Clash of spreaders

Practical advice for all sailors. Tom Cunliffe has sailed tens of thousands of miles all over the world and has been a Yachtmaster Examiner since 1978

Sailing in storms

Award-winning sailor and expedition leader Bob Shepton regularly sails some of the most storm-swept latitudes in the world. Not bad for a pensioner in a 33ft Westerly

Heave her clear

Practical advice for all sailors. Tom Cunliffe has sailed tens of thousands of miles all over the world and has been a Yachtmaster Examiner since 1978

Yachtmaster tip

Yachtmaster tips: steer into the seas. Tom has assessed hundreds of sailors for the RYA Yachtmaster exam – the gold standard of sailing qualifications. This is an example of the…

Scull a dinghy

Dick Durham demonstrates how to drive and control your tender using just one oar

Three classic blunders and how to avoid them