Welcome to a brand new issue of Yachting Monthly, jam-packed with great features, including:


Make better decisions at sea
How to cope with unexpected challenges

Skippers’ tips
Clear the propeller • Improved jackstays • Master prop walk

A question of seamanship
Could you sail straight into a box berth?

Mid-ocean Mayday
‘The only boat for miles around when the call went out’

Keep warm on board
Summer nights or winter mornings, keeping cold at bay is always a hot topic. Here’s how to stay snug


Inspiring a new generation
Sailor dedicated to nurturing young talent

Cruising commubity
Jim Mottram • Portsmouth SC turns 100 • Sea shanties

Cruising logs
A group of school pupils take on the Scottish Island Race

Sailability thrill-seeking
The difference sailing makes to one man

South-east Ireland
The Atlantic and Irish Sea meet at this dramatic corner of Ireland, but its harbours and anchorages make it a gorgeous area to explore

Greta’s Atlantic
A motley crew take on the ocean during mid winter in a catamaran


Easy engine checks
Before you fire up your motor, make sure you’ve carried out these simple engine checks

Bargain GRP classics
Some older GRP boats sell for a song but can be stunning with a little love and attention

New boats
2020’s newest boats, from bluewater luxury to weekend fun

Update your boat on a budget
33 ideas to easily modernise your boat

Tested: Hallberg-Rasst 40C
Is this the Swedish yard’s best ever boat?

New gear
Pop-up cockpit cover • Deck trainers • Lighter liferaft cannister


Editor’s letter – Travelling slowly
News – South-coast eco moorings
Letters – Paper charts • MOB lessons
Dick Durham – Simple voyages
Pete Goss – The spice of variety
Boks – The Self-Sufficient Sailor
Confessions – Bonnet de douche