Mervyn Wheatley looks ahead to his sixth OSTAR, now re-scheduled to take place in 2022, and ponders the changes in sailing through his decades-long career

Jon Sanders is nearing the end of his 11th solo circumnavigation around the world. Elaine Bunting finds out what drives him to keep seeking out the solace of the sea

YAchts can go further afield when sailing Scotland with the Scottish islands of Harris at Loch Rodel offering a quiet anchorage

Whether you’ve just got a few days to explore the West Coast, or the open North Atlantic is calling, Scotland’s sea routes offer almost endless options says Brian Black…

Loch Scavaig, the Cuillin mountains and Loch Coruisk

Having scattered the ashes of his friend Roger Chisholm in the waters of Loch Coruisk, Howard Steen continues sailing his circuit of Skye

whales have been known to interact with yachts

With reports of orcas ‘attacking’ yachts off the Spanish coast, Katy Stickland investigates what may be driving the whales’ behaviour and what steps cruisers can take to avoid an encounter

Timothy Long ( 15 ), arrives in Largs during his attempt at becoming the youngest person to sail solo around Britain. Timothy from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, chose the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust as a charity to support during his expedition, following Dame Ellen MacArthur’s similar sailing journey when she was 18. Image Credit Marc Turner / EMCT

Timothy Long, 15, is now the youngest skipper to have sailed solo around Britain. Katy Stickland asked him about his record breaking voyage and his future plans