Tom Cunliffe, wife Ros and daughter Hannah circumnavigate Ireland in their 40ft gaff-cutter

  • London Boat Show map and A-Z
    Your free pull-out guide to London Boat Show, complete with A-Z of exhibitors. Come and see the YM team on stand 1A


  • Round-Ireland cruise
    Tom Cunliffe, wife Ros and daughter Hannah circumnavigate Ireland in their 40ft gaff-cutter

  • South American gem
    Tanya Leech discovers stunning scenery and a cruising utopia 200 miles south of the Caribbean hurricane belt
  • Non-stop record maker
    Peter Keig’s exclusive story of how he beat Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in the race to become the first person to sail solo, non-stop round Britain

  • Mal d’hiver
    Do you suffer from sailors’ winter withdrawal symptoms? With the boat laid-up ashore, all we can do is dream of exotic voyages 56 London Show Preview What new boats and equipment will be unveiled at the 2001 London Boat Show? The YM team give a sneak show preview. PLUS free large-scale, pull-out show guide

  • Winter on the water
    Living on your yacht may seem like a great idea in the summer, but could you cope in temperatures below 10°F? Webb Chiles weathers a Boston winter with wife Carol aboard their 37ft Hawke

  • First sail of the season
    For intrepid East Coaster Mike Peyton, the season begins in January, with frozen water pipes, icicles on mooring warps and a sack of coal aboard his 38ft ketch

  • Living the dream
    Sixty-five-year-old Clive Imber’s solo Atlantic crossing served up Storm Force 9 winds and a tin of pilchards for Christmas dinner…

  • Warning signs
    Some second-hand boats have tell-tale signs that will turn away experienced buyers. James Jermain presents a few tips for bargain-hunters

  • The final voyage
    The 2000 transatlantic yacht race closed a chapter in solo racing. Mike Richey reflects on his last ocean voyage aboard Jester, the junk-rigged Folkboat

On test

  • Which Navtex?
    Simon Jinks tests five Navtex sets and picks the best buy

  • A star is born
    Five years in the planning, Rival Bowman’s Starlight 46 was launched last autumn. Peter Nielsen revels in this luxury performance cruiser

  • Feeling 32
    We sail a sporty new French cruiser with twin rudders

  • Trapper 500/501
    Ahead of her time when launched in 1972, is the Trapper 500 still a good buy, 28 years later?


  • Question of seamanship
    Where is the casualty?
  • Learning Curve
    Holed and sinking
  • Yachtmaster Class
    Beating in light airs
  • Pilotage quiz
    Win a ‘350 VHF
  • Better boat handling
    Cut-out and keep guide
  • Des Sleightholme
    At warp speed
  • Quick Tips