Aground at this angle, doing anything onboard is difficult

Crash Test Boat – Aground Provided you refloat without any damage, it doesn’t much matter how, but the aim of this test was to go step-by-step through the various methods,…

Dick Durham

Why most cruisers still need a leadline – and how to use it. We’ve had echosounders for decades, but leadlining is still an essential cruising skill.

Sailing in storms

Award-winning sailor and expedition leader Bob Shepton regularly sails some of the most storm-swept latitudes in the world. Not bad for a pensioner in a 33ft Westerly