• Britain?s most expensive marina……and the cheapest
    Is paying over £5,000 for a berth for a year in a marina a rip-off or do you get your money?s worth? Dick Durham searches out Britain?s most expensive marina and the cheapest

  • French island hopping
    Part one of Ken Endean?s leisurely look at the islands off France ? starting with Ushant and Ile Molène

  • RYA Log Competition
    Sweden, Finland and the West Coast of Scotland feature in the winning entries of this popular nautical contest

  • Tales of a reluctant wife
    Seasickness put Belinda Haigh off sailing for life until she read Yachting Monthly

  • Biscay for beginners
    Meg Clothier and her brother deliver their parents? yacht across Biscay to La Coruña

  • Destinations ? with free chart The French waterways.
    Get your boat to the Med and enjoy the French countryside en route

  • Braveheart
    Heart patient John Otterbacher?s recuperation involved sailing across the Atlantic with his family

  • Look before you leap
    Jack Gush hops off a boat in Portugal and finds himself on the wrong side of the law

  • Cruise to the Casbah
    Tom Cunliffe sails his 40ft gaffer Westernman to Tangier in Morocco

  • On test

  • Which DSC radio?
    Simon Jinks evaluates eight of the new generation of DSC VHF radio sets

  • 94 Bavaria 36
    James Jermain finds out how the price-busting new Bavaria shapes up

  • Gib?Sea 37
    The new Dufour boat is one of the most distinctive on the market. By James Jermain


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    A hurricane in Mallorca

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    Towing time ? avoid the pitfalls

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