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Rest insured

Coronavirus has had the unfortunate effect of pushing up insurance premiums, but you can still save money, as Sam Fortescue discovers

8 mins read
Sailing Today
March 2021

Recovery Plan

A bad start is, well, a bad start but it doesn’t have to be the end of your race. Jon Emmett coaches you back to the head of the fleet

8 mins read
Sailing Today
March 2021

Tom Cunliffe

Whether it comes to taking restaurant recommendations or advice on the finer points of seamanship, sometimes it’s just as well to find out for yourself

6 mins read
Sailing Today
March 2021

Two's company

Many couples have been learning about living in close proximity recently but a long voyage as a couple is in some ways the ultimate test as Rod Heikell narrates

8 mins read
Sailing Today
March 2021

Southern Man

Mike Taylor talks to Graham Nixon, outgoing Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club as he discussed the club and an eventful sailing career

8 mins read
Sailing Today
March 2021

Jess Lloyd-Mostyn

The fine art of setting the anchor and then relaxing for the night is not nearly as simple as it sounds and Jess often finds herself absorbed as her yacht takes part in the ‘slack tide dance’

3 mins read
Sailing Today
March 2021

Hare's no tortoise

British skipper Pip Hare chats to us from the Southern Ocean about her impressive Vendée Globe so far

7 mins read
Sailing Today
March 2021

Andy Rice

The absence of tangible dinghy racing action led me to take a look at the history of the Bloody Mary pursuit race - and unearth some gems of knowledge

4 mins read
Sailing Today
March 2021

Socially Distanced Sailing

Last summer’s cruising season was, for many, a bit foreshortened. Yet sailors such as Mark and Nicky Green worked around the problem as he narrates

10 mins read
Sailing Today
March 2021

Berths And Debts

For many of us, searching for a mooring is a one time decision. But with spring around the corner, there are offers to be had for those who shop around

3 mins read
Sailing Today
March 2021

Here, Madeira

The Madeiran archipelago is a sometimes overlooked gem. Few know it better than Don Street, who talks us through the islands in his inimitable fashion

8 mins read
Sailing Today
February 2021

Down but not out

Running downwind in fresh conditions can be a white knuckle ride that can lose you a race in a split second. Jon Emmett explains how to stay in control

9 mins read
Sailing Today
February 2021

Plastic, fantastic?

With teak on the endangered list, Sam Fortescue investigates the synthetic and composite alternatives for decking out your yacht

8 mins read
Sailing Today
February 2021

GULL'S EYE :AMBLE MARINA

This charming Northumberland port is the ideal starting point to explore one of sailing’s best kept secrets as Sam Jefferson discovers

8 mins read
Sailing Today
February 2021

On the Ropes

Rupert Holmes looks at how to choose the best rope for your boat and at some of the latest technology

7 mins read
Sailing Today
February 2021

Better by design

Design secrecy is a key part of the the America’s Cup but the Prada Cup offers a glimpse of the yachts in action. Toby Heppell assesses the key developments

10+ mins read
Sailing Today
February 2021

BRITISH YACHTING AWARDS: THE WINNERS

Your votes have been counted in the 2020 British Yachting Awards. Here are the winners

10+ mins read
Sailing Today
February 2021

Adrift in Caledonia

Returning to my Highland homeland waters for a summer cruise was challenging; both for the weather and the emotions, writes Kevin Green

10 mins read
Sailing Today
February 2021

The Great Escape

Against sizeable odds, the 2020 ARC made its departure from Las Palmas and headed out to the Caribbean. Sam Jefferson caught up with some participants in a year like no other

7 mins read
Sailing Today
February 2021

Vendée Globe: the cruel Atlantic

It was baptism of fire for the 33 skippers taking part in the Vendée Globe.

7 mins read
Sailing Today
January 2021

Salona ranger

Croatian boatbuilder Salona has been producing excellent cruiser/racers for many years now yet remain relatively unknown in the UK. Toby Heppell explains why that needs to change

9 mins read
Sailing Today
January 2021

Paul Heiney

Strange fluctuations in the Gulf Stream lead Paul to the conclusion that the arrival of a depression can not only affect the weather but have a far more profound effect on the human psyche

3 mins read
Sailing Today
January 2021

Up for the Cup

Sir Ben Ainslie tells us how he is preparing to rule the waves, as the final countdown to racing for the 36th America’s Cup gets underway with the World Series event in New Zealand later this month

10+ mins read
Sailing Today
January 2021

Tall Ships for Falmouth 2021

The tall ship fleet will be coming to Falmouth, Cornwall, in August 2021.

1 min read
Sailing Today
January 2021

NZ launches radical AC75 to win the America's Cup

The fourth and final AC75 was launched in November in Auckland and it was a moment worth waiting for, as the New Zealander’s America’s Cup race boat has taken a different design path again to that of the rival teams, almost resembling a multihull in its attempt to span the contradictory hydrodynamic and aerodynamic requirements of these foiling machines.

1 min read
Sailing Today
January 2021

New boats

DESIGNS | LAUNCHES | PROJECTS

3 mins read
Sailing Today
January 2021

Jess Lloyd-Mostyn

Sea monsters have been an essential part of sailors lore since humans first took to the water. 2020 saw a very modern kind of monster wreak havoc on blue water sailor’s plans

3 mins read
Sailing Today
January 2021

Andy Rice

Racing and regattas may be in short supply at the moment but that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning and improving. Just ask Kiwi dinghy racing legend, Hamish Willcox

4 mins read
Sailing Today
January 2021

Andi Robertson

Things have moved on since the first Vendée Globe in 1989, but the French flavour of this epic race will never change

3 mins read
Sailing Today
January 2021

Double ambitions

Giles Scott’s goal to win the Olympics and America’s Cup in the same year remains on track, despite a blip at the recent Finn Europeans…

4 mins read
Sailing Today
December 2020

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