Yachts rafted up against a tidal wall

James Stevens looks at the seamanship and etiquette needed to raft up and identifies the benefits and pitfalls of coming alongside

Promotional feature in association with GJW Direct. Mooring a boat alongside securely will make manoeuvring easier, protect the boat in strong weather and give you peace of mind, says Rubicon…

Box berth at a marina in Holland

With an onshore wind and little space to manoeuvre, how would you tackle getting into a tight box berth? James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship

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

Ashlett Creek off the Solent

The harbour of Ashlett Creek is one of the Solent’s most 
delightful hidden treasures, as Peter Bruce discovers...