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Can you retrieve a fouled anchor in rough sea?

CAN YOU RETRIEVE A FOULED ANCHOR IN ROUGH SEA?

James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. In this article, how would free a fouled anchor in a rough sea? In rough conditions,...

Servicing winches: an expert's guide

SERVICING WINCHES: AN EXPERT'S GUIDE

How to service a winch and keep it running smoothly A winch is one of the hardest working pieces of kit on a boat. When was the last...

 
 
 
How to: change a marine diesel water impeller

HOW TO: CHANGE A MARINE DIESEL WATER IMPELLER

Promotional feature in association with GJW Direct. A well maintained impeller pump should prevent a failed impeller, says Bruce Jacobs...

A generous community - Editor's letter September 2020

A GENEROUS COMMUNITY - EDITOR'S LETTER SEPTEMBER 2020

I doubt many of us would sail today had someone not introduced us to sailing, whether in an old wooden dinghy, a Contessa 32 across...

 
 
 
Jonty Pearce: Zen and the art of Bukh maintenance

JONTY PEARCE: ZEN AND THE ART OF BUKH MAINTENANCE

Jonty Pearce struggles to get his ageing Bukh DV36 engine ready so he can finally go sailing again Aurial is now ready for sailing....

Predicting navigational hazards

PREDICTING NAVIGATIONAL HAZARDS

Jonty Pearce gives a thorough breakdown of how to avoid other ships at sea, from tankers to trawlers Keeping a good watch and anticipating...

 
 
 
High latitude cruising: How to sail to the Arctic

HIGH LATITUDE CRUISING: HOW TO SAIL TO THE ARCTIC

Sailing to the Arctic is on many a sailor's bucket list, but how possible is it for the average cruiser? Seasoned high latitude skipper...

Eco friendly sailing: Best practice for green yachting

ECO FRIENDLY SAILING: BEST PRACTICE FOR GREEN YACHTING

How easy is it to go eco friendly sailing? We look at the steps cruisers can take to minimise their impact on the marine environment...

 
 
 
Is it worth moving to a new anchorage?

IS IT WORTH MOVING TO A NEW ANCHORAGE?

James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. In this article, is it worth moving to a new anchorage it if meant sailing through...

Best portable sailing dinghies for under £5k

BEST PORTABLE SAILING DINGHIES FOR UNDER £5K

We put six portable sailing dinghies under £5,000 to the test to see which one is the best all-rounder and really deserves a place...

 
 
 
Jonty Pearce: ‘Core', it's nice to be sailing again

JONTY PEARCE: ‘CORE', IT'S NICE TO BE SAILING AGAIN

Sailing again at last! Jony Pearce relishes his first proper cruise of the season visiting some nearby anchorages in Wales Skomer's...

How to measure your yacht's stability

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR YACHT'S STABILITY

Naval architect Julian Wolfram uses some able hands, scales and maths to explain a practical way to calculate your boat's stability...

 
 
 
A French treat - a sailing confession

A FRENCH TREAT - A SAILING CONFESSION

Own up to your sailing sin for the chance to win a handheld VHF radio A French treat - a confession by Patrick Hurd Many years ago...

How to build your own weather forecast

HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN WEATHER FORECAST

Building your own bespoke weather forecast is the best way to get reliable weather updates so you can make better decisions at sea....

 
 
 
Why you should stop flooding your engine

WHY YOU SHOULD STOP FLOODING YOUR ENGINE

Water in the cylinders is enough to destroy an engine, but it's easy to do by mistake, says Vyv Cox Older or more simple engines, like...

A sailing confession: International incident

A SAILING CONFESSION: INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT

Own up to your sailing sin for the chance to win a handheld VHF radio International incident - a confession by Edward Sutton. After...

 
 
 
How to earn money while you sail

HOW TO EARN MONEY WHILE YOU SAIL

Ever dreamed of giving up the rat race and working remotely from the deck of your yacht? Elena Manighetti and Ryan Osborne earn an...

A sailing confession: A wheel of a time

A SAILING CONFESSION: A WHEEL OF A TIME

Own up to your sailing sin for the chance to win a handheld VHF radio A wheel of a time - a confession by Simon James. My wife and...

 
 
 
Electric revolution: Could you ditch the diesel?

ELECTRIC REVOLUTION: COULD YOU DITCH THE DIESEL?

Electric and hybrid yachts are growing in popularity; we outline the current options for those making the switch The Arcona 380Z is...

Check your deck fittings

CHECK YOUR DECK FITTINGS

What's really going on under your deck fittings? Ben Sutcliffe-Davies investigates the hidden weaknesses Properly backing and sealing...

 
 
 



Barcelona hero Gerard Pique reacts to ‘embarrassing' and ‘shameful' Bayern...

Barcelona hero Gerard Pique reacts to ‘embarrassing' and ‘shameful' Bayern Munich defeat

Gerard Pique has reacted to Barcelona's ‘embarrassing' defeat to Bayern Munich Gerard Pique has described Barcelona 's 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the... Read more ...

Barcelona to face humiliating Liverpool payout if Coutinho wins Champions League

Barcelona to face humiliating Liverpool payout if Coutinho wins Champions League

The Brazilian forward scored twice against his parent team for Bayern Munich on Friday in the German side's 8-2 thumping of the La Liga giants Read more ...

Imperious Bayern put Barcelona to the sword in spectacular 8-2 victory

Imperious Bayern put Barcelona to the sword in spectacular 8-2 victory

Bayern Munich produced a performance for the ages as the German champions justified their tag as favourites to thrash Barcelona 8-2 in the Champions League... Read more ...

Leon Goretska says it was fun to see Messi and Barcelona lose 8-2 to Bayern...

Leon Goretska says it was fun to see Messi and Barcelona lose 8-2 to Bayern Munich

Leon Goretska made no effort to avoid rubbing salt in the wounds of Lionel Messi and Barcelona following Bayern Munich's historic Champions League victory on Friday night. Read more ...

Kai Havertz has told Bayer Leverkusen he wants to leave - who say a £90m...

Kai Havertz has told Bayer Leverkusen he wants to leave - who say a £90m Chelsea move is not certain

Bayer Leverkusen chief executive Fernando Carro has confirmed that Kai Havertz wants to leave the Bundesliga club but said a potential transfer to Chelsea is not guaranteed. Read more ...

Chrissy Teigen was pregnant when she had surgery to remove breast implants...

Chrissy Teigen was pregnant when she had surgery to remove breast implants but didn't know

Chrissy Teigen is expecting her third child with John Legend Chrissy Teigen has revealed she was already pregnant when she underwent surgery to have her breast implants... Read more ...

“Chelsea have agreed an £85m fee to sign Kai Havertz” - Informed Chelsea...

“Chelsea have agreed an £85m fee to sign Kai Havertz” - Informed Chelsea host suggests fee agreed

Chelsea are still in negotiations for the final stages of a deal to complete the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. The initial fee has been agreed, the final... Read more ...

Sevilla vs Manchester United, Europa League semi-final: What time is...

Sevilla vs Manchester United, Europa League semi-final: What time is kick-off tomorrow, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

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Why Princess Anne is our fashion queen

Why Princess Anne is our fashion queen

As the hard-working royal celebrates her 70th birthday today, two well known NI faces tell Stephanie Bell why they admire her thrifty sense of style and dedication to duty. Read more ...

World Snooker final - O'Sullivan vs Wilson FREE: How to watch the action...

World Snooker final - O'Sullivan vs Wilson FREE: How to watch the action from the Crucible without paying a penny

THE World Snooker Championship is down to the final, pitting Ronnie O'Sullivan against Kyren Wilson. Snooker fans had their traditional springtime tournament postponed when the... Read more ...