A yacht anchored

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, would you know what to do if you had to leave an anchorage quickly to retrieve your dinghy?

Millport in Scotland

Dag Pike finds a quiet bay on the Scottish island of Great Cumbrae in which to drop the pick

Stoke Gabriel in Devon

This quintessential English village on the River Dart in Devon offers an anchorage with excellent shelter, says Ken Endean

Anse Noire anchorage with yachts and catamarans anchored

Holly Turner escapes Martinique’s busy bays and finds 
a secluded tropical paradise in the French Caribbean

Yachts moored outside Puerto Portals

Dag Pike finds a quiet anchorage outside 
the glitz and glamour of Puerto Portals

The anchorage at Lobos in the Canary Islands

For those who love marine life, Kit Pascoe recommends anchoring in the gin clear waters of Fuerteventura’s Isla de Lobos

The mouth of King's Quay Creek on the Isle of Wight

This enchanting creek on the Isle of Wight is a must-visit for nature lovers, says Peter Bruce

yacht in blue waters of Baie de Figari, Corsica

Rod Heikell discovers peace and tranquility at this picturesque Corsican anchorage

An aerial view of the river Yar, Isle of Wight

Peter Bruce finds peace and tranquility 
as he meanders up Yarmouth’s pretty waterway

The crescent bay of Deshales in Guadeloupe

Kit Pascoe discovers Deshaies, Guadeloupe, is ideal for exploring the wild side of this French Caribbean island