A yacht sailing through gusts

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…

Yachts rafted up against a tidal wall

James Stevens looks at the seamanship and etiquette needed to raft up and identifies the benefits and pitfalls of coming alongside

A yacht sailing into fog

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