Inside your April 2015 issue


Expert on Board
The best way to climb your mast
We try out six techniques to climb the mast safely and shorthanded

Learning curve 
Max Liberson accidentally triggered a search operation

Practical Seamanship
Make your charts last longer with these ideas

Skipper’s tips
• How far on one tank?
• DIY charts
• Silent topping lift

A question of seamanship
‘Which side of you is she going to pass?’

Any questions?
•Why check my keel bolts?
• What size Rocna?
• Why aren’t vector charts foolproof?
• Why not slow down?
• Sailing a Triangle?


Home waters 
To Scotland with Sealark: Dafydd Morgan had bever been  sailing before, but fell in love with the sea on a cruise from Wales to Oban

Three thousand mile shakedown: When Roger Taylor launched  his new boat, he went to the Arctic to put her through her paces

Pilotage: Bembridge
A delightful half-tide haven with  sandy beaches, nature walks and charm, says Barry Pickthall

The best way to sail across an ocean
Six ARC crews shares  their experience on the best way to rig and sail a boat for an ocean passage

Ile des Hébihens, Brittany and Glengarriff, West Cork

The art of anchoring well
Jessica Lloyd-Mostyn explains

Get ready for the biggest tides in 18 years
We’re about to experience a natural marvel called syzygy. Jonty and Carol Pearce explain…

Cruising log
Yachting Monthly readers share their experiences


Used boat test: Rustler 42
‘Powerful, comfortable and  seaworthy’, says Duncan Kent of this high-quality, go-anywhere cruiser

New boat test: XC35
‘The right balance between speed and  comfort’ was Graham Snook’s verdict on this well thought out X-Yacht

Tried and Tested
Get more living space on board

New Gear 
• High-performance autopilot
• Tablet charting
• Power station
• Wireless sail timer
• Cruising foulies
• Trainer-style deck shoes
• iPad case

Boat fridge tips for cruisers – installation and efficiency advice

Rusty sails 
How to clean rust stains off your sails


And much more!


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