In Yachting Monthly this month


McMurdo competition
Win one of two McMurdo EPIRBs

What’s your excuse?
Seven ARC sailors tell Miles Kendall there are no excuses

Isle of style
One yacht, eight Caribbean islands and three nations in six days

Mix and match
Caroline Stevens mixes ancient and modern on a one-way Turkish bareboat holiday

In the family way
Discover the beach club holiday with self-service yachts

Your essential guide to this West Country classic

Christmas for cruisers
Yuletide memories from Mexico to Australia

Heavy mettle
Dee Caffari has an iron will and a steel boat to sail alone around the world the ‘wrong way’

How accurate is your forecast?
Weather lore from websites to witchcraft

My longest boat test
James Jermain reports on his 24-day Atlantic crossing

Blue water letter
Rod Heikell comes across illegal immigrants at sea

A guide to articles that have appeared in YM during 2005


New boat test: Comfortina 42
‘A top quality performance cruiser,’ declares James Jermain

Used boat test: Nauticat 33
Buying in the USA saved one couple thousands

All systems go!
Buyers’ guide to the latest navigation systems

New Gear
Next-generation wind transducers, PLUS: Is this the ultimate anchor?


Expert on board: it’s child’s play
How to ensure families stay happy at sea

Learning curve
A cruising couple are boarded by pirates

Skipper’s tips
Fog facts and the many uses of vinegar

Question of seamanship
Do you go for home or put in a reef

Winter boatworks
Fitting radar and a goalpost

Any Questions
Which way around Britain? Plus, anchor advice


Editor’s log
Spice of sailing life

Opening shot
Sunset off the Dorset coast

Print your own charts

Readers’ letters
Sexism, racism and rip-offs

Libby Purves
Cost-cutting cruisers

Cunliffe on Cruising
Don’t bow before number crunchers

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Around the coast
What’s been happening in your home waters?

Yachtsmen share their sailing sins