It can often seem a long day sailing from the Channel Islands to Tréguier. Such was the case this time and it was late afternoon before I passed La Corne…


If your idea of paradise is anchoring off a deserted island with palm trees and white sands, then look no further than the Ha’apai Islands in Tonga. Most yachts choose…


Whether it’s winter sun, ocean sailing or just a wild time, Madeira has a lot to offer. Chris Beeson reports

British Virgin Islands

Chris Beeson has gone to The Dogs, reached the Bitter End, even needed Painkillers – and never been happier than on charter in the British Virgin Islands

East Frisian Islands

With an up-to-date chart to hand, this lovely anchorage in the Frisian Islands can be found hidden away at the eastern end of the island, suggests Detlef Jens

Bratanish Mor

The passage to this inland anchorage of Bratanish Mor may be challenging but the rewards will be worthwhile, says Miranda Delmar-Morgan


The West Cork coastline resembles a splayed hand with fingers of mountainous countryside pierced by three long deep inlets. One of the best known is Bantry Bay with the beautiful…

Ile des Hébihens

Finding yourself in charge of an important pilot book brings surprising rewards. Knowing that others are to some extent relying on your inside knowledge, you feel a sense of responsibility…

Runswick Bay

Until the late 19th century Runswick Bay was a fishing village with a sideline in smuggling. Then, as tourism spread from Whitby to Scarborough, its jumbled warren of narrow streets…