• Killer containers
    Dick Durham investigates the scandal of lost shipping containers which litter the oceans

  • The golden touch
    Editor Sarah Norbury goes for gold with Shirley Robertson and learns how to make your cruiser go faster

  • Beware of the Bugiman
    Thies Matzen, owner of Eric Hiscock’s Wanderer III, encounters the pirates who have become boatbuilders in Indonesia

  • Through a glass clearly
    Peter Nielsen weaves his way through the mat and resin of GRP (Part Two)

  • Deck gear
    Simon Jinks & Peter Nielsen track down the best ways of upgrading mainsheet and genoa slides.

  • A to Z of second-hand boats (part 4)
    Buying a used Bénéteau -don’t miss our guide

  • Chain reaction
    Lesley Wilkes finds the weakest link in husband Eric’s plan to buy some cheap anchor chain

  • New pilot books
    The latest pilot books for the East Coast, North Brittany & the Channel Islands and West France reviewed by Dick Durham

  • Destinations
    Peter Cumberlidge visits Dartmouth and finds ‘the most unrivalled coastline in Europe’. With free fold-out chart inside

  • Global swarming
    To sail around the world in a rally or go it alone? Alan Haynes, who circumnavigated two-up with his wife, examines the options

  • Normandy guide
    Ken Endean writes about sailing east of Cherbourg

On Test

  • Bénéteau’s Océanis Clipper 393
    James Jermain finds the boat a better sailer than her predecessors

  • Elan 45
    Peter Nielsen sails a bargain with a good turn of speed

  • Second-hand boat test
    Simon Jinks finds the Hurley 24/70 a robust cruiser with standing headroom