Sandy Haven in Wales

Jonty Pearce makes the most of September's good weather with a cruise to a quiet anchorage in Milford Haven, Wales

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…

J/99 on the Solent

J-Boats has a strong racing pedigree 
but can the new J/99 cut the mustard for cruisers? 
Graham Snook put it through its paces to find out

Westerly Fulmer

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship. This month, what would you do in a Force 7 with no sail, no engine, no anchor and no radio?

A yacht about to set off on a triangular cruise

A simple out-and-back cruise might seem the obvious option but triangular cruising offers increased flexibility should 
the weather turn. Dag Pike explains how it works