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

We may think we understand the sea, but it’s not until you get in it that you realise how volatile an element water is, says Libby Purves

Yachtmaster lessons learned

As we witness the closest approach of the moon to earth in decades, Jonty Pearce wonders whether it could explain some strange behaviour...

This photo is a rather exaggerated case of wind-against-tide. The water’s easy to read because you’d expect things to be rough and they were. In lesser situations you can still…