A tale of two sailors...

  • A tale of two sailors
    Stan Adams and his wife Lesley delivered their new Dufour 38 from Preston, Lancs, to Falmouth, Cornwall, in December. For Stan it was an exhilarating 53-hour passage. Lesley, though, was seasick most of the way…

  • Cruising the Northland
    Miles Horden sails his Twister 28 from Auckland, New Zealand, to explore the Northland – a mixture of tropical lagoons, rocky headlands and lonely beaches

  • Destinations: Fowey
    Over 7,000 yachts visit Fowey each year, yet the romantic charm of this West Country haven remains undisturbed. Toby Hodges reports on this Cornish gem. Plus FREE chart

  • Cutting your losses
    What do you do when the rig comes down and threatens to put a hole in the side of your boat? Mike Kopman tests a variety of bolt croppers, cable cutters and an explosive nail-gun style ‘shroud shooter’.

  • Southampton Boat Show review
    The YM team reports on new boats and gear launched at Europe’s biggest on-the-water show

  • Windvanes
    How relevant is windvane self-steering to today’s cruising yachtsman? In part two of our buyers’ guide, Mike Kopman looks at why you might choose a windvane instead of an electronic autopilot

  • French island hopping
    Ken Endean wraps up his series on havens of North Biscay with a visit to Ile d’Oléron and Ile d’Aix.

  • On Test
    James Jermain tests the Nauticat 37 and Simon Jinks takes a Second look at the Maxi 1000

  • Stability and seaworthiness
    In part five of our series, Andrew Blyth discusses the stability characteristics of multihulls compared with monohulls

  • PLUS all your favourites:
    ? Sailing Skills, with Learning Curve and Better Boat Handling,
    ? Libby Purves on This Cruising Life
    ? Blue Water Letter with Niki Perryman
    ? A-Z of second-hand yachts
    ? Readers’ Confessions