front cover of the new look Yachting Monthly Jan 2018

Sailing Skills

Expert on board
Expert tips for stress-free shorthanded sailing from professional skipper Simon Phillips, for when you can’t get crew

The knowledge
What time is high water? Conflicting data meant Mark Browse didn’t know. He looks into how sources vary

Learning curve
‘I saw flames licking out of the hatch;. Rosemary Young and family battle fire on board their Nicholson 35 in Spain

A question of seamanship
How would you manoeuvre into a tight berth?



Adventure: Skiing from a yacht
Virginia Bird and family stow their skis and set sail for the north of Norway in the depths of winter

Home Waters: Round Britain Challenge
A crew of military veterans circumnavigate the British Isles with the charity Turn to Starboard

A Long Weekend: Explore the River Dart
This stunning Devon estuary could be the perfect weekend cruise, says Katy Stickland

Anchorage: Isle of Whithorn
Dag Pike discovers a hidden anchorage, conveniently close to the pub


Gear & Boats

New Boat Test: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
Graham Snook tests a yacht that rocks the boat with innovative ideas and sails well too

Group Test: Nine pairs of offshore sailing boots put through their paces
We take our pick of the wellies to keep your feet warm and dry

Find me a…£50k singlehanded cruisers to sail around the UK
Graham Snook scours the market for the perfect boat for the job

New Gear: The latest products on the market, from wireless charges, to dry bags and MOB lights