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A couples guide to Sailing Holidays

We like to think we know a thing or two about sailing in the Mediterranean. Every year, thousands of our sailors spend their summers sailing from island to island soaking up all that these exciting waters have to offer.

Anchoring Under Sail

It’s something we should all practice – just in case the engine does not start. So how do we prepare to anchor under sail?   By Trevor David Clifton Rolling white horses were thumping into the port bow sending showers of salty spray across the cockpit and down our necks. But it was summer with the [...] This post was originally sourced from Classic Sailor and can be directly viewed here.

Babies on boats – insights from a cruising live-aboard family

Jess and James left the UK in 2011 aboard “Adamastor” and are still sailing. Their travels have taken them to 36 countries, across 2 oceans and over 26,000 miles so far, with their three children born en route. You can follow their journey at water-log.com “And what’s your occupation?” The man at Heathrow Airport looks […]

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A wild night in a katabatic on the Jurassic Coast

Ken Endean finds that fine weather can turn violent after dark

Katabatic at Mupe Bay, Dorset
During the night, cold air from the land slid down the slop and reversed the breeze. Note the 'bounce' where the cold, misty air stream hits the water

Ken Endean finds that fine weather can turn violent after dark

The post A wild night in a katabatic on the Jurassic Coast appeared first on Yachting Monthly.

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Streets ahead: profile of a yachting legend

Never afraid of a spot of hubris, Don Street claims to have ‘invented Caribbean cruising’ back in the 1950s. True or not, he’s a bona fide cruising legend as Sam Jefferson discovers Don Street should be furious. As far as I was concerned, prior to 2013 there was only one The Don and only one […]

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Skippers’ Tips: DIY tidal plotter & heed chart warnings

Seasoned skippers and Yachting Monthly experts give their advice on a whole range of issues for the cruising sailor

Theo Stocker, editor of Yachting Monthly
Credit: Graham Snook

Seasoned skippers and Yachting Monthly experts give their advice on a whole range of issues for the cruising sailor

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How would you safely retrieve this dinghy?

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, would you know what to do if you had to leave an anchorage quickly to retrieve your dinghy?

Safely at anchor, but if you had to leave quickly, would you know what to do?

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, would you know what to do if you had to leave an anchorage quickly to retrieve your dinghy?

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Shetland Isles make Lonely Planet’s top 10 ‘must see’ list

Yacht crews sailing to Lerwick this season can look forward to a destination which comes highly-recommended by travel guide, Lonely Planet. It has ranked Shetland sixth in its recent top-ten ‘must-see’ European destinations for 2019, with the far-north islands the only UK location included. Melanie Henderson, Lerwick Port Authority’s Cruise and Marketing Manager, said: “Lonely […]

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Dee Caffari reveals ‘man overboard’ experience to highlight safety choices

As a committed advocate for safety at sea, record-breaking yachtswoman Dee Caffari MBE has revealed details of her own shocking first-hand experience of falling overboard during a recent offshore race, with the hope that her story will highlight the lessons learned for the benefit of other sailors. Dee, who has sailed around the world six times and […]

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A guide to high latitude yachts

Yacht cruising within the Arctic Circle has become increasingly popular, 
but what is the best type of yacht for the job? Duncan Kent investigates In...

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