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
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.
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