March 2022 cover of Yachting Monthly

Inside the March 2022 issue of Yachting Monthly: Man overboard recovery – the skills and gear that really work for sailing couples, push button sailing tech to make life afloat easy, first test of the new Dufour 32, 10 pubs, distilleries and breweries to cruise in the UK and Ireland and more!


Man overboard MOB Najad 390

Credit: Richard Langdon

Export on board Man Overboard is the stuff of nightmares for most cruising couples. We put the realities of picking up a MOB single-handed to the test

Practical Seamanship How to calculate your course in your head

Skippers’ Tips Anchoring choices • Heads problems • Chainplate checks

Question of Seamanship What are the rules to wear a blue ensign?

‘Our batteries boiled and could have killed us’ Lessons learned after discovering an overcharging battery


10 best pubs to cruise to - YAchting Monthly March 2022 issue

Credit: Will Perrett/Alamy Stock Photo

Pubs and distilleries to cruise to Enjoy a well-earned drink after a day at sea in one of the UK and Ireland’s myriad waterside hostelries with our guide to the best

Trash Tuesday A cruising couple discover just how much difference they can make to plastic pollution in their favourite Mediterranean spots

Driven to the limit One man faces his demons alone as he takes part in the Jester Azores Challenge

Getting into sailing Young sailor Timothy Long explains how he got afloat

Escape to Norfolk Two brothers take their dad on a cruise down memory lane

Anchor in Cawsand History, scenery, charm – the Cornish village that has it all

Trash Tuesday

Credit: Nic Hodgson


Dufour 32

Credit: Christophe Breschi

First test: Dufour 32 This exciting little boat is the first sub-34ft new launch recently and it’s packed with great ideas

Push-button sailing Powered winches, windlasses and furlers are becoming cheaper and simpler to fit, making effortless sailing an affordable option

Me & My Boat The Victoria 30 may be small, but she’s tough and fast

New Gear Communicate, navigate and forecast better with the latest gadgets

Victoria 30

Credit: Nic Compton


Editor’s letter Finding inspiration
News New customs and VAT rules
Letters The far north • Sadler 290
Dick Durham Lost at Sea
Pete Goss Dreams and Decisions
Libby Purvis Cold comforts
Cruising Community RYA volunteers recognised • Viking Explorers 2023
Books The Foghorn’s Lament
Confessions High and dry