I was amused to read an advert by Berthon for a Southerly 110 which suggested that the yacht came ‘from the wizards of variable draft, with a Tardis like interior,…

My mate, Simon, called me for advice on anchor chains. Perhaps stung by my accusation that he was anchor-shy, he and Sue have decided to update Navassa’s ground tackle. They…

As a yachtsman there is nothing more frustrating than not being well enough to sail, especially if you are a doctor. Having had a small battle with a hernia that…

I first met Dick Durham when he came aboard for a ‘Me and My Boat’ session, during which I jokingly referred to Aurial as ‘HMS Ebay’. It tickled his fancy…

Carol and I are both admirers of the ketch rig. Some Yachting Monthly readers may have seen my article on the rig (Six reasons to sail a ketch, May 2014)…

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I worry about clouds. Not the fine grey fluffy ones that hog the sky and deny us our vitamin D, or the dark ones that so love to drench us,…

Jonty Pearce

As the recession deepens and our economy shrinks, the opportunity to relocate boats to other areas has been increasing. Marina waiting lists are shortening, and dropping demand has seen managers…

Jonty Pearce

The sun is shining, the wind mild, and the seas calm. So why am I stuck miles from the water working in the garden and not sailing? The pressures and…