YM reader Brian Hammett discovered the forgotten journal of Arthur Ransome’s honeymoon cruise in the Baltic.
- Ransome’s ‘lost’ manuscript
YM reader Brian Hammett discovered the forgotten journal of Arthur Ransome’s honeymoon cruise in the Baltic. Now it is to be published as a book. Exclusive extract next month
- Essential checklist for your springtime launch
From seacocks to stern gland, electronics to engine and mast and rigging to rudder bearings… a comprehensive guide to get you safely back afloat
- Fitting out special
We visit a sailmaker to see just what they do to winterise and check your sails
- Is your lifejacket safe?
Inside information from a lifejacket service station
- WIN a free antifouling job for your boat
Enter our competition to get your boat professionally prepared and antifouled up to the value of ‘1,500, courtesy of Seajet
- Sailing skills
In part 16 of our cut-out-and-keep Better Boat Handling series, Simon Jinks looks at leaving pontoons under sail.
Plus, Yachtmaster Class with Tom Cunliffe
- Heavy weather sailing
Imagine trying to flake a mainsail in the back of a pick-up truck at 80 miles an hour – Evans Starzinger offers practical insights into storm management: handling storm jibs, trysails, drogues, warps and breaking waves
- Destinations – Yarmouth with FREE chart
Local knowledge guide to this attractive Isle of Wight haven, jumping off point for those heading cross-Channel or down-channel
- New boats on test
Compromis 1130DS – a new Dutch-built deck saloon yacht from a yard with a reputation for quality
The Legend 356, designed to appeal to those who are looking for space and comfort at a good price
- Plus: Libby Purves on This Cruising Life; A-Z of second-hand yachts: from Fishers to Folkboats and Freedoms
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