In the wake of Westerly Yachts' bankruptcy, Miles Kendall tells boat buyers how to protect their money

  • Buyers beware
    In the wake of Westerly Yachts’ bankruptcy, Miles Kendall tells boat buyers how to protect their money
  • Western Reproaches
    Sod’s law steps aboard a two-handed yacht race. James Jermain confesses all

  • Small world cruiser
    The intrepid Campbells have the world in their pocket-cruiser. She’s just 26ft LOA

  • To the rock and beyond
    Mark and Amanda Long chase the sun from Gib to Sardinia, en route to Greece in their Pionier 10

  • Learning by laptop
    Is training for RYA courses easier by computer or book? Simon Jinks sails through a host of tutorial CD ROMS to see which is best
  • Living to tell the tale
    Attending an RYA Sea Survival course could mean the difference between life and death.

  • Free chart
    Peter Cumberlidge visits B&233;nodet, at the heart of south-west Brittany’s summer cruising grounds

  • Plain sailing in cyberworld
    Hugh Marriott examines e-mail at sea by SSB radio, satcom, mobile phone and cybercafe

  • Cruise of the ancients
    Martin Thomas organises a cross-Channel jaunt for his father’s near-octogenarian sailing cohorts.
  • Rally cry
    Miles Kendall signs up as crew with the oldest competitor and smallest yacht in the 28-strong fleet of YM’s Rally Portugal
  • Swedish perfection
    Second-hand focus: Simon Jinks sails the Hallberg-Rassy 34

  • Miami nice
    Paul Gelder charters a 45ft catamaran in Miami and sets off to explore Hemingway’s Key West haunts

  • Shipwrecked!
    Nigel Porter recounts the loss of his 45ft Sadler Barracuda off Fécamp in a spring gale
  • Sailing Skills
  • Question of seamanship
  • Learning Curve – No escape at Fécamp
  • Tom Cunliffe’s Yachtmaster Class
  • Quick Tips
  • Des Sleightholme’s Sea Sense
  • Pilotage quiz – win a hand-held VHF


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  • Libby Purves
    On taking the helm
  • Blue water letter
    From Hugh Marriott in Langkawi
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  • The Confessional
    Readers own up to their sailing sins