In Yachting Monthly this month


Tacktick competition
Three wireless display and control units to be won

Hideaways and havens
You don’t have to sail far to find a heavenly anchorage

Power struggles
In part 2 of ‘The Boat of the Future’ Nigel Calder looks at the cutting-edge technology of diesel-electric propulsion

Men in black
Two skippers come under the beady eye of HM Customs on either side of the English Channel

Home sweet boat
More voyages are wrecked by rows than rocks, says Jack Gush

Isle of man
Stunning scenery and varied cruising: the Isle of Man is more than just a safe haven, says Mac McDiarmid

The wharram way
The father of modern multihull cruising is James Wharram. We meet the pioneer who celebrates 50 years of designing

Dead calm
Colin Lowe finds himself becalmed on the graveyard watch

Well Heeled!
Dick Durham spends his longest passage ever in the company of Gipsy Moth IV and her green – in more ways than one – crew!

Blue water letter
Andy O’Grady sails back ‘home’ to the Solent from Greenland

Boats and gear

New boat test: Westerly GK35
Westerly is back with ‘one hell of a boat’ – says James Jermain

Used BOAT TEST: Rustler 31
This long-keeled cruiser is a classic, says Dick Durham

There’s a new look to YM’s stand at ExCel
PLUS: Great DVD ticket offer

New boats at Excel
Discover the boats making their debut at London

New gear
The pick of the very latest kit for 2006

Boat Show map & GUIDE
Plan your day and find your way with our show map

The dampbusters
Fight the mould – eight dehumidifiers on test

Sailing skills

James Jermain gets to grip with jury rigging

360° rollover
Ron Llewellyn survives a dramatic storm

Skipper’s tips
Reading the water, anchoring advice and more

Question of seamanship
Run from the storm or turn and face it? You decide

Any Questions
Rogue ropes, water worrries and fitting LEDs

A change of heart
Mac McDiarmid on choosing and fitting a new engine


Editor’s log
The view from the helm

Opening shot
100 years of Yachting Monthly

Yachtsmen run Spanish blockade

Readers’ letters
What happened to KISS?

Libby Purves
Libby goes back to school

Cunliffe on Cruising
Tom recalls strange birds of passage

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

Yachtsmen share their sailing sins