After a long break the skipper may need to knock the rust off a few skills, as well as getting the boat working, says James Stevens
With her husband Theo out of the way, Georgie Stocker shows on her Day Skipper course that she is more than capable of taking charge
The RYA's former Yachtmaster chief examiner, James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship. This month, how would you deal with an MOB?
Katy Stickland joined an RYA Competent Crew course to find out why instruction can make life as a sailing couple more enjoyable
James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. This issue - Geoff is sailing at night with an inexperienced crew when he hears the call 'man overboard'
Despite an extensive search for John Fisher in worsening conditions, Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag have now made the difficult decision to head towards South America
Thermal-imaging cameras were once the preserve of the military. Now you can get one that clips to your phone
Jonty Pearce shares his experiences of practical man overboard recovery with the Cruising Association
When Jonty Pearce practiced going overboard from his yacht, he and his wife realised how hard it is to get back on board. But how many of us actually practice…
When Jonty Pearce discussed calling for help if you have a man overboard, he realised a VHF radio in the cockpit would be preferable, but it wasn't simple