The Americans are here! Britain's newest boatbuilder is Legend from the USA, soon to open a factory in Dorset.


  • Legend in the making?
    The Americans are here! Britain’s newest boatbuilder is Legend from the USA, soon to open a factory in Dorset. Peter Nielsen investigates

  • A tale of two anchorages
    The tropical blue of a West Indian bay and the green, pastoral waters of a Connecticut creek recalled by Tom and Vicky Jackson aboard Sunstone

  • ‘Alf’ Afloat
    Warren Mitchell, aka Alf Garnett, reveals his passion for sailing. Also, on page 120 he features in a bumpy Biscay crossing in ‘Learning Curve’

  • Pirates in paradise
    Cruising the Pacific Fred and Jacquie Lockey were boarded by four machete-wielding natives

  • Wind generators
    Charge your batteries for free! Simon Jinks tests the market-leading wind generators

  • Destinations
    Concarneau and Port La Forét, two popular ports-of-call on the South Brittany coast

  • Carr drives hard and fast
    We interview the new RYA Secretary General, Rod Carr. Does he have our cruising interests at heart?

  • Solent pleasures
    James Jermain reflects on the delights of local waters, often taken for granted

  • SSB and Amateur Radio
    Everything you need to know about about courses, exams, licences and choosing a long-range radio

  • Greek landfall
    One young couple’s 3,000 mile passage from Lymington culminates in Greece, via Sardinia and Sicily

  • Triple boat test
    Can a racing boat make a good cruising boat? Peter Nielsen sails the SJ320, the HOD 35 and Grand Soleil 34.1 to find out if they are really cut out for cruising

  • Second-hand focus
    The Hustler 30, a rugged cruiser with classic grace

  • Family Flotilla
    In the wake of Jason’s legendary Argo, a cruise through the Sporades, the Aegean islands north of Athens
  • Sailing Skills
  • Question of Seamanship
  • Learning Curve – a Biscay adventure
  • Tom Cunliffe’s Yachtmaster Class-Checking waypoints
  • Quick Tips
  • Des Sleightholme’s Sea Sense
  • Pilotage Quiz – July’s answer


  • Editorial
  • On watch
    This month’s news
  • Subscriptions
  • New boats
  • Readers’ letters
  • Any questions?
  • Coming next month
  • YM books – how to order
  • Blue water letter
    Rod Heikell says we should use our engines less
  • Blue water postscript
  • Libby Purves
  • New Gear
    Carbon poles, GPS and charts
  • Around the Coast
    The latest news from our local correspondents
  • Waterside property
  • The Confessional Readers own up to their sailing sins