Expert on board
How to prepare your boat for summer. Rod Heikell explains what you’ll need for Med cruising

The knowledge
Understanding flag etiquette can be confusing. Duncan Wells untangles an ensign from a burgee

Practical seamanship
How to moor and anchor a multihull and the tricks that make them different from monohulls

The big question
Should we add radar to our new boat?

Learning curve
‘We should have turned back sooner’

A question of seamanship
‘How do we find our way without a plotter?’



Fall in love with Antigua. Will Bruton discovers why it makes sense to explore the Caribbean by catamaran

An idyllic spot to drop the hook in Corsica’s Baie de Figari, where Rod Heikell finds peace and tranquility

A long weekend
The Isle of Man. Brian Black receives a warm welcome from this small but fascinating island

Cruising logs
Up close and personal with puffins, and discovering the Deben’s delights



First test
Wauquiez PS 42. Not only is she a joy to sail, but the attention to detail on this luxury cruiser is beautiful

Group gear test
Dry bag backpacks. Nobody wants wet gear when heading ashore, so we find which packs work best

Find me a…
45ft yacht for cruising the Med for less than £150k. One couple looks for a comfortable boat to keep abroad

New boats
Two gorgeous new 46-footers launched this year

Tried & tested
We test the Scrubbis hull cleaning system for scrubbing off in the water