• Deepwater dynasty
    Helen Tew’s first Atlantic crossing was at the age of 89. She tells Dick Durham the story of her remarkable family

  • Street’s ahead
    James Jermain joins sailing legend Don Street for an incident-packed delivery passage from the South Coast to London’s Limehouse Basin

  • To the Arctic in a 33ft Westerly
    Bob Shepton sails his Westerly Discus into the Arctic pack ice, tracing Bill Tilman’s footsteps along Baffin Island and Greenland

  • Destinations – Free chart: La Rochelle
    A picturesque and popular port of call. This vibrant town is a yachting mecca with a carefree French ambience

  • 12 essential bilge pump tips
    In bilge pumps part II Nigel Calder gives 12 essential tips for keeping dry below decks, plus advice on automatic bilge pump switches

  • Heaters – Buyers’ Guide
    A buyers’ guide to cabin heaters. How to choose which cabin heater is best for your boat. Plus installation tips

  • YM Index for 2001
    The invaluable guide to Yachting Monthly features – in 2001. Helps you find them fast!

  • Six mini gear tests
    The world’s first GPS/mobile phone; pocket weather tracker; Silva multi navigator; ICS Nav6 Navtex; Day Skipper CD and parachute sea anchor

On Test

  • New Boats
    The Hunter Mystery 34, Tradewind 44 and Colin Archer’s sailing pilot boats

  • Dehler 36
    James Jermain sails this elegant high-performance yacht in strong winds; is she suitable for heavy cruising conditions?

  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    Buying a used boat? Our cut-out-and-keep series continues with the last
    Es and the first Fs, including the Feeling range and the Finesse


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