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Running out of fuel up a narrow tidal river

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James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, what would you do if you ran out of fuel in a busy, tidal river?

It’s easy to count on your engine when entering busy harbours, but what would you do if your engine cut out at a critical moment?

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, what would you do if you ran out of fuel in a busy, tidal river?

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How much anchor chain?

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When it comes to putting out anchor chain, most of us follow a basic ratio rule of thumb, but we should be taking wind and tide into account, argues Christopher Smith

A busy anchorage at Oznor, Greece. Anchoring here requires thought about how much anchor chain you put out
A busy anchorage clearly requires you to reduce your swinging circle by using less chain than you might otherwise use, but how do you know you won't drag?

When it comes to putting out anchor chain, most of us follow a basic ratio rule of thumb, but we should be taking wind and tide into account, argues Christopher Smith

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Sailing a multihull

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Josh Day looks at how to manoeuvre a multihull and how they’re different to monohulls When sailing on a monohull, if there’s too much sail up for the conditions, the yacht will tell you. Normally, anything below decks that hasn’t been properly stowed will fly around. Also, your toerail will be in the water and […]

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Storm tactics from the Golden Globe Race: Are Wiig

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Golden Globe Race skippers share their experiences of ocean storms, providing lessons for all of us about how to cope with heavy weather

Golden Globe Race entrant Are Wiig
Olleanna was the smallest boat in the Golden Globe Race fleet. Credit: Christophe Favreau/PPL/GGR

Golden Globe Race skippers share their experiences of ocean storms, providing lessons for all of us about how to cope with heavy weather

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Restore and revive faded gelcoat: Three different methods to try

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How dull is your gelcoat? Drew Maglio has 3 ways to revive faded gelcoat and improve the appearance of your boat Cleaner wax works well...

Calamity strikes and a lee shore looms

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James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship. This month, what would you do in a Force 7 with no sail, no engine, no anchor and no radio and a looming lee shore?

Westerly Fulmer
Credit: David Harding

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship. This month, what would you do in a Force 7 with no sail, no engine, no anchor and no radio?

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Skippers’ Tips: Anchor watching, foolproof fendering & sailing with children

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

Katy Stickland - news and features editor of Yachting Monthly - skippers
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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The Channel Islands by way of Lymington and Lyme

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What makes a perfect UK summer cruise? Doug Byatt and Rhiannon Wescott’s recent trip to the Channel Islands by way of, Lyme Regis and Lymington must come close The adventure had been a while in the planning, ever since we heard that there was going to be a Contessa 26 50th anniversary rally in Lymington […]

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A Baltic Breeze – high summer cruising

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If you keep your boat in the UK then high summer is the time to undertake a trip to the Baltic. Neil Matson had that exact plan… The idea of heading for the Baltic started while cruising the Rias of NW Spain in 2016 where we met Frank and Tine from Hamburg who said, “You […]

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A rough night alongside a harbour wall

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James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, what would you do if you arrived in a harbour with a full gale blowing onshore?

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, what would you do if you arrived in a harbour with a full gale blowing onshore?

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