Southampton Show: free map and guide; plus Kite-flying for cruising sailors.

September issue on sale Thursday 19 August

Southampton Show
Free map and guide. Don’t miss your free large-scale map of the show. Plus, previews of new boats and equipment, and full exhibitors’ list

Your two free pull-out waypoint charts. West Country bound? Brixham is a convenient stopover full of nautical character. And why not visit a Dutch destination, the charming port of Medemblik on the shores of the IJsselmeer?

Aground on a reef
What would you do if you were grounded on passage from Bali to Singapore? Hugh Marriot tells how he nearly lost his boat

Up spinnaker!
Kite-flying for cruising sailors, by YM’s Sail power supremo Peter Nielsen

The 1,000-mile gear test
Now that’s what we call putting gear through its paces. We tested communications and nav kit and much, much more on a 1,000-mile Atlantic run from the Azores to Falmouth

Exclusive boat report
The new Southerly 36 ? designed by Rob Humphreys. How does this lifting-keel cruiser perform?

Seamanship Quiz, Hidden Anchorages, latest charter news, and hundreds of boats for sale