Skippers’ tips
Insulation solution
• Lobster pot defence • Skin fittings

A question of seamanship
Having run out of fuel up a narrow river, what options are left?

Box moorings
There’s a knack to mooring in box berths, says Gordon Davies

Learning curve
A novice couple get caught out by a storm in the night

Storm tactics
The Golden Globe skippers share what they learned dealing with the world’s most extreme conditions

Enough chain out?
Have you really put enough chain out? Here’s how to take account of the wind and tide



Falmouth to Brittany
Our guide to crossing the Western Approaches

Cruising logs
Cruising Greenland with Sir Robin • Whale spotting in Scotland

Cruising community
Westerly Centaur turns 50 • YM boat for sale

Outer Hebrides
Barra is the perfect base from which to explore these stunning islands, says Jonty Pearce

Pete Goss sails USA
Exploring the Eastern Seaboard en route to the Bahamas



On test: Kraken 50
We sail a blue-water beast that rips up the rule book

New gear
From oilskins and rat guards to deck shorts and wind turbines

New tech tested
We try out Yacht Sentinel remote boat monitoring on board

Sporty Multihulls
Exciting sailing and unbeatable mile-eaters, we find four boats for fast cruising



Editor’s letter – Wild cruising

News – Record for British sailor • Henri Lloyd relaunch • Greek cruising tax

Letters – Appropriate AIS use • Binoculars or Barbies? • Beauty of paper

Libby Purves – Life is simpler at sea

Dick Durham – A storm of plastic

Pete Goss – Get me to the church

Books –  Tracy Edwards on the limit

Confessions – A wheelie bin disaster


Yachting Monthly Summer 2019 goes on sale on 20 June 2019