Lessons from the ARC
Transatlantic skippers reveal what they learned, what gear and tactics worked, and what didn’t

Skippers’ tips
Clever waypoints • Switch to solar • Tow with a dinghy

A question of seamanship
How would you tackle this windward berth?

12 skills beyond Yachtmaster
The skills every good sailor should master

Sail safely in fog
How to prepare for poor visibility and avoid a collision

Learning curve
‘We watched as the mast collapsed into the water’



Charter special
Start dreaming of your next holiday with 24 pages of inspiring destinations

Charter planning
Everything you need to know to book the perfect trip

Sailing solo in Scotland
When he found himself without crew, Brian Black sailed solo from Strangford to Skye at his own pace

Quiet spots to drop the hook in Martinique and the Solent

Beautiful Balearics
Why Mallorca makes a great late-season destination

Thames crossing passage plan
Tips for mastering this challenging route

Cruise community
Post-hurricane in the BVIs • What we learned on our charter



New boat test: Oceanis 46.1
Is this Beneteau’s best cruiser yet?

New gear
Tested: Red paddleboard, plus new gadgets and clothing for spring

Trailable cruisers
We pick four of the best boats you can hitch up to your car for more convenient adventures



Editor’s letter
Sailing a la carte

30% insurance premium rise • Sea container danger • CO alarms

Essential kit • Barnacles

Dick Durham
The Maplin riddle

Pete Goss
Visualising danger

In Bed with the Atlantic

Readers own up