Helen and Tony Adams head north to spend an icy winter afloat...
- WINTER AT 60° NORTH
Helen and Tony Adams head north to spend an icy winter afloat in Finland
- HEART OF A BOAT
There’s nothing like a proper stove to make a boat feel homely, says Peter Bonsey
- A CUBAN CHRISTMAS
A cruising couple discover the true spirit of the festive season in a quiet corner of the Caribbean
- CHRISTMAS PRESENTS PAST
When Mike Peyton asked to be given boating gifts he didn’t realise he’d be expected to reciprocate
- ME AND MY SHIPWRIGHT
Miranda Delmar-Morgan has a special relationship with her shipwright. She employs him and is also his ‘apprentice’
- 2020: A SAIL ODYSSEY
Cruising will become ever more complex as technology takes over, predicts David Morrison
- BVI CHARTER
A flotilla charter holiday in the British Virgin Islands is a perfect introduction to the Caribbean, says Paul Gelder
PLUS: Sign up for the YM BVI fl otilla with The Moorings
- BLUE WATER LETTER
Rod Heikell fl ies to Grenada to assess the damage caused to his yacht by Hurricane Ivan
- WHAT’S THE PERFECT CRUISING RIG?
GETTING YOUR RIG RIGHT
Cutter or ketch? Swept-back or straight spreaders? Running backstays or no backstay at all? Nigel Calder gives his verdict on what makes up the ideal cruising rig.
BOATS & GEAR
- NEW BOAT TEST: SOUTHERLY 35RS
This British-built swing keel cruiser isn’t afraid of the rough stuff, says James Jermain
- POCKET PCs ON BOARD
PC POWER IN YOUR POCKET
A hand-held computer really could change the way you sail
- LONDON SHOW GUIDE AND GUINNESS OFFER
IT’S SHOW TIME
Everything you need to know about the London Boat Show.
PLUS: How to claim your free pint of Guinness!
- LONDON BOAT SHOW – NEW BOATS
A preview of the new boats at ExCel, from 25-50ft
- LONDON BOAT SHOW – NEW GEAR
The latest equipment to look out for at the show
- SURVEY! SURVEY! SURVEY!
Paul Jeffes helps a 50-year-old commercial diver fi nd a boat suitable for long-distance, short-handed sailing
- A QUESTION OF SEAMANSHIP
There’s too much sail up – but should you drop the main or take down the storm jib? What would you do?
- STRESS-FREE ANCHORING
Simple techniques to take the strain out of anchoring
- LEARNING CURVE
Navigating in fog is always diffi cult, even with radar
- CUNLIFFE ON CRUISING
Your yacht may be sailing happily along, but is your crew happy?
- ANY QUESTIONS?
COLREGS in reverse
View from the helm
- READERS’ SERVICES
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- OPENING SHOT
The loneliness of the ocean yachtsman
- GIPSY MOTH IV TO SAIL AGAIN
Gipsy Moth IV escapes her concrete tomb
- READERS’ LETTERS
Your right to reply
- LIBBY PURVES: THIS CRUISING LIFE
A fi rst-aid course is not just for Christmas
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- NEXT MONTH
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- AROUND THE COAST
News from our team of local correspondents
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