What’s inside your July 2016 issue?
Expert On Board: When good berths go bad
James Stevens explains how to ensure a quiet night in port whatever the weather
A Question of seamanship
‘You’re ready but the crew isn’t. Can you delay?’
• Do 1 in 8 sailors really fall overboard?
• How much anchor chain can I add?
• What is the best man overboard recovery kit?
• Radar for squalls
• Getting off a windward berth
• In-mast jamming
• Black arch, white squall
• Solvents stowage
• Planning for peace
‘A sink drain nearly sank our boat!’
Going upriver in a gale, Nigel Calder runs hard aground and nearly floods his boat
Homewaters: Sharing the joys of Essex
Theo Stocker joins an East Coast cruise that is getting lots of novices into cruising
Obiturary: Ed Dubois
James Jermain looks back at the career of yacht designer Ed Dubois whose designs included the successful Westerly Fulmar
Adventure: Risking pirates and war for the beauty of Arabia
The Red Sea may be getting safer but William Pardoe faced danger to get there
Readers share their experiences. Doug Sharp cruises around the Hebrides while John Molloy has a rough crossing to the Low Countries
Rod Heikell finds a Greek island with shelter and great lobster
Pilotage: Land’s End cruising guide
10 pages of fresh cruising advice from Ken Endean around England’s south-western extremity
GEAR & BOAT REVIEWS
Useful kit, new & used yachts
Group gear test: 18 soft shackles tested
Just how strong are Dyneema shackles? We investigate how to make them and what knots to use
• Marine 4G and WiFi router • Coastal sailing jackets • Handmade sailing wellies • AIS man overboard alarm • Stand-alone DSC VHF radio
Is you rig strong enough?
Few of us give our chainplates a second thought but we should look more closely, says Ben Sutcliffe-Davies
New boat test: Oceanis 41.1 She is bound to be great for charter, but is she also a good boat to own? Graham Snook investigates
Used boat test: Contessa 26
What’s so special about the Contessa 26? We find out why she is one of Britains’ best loved cruisers