Not noted as a performance yacht, my 1936 gaffer still managed second place in the last regatta of the season, says Dick Durham
We may think we understand the sea, but it’s not until you get in it that you realise how volatile an element water is, says Libby Purves
Insurance seems like a waste of money, but it only needs to go wrong once and you’ll wish you had it, says Tom Cunliffe
A healthy fear of the sea comes with experience, but new crew remind us why we fell in love with sailing, says Libby Purves
Dick Durham: Yachties like us may be glad to leave the Atlantic behind, but just how welcome would British sailors be in Gibraltar?
Tom Cunliffe: When the pips are squeaking, a cheaper mooring abroad becomes rather attractive, but is it worth the journey?
He inhabits the shadows on our behalf, but as Dick Durham asks, has the night watchman also enjoyed a shady past?
I was a really useful bit of kit once. As handy as any new gizmo in the posh chandlery, as flexible and interactive as anything B&G can come up with.…
It’s not long since I was part of a crowd of anxious skippers elbowing up to the latest harbourmaster’s forecast, cursing our luck at more strong headwinds with time running…
It was a particularly vile, early-season shakedown passage to Ostend. We crossed a North Sea which threw up its trademark jerky, irregular grey-brown chop: we hammered hard on the wind…