CATEGORIES

Weather forecast models and apps

Rupert Holmes unpicks the tech behind the data that underpins all weather apps and highlights his favourite software

10 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
March 2021

Short-handed harbour manoeuvres

Øyvind Bordal has some tips for single- and double-handers

4 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
March 2021

Reach for the pie

A new year: how to get fighting fit for sailing

3 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
March 2021

The long port tack to Antigua

Hermione Pattison’s family endures a tough passage when they leave the US on a tumultuous 1,600-mile beat to windward

9 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
March 2021

Becoming a boat owner

Scott Opie buys a £1,300 trailer-sailer and discovers the ups and downs of sailing

9 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
March 2021

The gospel...

Anyone can find themselves out of their depth

3 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
March 2021

Shipwrecked in a 12ft keelboat

Despite a sinking off Portugal, French sailor Yann Quenet hasn’t been put off his microyacht circumnavigation dreams. John Jameson reports

7 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
March 2021

For the simple pleasure of sailing

Looking for performance, elegance and impeccable manners from a weekender? Then the Rustler 33 is your sort of boat, says David Harding

10+ mins read
Practical Boat Owner
March 2021

Low-tide checks

Spring tides offer the chance to check out what lies beneath the usual low water mark

3 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
March 2021

A week on the Thames

Bill Howlett recalls a blissful holiday filled with gymnastics, locks and a very curious cow

7 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
March 2021

The power of observation

Rupert Holmes explains why, despite the advances in forecasting, your own observations on the weather are still vitally important

7 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
February 2021

Return to Ailsa Craig

Andrew Morton and daughter spend an idyllic day island hopping in the Firth of Clyde

8 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
February 2021

Swing keel calamity

Terry Abel repairs his Pandora 700 after a sobering shakedown sail

10 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
February 2021

Refit for colder climes

Richard Rogers and Alice Sanger reconstruct their Morgan Giles 30 for some serious expedition sailing to high latitudes

10 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
February 2021

Ocean racing... who'd do it?

Margaret Norris muses on what it takes to sail around the world – from the first 1968/9 Golden Globe Race to the current Vendée Globe

5 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
February 2021

Keep your cool

Roger Hughes vents his engine room

7 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
February 2021

What to do when lightning strikes

Alex and Daria Blackwell offer some valuable tips for protecting yourself and your boat

8 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
February 2021

Engineless cruising

Follow creek-sailor Tony Smith’s tips for a slower, quieter pace of life

5 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
February 2021

Back to the future

Peter Poland tracks the development of modern British gaff riggers

10+ mins read
Practical Boat Owner
February 2021

A boat for our time?

The ‘less is more’ philosophy is beautifully encapsulated in the Hunter Ranger 245, which later became the Channel 245. David Harding reports

10+ mins read
Practical Boat Owner
February 2021

Winter project

Jim Pottinger spent the winter months restoring a sorry looking Dell Quay Fisher to her former glory

6 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
January 2021

Stop the boat!

Gilbert Park installs a wireless kill cord on his planing sports cruiser

4 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
January 2021

Practical motorboating

Powerboating has rarely been more affordable or more popular. Jake Kavanagh has some top tips for beginners and old hands

10+ mins read
Practical Boat Owner
January 2021

The night the hurricane hit

Roger Hughes prepares his schooner for 150mph winds

10+ mins read
Practical Boat Owner
January 2021

Floating in air

Rupert Holmes explains some essential weather knowledge to help interpret forecasts on the water

10+ mins read
Practical Boat Owner
January 2021

DIY navigation lights upgraded with LEDs

Roger Hughes upgrades his 42-year-old navigation lights with LED lamp replacements and is delighted with the result

4 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
January 2021

Capsize off Vementry

Marsali Taylor remembers how she came to grief through going too far out in a small dinghy

10+ mins read
Practical Boat Owner
January 2021

Know your boat by numbers

Øyvind Bordal explains how form stability and polar diagrams can help you choose the right boat for your kind of sailing

8 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
January 2021

200 islands in a dinghy

Ken Fowler sets sail on a unique challenge to round all the islands of England and Wales, and learns some intriguing history along the way

10+ mins read
Practical Boat Owner
January 2021

Liveaboards In Autumn

Hermione Pattison’s family make the most of the Chesapeake before winter draws in

5 mins read
Practical Boat Owner
January 2021

Page 1 of 4

1234 Next