• Biscay or bust!
    100 sailors plus crossed the ‘gulf of gales’ as part of YM’s Rally Portugal. Dick Durham met them

  • Travels with Temptress
    Mark Fishwick sets off in his wooden yawl to research the latest edition of the West Country Cruising Companion

  • In-boom reefing
    In-boom mainsail reefing has finally come of age. Peter Nielsen offers a Buyers’ Guide

  • A funny old life
    Former YM editor Des Sleightholme has just written his autobiography. Dick Durham meets the maritime man of mirth

  • Balkan renaissance
    Andrew Smyth discovers a new cruising ground in Albania and Montenegro on the Adriatic

  • Destinations – with free pull-out chart
    Visit St Helier, Jersey, in the Channel islands, our latest Destination, with free chart

  • Keeping your cool
    Nigel Calder offers some cool tips for hot weather sailors on effective ventilation methods

  • Escape to the Andamans
    The crew of 33ft Shadowfax, escape bribery in Thailand and head for the Andaman Islands

  • Southampton Boat Show 2001 preview
    Check out the newest cruising yacht designs and latest gear to be found at the show

On Test

  • Nordship 35DS
    This new deck saloon yacht from Denmark makes a fine all-round cruiser

  • Scanyacht 290
    ‘A fine, sturdy little ship’

  • Second-hand boat test
    Simon Jinks sails the Sun Shine 36, an early cruiser-racer from Jeanneau, and comes away with a smile on his face

  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    Our essential monthly cut-out- and-keep series. ‘C’ continues with Catalinas and Contessas.


  • Editorial
  • On watch
  • Subscriptions & Next Month
  • Readers’ letters
  • Any questions?
  • YM books
  • Libby Purves
  • Editorial
  • Subscriptions & Next Month
  • Readers’ letters
  • Any questions?
  • Libby Purves
  • Blue Water Letter- from Annie Hill in Cape Town
  • Blue Water Postscript-the Viagra factor
  • New Gear- plus Simrad tillerpilot test
  • Boat buyers’ guide-how