Going aground, I suspect,is far more common than we think. It’s one of those things that falls into the category where the measure isn’t the cock-up itself but the number…

Checks after grounding

Most of us have run aground at some point. Surveyor Ben Sutcliffe-Davies advises on what signs of damage to look for, and other check after grounding a yacht

sailing keel aground

In 2010 a charter yacht completed three sailing charters and over 100 miles before anyone noticed the keel fell off after she ran aground

'Mischief' by Martyn Mackrill

Running aground in a yacht is never a pleasant experience. To do so off a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago surrounded by icebergs, as Bill Tilman did, can easily…