Top 10 West Country hideaways One of the most popular UK sailing grounds...

  • Top 10 West Country hideaways
    One of the most popular UK sailing grounds, the West Country still has nooks and crannies away from the madding crowd. Mark Fishwick picks 10 of the best

  • How to read sea breezes
    Tom Cunliffe investigates the cat’s paws of summer: how the temperature difference between land and ocean produces sea breezes by day and land breezes by night

  • Where there’s a hill there’s a way!
    Christine Tout doesn’t back peddle when it comes to revealing all about shipping your bicycle aboard for a summer cruise

  • Biscay boys
    From Plymouth to Bayona, Spain, scores of yachtsmen will make the first 550-mile passage of the Yachting Monthly Rally Portugal. Dick Durham joins two friends aboard a Swan 40 for the trip

  • Destinations with FREE chart
    The Channel Island of Sark is a place that time forgot – Peter Cumberlidge visits the last feudal state in Europe, perched on a granite plateau and six miles from Guernsey

  • Buyers’ guide to ‘ talk radio’
    It’s illegal to communicate via VHF radio when ashore, though many sailors do it. Toby Hodges tests 15 licence-free Personal Mobile Radios sets to find which is the best legal alternative

  • On test:
    James Jermain gets a unique opportunity for an in-depth test of the impressive Sweden Yachts 42. On a five-day delivery from Sweden, he encounters Force 9 winds and 30ft seas

  • Sailing skills in the Med
    The YM sailing team flew out to Greece for a week this summer to polish up their Med-style boat-handling techniques

  • Turkish delights
    The East Mediterranean Rally has cancelled many of its normal ports of call because of the Middle East crisis. But YM’s Toby Hodges discovers a world of beauty in the Turkish half of Cyprus

  • The green, green grass of Galicia
    Mike Balmforth, series editor of Yachting Monthly’s Cruising Companions, sails his Dawn 39 along the dramatic coastline of north-west Spain and discovers Galicia’s delights

  • Short-cut from the Med
    Part two of Andrew Smyth’s cross country cruise through the Canal du Midi – with another 114 locks to go before he reaches deep water