When is an island not an island?

  • Destination Ploumanac?h
    Navigate your way through North Brittany?s pink granite rockscape, past the fairytale castle and into one of the most charming harbours on the Côte de Granit Rose, with our free chart and onshore guide

  • Which EPIRB?
    If you find yourself in a Mayday situation, an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon may be your best chance of rescue. With new technology, EPIRBs
    are more accurate and half the size of their bulky ancestors, and have dropped in price from more than £1,000 to under £500. Simon Jinks looks at the best buys

  • Motor boat menaceor sailors? prejudice?
    ?Rag and stick? or stinkpot? Little love is lost between yachtsmen and powerboaters. To help defuse the myths and understand the points of view of others, YM set up a boat swap for the day between motor-boaters Anton and Audrey and sailors David and Ruth.
    Find out how it felt to drive a 44-footer at 30 knots, and what our powerboaters thought of heeling and ?zig-zagging?

  • Halfway round the world
    Fifteen yachts in the Blue Water Round the World Cruising Rally arrived at the fabled South Seas island of Tahiti in May. YM?s Paul Gelder was on the dockside in Papeete to hear their tales

  • When is an island not an island?
    Ken Endean cruises the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset and offers some insider?s pilotage tips, pointing out some charming anchorages between Durdle Door and Wareham town quay

  • A masterpiecein wood
    It took Noel Barrott 12 years to hand-build his 53ft wooden yawl in New Zealand. Named after his daughter, Sina, she is a masterpiece in wood and bronze, designed by Colin Mudie

  • New boat test
    Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 40 ? quality and performance are offered in a deck-saloon