Inside the November issue of Yachting Monthly, you’ll find:


Make your dream boat a reality
Would you share your boat if it meant you could cut your capital and running costs in half or more?

Skippers’ tips
• Close-quarters control • Watchkeeping habits • Cleating

A question of seamanship
Almost home, but is the harbour bar safe?

Navigating windfarms
Offshore energy is big business and set to grow, but what are sailors’ rights to navigation?

Skipper under scrutiny
Discovering and fixing your blind spots

Protect your nightvision
Why red light isn’t necessarily the answer

Laying up
Our 38-point checklist to get your boat ready for winter


Atlantic drama
Crossing the hard way, as one family sails from west to east

The caribbean’s secret islands
San Blas – the Caribbean as it used to be

Shetland anchorage
A snug place to drop the hook in the UK’s far north

Sailing to St Kilda
How to tackle the passage with a fearsome reputation

Cruising logs
• A farewell voyage • Cowes success • Circumnavigating Ireland

The River Ore & Alde
The East Coast rivers offer unspoilt beauty worth exploring


Game-changing tech for your boat
Including super-charged satellite antenna, a new make of oilskins, electric furlers and recycled rope

Stern-gear servicing
How to look after your saildrive and shaft drive gear

Boats to share
Find me a 37-footer to share with friends in the Med

Mighty micro cruiser
We put Swallow Yachts’ Coast 250 power-sailer through her amazingly rapid paces


Editor’s letter – To share or not?
News – Jeanne Socrates record
Letters – Lobster pots, licences
Libby Purves – A triumphant return
Dick Durham – A shipwrecked sailor
Pete Goss – Know when to sail hard
Guest column – Life of a mud club
Books – South Seas navigation
Confessions – A well-mown carpet