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Yachting Monthly confessions

Yachting Monthly reader Helen Mortimer owns up and confesses her sailing sins. Submit yours at yachtingmonthly.com for a chance to win a new VHF radio

Women in sailing: A woman wearing a red jacket, sunglasses and a sun visa preparing to use a winch

Helena Schneider is an experienced solo offshore skipper and sailing instructor, and shares her experience of sailing with mixed crews

Captain Bill Pinkney wearing a white cap, sunglasses and a blue jumper with the US flag on the front

30 years ago, William Pinkney finished his solo around the world voyage via the Great Capes and entered the record books. He recalls his groundbreaking circumnavigation