Beat the heat - cool kit '99 and Bavaria 31 on test.
Brazil and back
David and Helen Oakley bound for the Tropics and living their blue water dream aboard their doughty 30-footer
Win valuable camera gear
Don’t forget your camera! Take a photo of a nautical subject on Total Eclipse Day and you could win one of YM’s brilliant prizes
Beat the heat – cool kit ’99
The best kit for keeping cool on the water this summer
Cold comfort – portable fridges
We test the alternative to costly fully-installed fridges – portable units
Sunglasses – which are best at sea?
YM’s laboratory tests reveal the top performers
The fast track
The Azores and Back yacht race is a classic
What’s up pussycat?
The Raz de Sein – the very name strikes a fearful note; but in this month’s readers’ tale, it didn’t so much roar as purr
Destinations – Plymouth
The estuary that’s got the lot – quiet anchorages, four marinas, yacht clubs, and now a YM pull-out guide
Sail power – downwind techniques
How to get the best of your sails on downwind legs
The Fastnet – 20 years on
John Rousmaniere relives the worst disaster in yachting history
Bavaria 31 on test
How does YM rate the newest model from Germany?
Miles Kendall enjoys an early-season charter in Turkey
Destinations – Lézardrieux
The rocky approaches and rustic river scenery of Lézardrieux are many sailors’ first taste of France
We reveal two of Guernsey’s best-kept secrets
- On watch – news: Round the Island – YM’s winners.
- YM books
- Free ticket offer: Visit the Greenwich National Maritime Museum
- Charter news
- Win a £1,000 holiday: Nominate your newsagent
- New boats
- Readers’ letters
- Next month/subscriptions
- Blue water letter
- New gear
- Any questions?
- Libby Purves
- Marina Guide survey: Win a hand-held VHF worth £150
- Around the coast:
- Waterside property
- Second-hand focus: Jeanneau’s Sun Fizz 40
- The confessional