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
Max Liberson accidentally triggered a search operation
Make your charts last longer with these ideas
• How far on one tank?
• DIY charts
• Silent topping lift
A question of seamanship
‘Which side of you is she going to pass?’
•Why check my keel bolts?
• What size Rocna?
• Why aren’t vector charts foolproof?
• Why not slow down?
• Sailing a Triangle?
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
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…
Yachting Monthly readers share their experiences
BOATS & GEAR
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
• 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
How to clean rust stains off your sails
And much more!
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