Inside the Summer 2023 issue of Yachting Monthly we bring you the full story of the Golden Globe Race with all finishers speaking to Katy Stickland about the trials and tribulations of the world-girdling epic.

Pete Goss introduces is to his new boat, the aptly named Oddity, a practical adventure cruiser that has beeen designed with Pete’s specific needs in mind. Plus we get behind the wheel of the recently launched Elan E6 to find a boat that’s tonnes of fun to sail, but does she make a good cruiser?

All this and Yachting Monthly’s usual news, tech, reviews and much more…

Sailing Skills

Navigate without power: Handling your boat and crew in a blow

Skippers’ tips: Sea breeze today? | Anchor chain check | Mooring lines

A question of seamanship: Is the Portland inshore passage a good idea?

80 knot storm: Rolled, dismasted and rescued amid monster waves


Golden Globe Race review: Katy Stickland talks to all the finishers of the world’s longest race about the highs, lows and challenges of eight months at sea

Head’s up: Monty Halls gets to grips with the intricacies of the marine toilet

Cruising community: Old Gaffers 60th | Tall Ships Race stops | French entry ports | New Falmouth Classic yacht regatta

Your cruising stories: Magic of the Moray Firth • My first Biscay crossing

Gear and boats

Elan E4 on test: Pushing the limits on Elan’s most fun boat, but is she a good cruiser?

Pete Goss’ odd new boat: More agricultural than sophisticated, this rugged gaff-rigged cruiser is surprisingly capable

New cruising catmarans: Outremer 52 performance cat | Nautitech 44 Open goes upmarket

Gear boxes and clutches: Get to grips with what drives your boat’s prop

Paddle board test: The hidden wonders of lubricating oil, and its vital roles

Best binoculars: How to cure the inevitable leaks on board


Editor’s letter: Getting away with it
News: Orca sinkings increase | Two sailors lost | Teak sanctions flouted | Micro-yacht dream shattered
Letters: Dogs to the EU | VHF best practice | Howards’ Way
Dick Durham: The cost of coal
Libby Purves: Take novices sailing
Books: Move Like Water, H. Stowe
Confessional: Crazy beer capers