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  • Pass your RYA exams

    A host of CD ROMS have come on the market to help you pass your RYA exams. YM’s technical writer, Simon Jinks, the youngest Yachtmaster Instructor Examiner in the country, finds out which is best

  • Riot on the rocks

    Nigel Porter sails from Brighton on the annual Great Escape Race in May and suffers a knockdown off the entrance to Fécamp, which smashes his Sadler 45, Riot, to pieces on the rocks. The story of the dramatic rescue of his crew of six is unmissable

  • Miami nice

    Paul Gelder charters a 45ft catamaran from The Moorings in Coconut Grove, Miami, and sets off south, through the Florida Keys, to explore Pappa Hemingway’s haunts in Key West

  • Plain sailing in cyberworld

    In part two of long-distance communications for blue water sailors, Hugh Marriott looks at email options with SSB radio, satcom, cybercafés and mobile phones

  • French honey-pot

    South Brittany is the perfect summer cruising ground. In No 26 of our Destinations series, with free pull-out chart, Peter Cumberlidge visits the honey-pot of Anse de Bénodet

  • South to the sun

    Miles Kendall signs up as crew with the oldest competitor and smallest yacht (28ft) in the 28-strong fleet of YM/World Cruising Club’s Rally Portugal

  • Plus

    Sailing Skills and all your favourite writers, Tom Cunliffe, Libby Purves and Des Sleightholme