Jonty Pearce

Six years of regular use had taken its toll on our toilet, which now leaked. Not only did this give us unpleasantly wet toes, but it meant that the siphon…

Martyn Mackrill illustration

Smith stood five foot five in his boots, weighed nearly 10 stone in his winter clothes and an overcoat, and he had a flat chest and a round stomach. Smith…

Desolation Sound sailing charter

Avoid the high season and a sailing charter in Desolation Sound can give you a genuine flavour of wilderness cruising. Chris Beeson explores Big Country

sailing keel aground

In 2010 a charter yacht completed three sailing charters and over 100 miles before anyone noticed the keel fell off after she ran aground

I’ve wanted to cruise the Azores since childhood. Not to make a brief pitstop at Horta or Ponta Delgada on an eastbound transatlantic passage, as thousands of sailors do every…

“Last year’s super moon produced monster tides, but this year’s two syzygies will generate even bigger ones” If you think syzygy is a Polish sausage you are, I’m afraid, well…

'Chance' round Pigeon Island

Sailing across an ocean, there are myriad sail plans to choose from to power you across an ocean. We spoke to six ARC 2014 finishers to find out what works

Stranded in Panama after the war, John Caldwell took a 20ft boat solo across the Pacific in a desperate bid to re-join his new bride in Australia. But first, he…