A blue yacht in a marina

Bigger isn’t always better. As ageing joints make some jobs harder, Julian Mounter rediscovers the fun and freedom of a smaller boat

A Hallberg-Rassy 340 at full sail

Hallberg-Rassy’s new 340 has a bowsprit, twin rudders, twin helms and no chart table. Have the quintessential Swedish boat builders lost the plot? Graham Snook travels to Sweden to find…

The bay at Newtown Haven in Northumberland

Not only does this anchorage offer good holding but stargazing, birdwatching and a beautiful sandy beach, says Alastair Buchan

SAILING SKILLS Expert on board: Small boat offshore sailing Is your yacht up to it? Will Bruton finds small boats embarking on big adventures to find out what it really…

Having a light, bright interior transforms the feel of a boat, but she needs to sail well to. Graham Snook goes to see what the Hanse 388 is really like