A yacht sailing in heavy seas which led to the solo skipper abandoning the boat for a liferaft

Phil van der Mespel had always dreamed of a long offshore adventure. When unforeseeable disaster struck, careful preparation for the worst-case scenario saw him rescued within hours

The wreck of the Cheeki Rafiki

The Crown Prosection Service has authorised charges to be brought against Stormforce Coaching and its owner, following the sinking of yacht Cheeki Rafiki with the loss of four lives in

Unsinkable

It’s every sailor’s nightmare: holed and taking on water. For Chris Beeson, the unsinkable Etap turned this sinking feeling into an unusual spa session

Crash Test Boat - sinking

You’ve hit something and you’re holed. What do you do next? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test crew smash a hole in the hull to test 10 ways of saving…