A leap into the Southern Ocean...


  • A leap into the Southern Ocean
    In the first of three articles, a family make a mid-summer Southern Ocean passage from Tierra del Fuego to South Georgia in their wooden gaff cutter

  • Wandering the western way
    A taster to Ken Endean?s new nine-part series, Westcoasting, in which he sails his Sabre 27 from the Solent to Stornoway, in the Outer Hebrides

  • Charter special: 21 pages of cruising holidays
    The best charter holidays from the Med and beyond ? James Jermain in unspoilt Turkey, Sarah Norbury among the Dalmatian Islands, Caroline Stevens in Greece, Dick Durham with stowaways in Mallorca and Rod Heikell in the Seychelles

  • Destinations: Ouistreham
    Peter Cumberlidge visits Calvados country in the Baie de Seine, with D-day battlefields and the canal to Caen

  • Which budget binocular?
    The YM team focuses on nine pairs of 7×50 waterproof binoculars, costing under £100. Which was the Best Buy
    and which best value for money?

  • Going out with the ARC
    Dick Durham reports from the dockside in Las Palmas on the 17th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers ? and almost stows away for an Atlantic crossing

  • 2002 index
    Your comprehensive guide to YM?s in- depth coverage of cruising in foreign and home waters from 2002, plus all the gear tests and equipment reviews listings

Sailing Skills

  • A Question of Seamanship
    Shorten sail or shorten time at sea?

  • Learning Curve ? Fire at sea
    Rory McGouran?s ketch suffers an engine fire off the East Coast

  • Sailing quiz
    Win one of six Gerber EZ Out Rescue Knives, worth £45 each

  • Yachtmaster Class
    Maritime mnemonics with Tom Cunliffe

  • Better Boat Handling
    In this second episode on spinnakers, Simon Jinks looks at gybing techniques

  • Knots
    A simple and sturdy stopper knot by Geoffrey Budworth

  • Sea sense
    Des Sleightholme?s tips for safe anchoring

On Test

  • Sun Odyssey 35
    A seductive price tag and intriguing interior idiosyncrasies accompany this spacious family cruiser. But is she good value? asks James Jermain

  • Legend 426
    A large, beamy deck-saloon design with a very spacious interior. But does it compromise performance? James Jermain investigates

Every Month

  • Editorial

  • On Watch
    The best sailing news pages

  • Readers? letters

  • YM subscriptions

  • Any Questions?
    The solution to smelly deck shoes

  • Next month and YM books

  • Libby Purves
    Blind date in the boatyard

  • Blue Water Letter
    Niki Perryman in mid-Pacific finds that ?every day is a Sunday?

  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    Part one of the Moody listings

  • New gear

  • Around the Coast

  • Property
    An island of your own?

  • The Confessional