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

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?

Tapio Lehtinen in his Gaia 36. He sailed conservatively to ensure his safety in the race

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…