Beware of the Bugiman Thies Matzen, owner of Eric Hiscock's venerable wooden Wanderer III, sails to Indonesia...

  • Beware of the Bugiman
    Thies Matzen, owner of Eric Hiscock?s venerable wooden Wanderer III, sails to Indonesia and encounters the Bugi tribe, once pirates and now master boat-builders

  • Dangers of the deep
    Every year thousands of shipping containers are lost at sea. Dick Durham investigates the true level of danger they present to unsuspecting yachtsmen

  • New Moody 38 on test
    – Exclusive first test of the new Moody 38. Our experts take her on passage from Plymouth to Hamble – read their verdict in June?s YM.
    – Plus the Rob Humphreys-designed Elan 45, a fast-cruiser from Slovenia.

  • Second-hand Hurley
    Simon Jinks is smitten with a Hurley. How does the 24/70 rate as a second-hand buy?

  • Sailing with Shirley
    YM editor Sarah Norbury crews for Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson in the BVI Spring Regatta and picks up some invaluable tips on how to make a cruising boat go faster.

  • Better boat handling
    In part 7 of our sailing skills series, Simon Jinks examines more tricky berthing manoeuvres

  • Upgrade your deck fittings
    Get more out of your boat! Fitting a new mainsheet track, adjustable genoa sheet cars, and rope clutches will make your sail handling more efficient.

  • Cruising Normandy this summer?
    Then don?t miss our two-part special in which David Jefferson and Ken Endean explore the French coast from the east side of the Cherbourg peninsula, starting at Barfleur. In part one next month, let our guide help you plan your cruise to St Vaast la Hougue, the Iles St Marcouf and Carentan. Part 2 takes you to the Normandy coast from Grandcamp-Maisy to unmissable Honfleur.