Long Ayre Bay, Out Skerries

The history and natural beauty make this secluded Scottish 
anchorage in the Out Skerries an idyllic place to drop the hook, says Jonty Pearce

Navigate any coastline

Navigation using digital or paper charts is key to good seamanship, but understanding the seven basic types of coastline and their challenges, and keeping your eyes out of the boat…

No matter where you are in the world, if you are cruising a coast the chances are it will fall into one of seven categories, says Rachael Sprot.

Buck's Mills, North Devon

This quaint North Devon anchorage is a peaceful haven offering protection from southwesterlies, says Dag Pike

Box mooring

Though they are often viewed with suspicion in the UK, box moorings are actually very user-friendly, argues Gordon Davies