Inside Yachting Monthly's August issue


Celebrating a century of sail
Yachts from across the decades celebrated YM’s centenary

Bay of delights
Mike Pocock explores over 30 North Biscay stopovers

Foul play down under
Can chilli powder really work as an ecofriendly antifoul?

Landfalls: Alderney
Your guide to this fascinating island; PLUS: Free waypoint chart

Cowes for all
How to enjoy Skandia Cowes Week, whether racing or watching

Win a special edition YM Legend 27
Your last chance to win this one-off bilge-keeler

Blue water letter: rod heikell
The Eastern Med can be a great place to get work done, says Rod

One man and his boat: the da vinci boat
Mudskipper is a unique cruiser with offshore credentials

Club cruising: channel islands
Discover the yacht club with meals that French crews love

Exploring inland: shifting sands
The Laita River presents a challenging and rewarding cruising ground in South Brittany, reports Ken Endean


Sunshine sailers
15 liveaboards from £15 to £45,000

New boat test: maxi 1300
James Jermain welcomes the arrival of this decidedly different cruiser-racer

battle of the bilge
14 bilge pumps tried and tested

Head to headsail
What boost in performance does a hi-tech genoa really deliver?

New gear
EPIRBs, MOB alarms and a new anchor

Tested gear
Inflatable tender and drinks holders


Sailing with a happy ship
How to keep your crew smiling at sea

Learning curve: an ill wind
Irish rocks almost claim Martin Thomas’ classic yacht

Skipper’s tips
Freeing lines from props PLUS: flags, coiling and mooring

Question of seamanship
What can you do to stop crucial navigation errors?

Any Questions
Could your DSC VHF broadcast a false location?

PCs on board: surfer’s paradise
Tim Thornton explains how to save time and money when sending emails at sea


Editor’s Log
View from the helm

Round the Island Race rage

Readers’ letters
Fastnet lessons forgotten?

Libby Purves
Libby wants to know why we make such monumental cock-ups at sea

Cunliffe on Cruising
Size is all a question of perspective, says Tom

Around the coast
What’s been happening in your home waters?

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