In Israel Paul Gelder meets sailors on the Blue Water Rally, nearing the end of their circumnavigation

  • Gripping stuff!
    Fed up with dragging anchors? Our six-page special will renew your confidence in the sailor’s best friend

  • First stop Falmouth
    Mark and Amanda Long sold up to sail to the Med. In Part One of their story, they fit-out and sail to Falmouth
  • The best cruiser ever?
    Peter Nielsen meets the maker of a legend, boatbuilder Jeremy Rogers, who made and lost a fortune with the Contessa 32 and 26

  • Eastern promise
    Miles Kendall falls under the spell of barge yacht sailing on the East Coast aboard the Norfolk Trader 45

  • Red Sea perils
    In Israel Paul Gelder meets sailors on the Blue Water Rally, nearing the end of their circumnavigation

  • Destinations: Dieppe
    James Jermain visits Dieppe, a popular starting point for a Normandy cruise. Plus, free pull-out chart

  • Handheld VHFs
    Smaller, better waterproofed and longer battery life – but which one? Mark Turley and Simon Jinks compare

  • Braveheart
    At 85 Jean Keppie is still cruising her 50-year-old McGruer classic in Scotland. Barbara Wright met her

  • Inside job
    Peter Nielsen tests the David Thomas-designed Hunter Channel 31- with its new-look interior

  • Second-hand focus
    James Jermain takes another look at the the Dufour 29

  • Boat buyers’ guide
    A first cruiser for the family

  • Rod of the Rovers
    Rod Heikell sails to Haiti, gets press-ganged to play soccer with the locals, and discovers ‘quite simply the best place in the Caribbean I’ve visited’
  • New gear briefing
    Simon Jinks checks out the latest equipment for you and your boat
  • Sailing Skills
  • Question of seamanship – Mooring dilemmas
  • Learning Curve – Run down or rescued?
  • Tom Cunliffe’s Yachtmaster Class
  • Seamanship tips
  • Pilotage quiz – win a new handheld VHF worth ‘350
  • Des Sleightholme’s Sea Sense


  • Editorial
  • On watch Including Marina Spy, Club Call and Pub Guide
  • New boats
  • Readers’ letters
  • Any questions
  • Next month/Subscriptions
  • YM books
  • Libby Purves
    On the thrills and spills of white-water rafting
  • Blue water letter
    From Rod Heikell in Barcelona
  • Blue water postscript
  • Around the coast
    Latest news from our correspondents
  • Waterside property
  • The Confessional
    Readers own up to their sailing sins