Expert on board
Fouled prop? We find out how to dive under your boat, and why every sailor needs to be prepared

Learning curve
‘I was rescued 13 times.’ Calling for help is just the start of a rescue, and you can affect its outcome

The knowledge
Weather apps need to be read with caution to get a reliable weather forecast, says Simon Keeling

Big question
Do I need a new PLB or just a new battery?

Win a PADI open-water scuba diving course for two

A question of seamanship
Should we leave now, later, or not at all?



Taking on the world. The boats, the skippers and the atmosphere from the start line of the Golden Globe Race

Home waters
The magical Northern Isles. Jonty Pearce gets to grips with the Shetland Isles, Fair Isle and Orkney

A long weekend
St Malo. A land of saints and pirates is waiting to be explored at the gateway to Brittany

King’s Quay Creek, Isle of Wight – a must-visit for nature lovers

Cruising log
Commuting to work across the Irish Sea



First test
Najad 395. Your new dream boat. Does the ‘mini-superyacht’ live up to her hype? We get an exclusive first test

Group gear test
Deck trainers. Things have moved on from leather moccasins. We test the latest boat shoes

Find me a…
Yacht to circumnavigate in comfort, for £250k. We take a look at a Rustler 42, a Hallberg-Rassy and an Allures

Tried and tested
Mara Buoy – the device that’s revolutionising mooring

New gear
The latest equipment and what to see at the Southampton Boat Show