Windvane steering
How it works, how to use it and why wind-powered steering makes sense for coastal cruisers

Predict and avoid fog
Coping with fog isn’t fun, but recognise the warning signs and you won’t be taken by surprise

Fouled prop on a lee shore
A steep learning curve for one sailor when a lobster pot fouls his prop near rocks



Pay-as-you-go sailing
How people go sailing is changing. We investigate how clubs and industry will have to evolve

Canaries hideaway
This gin-clear anchorage will revive your soul, whether you sail there or just read about it

Secret Isle of Wight
There is more to the island than Cowes and racing. Its hidden spots make an ideal cruising area



Southampton boat show preview
Our guide to the latest boats and gear you mustn’t miss at this year’s boat show

Bavaria c45
The latest Bavaria is big, bold and a game-changer for this German yard. But what is she like to sail?

Rugged waterproofs
A high-end set of oilskins is a serious investment. We put the top makes to the test to find the best

Integrated nav system
Testing the pure sailing B&G Vulcan 7 and networked instruments

Access all anchorages
We find the best four lift-keel cruisers for under £70K