• The most dangerous sandbank in the world
    Dick Durham steps on the hallowed banks of the Goodwin Sands ñ know as the ëship swallowerí ñ graveyard to thousands of sailors

  • Small boat Atlantic adventures
    Don’t let size put horizons on your dreamsí, says Alastair Buchan, who sailed the Atlantic in a Hurley 20

  • To the tiller born
    Hannah Cunliffe reflects on growing up afloat ñ it all began with nappies changed on the chart table

  • Last of the Summer Time
    Autumn is the time of mellow fruitfulness as Dick Durham squeezes in one last Channel passage as the nights begin to draw in

  • Wired for safety
    How to avoid an electrical meltdown and fire at sea ñ part four of Nigel Calderís boatownerís guide

  • Laying-up time blues
    Roger Morris tucks up his boat for the winter

  • Destinations
    Peter Cumberlidge visits the classic South Coast haven of the River Yealm and Newton Ferrers in Devon

  • Christmas gifts
    From pen-knives to pocket chart plotters, YM blazes a trail through the chandleries for the festive season

  • Rockiní up the Red Sea
    Shadowfax and her intrepid crew battle up the Red Sea – even the Foreign Office got involved

  • Did you hear the one about?
    True or false? Rod Heikell and Paul Gelder relate some tall tales of the sea

  • The wild west
    On a challenging charter in the Scottish Western Isles, the Jackman family find a hidden paradise

On Test

  • Tartan 3700

  • Catana 401
    James Jermain reports from the South of France on a sophisticated French catamaran

  • Moody Eclipse 33
    Simon Jinks puts a deck saloon cruiser from the 1980s under the Second Look spotlight

  • A-Z Second-hand boats all about Dehlers well-built, innovative cruisers from Germany plus cruising Drascombes


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  • On watch
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  • Libby Purves- on estuary ennui
  • Blue Water Letter-Niki Perryman discovering Maine
  • Blue Water Postscript
  • New Gear
  • Boat buyers’ guide
  • Around the Coast
  • Waterside property
  • The Confessional-readers’ sailing sins

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