AIS vs radar
What’s the difference, and in an age of modern electronics, do you need both?

New boats
28 great designs and new launches from Düsseldorf

Diesel heating
The latest models of diesel air heaters, and how to check your heater is correctly installed

Wild cruising boats
What makes the ideal boat to head for the high latitudes? Duncan Kent picks the best

New boat test: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410
We sail this next generation family cruiser

Convert from red to white diesel
Is it time to make the switch? Here’s how

The right anode
Why you should change from zinc to aluminium anodes



Caledonian Canal
Why Scotland’s majestic coast-to-coast shortcut is worth exploring in its own right

Cruising to the edge of the world on Tasmania’s southern coast

Why we go to sea
Beryl Chalmers ponders why we sail, despite everything

Cross the Bristol Channel
How to sail from Penzance to Milford Haven

Cruising Community
Round the Island • Sailing for the blind • World ARC



Skippers’ tips
Prevent seasickness • Check your halyards • Flush the outboard

A question of seamanship
If you have radar, would you set off in fog?

Learning curve
‘Our anchor dragged; we hit the rocks on a lee shore’04 editor’s letter A hero’s welcome



Golden Globe Race finish • Red diesel ban • Lobster pot review

Your sailing data for sale • AIS checks • Cost of moorings

Dick Durham
Social media seamen

Pete Goss
Getting my Bahamian fix

Libby Purves
What does RIB mean?

Book at Bunktime
Snow Petrel by Jon Tucker

Morse code rescue!