You can navigate using waves

Developing a thorough understanding of what the waves are telling you can provide you with a 'sixth sense' when it comes to navigation, says Dag Pike

Vendee Globe Kevin Escoffier rescue

When Kevin Escoffier’s boat sank in the Southern Ocean within two minutes, he was rescued by fellow Vendée Globe competitor Jean le Cam. Pete Goss examines the expert seamanship involved…

A solo sailor on a boat

Yachting Monthly experts and seasoned skippers share their advice on a whole range of issues for the cruising sailor. Do you have a tip to share? Email us at yachtingmonthlyfuturenet.com…

Fiercest tide races

Breaking waves and lurking rocks have earned some British tide races a fearsome reputation. Dag Pike explains how to navigate them

A liferaft is reassuring, but only to be used as an absolute last resort. James Stevens explores the main scenarios that could lead to abandoning ship, and what to do…