Southampton Show 2002...

  • Southampton Show 2002
    A preview of the best new gear and boats at the Southampton Boat Show, plus a free fold-out guide to the show

  • Which budget chart plotter?
    The YM team take five of the latest mini chart plotters on the market and put them through their paces. For the best buy and best value for money, don?t miss our test

  • View from the bridge:
    Have you ever had a close encounter with an enormous cargo ship?
    Tom Cunliffe boards a 66,590-ton P&O container ship, the NedLloyd Hudson, as she picks her careful way through small craft in the Solent en route to Southampton. Tom?s view from her bridge is a revelation

  • Of catcalls and cruising
    Proud owners of a cruising catamaran, Carol O?Shea and husband head for the West Country on twin hulls. ?As with all twins, people stare, children point and ask embarrassing questions,? she says

  • Destinations with FREE chart
    In No 49 in our series of pull-out guides, Peter Cumberlidge travels up the River Avon and into the heart of Bristol

  • Win a £4,000 chart plotter
    Don?t miss your chance to win the new-generation Transas Nautic chart plotter, plus charts and software for weather and tides, in our special Southampton Boat Show competition

  • Cruising with children
    Colin Lowe cast off from New Zealand nine years ago, with wife Marion and daughters Wendy and Rita, then five and six. Halfway round the world, he says ?sailing with children has life-long spin-off benefits?

  • Sailing with the Snows
    When TV presenter Peter Snow sailed his yacht to the Caribbean on the ARC, with son Dan, daughter Kate and cousin Alex, he never even booked a return flight home. ?It seemed inconceivable to him that we might actually make it,? confesses Dan