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
From batteries to logs, Rupert Holmes reminds us of the quick checks with long-lasting implications
Most of us navigate using MFDs, phones and tablets, or even drones. But can electronic backups be a substitute for paper navigation? Ali Wood investigates
Rupert Holmes outlines the skills that mark out the good sailors from the great ones, with experience and reflective learning at the top of the list
Will Bruton gets muddy in North Norfolk when he learns the forgotten craft of channel-marking
Katy Stickland goes behind the scenes at Imray and discovers the treasures held by the nautical publisher
James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, what should you do when the buoys you see don't match the chart?
Seasoned skippers and Yachting Monthly experts give their advice on a whole range of issues for the cruising sailor