Katy Stickland

Deputy Editor

Uncommon Courage: the Yachtsmen Volunteers of World War Two

Uncommon Courage: the Yachtsmen Volunteers of World War Two is a fascinating account of the Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve's bravery and selflessness, says Peter Willis

One of Discovery Shipyard’s newest models was the Discovery 48S. Credit: Richard Langdon

It has now been confirmed that Discovery Shipyard has gone into voluntary liquidation. The COVID-19 pandemic is being blamed for the closure of the yard

Busting the hull speed myth: A heavy displacement cruising boat with a fair run aft is less affected by additional weight

It may not be anyone’s favourite thing to spend their time doing, but boat maintenance is crucial for any boat owner, to ensure their boat is ready to sail safely…

Have you heard the phrase ‘through hell or high water’? I’ve been through both, simultaneously when crossing the Bay of Biscay in winter and with only modest sailing experience, writes…

Kynance Cove has good holding and was the setting for Nampara in the Poldark TV series. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

When it comes to boat anchoring many different people have their own view on the best boat anchoring techniques to use. Mostly these will revolve around what equipment you use.…

Get to know your boat before deciding on the gear you need. Credit: Sailing Uma

Sail handling is an important skill for any sailor. At its most basic, sail handling merely means sheeting in and out of sails, but there is more to it than…