Sailing instruments are a key part of our boating experience and have been since before the invention of the chronometer. But there is no denying that as technology evolves sailing…

A boat with white sails sailing to France

When we at Yachting Monthly review new and used boats, one of the key things our testers are looking at is the deck layout and how the setup helps or…

Boat navigation - a man in a black lifejacket sailing a boat with a chart in front of him

Good seamanship starts with excellent navigation skills. Yachting Monthly experts share their top tips for a smooth passage

A woman sorting out food on deck

When it comes to boating food what you are likely to eat, or plan on eating, will depend entirely on the sort of sailing or boating you are planning on…

Hallberg-Rassy-310-review-dining-credit-Graham-Snook

For all that owning a cruising yacht brings up ideas of cruising under blue skies over azure waters on deck in full sunshine, in truth, a significant amount of time…

You can moor in the heart of the city when cruising Newcastle. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

Mooring a boat can be difficult for even the most experienced yacht owner, and for those who are just starting out on their boating journey it can be a, frankly,…

Busting the hull speed myth: A heavy displacement cruising boat with a fair run aft is less affected by additional weight

It may not be anyone’s favourite thing to spend their time doing, but boat maintenance is crucial for any boat owner, to ensure their boat is ready to sail safely…

Kynance Cove has good holding and was the setting for Nampara in the Poldark TV series. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

When it comes to boat anchoring many different people have their own view on the best boat anchoring techniques to use. Mostly these will revolve around what equipment you use.…

Most people at the helm will bias the course so check the boat is sailing on the right heading. Credit: Bob Aylott

Like any activity sailing can be filled with new lingo, new ideas and new things to remember for the new sailor. There are many sailing courses out there to help…