Paul Tinley recounts a truly shocking lightning experience aboard his Beneteau 393 Blue Mistress and the subsequent insurance claim
Spikes in wind strength can range from a blustery sail to survival conditions. Dag Pike explains how to predict which it will be and what to do when the wind…
With a 1.5 knot tide flowing and 12 knot winds blowing straight off the pontoon, would you be confident to moor in a tight spot?
Solo yachtsman Conrad Humphreys shares the lessons he learned while competing in the 2004-05 Vendee Globe
Dag Pike considers how to get the best out of a summer cruise when time is limited
Do you panic when trying to berth in a busy marina? How would you cope with strong cross wind? James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship
Alastair Buchan and other expert ocean cruisers explain how best to prepare when you’ve been ‘caught out’ and end up heavy weather sailing
Pete Goss delivers his masterclass on when to reef, and explains why it is critical to keeping control of your boat and sailing through a blow
With her husband Theo out of the way, Georgie Stocker shows on her Day Skipper course that she is more than capable of taking charge
James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. In this article, with a ripped mainsail would you continue sailing from Ireland to Falmouth?