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Anchoring: 7 common problems solved

ANCHORING: 7 COMMON PROBLEMS SOLVED

Yachting Monthly experts share the problems they have most often faced when anchoring, and how they troubleshoot their way out Adaptable...

What's the future for derelict GRP boats?

WHAT'S THE FUTURE FOR DERELICT GRP BOATS?

With 9,000 GRP boats abandoned in Europe each year, finding disposal solutions isn't easy. Could new technologies be the answer? Nic...

 
 
 
Are cumulonimbus clouds cause for concern?

ARE CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS CAUSE FOR CONCERN?

What would you do if you were sailing towards cumulonimbus clouds? James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship What would you...

Pip Hare: What it's like to race the Vendée Globe

PIP HARE: WHAT IT'S LIKE TO RACE THE VENDÉE GLOBE

Pip Hare was the first British skipper to finish the 2020-21 Vendée Globe. She shares the highs and lows of her race Pip Hare is only...

 
 
 
Tested: Bluetooth marine stereo: Fusion RA210

TESTED: BLUETOOTH MARINE STEREO: FUSION RA210

We test the Fusion RA210 bluetooth marine stereo to see if it can stand up to life afloat and how it compares to other audio options...

Sailors urged to report incidents of marine wildlife harassment

SAILORS URGED TO REPORT INCIDENTS OF MARINE WILDLIFE HARASSMENT

The charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation is warning water users not to disturb or harass marine wildlife and to report those who...

 
 
 
Rope, rigging & deck gear: how to choose the right rope

ROPE, RIGGING & DECK GEAR: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ROPE

Rope continues to develop every year. We take a look at the plethora of options on the market Rope is one of the most important tools...

The dirty truth about teak

THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT TEAK

Teak is beloved by boat owners and shipyards for decking and yacht building, but any claims that it is sustainably or even legally...

 
 
 
Save the date: Pip Hare Ask Me Anything on YBW

SAVE THE DATE: PIP HARE ASK ME ANYTHING ON YBW

British solo skipper Pip Hare will be the second guest to feature in the YBW forum Ask Me Anything series on Thursday 11 April Pip...

Boat rig checks: 18 ways to refine your yacht

BOAT RIG CHECKS: 18 WAYS TO REFINE YOUR YACHT

Does your boats weather helm bother you, or does she go better on one tack than the other? Toby Heppell explains how to iron out the...

 
 
 
C1331 check-in and check-out system to be replaced

C1331 CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT SYSTEM TO BE REPLACED

A new online reporting system for all sailors leaving and returning to the UK should go live later this year A C1331 form has to be...

Eyeball pilotage skills for coast crawling

EYEBALL PILOTAGE SKILLS FOR COAST CRAWLING

Getting close in to the coast to explore a tidal channel or find a snug anchorage is rewarding but close attention must be paid to...

 
 
 
No anchoring zones proposed for Studland Bay

NO ANCHORING ZONES PROPOSED FOR STUDLAND BAY

No anchoring zones at the south-west end of the Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone are being considered. The area is where most...

Doorstep adventures - Editor's letter May 2021

DOORSTEP ADVENTURES - EDITOR'S LETTER MAY 2021

Yacht brokers are selling threefold more boats than normal as people are realising the beauty and adventure that awaits on their doorstep......

 
 
 
Collisions at sea: The best tech to help you stay safe

COLLISIONS AT SEA: THE BEST TECH TO HELP YOU STAY SAFE

Sam Fortescue looks at the latest technology on the market to help cruisers avoid collisions at sea, offering safer sailing for all...

How would you retrieve a spinnaker sail?

HOW WOULD YOU RETRIEVE A SPINNAKER SAIL?

What is the best way to retrieve a spinnaker sail? James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship It takes a really efficient and...

 
 
 
UK sailors with boats in Europe granted Returned Goods Relief extension

UK SAILORS WITH BOATS IN EUROPE GRANTED RETURNED GOODS RELIEF EXTENSION

Boat owners, whose vessels were in the EU at the end of the Brexit transition period, now have until 30 June 2022 to qualify for Returned...

Outboard engine troubleshooting video - How to check fuel, carburettor, spark, cooling, oil & more

OUTBOARD ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING VIDEO - HOW TO CHECK FUEL, CARBURETTOR, SPARK, COOLING, OIL & MORE

Small four-stroke outboard engines are pretty simple. Max McHugh of Marine Matters explains how to fix the most common problems, from...

 
 
 
Summer cruising: the 40 best UK anchorages

SUMMER CRUISING: THE 40 BEST UK ANCHORAGES

Planning your summer sailing? Yachting Monthly experts share their favourite UK anchorages, with tips to make the most of your time...

‘The hurricane had us confined to the aft cabin for 24 hours'

‘THE HURRICANE HAD US CONFINED TO THE AFT CABIN FOR 24 HOURS'

Holly Turner shares some lessons from a turbulent hurricane season in the Caribbean with a 10-month-old baby and Scrumpy the Jack Russell...

 
 
 



Top Tory minister says he may move to vegan diet to help save the planet

Top Tory minister says he may move to vegan diet to help save the planet

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said he could ditch animal products for environmental reasons as 'societal change' needed to meet the UK's climate targets Read more ...

Nick Carter announces wife Lauren Kitt has given birth to third child

Nick Carter announces wife Lauren Kitt has given birth to third child

The 41-year-old singer who shot to fame as a part of the Backstreet Boys, added that there remain 'some minor complications but things are looking a little better after the... Read more ...

How to watch UFC 261 - live stream and TV channel for Usman v Masvidal 2

How to watch UFC 261 - live stream and TV channel for Usman v Masvidal 2

UFC 261 hits our screens this weekend with a huge showdown between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal rightly taking centre stage. The pair will renew rivalries after facing off... Read more ...

Hospital 'on lockdown' as police cars block entrance in 'ongoing incident'

Hospital 'on lockdown' as police cars block entrance in 'ongoing incident'

Wrexham Maelor Hospital is on "lockdown" due to an ongoing incident at the site, with MP Sarah Atherton urging people to stay away as police descend on the scene Read more ...

Wembley in line for MORE Euro 2020 games as a reward from UEFA for killing...

Wembley in line for MORE Euro 2020 games as a reward from UEFA for killing off European Super League

According to The Telegraph , UEFA will give some of Ireland's four matches to England, with others going to countries that have offered even greater capacities in their stadiums. Read more ...

Mick Fleetwood insists Fleetwood Mac have not broken up and will ‘find...

Mick Fleetwood insists Fleetwood Mac have not broken up and will ‘find classy way to say goodbye'

The band are still together, apparently Mick Fleetwood has insisted Fleetwood Mac have not ‘broken up'. The 78-year-old music icon co-founded the legendary rock band, and... Read more ...

Woman hospitalised as quickie sex turns into four hour 'never-ending' orgasm

Woman hospitalised as quickie sex turns into four hour 'never-ending' orgasm

A woman ended up in hospital after sex with her partner gave her a four-hour long orgasm Read more ...

Ed Woodward's four Man Utd transfer targets - and what happens now

Ed Woodward's four Man Utd transfer targets - and what happens now

Ed Woodward has announced he is walking away from his role at Man United after the club signed up for the controversial Super League and then U-turned on the decision Read more ...

Kids can go free on flights to Greece for the summer holidays

Kids can go free on flights to Greece for the summer holidays

Aegean Airlines has launched a new deal with free kids' places on all flights this summer - including routes between the UK and Greece Read more ...

Susanna Reid jokes she can't fit into old dress thanks to lockdown weight gain

Susanna Reid jokes she can't fit into old dress thanks to lockdown weight gain

Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid has joked that she can no longer fit into a dress she wore back at the 2019 National Reality Television Awards because of the weight she put... Read more ...