The Med for less...


  • The Med for less
    Mary and Richard Neate prove it?s possible to cruise the Med in comfort on a shoestring budget of £15 per day

  • The cruising news
    BBC journalist Michael Buerk promotes cash- back cruising by chartering out his Westerly Oceanquest 35, Airwaves, in the Med

  • Cape crusaders
    Part three of the O?Grady family?s Antarctic voyage sees them battle through treacherous storms from South Georgia to Cape Town

  • Spring fit-out Special:
    ? A-Z checklist for fitting out, plus RNLI safety checklist
    ? Buyers? guide to new antifoulings
    ? How to fire-proof your engine

  • Westcoasting part two: Around Land?s End
    Ken Endean goes rock-hopping around the Cornish peninsula in London Apprentice

  • Digital reckoning
    Raster v vector: In the second of our three- part series on electronic navigation, Simon Jinks zooms in on digital chart decisions

  • Destinations: Cork Harbour
    A great maritime history and a rugged natural beauty are complemented by a warm Irish welcome, writes Peter Cumberlidge

  • Love at last sight
    A crippling injury to his beloved old boat forces blue water sailor Herb Payson to admit to the emotional bond between a man and his first yacht

  • Cape of good boats
    Mike Kopman returns to his South African roots to discover a burgeoning boatbuilding and sailmaking industry

Sailing Skills

  • A Question of Seamanship
    A sunken wreck throws up a navigational conundrum in the Channel Islands

  • Learning Curve ? why we had to scuttle our yacht
    Peter and Zara Davies recount their agonising experience during the 2002 ARC

  • Yachtmaster Class
    Tom Cunliffe gets serious with his scope and ground gear for a lesson in extreme anchoring

  • Better Boat Handling
    In the first of a two-part series, Simon Jinks focuses on sail trim basics and adjusting your genoa to improve performance

  • Knots
    The Carrick bend

  • Sailing Quiz
    Win a Gerber River Shorty knife

  • Sea sense
    Safe buoy-hopping buoy-hopping tips

On Test

  • Bénétéau Océanis 423
    Does the successor to the hugely popular 411 match up? James Jermain finds out

  • Elan 31
    While she has been designed for performance, James Jermain finds more than just a hint of cruising potential

Every Month

  • Editorial

  • On Watch
    The best sailing news pages

  • Readers? letters

  • Any Questions?
    Avoiding oil from the Prestige

  • Next month and YM books

  • Libby Purves
    Not really round the world

  • YM subscriptions
  • Blue Water Letter
    Rod Heikell finds the meltemi missing from the Aegean

  • New Boats for 2003
    80 New Gear

  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    The start of the Ns

  • Around the coast

  • Property

  • The Confessional