Spikes in wind strength can range from a blustery sail to survival conditions. Dag Pike explains how to predict which it will be and what to do when the wind…
With her husband Theo out of the way, Georgie Stocker shows on her Day Skipper course that she is more than capable of taking charge
Storm Francis at the end of August causes Jonty Pearce to amend his cruising plans with friends
James Stevens looks at the seamanship and etiquette needed to raft up and identifies the benefits and pitfalls of coming alongside
Cruising after dark doesn't need to be stressful. Toby Heppell shares his tops tips for night sailing
The 10 common mistakes..and how to avoid them. We ask the experts about the skills every good skipper should have in their armoury.
Not many of us would happily set sail in fog but sometimes it is unavoidable, and knowing how to avoid collisions is crucial, says Andy du Port
The Yachting Monthly editorial team reveal their pick of the best sailing films and documentaries to keep you entertained in the weeks to come. Feel free to share your favourites…
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 good sailor learns from experience, or better, from the experiences of others. Theo Stocker looks back to see what seamanship and safety lessons we can take from this year’s…