Tom Cunliffe boards a 66,590-ton container ship...


  • View from the bridge
    Tom Cunliffe boards a 66,590-ton container ship for a pilot’s-eye view of navigating the Solent 36 Snow’s ARC Newsman Peter Snow sails in the 2001 Atlantic rally for cruisers. Son Dan reports on a triumph despite Dad’s pessimistic predictions

  • Secret diaryof a twin-hull
    Carol O’Shea and her husband cast off for an entertaining journey to the West Country

  • Which chart plotter?
  • Seven monochrome plotters put to the test by YM’s Simon Jinks and Toby Hodges
  • Run to the sun
    South African Mike Kopman gets his first taste of British homewaters, sailing across Biscay in YM’s Rally Portugal

  • Volvo dummy
    Toby Hodges accepts an invitation to sail a Whitbread 60 on the last leg of the Volvo Ocean race

  • Destinations: Bristol
    Peter Cumberlidge rides the Bristol Channel tides to discover a city rich in maritime heritage – with good marinas and exciting new architecture

  • Little voyagers
    After nine years of blue water sailing with his family, Colin Lowe gives an insight into the joys of cruising with children

  • French island hopping – part 5
    The climate heats up as Ken Endean travels south to Ile d’Yeu

  • Southampton Boat Show 2002 preview
    The YM team reports on the new gear and new boats that will be at the show

  • Stability curves
    In part three of his comprehensive study, Andrew Blyth explains RM and GZ curves

Sailing Skills

  • A Question of Seamanship
    Rules of the road

  • Learning Curve
    Anchor dragging in a hurricane-force squall

  • Mini quiz
    Win an ICOM hand-held VHF radio

  • The lifting hitch
    By Geoffrey Budworth

  • Sea Sense with Des Sleightholme
    Prepare for engine breakdown?

  • Yachtmaster Class
    Tom Cunliffe on how the stand-on boat should sometimes give way

  • Better Boat Handling
    Simon JInks on MOB procedures

On Test

  • B&G h1000 upgrade
    James Jermain reports on Brookes & Gatehouse’s new h1000 electronic instrument system

  • Etap 37
    A well thought-out, unsinkable offshore cruiser is put to the test in 45 knots of wind in the Med

Every Month

  • Editorial
  • On Watch
  • Readers’ letters
  • Any Questions?
  • YM subscriptions
  • Next Month and YM books
  • Libby Purves
  • New nautical books
  • Blue Water Letter
    Colin Lowe sails up through the Caribbean island chain

  • Blue Water Postscript
    A unique tale of loss and survival

  • New Gear
  • A-Z of second-hand boats
    Continuing with the Js, YM sheds light on Jeanneau’s ‘sun’ range

  • Around the Coast
  • Property A window on Wales

  • The Confessional
    Readers’ sailing sins