An RNLI inshore lifeboat tows a yacht to safety

Jonty Pearce throws his support behind the RNLI as he reflects that 2019 has not always been smooth sailing for the charity

The Cruising Association has launched a campaign to make lobster pots safer for small vessels and is asking sailors to sign the petition

skipper's tips

We all takes risks sailing downwind without a preventer, but if it goes wrong, what will the coroner say? asks Tom Cunliffe

The RYA has launched a campaign to remind sailors and boat owners of the dangers of carbon monoxide on yachts, especially over the winter

A healthy fear of the sea comes with experience, but new crew remind us why we fell in love with sailing, says Libby Purves

MOB Retrieval Recovery

A study in the US has found that there are more deaths from sailing than downhill skiing and that alcohol is a critical factor in many sailing fatalities