Wandering star - Eric Hiscock’s Wanderer III is a cruising legend...


  • Wandering star
    Eric Hiscock?s Wanderer III is a cruising legend, with 270,000 miles in her wake. Current owner Thies Matzen celebrates her
    50th birthday, describing the bond between man and boat

  • Plane sailing
    Dick Durham?s yacht needed a refit, so he shipped a carpenter aboard for a cruise to the Solent and paid him in wine and curry

  • Which fixed GPS?
    The YM team compares seven leading units, costing from £239 to £903. All the sets have superb accuracy, but which wins for clarity and ease of use?

  • A writer?s retreat
    Living on America?s east coast, the author Bernard Cornwell maintains his English sailing roots with a Cornish Crabber 24

  • Yachtmaster wars
    The RYA?s supremacy as the training body for sailing is being challenged by an American company. YM investigates

  • Island rendezvous
    Andrew Mack sails from Sydney to Lord Howe Island to keep a date

  • Destinations: Padstow
    Peter Cumberlidge visited this north Cornish fishing village, which boasts a benevolent summer climate, a beautiful estuary and superb seafood

  • Black Velvet, white ice
    Ewen Southby-Tailyour takes a party of climbers to Iceland on his gaffer, Black Velvet, then explores the island?s west coast

  • Menai miles to home:
    Gallant Knight part 2 On its delivery trip from Brighton to Conwy, Alison Panes?s Westerly GK24 gets a lifeboat tow and faces the perilous Menai Strait

  • London Boat Show preview ? plus free pull-out map!
    The YM team reports on new boats and new gear on show at the final Earls Court Boat Show

  • Final showdown
    On the eve of Earls Court?s last boat show, Dick Durham looks back on 49 years of show history

Sailing Skills

  • A Question of Seamanship
    Laying out a second anchor

  • Learning Curve
    Delivering his father?s yacht back home from the Caribbean proves
    a true adventure for Dan Snow ? it?s his first long-haul passage as skipper

  • Better Boat Handling
    Simon Jinks unravels the complexities of spinnaker handling

  • Yachtmaster Class
    Hanging halyards

  • Sailing quiz
    Win Commander V binoculars

  • Knots
    Geoffrey Budworth demonstrates the Simple Simon bend

  • Sea Sense with Des Sleightholme
    The art of skowing an anchor

On Test

  • Dufour 40
    James Jermain heads to La Rochelle to discover a new-generation, fast French cruiser with style and performance.

  • Hanse 411
    This young German company has made an ambitious foray into the highly competitive 12m (40ft) production-boat market. Will its new flagship confirm its place in the mainstream? James Jermain finds out

Every Month

  • Editorial

  • On Watch
    The best sailing news pages

  • Readers? letters

  • YM subscriptions

  • Any Questions?
    Navigating the Alderney Race

  • Libby Purves
    Hove-to on the home front

  • Next month and YM books

  • Blue Water Letter
    Rod Heikell sails through the deserted Dodecanese in Greece

  • Blue Water Postscript

  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    The series continues with Maxis, MGs, Minstrels and Mirages

  • Around the Coast

  • Property

  • The Confessional