When it comes to through hull fittings do you opt for bronze or plastic? Surveyor Ben Sutcliffe-Davies shares his thoughts
Checking keel fastenings: what to look for
Ben Sutcliffe-Davies talks through why it is important to both think about and take good care of your keel fastenings
Buying a boat: an expert guide to avoiding the pitfalls
Upgrading, downsizing or buying a boat for the first time can be a nerve wracking experiencing. Theo Stocker talks to a new owner, a boat buyer and a broker about…
Can I test my own rigging?
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for an expert answer. This month - can you do your own rigging checks?
Get ready for the season: Essential spring checks
Get your yacht shipshape and ready for launch with top tips from marine surveyor Ben Sutcliffe-Davies. How many of these checks do you do?
Sailing ‘more dangerous than skiing’
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
Dinghy outboards: Would your kill cord work?
RYA survey reveals that one outboard kill cord in three, designed to stop the engine if you fall overboard, would not work if used in an emergency
20-year plan for River Thames improvements
The Port of London Authority has unveiled an ambitious plan to develop use of the Thames, including improvements to navigation
‘The Cool Route’ to link west coasts of Ireland, Scotland and Norway
The Cool Route Project has launched a survey to gain information about the needs and activities of cruising sailors along the west coasts of Ireland, Scotland, the Faroe Islands and…
Stinging jellyfish increase may be sign of climate change
2015 is a bumper year for jellyfish, including poisonous 'Man-o-war' jellyfish, which could be a sign of climate change, according to marine charity