Eyeball pilotage is essential when sailing in areas like the Channel Islands

Getting close in to the coast to explore a tidal channel or find a snug anchorage is rewarding but close attention must be paid to the visual clues, says Ken…

After Brexit, UK cruisers will experience limitations when cruising in Europe

Keeping a boat in Europe has offered easy adventure and warmer climates, but as regulations after Brexit begin to take shape, we look at what it means for cruising sailors

The grounding of Team Vestas Wind was partly down to an over reliance on electronic navigation aids

Your boat's electronic navigation aids can help keep you safe, but it's easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of information available. Striking a balance is key, explains Craig Hardy

A yacht sailing over the horizon

Confined to quarters during the pandemic, many sailors are itching to slip their lines and sail for the sun. Elaine Bunting explains exactly how to break free and sail across…