See what’s inside our October 2016 issue here…


Expert On Board: Dinghy skills for cruisers

Ken Endean considers the best designs and techniques to keep you safe in your tender

Practical Seamanship: ‘My proven method to beat seasickness’

Having treated 400 sufferers, John Neal knows what helps

A question of seamanship

Looking for shelter in a storm, the only option seems to be drying out on bilge keels, but is this safe? asks Bill Anderson

Any questions?

  • How do I avoid a flying machine?
  • Why the difference in diesel price?
  • Is a carbon mast better?
  • Can I sail through wind farms?

Skipper’s tips

  • Going for a Burton
  • Log the glass
  • Relax your lazy jacks
  • The key to confident pilotage
  • A proper fiddle
  • The right depth to anchor

Learning curve: ‘Storms and scary voices on my Atlantic crossing’

James Muggoch learns why practice is essential to solo cruising



A Thames cruiser discovers a ‘new world’ up the coast

Sailing North around the Norfolk coast, Julia Jones feels far from home

50th Anniversary Contessa 26 owners’ rally in Lymington.

A loyal fleet celebrates the half-century of an iconic small cruising yacht

One last chance to cruise in Castro’s Cuba

Andrew Smyth grabbed the chance to daysail from Grenada to Cuba before the island changes forever


Stornoway Seeking shelter in the UK’s windiest place – Stornoway is the best in the Outer Hebrides, says Dick Durham


Milford Dock Following the installation of a new lock in Milford Dock, Dag Pike explains why this Pembrokeshire haven is now more useful

Cruising log

Readers share their cruising experiences, including a cruise among the Medway’s islands and a return visit to a Pacific Ocean atoll



Life saving kit you must have on board

How much safety equipment do you have on board? Duncan Kent looks at what you really need

Used boat test: Westerly Seahawk

Could this be the perfect family cruiser? Duncan Kent finds out why she’s still a popular choice

New boat test: Dehler 42

Despite light winds, Graham Snook reckons Dehler’s new cruiser has performance to match her looks