Sailing Skills Expert On Board: How to prepare for offhsore cruising 28 tips for your boat and crew from a man who’s sailed 350,000 miles Learning curve Dazed and confused…

Offshore passage skipper

It’s easy to keep sailing in familiar waters, but a longer passage will connect you to the true spirit of seafaring, says Libby Purves

holland

Separating fact from fiction isn’t easy when it comes to Erksine Childers, but I’ve been inspired to follow in his wake, says Dick Durham

Peyton

Legendary yachting cartoonist and East Coast sailing stalwart Mike Peyton dies aged 96

Harness

In a sideways look at safety, Ken Endean explores ways to wear a harness and stay safe onboard without the usual discomfort and inconvenience

Tender

Are you kitted out for tender travel? Chris Beeson reminds you what you need and why

As the season for sailing club meetings looms, it's time to look back at last year's mistakes, and look forward to next year's adventures, says Jonty Pearce

Sailing Skills Expert On Board: Expert radio skills Rescue is time-critical, so how do you distinguish between severe adversity and distress? Skipper’s tips • Defuse the mainsail • A godsend…