The Shell Channel Pilot challenge...


  • The Shell Channel Pilot challenge
    Tom Cunliffe?s inside view on writing and updating one of the best-known pilot books

  • A southern sanctuary
    Part two of the O?Grady family?s Antarctic cruise focuses on South Georgia ? a landfall rich in exploration history, ruled by its wildlife and the elements

  • Isle of Skye weekending
    Sarah Button?s Westerly Sealord becomes the venue for a post-GCSE party when she takes on five teenagers before the mast

  • Sting in the tale
    Fred Lockey seeks respite from the non- stop partying of Trinidad on a deserted island; but it has its own buzzing atmosphere

  • Computers at sea
    In the first of three articles, Simon Jinks considers which type of PC hardware is most suitable for use on your yacht

  • Westcoasting part one: cruising deepest Devon
    On the first leg of his journey from the Solent to the Hebrides, Ken Endean finds many delights for the stormbound sailor in the rural heart of South Devon

  • The Vertical Wall
    Rich Malone and his girlfriend face a 1,100-mile struggle upwind from Panama to the eastern Caribbean

  • Destinations: Cardiff
    Developers simply added water to turn Cardiff from an obsolete coal port to ?Europe?s youngest capital?. Dick Durham got the lowdown on this great Welsh city

  • Sailing among the coral cays of Belize
    Paul Gelder finds an ideal Caribbean combination: perfect trade winds and a tropical paradise untouched by tourism

  • London Boat Show ? the end of Earls Court
    The YM team bids a fond farewell to the last of the Earls Court shows ? and reviews some of the best new gear on display

Sailing Skills

  • A Question of Seamanship
    ?Haven?t got the foggiest? ? skipper?s dilemma in low visibility

  • Learning Curve ? sink and swim
    Bill Clegg?s boat sank beneath him, leaving him to swim (and climb) for it

  • Yachtmaster Class
    Tom Cunliffe considers how to locate a MOB and, more importantly, how to get them back on board

  • Better Boat Handling
    Simon Jinks on the benefits of cruising chutes

  • Knots
    The Lapp knot for lanyards

  • Sea sense
    The old heave-ho

  • Sailing quiz
    Win a £59 Gerber Multi-tool

  • Sailing books

On Test

  • Comet 38
    Restructured company Comar has produced a cruiser with Italian flair and quality joinery ? James Jermain sails her

  • Aventura 28
    Mike Kopman almost flies a hull on this fast French catamaran, but is she suitable for family cruising?

  • Second look ? Eygthene 24
    Simon Jinks discovers why this pocket-sized cruiser- racer launched the career of designer Ron Holland

Every Month

  • Editorial

  • On Watch
    The best sailing news pages

  • Readers? letters

  • YM subscriptions

  • Any Questions?
    The solution to smelly deck shoes

  • Next month and YM books

  • Libby Purves
    Cruising the TV channels

  • Blue Water Letter
    Colin Lowe finds beauty, friendliness and a million lobster pots in New England

  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    All the remaining Moodys

  • New gear

  • Around the Coast

  • Property
    An island of your own?

  • The Confessional