Expert on board
How to tame your downwind sails. Expert tips and tricks to run with the wind with balance and control

The knowledge
Swing your compass. Why modern electronics make adjusting your compass more important than ever

Learning curve
‘What I learned from a dismasting in Antarctica.’ Bob Shepton and crew overcome trouble in the ice

The big question
‘Can I buy a boat with no paperwork?’

A question of seamanship
‘A man has gone overboard at night. What do we do?’



The end of the world… and how to sail there. One couple sails to south-west Portugal and the end of Europe

A long weekend
Chichester: the harbour you’ll never want to leave. Why this harbour has everything for cruisers

Golden globe race
We join the Suhaili Parade of Sail to talk tactics and preparation with the skippers before the race



First test
Dufour 360. A large cockpit, twin helms, a wet bar and grill and nine berths? Has this 33ft yacht got everything?

Group test
Summer sailing gloves. We test 12 pairs to find out which ones offer the best grip, protection and comfort

Find me a…
Golden Globe long-keeled cruiser for £60K. Duncan Kent finds four boats you could take round the world

New gear
The latest products, from waterproof jackets to wind sensors and VHF radios