Yachting Monthly January 2019


Skippers’ Tips

Our experts pool their knowledge to share their top tips, from mooring alongside walls to red diesel

Spinnaker Masterclass

Tailor how your spinnaker is set up and the skills you use to make downwind sailing a doddle

Twin keel comeback

With the new breed of twin keel yachts, you can dry out in style. We find out what the appeal is

Big Question

 ‘Are there really no tides in the Mediterranean?’

A Question of Seamanship

‘Do I set off or not?’

Learning Curve

 Weathering a hurricane with a baby on board



Impossible voyage

Roger Taylor sets off solo into uncharted, newly unfrozen Arctic waters for a non-stop voyage

Amazing Amsterdam

A short hop across the North Sea and you could find yourself in the beautiful Dutch capital

RItes of passage

Sam Llewellyn 
sets sail from Falmouth to Scilly on 
one of the UK’s classic coastal routes

Lively Lady lives again

Sir Alec Rose’s famous yacht has been restored. We go for a sail on her

Cruising community

Your cruising stories, logs and updates from around the coast


Tested: Arcona 435

‘She’s sleek, light and fast, but this greyhound of the sea is also built with exacting Swedish quality’

Cutting-edge kit

The METS trade show is where all the newest gear and gadgets for 2019 are unveiled. 
We scour 
the stands 
for the best innovations

Find me a…

Sporty 30ft cruiser We find four of the most enjoyable budget-friendly boats under 30ft

Tested: Django  7.70

We take a modern twin-keeler for a quick spin and end up spending the night

Books & gifts

Our pick of the latest books and gear for some last-minute Christmas shopping