as vital in the digital age as it ever was, says James Stevens. We look at how to refine your…

If there was a sudden ingress of water would you abandon ship?

You've discovered water ingress on board after hitting an object in the water. Should you abandon ship or not? James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship