When the boom breaks in a gale off Biscay, Sarah Button ponders the wisdom of ....
Truant in a tempest
Average speeds and passage times
Wight way round
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An open and shut race
Isles of the North
Getting height of tide on your side
On TestIsland Packet 370
?Never mind the length, feel the displacement,? advises James Jermain
The family cruiser that?s ?close to ideal?
Laser rescue: making light of distress signals
The back-up beacon that lasts for 72 hours
Plotters, PCs, cleats, jerry cans and more
Sailing skillsA question of seamanship
60 ways to stay safe at sea
Five teasers to test your knowledge
Chartwork: when is a fix not a fix?
Nigel Calder stresses the importance of checking your chart datums
Knowing how a radar works will help you choose a set that meets your needs
Look up or find yourself hooked up
Tom Cunliffe accepts that sometimes you have to learn the hard way
Cruising with children ? is it a good idea? And in search of marinas…Every MonthEditorial
View from the helm
Mexico?s sea of tranquillity sheltered by ?God?s little finger?
Des Sleightholme remembered, YM rallies and blue water seminars
Checking SSR registration, gas safety and sun sights on an RYA Ocean course
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This cruising life
Blue Water Letter
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A-Z of second-hand boats
Around the coast
Local news round-up from our coastal correspondents nationwide
Forgive me Father, for I have sailed