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COVER STORY: 10 DINGHY DAY TRIPS
Set off upstream in your dinghy and you can discover hidden delights. Kieran Flatt shares 10 of his favourite trips
COVER STORY: ARE ETAPS REALLY UNSINKABLE?
THINKING THE UNSINKABLE
It’s every sailor’s nightmare – holed below the waterline. Chris Beeson opens the seacocks on an Etap 21i to see what happens
WHEN CRUISERS GO RACING
The Azores and Back Race holds a special appeal for cruising sailors. James Jermain meets the AZAB crews
Jarvist Frost borrowed his dad’s Contessa 26 to sail solo from the Azores and make an ocea-going dream come true
COVER STORY: SHOULD YOU FIT A 2ND HEADSAIL?
CUTTER RIG OPTIONS
The ‘one size fits all’ furling headsail just doen’t work in all conditions. Why not fit two? says designer Mike Pocock
COVER STORY: DO SAILORS HAVE A SIXTH SENSE?
SECRETS OF THE SENSUOUS SAILOR
All five of our senses are in constant use when we’re at sea, says Charlie Doane. But is there are a sixth sense we rely on too?
BLUE WATER LETTER: READY FOR THE OFF
Rod Heikell reports from the Greek waters he knows so well
HIGH FASHION AT THE MASTHEAD
Kieran Flatt feels the pinch as he slips into a hi-tech bosun’s chair
COVER STORY: BEAT THE HEAT
Vyv Cox shares some cool ideas for reducing the temperature of life aboard in a hot climate
A handy guide to getting the most out of Britain’s premier yacht and keelboat regatta, Skandia Cowes Week
BOATS AND GEAR
NEW BOAT TEST: MAID OF WOOD
The RM1050 is a plywood cruiser that’s fast and fun, matching pace with space. But is she too light for ocean crossings?
The latest from Bénéteau, Jeanneau, Najad, Hallberg Rassy and more in run up to Southampton Boat Show
COVER STORY: RADAR FOR EVERYONE
I WANT A RADAR BUT CAN I AFFORD IT?
Stand-alone or integrated, chartplotter-based or laptop driven? Chris Beeson guides you through the budget options
USED BOAT TEST: A SAIL DOWN PENNY LANE
The 35ft Pretorien cruiser-racer is long legged and fast but she can be a handful for a short-handed crew
Binoculars, locking nuts, dry bags, super-sized plotters and a torch that could save your life
Sense and sailing sensibility
Cowes Week wipeout
Flare victim tells his story
Stress-free sailing; China sails
The artistry of sailing
CUNLIFFE ON CRUISING
Tom works hard for a thirsty crew
NIGEL CALDER’S TECH TALK
A miracle band to cure seasickness?
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AROUND THE COAST
Hazards for dolphins in Dorset and the rest of your local news
Yachtsmen confess their sailing sins