• Rescue remedies
    Engine breakdowns cause the RNLI headaches and private recovery service Sea Start profit. Dick Durham investigates. Plus 10 top tips to prevent engine failure

  • In at the deep end
    Shadowfax, a 33ft blue water cruising yacht, carried her novice skipper safely through a tropical storm, en route from Hong Kong to London. First Mate Justine Oliver describes the drama

  • Calvados Cruising
    Join David Jefferson on a cruise along the French Normandy coastline, a fascinating mix of Second World War history, delightful fishing villages and gourmet food

  • Sunny side up
    Simon Jinks’s illuminating guide to solar panels tells you which type is right for you

  • A to Z of second-hand boats (part 5)
    Buying a used Bowman? Don’t miss our guide

  • Hurst past the post
    Ken Endean drops the hook at Hurst Point, a popular Solent stopover before a Channel crossing, or while on a South Coast cruise

  • Destinations
    Tom Cunliffe visits Kilrush on the west coast of Ireland. With free pull-out chart

  • The last goodbye
    Hugh Marriott’s knew a passage up the Red Sea would be tough in his Valiant 40 Tacit. But he didn’t realise he would say farewell to his home for the past nine years

  • Mud, sweat and piers
    YM’s Dick Durham comes to a sticky East Coast end after a dismasting, a grounding and a tow from an Army tank

On Test

  • Moody 38
    Peter Nielsen tests the new Moody and finds an easy-to- handle, competent cruiser

  • Southerly 135
    A blue water creek crawler with an enduring appeal

  • Second-hand
    boat test
    James Jermain sails the S&S 34, a classic from the heyday of Sparkman & Stephens


  • Editorial
  • On watch
  • Subscriptions & Next Month
  • Readers’ letters
  • Any questions?
  • YM books
  • Libby Purves
  • Editorial
  • Subscriptions & Next Month
  • Readers’ letters
  • Any questions?
  • Libby Purves
  • Blue Water Letter
  • Blue Water Postscript
  • New Gear
  • Around the Coast