Welcome to a brand new issue of Yachting Monthly, jam-packed with great features, including: SAILING SKILLS Charter Skills • Charter boat checks • Stern-to mooring • Cat sailing Skippers’ Tips…

Chichester Harbour bar

The RYA's former Yachtmaster chief examiner, James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship. This month with a fresh onshore wind and a strong ebb is the harbour bar passable?

Long Ayre Bay, Out Skerries

The history and natural beauty make this secluded Scottish 
anchorage in the Out Skerries an idyllic place to drop the hook, says Jonty Pearce

Tapio Lehtinen in his Gaia 36. He sailed conservatively to ensure his safety in the race

A good sailor learns from experience, or better, from the experiences of others. Theo Stocker looks back to see what seamanship and safety lessons we can take from this year’s…