• Panama – Gateway or gauntlet?
    Tom and Vicky Jackson onthier own experience on this blue-water rite of passage in their Rustler 31 Sunstone

  • Forth-Clyde – The missing link
    The Millennium Link is Scotland’s new short cut, joining east and west. Adrian Morgan made the trip in his long-keeler.

  • Suez – Pyramid Sailing with Shadowfax
    A long beat into the gulf of Suez; a feast of culture (if not of fine food) in Egypt, and finally into the Med

  • Discontent in Cotentin
    A Channel crossing to St Vaast and a secret admirer awaiting Miranda Delmar-Morgan

  • Radar Buyers’ Guide – Five radars under ‘1,500
    Which budget radar is best? Tim Bartlett assesses five models for performance and value for money

  • Free chart
    Destinations – Isles of Scilly
    Peter Cumberlidge pilots us around the intricate rock-scape of Scilly, plus guide to anchorages and onshore eating and drinking

  • Battle of the bilge
    Nigel Calder tells you how to avoid that sinking feeling and get the best from your bilge pumps

  • First-time Fastnet
    Cruising man Dick Durham gets his first taste of racing with a baptism of fire in the 608-mile offshore classic

  • Steeling beauty
    Jack Gush on his choice of blue-water cruising yacht. What are the key features for long passage-making aboard Jackella

  • London Boat Show essential guide – plus free pull-out map!
    New boats and latest equipment at the London Boat Show. Don’t go to Earls Court without it!

On Test

  • Bavaria 44
    A quality 44-footer for under ‘100,000? James Jermain test-sails the new Bavaria to find out if she really is a bargain

  • Second look: Southerly 115
    This popular swing-keel family cruising yacht is both a capable cruiser and a creek crawler

  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    Our monthly cut-out-and-keep series continues with the innovative Etap range and also looks at the Elizabethan and Endurance


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