YM January 21 cover

Inside the January issue of Yachting Monthly you will find Beneteau Oceanis 40.1 boat test, sailing skills, cruising adventures, gear and more:


Course to steer hack

Course to steer hack A genius way to calculate tides without charts and diagrams

Skippers’ tips Protect your dinghy • Tidy mast lines • Preventing corrosion

Question of Seamanship When is the right time to alter course?

Don’t slow down! A heavy weather lesson in the gruelling Southern Ocean



A circuit of Skye Howard Steen fulfills his friend’s last wish during a voyage around the Cuillins

The Brexit effect How the new, emerging Brexit rulings will impact cruising sailors in Europe

Bordeaux to the Black Sea A four-month, 3,000-mile cruise in a 38ft sloop through Europe’s inland waterways

Enchanting archipelago A father and daughter cruise to the Isles of Scilly

Stunning Sporades Colourful and cultural islands on the east coast of Greece

Cruising Log Three young sailors enjoy their first Channel hop to Normandy

Anchorages Iken Cliff, River Alde and Porth Nefyn, Wales



Credit: Graham Snook Photography

First test: Beneteau Oceanis 40.1 Is this family cruiser a top contender for the fiercely competitive 40ft yacht market?

New gear The latest marine kit

Me & My Boat Three owners share their views on the Hallberg-Rassy 352

The hidden danger Beware stress corrosion cracking weakening your rig

Multi-function displays A new generation of displays offers sailors more processing power than ever before. Do you need it?



Editor’s letter Impress your crew
News Sailing schools impacted
Letters Well-reefed adventures
Pete Goss Simple pleasure
Dick Durham RNLI slave trade link
Dag Pike Carving figureheads
Cruising Community Volunteer boom
Books Bridging our Differences
Confessions So long, silverware