Cape Horn to starboard!..


  • Cape Horn to starboard!
    After 170,000 miles of sailing together, rounding the Horn ‘the wrong way’ was the pinnacle of Lin and Larry Pardey’s cruising experience

  • Landfalls: The long way across Biscay
    The Harris family cross from Camaret to La Coruña on their Sun Odyssey 47

  • Winter warnings
    Is your boat safe from winter storms, or
    are you a broken chain-link away from disaster? Mike Kopman offers tips for laying up afloat, plus four shorebased case histories

  • Look back in anger
    Boats are not designed to go astern? Roger Morris finds propwalk, windage and tide conspire to make him feel backwards

  • Knight sailing: part 1
    Alison Panes is unprepared for the dramas, delays and diversions involved in sailing her father’s Westerly GK24 home to Conwy, north Wales. Part one: Brighton to Padstow, Cornwall

  • Old man of the sea
    Veteran blue-waterman David Lewis (85) is young at heart. Jill Knight meets a hero who can still appreciate the lines of a boat… and a woman

  • Stability part 6
    In the final article on seaworthiness, Andrew Blyth offers advice on what you should consider when buying a boat for ocean or coastal sailing

  • Tread softly, for you tread on my dreams
    Peter Bonsey on how cherished dreams of liveaboard sailing should not be rushed too quickly into reality

  • Destinations: St Valery-sur-Somme
    Landing in the port from which William the Conqueror departed for the invasion of Britain, David Jefferson discovers a bustling, historical seaside town

  • From the gift locker
    Toby Hodges finds 18 Christmas gifts fit for any sailor’s stocking, from sailing guides to satphones

Sailing Skills

  • A Question of Seamanship
    Close encounter with a coaster

  • Learning Curve
    Peter Hoggins hits bad weather in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands

  • Knots
    The jury mast knot : a practical party piece by Geoffrey Budworth

  • Sea Sense: Des Sleightholme
    The art of making yourself heard

  • Yachtmaster Class
    Tom Cunliffe says we ignore signs in the sky at our peril

  • Better Boat Handling
    Sailing downwind safely with Simon Jinks

  • Sailing quiz
    Win a pair of Steiner Commander V binoculars worth ‘595

On Test

  • Bavaria 38: exclusive first test
    A 38ft cruiser for ‘63,000? Mike Kopman finds out if the Germans are hiding anything

  • Lagoon 410 S2
    In perfect sailing conditions, YM gets a preview of this spacious modern French cruising cat – making her debut in UK waters

Every Month

  • Editorial
  • On Watch
    The best sailing news pages

  • Readers’ letters
  • Any Questions?
    Buying yachts in Holland

  • Next month and YM books
  • Libby Purves
    Magnificent Ellen MacArthur

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  • Blue Water Letter
    Colin Lowe and the crew of Wild Bird ride the Gulf Stream from Bermuda to Nova Scotia

  • Blue Water Postscript