Wake wars. Can sailors and powerboaters live in harmony?..


  • Wake wars
    Can sailors and powerboaters live in harmony? We swap helms to find out

  • In a Purbeck world
    From the rugged cliffs at Durdle Door to the sleepy backwaters of Poole Harbour, Ken Endean offers a guide to some lovely Dorset anchorages

  • Which Epirb?
    Simon Jinks looks at what’s new in the Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacons market

  • Blue Water adventurers
    Paul Gelder flies to windward for 18 hours to meet the Blue Water Round the World Rally sailors at their halfway stage in Tahiti

  • Voyage of the Ciao
    John Close, 76, had not been on a boat for 20 years when he volunteered to crew a 40ft Bavaria to Gran Canaria. Now he wonders why he ever stopped

  • Stability and STIX
    Our seaworthiness series continues. By Andrew Blyth

  • Destinations – Ploumanach
    Set in a pink-granite landscape, there is something magical about Ploumanac’h. Sail here and you could end up staying all summer, says Peter Cumberlidge

  • A labour of love
    Noel Barrott spent 12 years building Sina, a 53ft yawl, and has been circumnavigating with his family for the last seven. Colin Lowe met him in the Canaries

  • French island hopping – part 4
    From Belle Ile to the wild, windswept islands of Houat and Hoëdic, Ken Endean discovers some stunning scenery

Sailing Skills

  • A Question of Seamanship
    Tacking angles

  • Learning Curve
    Aground! Peter Holt hits a sandbank near the Goodwins

  • The vice versa knot
    By Geoffrey Budworth

  • Yachtmaster Class
    Tom Cunliffe on the crew’s responsibilities

  • Better Boat Handling
    Simon Jinks describes vital search patterns for finding a man overboard

  • Sea Sense with Des Sleightholme
    Is it safe to leave your boat unmanned in a strange anchorage?

  • Mini Quiz
    Win an ICOM hand-held VHF radio

On Test

  • Wauquiez 40
    The smallest in the Wauquiez range of deck- saloon cruisers is tested by James Jermain

  • Macwester Wight 30
    A second-hand motor-sailer is put through her paces

Every Month

  • Editorial
  • On Watch
  • Readers’ letters
  • Any Questions?
  • YM subscriptions
  • Next Month and YM books
  • Libby Purves
  • New nautical books
  • Blue Water Letter
    Niki Perryman in Bermuda

  • Blue Water Bookshelf
    A new batch of faraway guides and companions

  • New Gear
  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    If you are looking for a used boat, read the Jeanneau story and get the gen on the Jaguars

  • Around the Coast
  • Property A window on Wales

  • The Confessional