Expert on board
Effortless sail power. How to use better sail trim to cruise faster and further this summer

Learning curve
Storm tactics in the Southern Ocean. ‘What I learned deploying my series drogue in a gale’

The Knowledge
Earn money while you sail. One cruising couple explain how technology helps them sail and work

Big question
How can I join two pieces of anchor chain?

A question of seamanship
Are we in a Mayday situation or not?



Jolie Brise Atlantic circuit. How teenagers sailed the classic cutter 10,000 miles on an adventure of a lifetime

River Yar, Isle of Wight. Peter Bruce explores a pretty little river that remains quiet in the heart of the busy Solent

A long weekend
Brixham at its best. Hayley Kirkby explores the coves and coastal paths of this vibrant Devon harbour

Cruising log
Sailing around the world, starting with Scotland



First test
Jeanneau 319. This small cruiser has been well refined and turned out to be have impeccable handling

Group gear test
Coastal waterproofs. The YM team put seven of the best sets of affordable oilskins to the test

Find me a…
£45K yacht to sail around the world. We go in search of four boats for a global adventure on a budget

New gear
Fenders, chargers and radars, plus more new kit on the market