‘We could no longer produce fresh water'
Bill and Kate Gover set off to see the world on a well-planned voyage to New Zealand, only to find themselves confined for three months aboard their 35ft boat, overlooking an island paradise
Understanding the night sky
You don’t need complicated maths or even a sextant to enjoy the night sky and use it for navigation, says William Thomson
How to sail an Atlantic circuit
Confined to quarters during the pandemic, many sailors are itching to slip their lines and sail for the sun. Elaine Bunting explains exactly how to break free and sail an Atlantic circuit
FIRST TEST MOODY 41DS
Adopting a fresh approach to deck-saloon design, the Moody 41DS is an exceptionally roomy cruiser that pushes a lot of boundaries
Small-boat family cruising
Richard Bradshaw enjoys a cruise with his wife, daughter, baby son and dog aboard their Sadler 29
CRUISING HEROES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Katy Stickland chooses 25 modern cruising sailors who have inspired others to throw off the bowlines and explore by sail
PORTH NEFYN, NORTH WALES
Providing shelter from westerly and southerly winds, this overlooked Welsh anchorage offers an escape from the crowds, says Dag Pike
Jonty Pearce finds complete shelter in this historic and tranquil Irish anchorage close to Cork Harbour
How to navigate using waves
Developing a thorough understanding of what the waves are telling you can provide you with a ‘sixth sense’ when it comes to navigation, says Dag Pike
ADVENTURE SAILING INTO THE ICE
Jeff Wrinch cruises into Antarctica and gets up close and personal with the humpback whales
Calls for improved dredging at Brighton
Berth holders are demanding that Premier Marinas acts now to improve access to Brighton Marina.
GERRY HUGHES NO CHALLENGE TOO GREAT
Gerry Hughes is the first deaf sailor to solo circumnavigate the world. Katy Stickland finds out what motivates him to push the boundaries
HEAD TO HEAD: HANSE 348 & 418
What do two more metres get you on a boat? With Hanse’s range following the same formula, Graham Snook set the 348 and 418 against each other to find out...
TECHNICAL GET THE LATEST ELECTRONICS ON A BUDGET
The cost of keeping up with the latest navigation technology can be prohibitive, but Mike Reynolds has found a way to get the latest gadgetry for a fraction of the cost
‘The boat nosedived and its bow folded'
When Kevin Escoffier’s boat sank in the Southern Ocean within two minutes, he was rescued by fellow Vendée Globe competitor Jean le Cam. Pete Goss examines the expert seamanship involved
Atlantic rescue for Vendée Globe skipper
The sailing world has praised veteran Vendée Globe skipper Jean Le Cam after his dramatic rescue of fellow competitor Kevin Escoffier whose IMOCA 60, PRB broke in two during the race.
Jon Holt is Sailor of the Decade
The founder of the Scaramouche Sailing Trust, Jon Holt, has won the inaugural YJA MS Amlin International Sailor of the Decade Award.
ADVENTURE CRUISING IN THE PIRATE ZONE
Liz Cleere and her partner Jamie Furlong sail Borneo’s notorious but beautiful north-east coast under military escort
A WEEK AFLOAT LA ROCHELLE
Gorgeous architecture, sandy beaches and mouthwatering seafood await those who explore France’s Atlantic port
A last hurrah
Gordon Baird enjoys the perfect cruise with old friends before putting his high performance trimaran up for sale
A WEEK AFLOAT NORTHERN SPORADES, GREECE
Blue water, rich culture and charming fishing villages are all waiting to be discovered in these Greek islands, says Lu Heikell.
‘The boat was slammed over and water poured in'
Randall Reeves leaves the storm jib in its bag while braving the Southern Ocean to prove that speed is safety in heavy weather
The easy way to calculate course to steer
You don’t need paper charts and complex diagrams to calculate course to steer. Mark Browse explains a method that’s easy enough to do in your head
Sailing schools ‘severely hit' by COVID-19 social distancing restrictions
Training centres offering sail cruising courses have been disproportionately affected by restrictions introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
JON SANDERS WAY OF THE WORLD
Jon Sanders is nearing the end of his 11th solo circumnavigation around the world. Elaine Bunting finds out what drives him to keep seeking out the solace of the sea
HOME WATERS - ENCHANTING ARCHIPELAGO
Justin Butler takes his five-year-old daughter on a magical cruise along the south Cornish coast to the Isles of Scilly
Sailors warned of berthing scam
Chris Chandler (inset) is advising people to check with marinas before parting with money for berth rental after he was scammed out of €3,500 for a berth rental at Port La Napoule
FIRST TEST BENETEAU OCEANIS 40.1
The 40ft yacht market is fierce, so has Beneteau’s new family cruiser got what it takes? Graham Snook heads to the Solent to find out
A VOYAGE AROUND THE CUILLINS
Having scattered the ashes of his friend Roger Chisholm in the waters of Loch Coruisk, Howard Steen continues sailing his circuit of Skye
How To Cruise In Europe After Brexit
Keeping a boat in Europe has offered easy adventure and warmer climates, but as regulations after Brexit begin to take shape, this could all change. Lu and Rod Heikell look at what this means for cruising sailors