Real life cruising stories, sailing book reviews and book extracts, opinion and features from Yachting Monthly

Sandy Haven in Wales

Jonty Pearce makes the most of September's good weather with a cruise to a quiet anchorage in Milford Haven, Wales

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Rounding Cape Wrath, Scotland in fog

Rounding the fearsome Cape Wrath in Scotland proves something of an anti-climax for Jonty Pearce as he cruises north of Ullapool and the Summer Isles

Making time to relax while sailing

Jonty Pearce reflects on why it is so important to make time to relax, as he enjoys a lazy passage close to home

Crew sailing a Dufour 365

Katy Stickland joined an RYA Competent Crew course to find out why instruction can make life as a sailing couple more enjoyable