Pete advises 'Always carry an expert helm' like his friend Mike (pictured) with Cambeltown Lifeboat. Credit: Pete John

Pete John recalls bringing his Nicholson 35 from Hamble to Argyll, with strong winds, a rope around the prop, genoa furling line failure and an escort by the Campbeltown lifeboat

Busting the hull speed myth Modern hull forms, like this Jeanneau SO440, use chines to create volume forward while keeping a narrow entrance at the waterline

Waterline length is not the defining factor in maximum boat speed that we all think it is. Julian Wolfram busts the hull speed myth

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

As Europe begins to open up again for cruising, Lu Heikell looks at the implications of Brexit on UK sailors cruising to the EU, and what steps they need to…

When making a VHF radio call, hold the mic 5cm from your mouth and to one side for a clear transmission

It’s easy to just turn on your VHF radio and hope for the best, but knowing how to get the best out of it can make a big difference, says…