In Better Boat Handling, Simon Jinks looks at using spring...

  • Sailing skills
    In Better Boat Handling, Simon Jinks looks at using spring lines to pull you alongside a wind-off pontoon

  • North Sea delivery
    Gales north of Denmark and calms off the Suffolk coast made an early season delivery a testing experience for James Jermain. Fortunately, he was cocooned in the comfort of a brand new Sweden Yachts 42

  • Destinations with FREE chart ? St Malo
    Always a favourite with British yachts, it?s astonishing to remember that almost everything inside this elegant walled town?s ramparts has been built since 1944.
    Peter Cumberlidge steers through the dramatic, rocky approach to report on this Brittany delight (right)

  • Learning Curve
    Engine failure on a night approach to St Peter Port, Guernsey, plus a power cut that turned off the lighthouse, gave Somerset GP Dr Tim Taylor more adventure than he had bargained for in the tides of the Little Russell

  • Blue Water Letter
    Niki Perryman reports from Opua in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand (above), where her cruiser, Siandra, has undergone a refit

  • Survey! Survey! Survey!
    Now their children have grown up and they?ve lost their foredeck crew, Roger and Pat Lightbone want to trade up from their 33ft racer-cruiser. Our expert surveyor
    Paul Jeffes joins them in their search for a 38ft cruising yacht

  • James Jermain sails the versatile Feeling 36, with a sporty, fixed keel, rather than the more usual lifting keel format