'Peter von Seestermuhe' starting the ARC 2015

Sailing an ocean – your questions answered:   ‘I’ve never sailed the Atlantic before but I have a boat. Should I crew first or am I okay to skipper?’ Jeremy…

'Grace' with Old Law Sands behind

The Bahamian moor is a useful way of anchoring in strong tides, but it takes some practice, as Theo Stocker discovers

Crash Test Boat - Dismasting

What do you do when your sailing world crashes round your ears? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test crew created a ‘controlled’ dismasting in a gale and put eight rig-cutting…

Crash Test Boat - Capsize

What really happens during a capsize? How can we make the saloon safer? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test Boat crew recreate a capsize with chilling results

Aground at this angle, doing anything onboard is difficult

Crash Test Boat – Aground Provided you refloat without any damage, it doesn’t much matter how, but the aim of this test was to go step-by-step through the various methods,…

‘January is the worst month of the year for boat insurance claims,’ says Simon Tonks of marine insurer Navigators & General. ‘Over the last five years, claims in January are…

Life in a liferaft, during a F6 in the Bay of Biscay

Ever wondered what life in a liferaft is really like in rough weather? Yachting Monthly's Chris Beeson packed his sick bag and went to the Bay of Biscay to find…