The cruising sailor's guide to racing...
- The cruising sailor?s guide to racing
Racing is fun, sociable and improves your cruising skills. If you fancy having a go but don?t know where to start, our six-page special has advice on how to take part in club racing and summer regattas
- What does Category A (Ocean) really mean?
If you thought all Category A boats were fit for the worst ocean conditions, think again, says expert Andrew Blyth
- Just the two of us?
Tom Cunliffe and his wife Ros find themselves two-handed for the first time in 23 years, on a rough passage from Portugal to Brittany
- A Woman Alone
Stoic circumnavigator Jill Knight battled terredo worms and electrolysis as she egged on her 100-year-old cutter
- Buying Abroad
How much can you save? Dick Durham investigates the pros and cons of buying a boat outside the UK
The epic voyage ends ? Justine Oliver sells her boat and reflects on life ashore
- Destinations ? with free chart Ipswich and the River Orwell.
Dick Durham meanders up the Suffolk river where marinas fight for space between anchorages
- Behind the Manacles
Ken Endean finds shelter, peace and solitude, heading south from the River Helford to a notorious ship trap
- French Island Hopping part two
Some jewels of the French west coast: Ile de Sein, Audierne and Kerity ? Ken Endean reports
- Portland Bill
Miranda Delmar-Morgan is converted to a solitary anchorage ? off the most feared point on the South Coast!
- Aluminium Boats
Why does aluminium appeal to top blue-water sailors?
- Question of Seamanship
Mooring in strong winds
- Learning Curve
Dismasted on a delivery trip
- Better Boat Handling
- Yachtmaster Class
Don?t drop the pilotage
The constrictor knot
- Mini quiz
Win a £699 McMurdo personal locator beacon
Boats, Tests and Gear
- Gear test
Visual passage planner
- Ovni 385
Popular French shoal-draft cruiser in practically rock-proof aluminium
- On Watch
The best sailing news pages
- Readers? letters
- Any questions
- How to subscribe
- Next month
- Libby Purves ? Should ?shes? be ?its??
- Blue Water Letter ? from Colin Lowe in the Caribbean
- Blue Water PS ? Panama latest
- New gear
- A-Z of second-hand boats
Halmatic, Heavenly Twins, Hillyard, Hirondelle and Hunter
- Around the Coast Local news
- The Confessional