Simon Jinks sails at the ever-popular Sigma 36 in this month’s second-hand boat test.

  • Cruise with a mission

    With 134 years between them, Mike Pocock is a lot less than 100 and his wife Pat admits to be over 34. As Commodore of the Ocean Cruising Club, Mike’s Atlantic circuit last year was a series of club parties from the Caribbean to Washington and Maine. Join the fun and read his advice to older couples intent on a life afloat.

  • Bringing her home

    Nic Compton recruits a motley group of friends to sail his newly purchased 30ft wooden boat home from Portugal to England. With gales forecast, 70 strokes an hour on the bilge pump and a threatened mutiny, the skipper had his hands full.

  • WIN

    your boat antifouled – free Complete below the waterline paint job. Your boat professionally prepared and antifouled up to the value of ‘1000, courtesy of Sea-Jet.

  • Spring fit-out

    Trying to remove a frozen fastening can drive even the most mild-mannered sailor into a rage. Ken Textor explains how to get the better of seized bolts and stripped screws. Richard Masson also offers some tips for painting your topsides with the Jenny Brush system.

  • A-Z of second-hand boats

    Don’t miss our essential monthly cut-out-and-keep series. Next month, boats beginning with B.

  • Sigma 36

    Simon Jinks sails at the ever-popular Sigma 36 in this month’s second-hand boat test.

  • Water works

    Tired of tainted tea and chlorinated coffee? Dominic Byers investigates getting your water system in shape for the new season.

  • Better boat handling

    In part five of our new sailing skills series, Simon Jinks examines parking techniques in different states of tide.

  • Jeanneau genius

    Nearly 2,000 boats leave the Jeanneau factory each year. How do they do it? We travelled to Les Herbiers to find out