Yachting Monthly is at the heart of the British yachting market and is for people who actively sail their boats – whether cruising across the channel, around the coast or further afield in blue waters.

It provides an entertaining mix of vital information for cruising yachtsmen with all levels of experience, which maximises their enjoyment, increases their skills and gives them the confidence to broaden their horizons.

Creative Rope book jacket

Yachting Monthly literary contributor Julia Jones reviews the latest edition of Creative Ropecraft, which was first written with the aim of maintaining knot-tying as a living art.

When making a VHF radio call, hold the mic 5cm from your mouth and to one side for a clear transmission

It’s easy to just turn on your VHF radio and hope for the best, but knowing how to get the best out of it can make a big difference, says…

After a harrowing first lock experience, Lizzy and Rob favoured a technique of tying off mid-cleat and motoring against it, whether against a ladder - or to the Rhone locks' easier floating bollards. Credit: Lizzy Bolan

From buying a suitable yacht to negotiating 371 locks, three tunnels and travelling 1,400 miles from Fareham, Lizzy Bolan shares the highs and lows of navigating the French canals