James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, what should you do when the buoys you see don't match the chart?

A yacht about to set off on a triangular cruise

A simple out-and-back cruise might seem the obvious option but triangular cruising offers increased flexibility should 
the weather turn. Dag Pike explains how it works

an oil platform in the north sea

James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. This issue - when his GPS plotter packs up, Pete has to rely on the time old strategy of aim to miss

A Libenter

James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. This issue - would you risk cutting the corner to get into harbour quicker?