In this month's issue of Yachting Monthly....
Sharing the dream
Don’t put off your long-term cruising plans, advises Jack Gush
The boat of the future?
Could new technologies make onboard electrical systems simpler and more reliable? Nigel Calder is betting his boat on it.
The pick of Mike Peyton’s cruising cartoons
Joining the Biscay Triangle is a great way to cruise in company
Discover African delights just a short hop from Gibraltar
Île de bréhat
Peter Cumberlidge delights in a gem of an island found along a magical stretch of Brittany’s coast. PLUS: Free chart
A ride on the eider
The Eider canal is a forgotten waterway perfect for exploration
A dodgy diesel can do strange things to a man, says Briar Jensen
Blue water letter
Niki Perryman snugs down in Tasmania for the winter
Big Brother afloat?
A new crew of youngsters sails the first leg of GMIV’s circumnavigation to Gibraltar
BOATS AND GEAR
New boat test: dufour 365
The Dufour 365 epitomises simple cruising pleasure. James Jermain is impressed.
Used boat test: bavaria 320
This 15-year-old cruiser is comfortable as well as being a pleasure to sail, says Miles Kendall
Toby Hodges reports on folding and feathering propellers that will boost your sailing speed
Flat-pack anchor, engines and Christmas gifts
The latest yachts, fresh off the drawing board
Get a grip on anchoring
Drop the hook securely under sail and power
Andy O’Grady faces fire and freezing waters
Choosing the right sail, chartplotter skills and more
Question of seamanship
The spinnaker’s up but you need to slow down
Sealing out the sea
How to maintain the sealant around your chainplates
Rig checks – what to look for
13 essential tips for checking your standing rigging
Choosing a surveyor, sailing in Sweden, marina rip-offs
The tools that you wouldn’t sail without
The view from the helm
Loch Fyne spinnaker run
Fake RYA certificates
Your right of reply
No more novelty presents, begs Libby
Cunliffe on Cruising
Tom rediscovers his faith in yacht ownership
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Around the coast
What’s been happening in your home waters?
Yachtsmen share their sailing sins