Why are insurance premiums soaring? Dick Durham asks...
- Total loss!
Why are insurance premiums soaring? Dick Durham asks three leading companies and finds that lawyers share something in common with powerboat owners and terrorists
- A solo bite at the ocean
Paul Heiney sails into a gale on the first leg of the Azores and Back Race and describes the pleasures and perils of his first solo ocean passage
- It?s showtime!
Tanya Leech checks into Southampton Boat Show with a shopping list of gear for her blue water boat in the Caribbean ? a 36ft Westerly Corsair
- Westcoasting: sounds of Scotland
Ken Endean sails through Scottish sounds between Islay and Skye in the penultimate episode of his series
- Biscay Triangle Rally
Blue Water Rallies linked up with YM for their cruise in company from Torquay to La Coruña and back to La Trinite
- Destinations: Milford Haven
Arguable the best-kept secret in South Wales, this marine Arcadia has many delightful anchorages, some of them in the UK?s only coastal national park
- Survey! Survey! Survey!
In the second of our new series, surveyor Paul Jeffes helps yachtsman Jim Little find a suitable boat to fulfil his dream of living aboard with his young family in the Mediterranean
- A question of seamanship
A visit to Paul Gaugin?s home on the Aven river beckons, but is it worth the risk without a chart?
- Learning Curve
James Mcnaghten is rescued by a French lifeboat after a sailing trip from the Solent to St Malo in December gets hit by a winter gale
- Yachtmaster class
Tom Cunliffe on how to negotiate locks, plus sailing skills tips for all abilities, and seamanship tips
- Sailing Quiz
Win Transas Nautic NaviGator chart software
- Any Questions?
Can you use a spinnaker as a cruising chute and wiring sacrificial anodes
- Better Boat Handling
Simon Jinks on how to use springs to manoeuvre out of a tight corner
- Bénéteau?s First 27.7
Simon Jinks steps aboard this pocket rocket from the design board of Groupe Finot, who created the Open 60s, and enjoys an exciting sail
- Wheel pilots
Simrad?s WP30 and Raymarine?s 4000
- Shaken and stirred
Toby Hodges looks through the lenses of four image-stabilised binoculars with much greater magnification than conventional 7x50s
- New Gear
Simon Jinks and Paul Gelder run the rule over the Sensor Max VSD water pump and the Navman Tracker 5500 chart plotter
- Essential Buyers? Guide
Our guide to some of the best products we?ve tested this year
View from the helm
- On Watch
Gipsy Moth IV to sail again? YM proposes to get the famous yacht back in the water
- Readers? letters
Close encounters of the worst kind
- Next month/YM Books
Sneak preview of YM?s November issue
- This Cruising Life
Libby Purves joins husband Paul Heiney to sail back from the Azores and feels like a ?rival female? and a Jonah
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- Blue Water Letter
Do the Greek gods have it in for Rod Heikell as he sails his yacht seven tenths from Turkey to Rhodes and Crete?
- A-Z of second-hand boats
Shes and Sigmas under scrutiny
- Around the coast
All the local news from our correspondents at all points of the compass
A converted brewery in Plymouth has stunning views of the harbour
Honeymoon high-jinks and putting the boot in