Safari cruising, Broadblue 42, Suffolk creeks, destination Brighton

Safari under sail
On a two-week cruise on Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, Dick Pitman drops anchor in a quiet bay in his Yachting World 23-footer and has elephants and lions for company

Troubleshooting diesel engines
Toby Hodges spent a day on an RYA diesel engine maintenance course finding out how they work

On test
The Broadblue 42 catamaran carries the future of British production multihull building on its shoulders. James Jermain is the first journalist to sail her and see if she is up to the job

It?s all part of the cruising lifestyle
Even a well-prepared cruising boat will suffer equipment failures. You need
patience, a sense of humour and self-reliance when cruising off the beaten track. Adrian Sparham recalls some breakdowns and ?fixes? on his 37ft ketch Moonshiner

Destinations (including free chart)

Shelter from the storm
On a summer cruise in his gaffer Bird of Dawning, Julian Mannering and family are grateful to be tucked up in Suffolk creeks
on the Rivers Ore and Alde when an unseasonal gale sweeps in

A diesel heater

RYA course in the Med
Signing up for an out-of-season RYA Coastal Skipper course in Majorca, Jim Little expected deserted anchorages and warm zephyrs of wind. But the Med gets chilly in February, as he found out