What's in this issue..

Sailing an Atlantic circuit
Practical and financial advice from Sam Fortescue, who completed a circuit in his Sadler 32 Summer Song
Cardigan Bay
Sailing a 22ft E-Boat to the island of Bardsey
Exploring the Faroe Islands
Brian Black takes his Voyager 35 on a midsummer voyage to these remote northern islands
New haven in North Brittany
Tom Cunliffe on how the new Port of Bloscon has transformed a barren stretch of coast
Eight useful tricks with a kedge anchor
How to make easy use of the oft-forgotten kedge
Best time for an Atlantic crossing
Marine weather expert Chris Tibbs advises
Crash gybe!
Real life drama – emergency rescue for a crew with a serious neck injury
How to scull a tender
A step-by-step lesson in one-oarmanship
Vancouver 27
Aboard the tough pocket cruiser in tough conditions off Devon
Skipper’s tips
Dealing with rusty chain, fixing the position of an uncharted object, reverse tracking
Libby Purves
Finding love at sea
Tom Cunliffe
The details matter
Question of seamanship
Luff slightly to pass ahead of a trawler, or gybe? What would you do? PLUS new sailing books
Cruising news
Sailing school skipper on trial; Charles Stock dies
Any questions?
Which is better? Chartplotter or iPad? Where to store winch handles? Why aren’t yacht loos gimballed?
News analysis
10 ways to reduce the risk of boat crime
Putting a new engine in an old boat
YM’s Graham Snook recounts his experience of re-engining: benefits, costs, tips and pitfalls
New boat test: Allures 45
Chris Beeson tests this French aluminium yacht with a true ocean pedigree
New boats at the Southampton Boat Show
The Sunbeam 36.1, Hanse 345, Malo 37, Bavaria 46 Vision, Catalina 445 and Nordship 430DS
Best windlass for your boat?
We test seven electric windlasses for 30-40ft cruising boats
Cruising Log
Yachting Monthly readers tell their own cruising stories
Emergency swim ladder access, Crown Estate loyalty?
The Confessional
Readers own up