Yachting Monthly tests the latest and most vital bits of boating gear

Knowing how to patch up a sail can get you home safely, extend your cruise and save you money. Rob Kemp at Kemp Sails talks Rachael Sport (www.rubicon3adventure.com) through sail…


Bowsprits are all the fashion on new boats these days, but do you need one? Graham Snook looks at how a bowsprit can make your sailing easier and faster

Send your questions to yachtingmonthly@futurenet.com for an expert answer. This month - can you do your own rigging checks?


Servicing winches regularly is critical for safety, to keep things working easily and to prolong your equipment's life. Rachael Sprot of Rubicon 3 (www.rubicon3.co.uk) explains how to disassemble, clean and…