Don’t miss out on the latest issue July 2019 issue of Yachting Monthly, on sale 23 May, as we look ahead to summer, and how to make the most of your time afloat.

We’ve got cruising’s top experts to share their secrets, including Rachel Sprot on why understanding what’s under the water can help you navigate any coastline in the world, while Peter Cumberlidge reveals his 6 favourite cruises in the UK and Dag Pike shares a nifty passage planning idea that’ll make your holiday relaxed from start to finish.

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In this issue:


Navigate any coast
The pilotage skills that work for the world’s 7 types of coast

Skippers’ tips
Dropping the spinnaker • Mooring bridles • Sail care

A question of seamanship
Calamity strikes and a lee shore looms

The problem with AIS
Don’t be a second-class citizen at sea, urges Dag Pike

Learning curve
A knock down by a rogue wave leads to a worrying injury



Summer cruise planning
How to make the most of your time afloat

The 6 best UK cruises
Peter Cumberlidge picks his favourite routes

Triangular cruises
Why planning three-sided routes always works better

Savage South Georgia
The hostile island that offers rich rewards for those who dare, as one crew sail and ski through storms

Cross the North Sea
How best to sail from Harwich to IJmuiden and beyond

Cruising community
Canada’s hidden fjords • Azores and Back Race

Glorious Galapagos
Discover one of the world’s most distinctive cruising grounds as you sail in Darwin’s wake



Easy ways to power up your mainsheet
Power up your mainsheet and get the most from your mainsail

Tested: Beneteau Oceanis 30.1
Could this be Beneteau’s best small boat?

Cruising ketches
Traditional lines and easily handled sails make these 4 boats serious bargains

Tested: LED torches
Brilliant rechargeable torches, perfect on board

New gear
Electric outboard • Dry bag • Folding kayak • Safety line • Multitool

Tested: vacuum packer
The answer to keeping food fresh on board?



Rescue drones • Ocean waves

Mast climbing • YM history

Pete Goss
Anchoring on the menu

Dick Durham
Time respects no man

Sabotage in treacherous seas

Tender loving care


Yachting Monthly July 2019 goes on sale 23 May