Take time to slow down and really enjoy your cruising - it is the best gift you can give yourself. Theo Stocker introduces the January 2022 issue of Yachting Monthly
It is no surprise then that cruiser Hayley Kirkby and her husband Steve felt drawn to the west coast of Scotland (page 16), having caught a glimpse of this popular coastline while doing an earlier circumnavigation of Britain.
Like many other sailors before them, Hayley and Steve have been exploring the Sound of Arisaig, discovering the wonders that can be found in the area’s remote inlets and secluded anchorages.
They’ve adjusted their pace of life (for some weeks anyway), slowing down to really take the time to absorb the landscape, watch for wildlife and walk around the lochs.
Your first sail round Britain will probably become simply a maritime reconaissance mission for the many magical places that you…
Whether you’ve just got a few days to explore the West Coast, or the open North Atlantic is calling, Scotland’s…
The UK’s wealth of quiet rivers provide peaceful sailing conditions and unique challenges, as Ken Endean discovered
One of the great pleasures of cruising the waters of the British Isles are sailing wildlife encounters. The diversity of…
The result has been a new appreciation for the beauty of this part of the UK.
Conrad Humphreys has been rediscovering the pleasures of cruising closer to home, returning to his roots to sail up the River Exe in his lugger, Bounty’s End (page 58).
Working boats played a key role in the prosperity of both river and coastal communities.
Many can still be seen sailing today and we reveal the best cruises to see them in action in the UK and Ireland (page 44).
Wherever you sail to, take your time to appreciate the experience.
It will be the best gift you can give yourself.