Inside the August issue of Yachting Monthly, you’ll find:


Tricky river
Why getting up tidal rivers is a challenge that transports you to another world

Skippers’ tips
Teak deck care • Prevent condensation • Dead reckoning

A question of seasmanship
Could you help this vessel in distress?

Passage planning masterclass
Bruce Jacobs on how the experts navigate



Strangford Lough
Explore Northern Ireland’s hidden world of islands and anchorages with Brian Black

Sailing with volcanoes
Nick Bamford cruises Italy en route to Venice

Conuer the Chenal du Four
Two exhilarating passages worth making

Cruising community
National Coastwatch • Greek tax • Sailability

Cruising log
Why sailing with teens makes such a rewarding experience



Tested: Lifejackets
We test 10 of the best lifejackets and find the features you need to consider for yours

Southampton preview
6 must-see new boats debuting at the boat show

Tested: Faurby 460E
A refined Danish cruiser that’ll please connoisseurs

Fastnet 40 years on
How the 1979 disaster changed yacht design

Clipper man overboard
What really happened and what’s been learned

35ft GRP classics
Want a boat with classic good looks that has stood the test of time? We pick our favourites



Editor’s letter – Getting technical

News – MCZs impact small harbours • Marina investment • Boatyard fire

Letters – Rule 19 • Bristol Channel

Pete Goss – Changing perceptions

Dick Durham A sailor’s lonely end

Guest column: Beryl Chalmers – ‘What happened to ferro cement boats?’

Books – A storm like no other

Confessions – Time to let go