Inside your June 2015 issue
Expert on Board: Solo sailing made easy
You don’t need to be a sailing legend to complete a passage on your own, but you will need to prepare differently. James Stevens explains how
• Confusing radar
• Sell your boat
• Sweet lead, no winch
• Beat the bandits and clean your bottom
• Dodgy plugs
• Let her drift
What most sailors don’t know about propwalk, and why some boats are affected more than others
Caught out in a following wind: Jonty Pearce finds out how easy it is to underestimate conditions when sleigh-riding downwind
A question of seamanship
‘A simple little passage planning exercise?’
• Should I grease my pawls?
• How to communicate in the Arctic?
• Where is Hoshi?
• How to clean a mast?
• What is that paint?
Pilotage: How to cross the Irish Sea
Norman Kean guides you across the Irish Sea with promises of beautiful cruising grounds
Sailing with whales in Tonga:
Tom Partridge and Susie Plume find their own private paradise in the remote Ha’apai islands
Our two-handed Triangle Race: Neil Millward accepts the challenge of an offshore cruiser race and revels in some serious sailing
Paradise, County Clare and Dunboy Bay, County Cork
The allure of the log book
Revel Barker muses on the ritual, romance and less-than-glamorous reality of the logbook
Yachting Monthly readers share their experiences including sailing the fabulous Norwegian fjords and the Three Peaks Challenge
GEAR AND BOAT REVIEWS
A radical new way to wire up boats: Duncan Kent examines the pros and cons of digital power distribution
• Quieter wind generator
• Simple chartplotter
• Outboard hoist
Used boat test: X-40
‘A capable cruiser that’s superb to sail’
New boat test: Allures 39.9
‘An innovative aluminium centreboarder’
Group test: Navigation apps
Could a tablet navigation app replace your chartplotter? We put ten apps through their paces at sea