Yachting Monthly

Boat repainting

Like putting a reef in the main, the time to repaint your boat is the first time you think about doing it. A topsides repaint can be completed within two…

Understand boat statistics

Nigel Calder and Chris Beeson explain how to use boat statistics to understand your boat, or choose the right boat for you and your cruising

Sea toilet heads smell

Are you gagging at the smell in the heads? Nigel Calder explains the best way to eliminate that sea toilet smell from your heads and holding tank

What’s she like to sail? At 5 knots or less on an even keel, the Elan 360 felt a bit sleepy on the helm, but as soon as she reached…

Miraculous galley

It’s one thing to build a new boat, quite another to design a genuinely new feature that solves a problem on board. Graham Snook picks his favourite new ideas from…

Night Sailing

Yachting Monthly experts have sailed tens of thousands of miles around the world, thousands of them at night. Here, they share their ten top tips for night sailing

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Shipping Forecast. Sailor Carolyn Brown reads it out. Here she reveals why the radio studio can be an area of high pressure

Sunbeam has been building yachts in Austria for the last 60 years, so where better to test its 28.1? Graham Snook sailed her on Lake Attersee