Saffier Sc800 on the North Sea

Do the best things come in small packages? If they’re 
pocket cruisers like the Saffier Sc 8m, the answer is yes

holland

Separating fact from fiction isn’t easy when it comes to Erksine Childers, but I’ve been inspired to follow in his wake, says Dick Durham

There's nothing like sailing in strange terrain to bring out the weaknesses inherent in most part-time sailors. Jonty Pearce sets about exposing his

Jonty Pearce

Jonty heads for a holiday in Holland finds an attractive and sheltered cruising grounds, where, unlike the more familiar Hebrides, he doesn't need his anchor, and the gin and tonics…

Tom Cunliffe

‘Having to brass up to lie in what have always been free anchorages is another burden on our creaking cruising budgets’ My first experience of Internet-based weather forecasting for sailors…

Dick Durham

“The operating manual is smothered in oily fingerprints and smells of diesel” What were two men doing zig-zag- ging across a theatre forecourt as light summer rain began to soak…