James Stevens looks at how best to prepare for arriving at an unfamiliar harbour after dark and what to be aware of
The RYA's former Yachtmaster chief examiner, James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship. This month, which is the best route to Guernsey?
Will Bruton gets muddy in North Norfolk when he learns the forgotten craft of channel-marking
Most of us have a lot of electronic kit on board. Toby Heppell asks the experts how to make the most of all this technology
James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, what should you do when the buoys you see don't match the chart?
Navigation using digital or paper charts is key to good seamanship, but understanding the seven basic types of coastline and their challenges, and keeping your eyes out of the boat…
No matter where you are in the world, if you are cruising a coast the chances are it will fall into one of seven categories, says Rachael Sprot.
As with all aspects of navigation, following ‘best practice’ is the surest way to make sure you are passage planning in a seamanlike manner, says Bruce Jacobs
Seasoned skippers and Yachting Monthly experts give their advice on a whole range of issues for the cruising sailor
Knowing your tides and their heights is key to conquering the fearsome Plateau des Minquiers, says Ken Endean