winter cruising

Why waste half the year laid up ashore? Rob Peake and Chris Beeson look at kit and ideas to show you how to enjoy winter cruising

Pass your Yachtmaster

Tom Cunliffe has assessed hundreds of sailors for the RYA Yachtmaster exam. He shares a few skipper's tips with us...

Containers

Dick Durham meets the master of the ship Emma Maersk, also a yachtsman, to find out how we can stay safe around shipping

Pass your Yachtmaster

Tom Cunliffe has assessed hundreds of sailors for the RYA Yachtmaster exam. He shares a few skipper's tips with us...

Pass your Yachtmaster

The global standard of sailing qualifications is achievable for any experienced, competent skipper. Tom Cunliffe explains how to pass your Yachtmaster exam

MOB

Following an MOB fatality at sea, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston tests livesaving MOB recovery procedures at sea with the MAIB, the RYA onboard. Dick Durham reports

Anchor

Is your kedge anchor lying forgotten in its locker? Vyv Cox outlines 8 ways you can put it to good use

Boathandling

The principles of big boat handling apply to smaller boats, but everything’s bigger – including the consequences of mistakes, says Rachael Sprot