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  • Home beckons, but is the harbour bar passable? January 13, 2020
    The RYA's former Yachtmaster chief examiner, James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship. This month with a fresh onshore wind and a strong ebb is the harbour bar passable?Chichester Bar, totally benign on a calm day, can be shallow and extremely exposed in strong southerlies. Credit: Richard Langdon/Ocean Images The RYA's former Yachtmaster chief examiner, […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Is red light at night best? January 10, 2020
    Dag Pike considers the age-old adage that using red light preserves your night visionProtect your night vision by carefully planning the lighting set up both at the helm and below decks. Credit: Tor Johnson Dag Pike considers the age-old adage that using red light preserves your night vision The post Is red light at night […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Skippers’ Tips: Keeping furlers in check & DSC radios January 6, 2020
    Yachting Monthly experts and seasoned skippers share their advice on a whole range of issues for the cruising sailor. Do you have a tip to share? Email us at yachtingmonthly@ti-media.comCredit: Jeremy Evans/YM Yachting Monthly experts and seasoned skippers share their advice on a whole range of issues for the cruising sailor. Do you have a […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Long Ayre Bay, Out Skerries, Scotland January 3, 2020
    The history and natural beauty make this secluded Scottish 
anchorage in the Out Skerries an idyllic place to drop the hook, says Jonty PearceThe anchorage at Long Ayre Bay. Credit: Jonty Pearce The history and natural beauty make this secluded Scottish 
anchorage in the Out Skerries an idyllic place to drop the hook, says Jonty […]
    Katy Stickland
  • 8 safety lessons from 2019 December 30, 2019
    A good sailor learns from experience, or better, from the experiences of others. Theo Stocker looks back to see what seamanship and safety lessons we can take from this year’s eventsTapio Lehtinen, in his Gaia 36 was the last finisher in the Golden Globe Race, but was the only one not to be knocked down […]
    Theo Stocker
  • Getting lively – the February 2020 issue of Yachting Monthly is here December 30, 2019
    Welcome to the February 2020 issue of Yachting Monthly, on sale 2 JanuarySigma 33 Elamarleen gets to grips with some testing conditions Welcome to the February 2020 issue of Yachting Monthly, on sale 2 January The post Getting lively – the February 2020 issue of Yachting Monthly is here appeared first on Yachting Monthly.
    Theo Stocker
  • Storm tactics from the Golden Globe Race: Uku Randmaa December 27, 2019
    The 2018 Golden Globe Race was solo sailor Uku Randmaa's second circumnavigation of the world. He shares his heavy weather tactics and experiences of ocean stormsUku Randmaa preferred to keep some sail up during heavy weather. Credit: Christophe Favreau/PPL/GGR The 2018 Golden Globe Race was solo sailor Uku Randmaa's second circumnavigation of the world. He […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Tips to calibrate your instruments December 23, 2019
    Professional navigator Simon Fisher shares his top tips to calibrate your instruments, to make sure you get the most from your electronics onboard Professional navigator Simon Fisher shares his top tips to calibrate your instruments, to make sure you get the most from your electronics onboard The post Tips to calibrate your instruments appeared first […]
    Toby Heppell
  • The 5 practical tools to use for faster passages December 20, 2019
    Most of us have a lot of electronic kit on board. Toby Heppell 
asks the experts how to make the most of all this technologySteering to numbers, particularly VMG, takes some getting used to Most of us have a lot of electronic kit on board. Toby Heppell 
asks the experts how to make the most […]
    Toby Heppell
  • X40 test: A reminder of how good a sub-40ft yacht 
can feel December 17, 2019
    Light winds don’t usually make for fast or enjoyable 
boat tests, but most boats tested aren’t like X-Yachts’ new X40. Graham Snook heads to Denmark to put her through her pacesVacuum-infused epoxy makes the hull lighter and stiffer than an equivalent polyester hull. Credit: Graham Snook Light winds don’t usually make for fast or enjoyable […]
    Graham Snook