An expensive lie-in: Dogged by fog and headwinds in Normandy, Miranda Delmar-Morgan...


  • An expensive lie-in
    Dogged by fog and headwinds in Normandy, Miranda Delmar-Morgan decides to stay in her bunk and runs up a pricey repatriation bill

  • Tender moments
    Jack Gush reports on some ?worst-case scenarios with the dinghy?

  • Travelling by tube
    The YM team take 13 inflatable yacht tenders around the 2.8m mark with rigid transoms and pick the best budget and premium buys

  • Landfalls
    Brothers Graham and David Howett
    sail their Bénéteau First 32 from Essex to Morlaix in North Brittany

  • Chagos fever
    Jenni Griffiths reveals what brings cruisers back year after year to these paradise islands in the Indian Ocean

  • Black Forest bâteau
    YM visits the world?s biggest automated assembly line for boatbuilding, where Bavaria builds 10 yachts a day

  • Cardigan cruising
    In pa rt four of Ken Endean?s Westcoasting passage to Scotland, he crosses Cardigan Bay and calls in at Fishguard

  • Destinations: Amble
    The Northumberland town of Amble is the ?last and kindliest port in England?. Toby Hodges finds a friendly welcome on the spectacular Heritage Coast

  • Bedazzled by two hulls
    Tony Cotton wanted a boat that would give him a thrill without terrifying his wife.
    James Jermain reports on a catamaran that can survive a Force10 but which is also a comfortable family cruiser

  • The travels of Tom Tit
    Mike Phillips borrows a 330 hp truck to haul his 1894 Itchen ferry, Tom Tit, to Norway?s Risør boat festival

  • The keel-boltconundrum
    Should you take X-rays of your ageing keel bolts or perform ?open-keel surgery?? Dick Durham finds out and saves £455

Sailing Skills

  • A Question of Seamanship
    How to tow to a tricky river mooring

  • Learning curve
    Experienced cruising couple David and Judy Lomax dragged their Britany anchor for 40 miles off the west coast of Scotland. They share the lessons learned

  • Yachtmaster class
    Tom Cunliffe presents a how-and-why guide to heaving-to

  • Better Boat Handling
    Simon Jinks on sailing your yacht without a rudder

  • Sailing Quiz
    Win one of five Ocean Safety lifejackets, worth up to £159

  • Knots
    The shake hands bend

  • Sea Sense
    Des Sleightholme on sound signals

On Test

  • Europa RO330
    This sporty Spanish cruiser has a fine turn of speed, but how much accommodation is sacrificed for those lines?

  • Cape Cutter 19
    Hidden beneath the traditional lines of this pretty gaff cutter, Mike Kopman discovers surprising performance

  • Second Look
    Dufour?s best-selling Classic 36 is designed for family cruising, but how does she fare in awkward conditions?

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