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  • With a ripped mainsail would you turn back or carry on? September 21, 2020
    James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. In this article, with a ripped mainsail would you continue sailing from Kinsale in Ireland to Falmouth on the south coast of Cornwall? With a ripped main, should Jack and Grace return to the shelter of Kinsale or continue? James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. In this […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Skippering a boat for the first time: steps to success September 18, 2020
    Skippering a boat for the first time needn't be daunting, as long as you prepare. Matthew Diggle reveals how to make a success of taking chargeNew skippers don't need to be at the helm, and giving crew tasks will keep them happy and motivated. Credit: Matthew Diggle Skippering a boat for the first time needn't […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Jonty Pearce: Storm Francis blights cruising in August September 17, 2020
    Storm Francis at the end of August causes Jonty Pearce to amend his cruising plans with friendsStorm Francis ruined Jonty's plans to anchor at Broad Haven, Bosherston. Credit: Jonty Pearce Storm Francis at the end of August causes Jonty Pearce to amend his cruising plans with friends The post Jonty Pearce: Storm Francis blights cruising […]
    Katy Stickland
  • How to raft up safely and securely September 15, 2020
    James Stevens looks at the seamanship and etiquette needed to raft up and identifies the benefits and pitfalls of coming alongsideLong shore lines on all boats and clear foredecks and sidedecks. This is a textbook example of rafting on a tidal wall. Credit: Lester McCarthy James Stevens looks at the seamanship and etiquette needed to […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Boats 2020 cancelled on eve of show September 10, 2020
    British Marine has announced that Boats 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns about the risking risk of COVID-19.Boats 2020 was due to run from 11-20 September. Credit: onEdition British Marine has announced that Boats 2020 has been cancelled, less than 24 hours before the show was due to open The post Boats 2020 cancelled […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Best sailing waterproofs for coastal cruisers under £350 September 10, 2020
    Sailing waterproofs needn’t break the bank. YM put seven sets of inshore and coastal oilskins under £350 to the test© Graham Snook Photography Sailing waterproofs needn’t break the bank. YM put seven sets of inshore and coastal oilskins under £350 to the test The post Best sailing waterproofs for coastal cruisers under £350 appeared first […]
    Theo Stocker
  • Best offshore waterproofs for sailors under £1,000 September 9, 2020
    The biggest storm should be water off a duck’s back in these rugged offshore waterproofs. The YM team put six oilskins to the test to see which perform bestLightweight and ergonomic, the Helly Hansen suit was extremely comfortable © Graham Snook Photography The biggest storm should be water off a duck’s back in these rugged […]
    Theo Stocker
  • Can you fix a jammed sheave without a rigger? September 9, 2020
    James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. In this article, how confident would you be about fixing a jammed sheave? If your main halyard jammed, would you be confident to sail a long passage with just a headsail?Credit: David Harding James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. In this article, how confident would you be […]
    Katy Stickland
  • The best deck trainers from £30 for cruising sailors September 8, 2020
    Deck shoes have moved on since the traditional leather moccasin was first designed in 1935. The YM team put 11 deck trainers to the test© Graham Snook Photography Deck shoes have moved on since the traditional leather moccasin was first designed in 1935. The YM team put 11 deck trainers to the test The post […]
    Yachting Monthly
  • Well-reefed adventure – Editor’s letter October 2020 September 7, 2020
    Unsurprisingly, sailing with children on board requires a markedly different approach to cruising - read the editor's welcome to the October 2020 issue of Yachting Monthly, now on saleKillaloe, a Twister 28, rounds Gribbin Head, near Fowey in Cornwall. Credit: Theo Stocker Unsurprisingly, sailing with children on board requires a markedly different approach to cruising […]
    Theo Stocker