Big cat in Belize...

  • Big cat in Belize
    Paul Gelder goes gunkholing among the coral reefs and tropical islands of Belize in a 13.71m (45ft) catamaran – only just avoiding Hurricane Iris

  • Destinations: FREE chart
    Cardiff has finally blown away the coal dust of its past to become one of the UK’s fastest-growing yachting destinations, with a 500-acre lake created by a multi-million pound barrage. Dick Durham heads for Cardiff Bay, where five million visitors are expected to visit the new harbour in 2003

  • Chart software on test
    Do you navigate with a laptop on your chart table? The YM team tests the latest range of electronic chart software. Which is best for you?

  • Westcoasting
    Starting a new nine-part series, Ken Endean is weatherbound in deepest Devon in his Sabre 27 as he sets off to sail up the western seaboard of Britain

  • Under the spell of South Georgia
    Once a landfall for Captain Cook, as well as a lifesaver for Ernest Shackleton, South Georgia casts a spell on the O’Grady family when they arrive in their wooden gaff cutter

  • Boat tests:
    Mike Kopman takes the new French-built Aventura 28 catamaran out for a flight – and does 15 knots! But what else is there to grin about for the ‘50,000 price tag? The stylish Italian Comet range returns to the UK after more than a decade. James Jermain sails the Comet 38, with its distinctive American cherry interior

  • Sting in the tale
    After the non-stop partying in Trinidad, the tranquillity of a nearby uninhabited island was a contrast to Fred and Jacquie Lockey and friends – but its buzzing atmosphere included killer bees

  • Sailing skills
    Simon Jinks looks at the using spinnaker snuffers and cruising chutes in part 28 of Better Boat Handling

  • London Boat Show report
    The YM team reports on new boats and gear at the last Earls Court Boat Show

  • Land of the lobster
    In Blue water letter, Colin Lowe cruises Maine, USA, visiting Mystic Seaport, as well as Nova Scotia, Canada