Katy Stickland

Deputy Editor

Katy Stickland

With a journalism career spanning more than 20 years, Katy Stickland has worked for local newspapers, the BBC, regional Caribbean publications and Tobago News – the island’s only newspaper. She ran a marine services company in Tobago with her husband John, living aboard their S&S 34 in Store Bay, before returning to the UK. She previously wrote for the Yachting and Boating World website. Katy is also a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

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boot dusseldorf 2020

Organisers of the 2021 boot Düsseldorf have announced the cancellation of the event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Two sailors on the deck of their yacht rounding Cape Horn

Taylor Grieger and Stephen O’Shea faced pirates, navigated the 
Furious Fifties and came to blows during a life-changing voyage from Florida around Cape Horn

A solo sailor on a boat

Yachting Monthly experts and seasoned skippers share their advice on a whole range of issues for the cruising sailor. Do you have a tip to share? Email us at yachtingmonthlyfuturenet.com…

Send your questions to yachtingmonthly@futurenet.com for an expert answer. This month - can you do your own rigging checks?

whales have been known to interact with yachts

With reports of orcas ‘attacking’ yachts off the Spanish coast, Katy Stickland investigates what may be driving the whales’ behaviour and what steps cruisers can take to avoid an encounter