In July's magazine


Gipsy Moth rescue special
Amazing photos of the rescue mission in Tahiti

Family favourites
15 boats to get the family afloat from £9,000

Listening watch
Behind the scenes at Solent Coastguard

blue water letter
Andy O’Grady follows the Viking trail in Scandinavia

Into the jungle
Ken Endean explores the Odet River in Brittany

Landfalls: Port Guillaume
Discover this Norman delight. PLUS: Free waypoint chart

Win a special edition YM Legend 27
Another chance to win this one-off bilge keeler

A little bit of play
A millimetre of movement led to a mountain of maintenance as Dick Durham prepared his Contessa 32 for a new season

Club cruising: Cornwall
Discover cheap moorings, fine food, a shower and a decent pint

Ocean pioneers: All the threes
The first ‘trimaran’ to cross the Atlantic, in 1868, was little more than a raft on three rubber floats


New boat test: nauticat 385
Can this heavyweight be light on its feet?

Used boat test: Dragonfly 800
Are three hulls better than one?

Taking charge
Choosing the best batteries for your boat

‘B’ safe be seen
A guide to the latest Automatic Identification System advances

New gear
Rig cutters, windlasses and gear tests

New boats
Summer stunners: new models from Southerly and Malö


Start your engines
Step-by-step guide to quick diesel engine fixes

Learning curve: perfect storm
Why an experienced skipper abandoned ship

Skipper’s tips
Heaving lines, judging fog and judging distances

Question of seamanship
What’s the best escape plan when your anchor drags?

Any Questions
Flare disposal and Greek charter regulations

PCs on board: It’s good to talk
Get connected at sea and in harbour – but don’t pay through the nose for it


Editor’s log
View from the helm

Smashed on Anvil Point

Readers’ letters
Fastnet lessons forgotten?

Libby Purves
Libby wants to know why we make such monumental cock-ups at sea

Cunliffe on Cruising
Do we really need protecting from biohazards and our own stupidity?

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

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