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
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