Laura Hodgetts

Cruising editor

Laura Hodgetts

Laura is cruising editor at Yachting Monthly and also writes the news pages for YM’s sister title Practical Boat Owner magazine.

Prior to joining the YM team in April 2020, Laura worked full time on PBO for more than seven years as news and website editor.

After graduating with a 1st in BA (Hons) Multi-Media Journalism at Bournemouth University, Laura worked for Digital Photographer magazine as a staff writer, before taking voluntary redundancy to go travelling.

Laura then joined the Dorset Echo as a news reporter, completing the NCTJ senior news reporter qualifications. Laura’s love of watersports saw her write the Echo’s Afloat page and become the Echo’s accredited reporter for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events, held in Weymouth and Portland.

Laura has passed the RYA day skipper, dinghy sailing level 2, powerboat level 2, windsurfing and kitesurfing beginner, and PADI advanced open water diving courses.

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Inside the Summer issue of Yachting Monthly you will find Gastro-navigation, mooring skills to tie up anywhere, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's cruising wisdom, Round the Island Race tips and more...

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Inside the July issue of Yachting Monthly you will find epic cruises close to home, how to take amazing photos, the secrets of secure anchoring and mooring, gear tests and…

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Voyage for VOYCE has seen former foster child, Elana Connor complete a 3,000-mile, solo figure-8 route around New Zealand in a 34ft yacht, to raise sail training funds. 

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Inside the June issue of Yachting Monthly you will find tips for sailing in light airs, an incredible tale from a solo MOB survivor, 10 Best wildlife cruises, gear tests…

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Inside the May issue of Yachting Monthly you will find a boat buying guide, family sailing skills, the launch of our new 10 Best... cruising series, gear and more: