Pass your Yachtmaster

Tom Cunliffe has assessed hundreds of sailors for the RYA Yachtmaster exam. He shares a few skipper's tips with us...

Pass your Yachtmaster

The global standard of sailing qualifications is achievable for any experienced, competent skipper. Tom Cunliffe explains how to pass your Yachtmaster exam

MOB

Following an MOB fatality at sea, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston tests livesaving MOB recovery procedures at sea with the MAIB, the RYA onboard. Dick Durham reports

Anchor

Is your kedge anchor lying forgotten in its locker? Vyv Cox outlines 8 ways you can put it to good use

Boathandling

The principles of big boat handling apply to smaller boats, but everything’s bigger – including the consequences of mistakes, says Rachael Sprot

Biscay

Crossing Biscay is an offshore rite of passage like no other. Atlantic circuiteer John Simpson talks to Chris Beeson about the best way to take it on

Don’t go overboard

We read a lot about MOB recovery but little about how to make sure you don't go overboard. Former RYA cruising instructor Andy Du Port redresses the balance