Azores graffiti, or marine masterpieces?..
- Azores graffiti ? or marine masterpieces?
Leaving ?your mark? on the marina wall in Horta, with a painting of your yacht, is part of a blue water sailors? rite of passage. Annie Hill reports on this celebrated transatlantic ritual
- Yeoman to Ireland
Adrian Morgan on a Boys? Own sailing adventure to the Emerald Isle, aboard Yeoman of Dart, a noble yacht once owned by the Aisher family
- FREE chart: Vannes and the Morbihan
Peter Cumberlidge explores the Golfe du Morbihan, an inland sea with 50 sq miles of sparkling tidal water in South Brittany, and its medieval gem of a town, Vannes
- The lost art of heaving to
Short-handed sailors heave-to to reef or rest. Heavy displacement boats do it to ride out heavy weather. Simon Jinks takes a traditional long-keeled yacht and a modern fin and skeg and compares their hove-to abilities
- Dark encounter
On passage to Cuba in his 27ft boat, solo sailor Alastair Buchan finds himself shadowed by a US Coastguard cutter ? and under radio interrogation. Did they think he was a drug-smuggler or arms dealer?
- Amateur Victory
Dyed-in-the-wool cruising yachtsman Dick Durham signs up as crew aboard the 12-Metre Victory and comes third in class after battling against the professionals during the America?s Cup Jubilee Regatta
- On Test
James Jermain sails the Grand Soleil 40, a sporty 40ft Italian performance cruiser with sleek good looks
- Plus: This Cruising Life with Libby Purves, Better boat handling with Simon Jinks, Blue Water Letter with Niki Perryman
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