A liferaft is reassuring, but only to be used as an absolute last resort. James Stevens explores the main scenarios that could lead to abandoning ship, and what to do…

yachts moored at Corréjou, France

For home-waters sailors who are considering a holiday cruise to France, Ken Endean looks at the options for making a dash across the English Channel

People learning to use a liferaft in a swimming pool ahead of the 2018 ARC

It is easy to buy the cheapest liferaft and then forget about it, but do you know how to use it and what's actually inside? Theo Stoker met Survitec's Matthew…

A yacht in boisterous conditions

AIS and chartplotters have come a long way in the last decade, but are they enough to replace radar? Jonty Pearce examines the latest technology

A yacht entering Ramsgate Harbour

Mark Browse investigates why tidal times vary depending 
on the data source you consult, and which you should trust