Reeds 9 language Handbook

Julia Jones, Yachting Monthly's literary reviewer discusses Reeds 9 Language Handbook - a 'must-have' for anyone with aspirations ever to cruise beyond UK waters again

Stress Free Sailing Book by Duncan Wells

"There will be readers who will challenge the idea that there is any such nirvana as ‘stress-free sailing’": Julia Jones, Yachting Monthly's literary reviewer discusses Stress-Free Sailing (2nd edition) by…

When was the last time you checked the expiry date on your gas hose? Credit: Ben Sutcliffe Davies

Your boat is full of hoses for many different purposes, many of them critical to essential onboard functions, and even keeping your boat afloat. Make sure they are fit for…

The book of knots

Julia Jones, Yachting Monthly's literary reviewer discusses The Book of Knots; A Knot a Day: 365 knot challenges for all abilities; and Splicing for Racing Sailors

Understanding how your hull shape responds to waves will keep you and your crew safe and comfortable. Credit: Richard Langdon

Understanding how your hull shape responds to waves will keep you and your crew safe and comfortable in a blow, says Julian Wolfram

Knowing what equipment will stand up to the rigours of life aboard a cruising yacht is key to making good choices. Tell us about the kit you love, and what…

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There’s a bewildering array of options available for pilot systems, Rupert Holmes explains how to choose a suitable autopilot system for cruising yachts