January 2022 cover of Yachting Monthly

Inside the January 2022 issue of Yachting Monthly you will find hints and tips to park like a pro when mooring astern in tricky berths, the latest remote monitoring tech to keep an eye on your boat, how to find the right yacht insurance and our cruising guide to see 10 of the UK and Ireland’s working boats  – and more!


Mooring astern - cruising clinic in January 2022 issue of Yachting Monthly

Credit: Paul Wyeth

Cruising Clinic NEW SERIES Rachael Sprot shares her tips for mooring astern with confidence

Skippers’ Tips Turning blocks care • VHF positioning • Propeller seizing

Question of Seamanship How do I get out of a severe broach?

‘I was in a state of delirium’ Lessons learned after crossing Biscay in winter with minimal sailing experience


Credit: Hayley Kirkby

Working Boats 10 cruises in the UK and Ireland to see working boats under sail

Heading North Sea ice and an amorous walrus await Sam Shrives as he sails from Norway to Svalbard

Scotland’s Finest Cruising the stunning Sound of Arisaig in a Sadler 26

River Exe Adventure Conrad Humphreys returns to his roots with a cruise up river

Cruising community The end of a Solent landmark

Dobby the hairless cat Cruising the Atlantic and Caribbean with a sphynx

Anchorage Dyvig, Denmark, is a secluded and well-sheltered place to drop the hook

Bounty sailing on River Exe

Credit: Conrad Humphreys


Credit: Nic Compton

Insurance know-how How to get the right insurance cover for your boat

Rewiring your yacht Duncan Kent shares how to upgrade your boat’s DC electrical system

Remote monitoring Tech for making sure your boat is safe and sound

Me & My Boat Can the Bavaria 33 Cruiser be a practical family yacht and deliver performance?

New Gear The latest clothing and equipment for cruising sailors


Editor’s letter Sailing Escapism
News New online EPIRB registry
Letters Rocna anchor praise
Dick Durham Sir David Amess
Pete Goss Design conundrum
Books Surviving the Arctic Convoys by John H McKay
Confessions Honeymoon surprise