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  • FREE RYA Yachtmaster Scheme supplement
    Everything you wanted to know about which sailing course to take and how to pass your Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster exam

  • Destinations ? FREE chart
    Peter Cumberlidge sails to Calvados country in the Baie de Seine and makes landfall at Ouistreham. A broad canal leads inland for eight miles to the historic city of Caen

  • Charter Special: Where to charter in the Med in 2003?
    Tom and Caroline Stevens visit 16 islands in the Cyclades with their children aboard a 12.8m (42ft) Bavaria
    James Jermain and crew are serenaded by violins and goats in Turkey Dick Durham press gangs his non-sailing family into a trip to Mallorca
    Meanwhile, Med guru Rod Heikell escapes to a sailors? ?garden of Eden? by flying to the Seychelles

  • Blue Water Letter
    ?Every day at sea is a Sunday,? says Niki Perryman, reporting from the Pacific on passage from the Galapagos to the Marquesas

  • Westcoasting
    In this new nine-part series, Ken Endean sails up the western seaboard of Britain. ?After 30 years of cruising the Channel and Northern France, I wanted to turn right at Lands End?? Leaving from the Solent, his ultimate objective was Stornoway, in the Western Isles

  • On Test
    James Jermain sails the spacious deck saloon-styled Legend 426 and the Sun Odyssey 35 budget family cruiser, both in winds up to 30 knots

  • Second Look
    Simon Jinks sails the pocket-sized cruiser-racer Eygthene 24 (18-24), launch pad for New Zealand yacht designer Ron Holland?s career

  • Which waterproof budget binocular?
    The YM team puts nine pairs of budget 7×50 waterproof binoculars under £100 to the test. Read our report to find Best Buy and Best Budget Buy

  • Sailing skills
    In Better Boat handling, we look at spinnaker snuffers (to take the sweat out of hoisting and lowering) plus gybing the spinnaker and handling it in light airs and a freshening breeze

  • PLUS all your favourites: with Learning Curve, Libby Purves on This Cruising Life, Any Questions and the A-Z of secondhand boats