Dumbass In The Realm Of Dumas
Sam Jefferson treads in the footsteps of the Count of c as he makes a great escape to the Calanques of Provence
The joy of needlecraft has been somewhat lost on Paul after an attempt to stitch together a rudimentary canvas cover ends in much bloodshed
Clarisse hopes to inspire others
Vendée Globe sailor Clarisse Crémer has said she hopes to inspire other female sailors to follow in her wake.
Jeanneau what I mean?
French manufacturer Jeanneau is back with an all new 60’ cruiser that offers a beguiling blend of comfort and performance
Pip Hare and Medallia going for next Vendée - with new boat
The news that British Vendée Globe followers were hoping for was confirmed in May, with the announcement that Pip Hare and sponsor Medallia will continue their partnership for the next Vendée Globe in 2023/24.
Double-Handed Offshore Series blasts off
The new UK Double-Handed Offshore Series started on 1 May, organised by Henry Bomby with other double-handed sailing enthusiasts.
John Goode 1950 - 2021
Tributes have poured in from across the marine industry after the former editor of Sailing Today, John Goode, died on 15 May, aged 71, following a short illness.
Sailing is a capricious sport and the chance to go from hero to zero within the space of minutes is extremely high, as Andy found to his cost
Back to nature
Author Tristan Gooley has made a name for himself as the Natural Navigator. He discusses his life long passion for sailing and how it has helped to shape his career path
A voyage of rediscovery
The Discovery 58 has long been recognized as a superlative blue water cruiser. Toby Heppell steps aboard the latest model to examine how it has developed
Choosing a traditional-looking boat doesn’t mean going low-tech, as Sam Fortescue discovered when he sailed the Spirit Yachts’ new 44E
It won’t be long before boatyards around the coast are humming with the noise of sanders and the chip-chip-chip of owners removing old flakes of antifouling. Sam Fortescue looks at the latest products
It ain't over til it's over
An edge-of-your-seat Vendée Globe thriller came down to the final hours, with a last minute drama that shocked millions
Fitness from home
There has never been a better time to train from home than now. Even in normal times, just think how much time you would save. Jon Emmett provides some pointers on best technique
Can they be beaten?
Emirates Team New Zealand is lying in wait in the America’s Cup, due to take place from 6-15 March. We take a closer look at the team to beat
Rats and sailors share an uneasy relationship going back almost to the beginning of time. When Jess and crew received an unwelcome visitor, drastic action was required
Tea on the Nile
When you’re living in the middle of the Sahara desert and the government is a military dictatorship it can be a challenge to find fun things to do
Nick Huxford narrates a voyage that took him from Southampton to Norway’s Lofoten Islands
Night watch on a long offshore passage is a real test of will and concentration but a memorable night encounter underlined the need for vigilance to Tom
As the Vendée Globe wraps up, skippers are alreadly looking to the future and the next race. So what are the prospects for the class of 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
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
Coronavirus has had the unfortunate effect of pushing up insurance premiums, but you can still save money, as Sam Fortescue discovers
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
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
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
Mike Taylor talks to Graham Nixon, outgoing Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club as he discussed the club and an eventful sailing career
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’
Hare's no tortoise
British skipper Pip Hare chats to us from the Southern Ocean about her impressive Vendée Globe so far
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