Light winds

Try a few of our 11 easy tweaks when you find yourself in light winds, says Tim Bartlett. You might not need the engine just yet…

Astern

Different hull types demand different tactics. Tom Cunliffe shows you how to avoid embarrassment next time you’re at the helm of an unfamiliar yacht

Anchor

Duncan Wells passes on even more tips on using an anchor to help with boat handling, how to drop ground tackle by hand and how to recover a stuck anchor

Overfalls

Overfalls should be respected but they don’t always have to be avoided. Ken Endean explains how to handle them

Anchor

If you're alongside a leeward harbour wall and the fenders are on the verge of popping, use a kedge anchor to haul her up to windward, says Duncan Wells