Moving to a new anchorage might be needed if Hugh Town on the Isle of Scilly becomes too swelly

James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. In this article, is it worth moving to a new anchorage it if meant sailing through shoal water in approaching bad weather?

Boats moored at St Peter Port in Guernsey

The RYA's former Yachtmaster chief examiner, James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship. This month, which is the best route to Guernsey?

Chichester Harbour bar

The RYA's former Yachtmaster chief examiner, James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship. This month with a fresh onshore wind and a strong ebb is the harbour bar passable?

A busy anchorage at Oznor, Greece. Anchoring here requires thought about how much anchor chain you put out

When it comes to putting out anchor chain, most of us follow a basic ratio rule of thumb, but we should be taking wind and tide into account, argues Christopher…

A yacht entering Ramsgate Harbour

Mark Browse investigates why tidal times vary depending 
on the data source you consult, and which you should trust

Yacht mooring on a river inbetween piles

James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. This issue - how to moor between two piles in tricky conditions