In this month's Yachting Monthly


Part time around Britain
Join the couple who cruised 1,446 miles around Britain entirely at weekends, while still holding down their jobs!

Countryside Cruising
Ken Endean previews his new series about inland cruising on tidal rivers in Cornwall and Brittany

Blue water letter: Winter Wonderland
Don’t get cold feet about sailing during winter months. Andy O’Grady finds comfort in chilly winter anchorages

Rumble in the jumble
Carol O’Shea finds a market for out-of-date paint and dirty fenders at the annual boat jumble

Landfalls: Troon
A thriving marina and sheltered harbour makes Troon an ideal gateway to spectacular Scottish sailing

Yearning Curve
If only every passage was as good as Graham Snook’s first experience in the Caribbean

Jumping Ship
Mike Peyton has a medical mishap in the Med… but the attentions of a Spanish senorita soon help ease the pain!


New boat test: Island Packet 440
James Jermain discovers just how serious an offshore cruiser the new Island Packet is

New boat test: Malbec 24
A sporty new 24-footer from South America arrives with a tempting price tag

Used boat test: UFO31
Dick Durham identifies this flying object as he puts her through her paces off Brighton

Hold your position
Bigger, brighter and more versatile – YM reviews six of the latest hand-held chartplotters

New gear
The pick of this month’s latest gear and gizmos

Get set for ’06
Fifty checks from stem to stern and keel to masthead

Winch strip
YM’s step-by-step guide to servicing your winches

Copper bottomed
The results of our long-term copper antifouling test

Refit at the bottom of the world
There’s a world of difference to fitting out abroad PLUS Tom Jackson on how to go about a foreign fitout


Expert on board: sailing up river
Take your boat up river the way nature intended

Hazard avoidance
Four lessons to make your cruising as safe as playing golf!

Skipper’s tips
A simple cruising log, plus easier winching

Question of seamanship
MOB trouble – especially when he’s twice your weight

Learning curve: high seas rescue
Andy O’Grady mounts a 30-hour rescue mission in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Ireland, 100 miles from land

Any Questions
Wind of change in the Caribbean, defininitions of sailing


Editor’s log
View from the helm

Opening shot
Water babies in Greenland

Satphone life saver

Centenary celebrations
100 years of Yachting Monthly

Readers’ letters
RCD red tape and missing at the Boat Show!

In with the new… but keep hold of the old just in case

Cunliffe on Cruising
Tom’s not such a jolly green giant

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Around the coast
Events in your home waters?

Yachtsmen share their sailing sins