The newly refitted Yachting Monthly includes a new Landfall feature and this month, a charter special.


Britain’s top twenty anchorages The pick of the best places to drop your hook – from the Isles of Scilly to Scotland. Have our experts picked one of your favourite spots?

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers It’s the biggest cruise in company on the planet and attracts all sorts of yachtsmen. Paul Jeffes hits the pontoons to see what attracts yachtsmen to the ARC

Landfalls – Deauville Peter Cumberlidge is your guide around this chic Normandy port. PLUS new-style pull-out waypoints chart

Charter special

You can do it your way There’s a sailing holiday out there that’s just right for you

Absolute beginners Is a skippered charter the best way to get a taste for cruising? Ed Miller goes to Greece to find out

The Italian Family The Stevens family found much to delight on a bareboat charter round Elba and Corsica

Broads MInded The Norfolk Broads offer a new set of challenges and delights for Dick Durham

Beach babes Winter sun, fresh winds and plenty of childcare makes for a perfect Caribbean cocktail, says Miles Kendall

Win a charter Join YM and The Moorings in Turkey

Win a flotilla course Learn the ropes with Sunsail

Blue Water Letter – Lure of the Kiwi club Niki Perryman discovers that there’s something about New Zealand that makes it hard to leave

Index A comprehensive guide to the articles that have appeared in YM over the past 12 months

Boats and gear

Swede with speed James Jermain almost goes overboard with his praise for the Najad 380

Radars – group test Eight sets – starting from under £900 – are put through their paces

A bruiser of a cruiser Jeanneau’s Sun Magic 44 really is a big berther

New gear The very latest equipment for the new sailing season

Buyers’ guide At-a-glance digest of YM product tests

Sailing skills

Finding the plot Confused by the choice of electronic navigation systems? Tom Cunliffe guides you through the options

Learning Curve 28ft yacht abandoned in Atlantic storm

Ropework Step-by-step guide to making an eye splice

Question of Seamanship Can you make the right choice when the pressure’s on?

Skippers’ tips Sailing skills on topics as diverse as seagulls and sextants

Any questions? Cruising in a multihull, choosing a radio and the merits of swing keels

All this, plus our regular pages