Calls for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to approve electronic charts and display systems as an alternative to Admiralty paper charts before 2026
Admiralty paper charts to cease
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced it will stop producing Admiralty paper charts by late 2026 to increase its focus on its digital navigation products and services
Sailing apps for sailors who cruise
With the high cost of marine electronics, phone apps offer a plethora of affordable navigation data at your fingertips, says Sam Fortescue
Free digital nautical charts: are they any good?
Sam Fortescue looks at ways to slash the cost of digital nautical charts with his guide to the best sources of free chart data
Tech focus: The future of the chartplotter
A new generation of chartplotters offers sailors more processing power than ever before. Sam Fortescue examines what you get when you upgrade
Boat maintenance: the 55-point skipper’s checklist
The ultimate boat maintenance checklist to make sure your yacht is ready for launch and the start of the sailing season
How to choose the right digital charts for your sailing
There are big changes underway in the world of digital cartography, finds Sam Fortescue. We review the latest digital charts
Garmin outage: how safe is online navigation?
July's Garmin outage left Navionics customers unable to access online services including downloading charts. We talk to the cyber security firm Red Sky Alliance about the safety of online navigation…
Passage planning: Paper or electric?
We tend to consider paper charts the most reliable means of passage planning, but both electronic and paper options offer different useful features, as Bruce Jacobs explains
Get Ready for the Season: 8 jobs we often forget
From batteries to logs, Rupert Holmes reminds us of the quick checks with long-lasting implications