Breaking the 200-mile-a-day barrier...


  • Breaking the 200-mile-a-day barrier
    James Jermain talks to yacht designers Nigel Irens and Stephen Jones about breaking the 200-mile-a-day barrier in a cruising yacht
  • Virtual sailors
    Ken Munn and a group of fellow sailors who have only chatted on YM?s website get together for a cross-Channel cruise
  • Fit for a Viking
    Adrian Morgan has the help of a Viking skipper to guide him through the rocks and folklore of Sweden?s western archipelago
  • Grand Turkish travels
    Miranda Delmar-Morgan spends a week sailing in the Gulf of Gököva aboard a Turkish gulet
  • Energetic Adriatic
    Caroline Stevens and family find that there is just too much to enjoy during a fortnight?s charter in Croatia
  • Six islands in six days
    Paul Gelder goes island hopping in thesouthern Ionian and enjoys exhilarating sailing in sparkling blue seas
  • The sea to ourselves
    Miles Kendall relishes peace, quiet and even an occassional gale during an off- season share-a-yacht charter in Cornwall
  • Destinations: Whitby
    Dick Durham heads north and discovers the many charms of this historic fishing port with a rich and varied past.
    PLUS: your free pull-out chart of Whitby
  • Index 2003
    A handy comprehensive guide to all of YM?s 2003 cruising tales, as well listings of boat and gear tests, and equipment reviews
  • First-time boat owner
    Survey! Survey! Survey! YM?s surveyor Paul Jeffes looks over a Maxi 1000, Contessa 32 and Sigma 362. Which will be most suitable for Med cruising while not breaking the £20,000 budget?

Sailing Skills

  • A question of seamanship
    Jack is relying on Les Sirlots buoy to confirm his position on a passage to the Lezardrieux River – but he can?t see it
  • The cruellest of seas
    Mike Nicholson?s delivery trip from Gibraltar to Gran Canaria lurches from drama to crisis
  • Sailing Quiz
    Demonstrate your knowledge of the seas and win £200 worth of books
  • Yachtmaster Class
    Tom Cunliffe warns that the latest navigational tools may rob us of some useful sailing skills
  • Any Questions?
    VAT, EC directives and gun law
  • Better Boat Handling
    The second of our three-part series on the art of anchoring

On Test

  • Hallberg-Rassy 37
    James Jermain finds this new Nordic cruiser combines impressive performance without sacrificing on-board comfort
  • New Gear
    We check out a new range of wet-locker gear
  • Sailing boots
    A buyers? guide to a new generation of sailing boots featuring breathable fabrics and waterproofed leather
  • Essential Buyers? Guide
    Toby Hodges? guide to some of the best products we?ve tested in the last 12 months

Every Month

  • Editorial
    View from the helm
  • On Watch
    EU sparks row over ?defacing? red ensign; Valencia gets America?s Cup
  • Readers? Letters
    Cruising blues of the insurance kind; marina overcharging
  • Next month/YM Books
    Sneak preview of next month?s YM
  • This Cruising Life
    Libby Purves prepares to do battle with bad smells at sea
  • YM subscriptions
    Save up to 30% each month
  • Blue Water Letter
    Niki Perryman makes friends with South Pacific islanders and takes an exhilarating dive with humpback whales
  • A-Z of Second-hand Boats
    From the Trapper story, via Twisters and Trintellas, to UFOs and Vancouvers
  • Around the Coast
    Local news round-up from our coastal correspondents nationwide
  • Property
    Waterside retreats in stunning Scotland
  • Confessional
    The latest Certificates of Absolution