Bats, sharks and turtles: Close encounters with animals in Malaysia

BATS, SHARKS AND TURTLES: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH ANIMALS IN MALAYSIA

Pulau Tioman in the South China Sea is an idyllic tropical island. Although tourism is healthy, they keep it low-key and sustainable....

Followtheboat: Climbing the mast, sailing 4m waves and dealing with flying foxes

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: CLIMBING THE MAST, SAILING 4M WAVES AND DEALING WITH FLYING FOXES

This latest episode just about typifies what it means to be a cruiser in South East Asia. Boat maintenance , sailing in testing seas...

 
 
 
New Icom marine products shown at METS Marine Trade Show

NEW ICOM MARINE PRODUCTS SHOWN AT METS MARINE TRADE SHOW

Icom has showcased new additions to its marine product range at the METS Trade show. Debuting at the show has been a new Class B AIS...

Waterspouts and running aground: The sailing hazards of South East Asia

WATERSPOUTS AND RUNNING AGROUND: THE SAILING HAZARDS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA

As we entered our first anchorage a 6-knot counter current through the channel meant cranking up the engine to 1500rpm to make way...

 
 
 
Followtheboat: Insane and scary crossing of the Singapore Strait

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: INSANE AND SCARY CROSSING OF THE SINGAPORE STRAIT

We had checked out of Indonesia two weeks ago from Pulau Belitung, so it was about time to leave. But before checking into Malaysia's...

Waterspouts and running aground: The sailing hazards of South East Asia

WATERSPOUTS AND RUNNING AGROUND: THE SAILING HAZARDS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA

As we entered our first anchorage a 6-knot counter current through the channel meant cranking up the engine to 1500rpm to make way...

 
 
 
Followtheboat: How to sail goose wing with a poled-out headsail

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: HOW TO SAIL GOOSE WING WITH A POLED-OUT HEADSAIL

Goose wing, or wing on wing, what do you call it? We show you how we sail wing on wing using a polled-out genoa and prevented main...

Introducing the BC-238 Rapid Multi-Charger for the IC-M37E Marine VHF radio

INTRODUCING THE BC-238 RAPID MULTI-CHARGER FOR THE IC-M37E MARINE VHF RADIO

The BC-238 is a six-slot multi-charger for the all new IC-M37 Marine VHF radio. As well as providing a convenient tool for charging...

 
 
 
Followtheboat: Dodging trawlers and tugboats in the Java Sea

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: DODGING TRAWLERS AND TUGBOATS IN THE JAVA SEA

Sailing 180 miles from Belitung to Lingga in the Java Sea was a first, made more interesting by the fishing platforms, floating debris...

Followtheboat: How to use a hookah to clean your hull at anchor

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: HOW TO USE A HOOKAH TO CLEAN YOUR HULL AT ANCHOR

After meeting up with some Western yachties on Pulau Belitung, Jamie dives overboard to clean his hull, with help from a clever gadget...

 
 
 
Followtheboat: Exploring an uninhabited private island

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: EXPLORING AN UNINHABITED PRIVATE ISLAND

Thirty-six hours of three to four metre rollicking waves on the beam was just what we needed to wake us up after the tranquil Seribu...

Exploring Pulau Macan: The tropical island that thinks it's a sailboat

EXPLORING PULAU MACAN: THE TROPICAL ISLAND THAT THINKS IT'S A SAILBOAT

We've anchored by lots of islands, many the epitome of everything a cruiser is searching for: remoteness, white beaches, coral reefs,...

 
 
 
Followtheboat: How to replace your boat's old fridge

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: HOW TO REPLACE YOUR BOAT'S OLD FRIDGE

Esper's 30-year-old fridge was no longer fit for purpose, so Liz and Jamie from Followtheboat set about replacing it with a new model...

Sailing Jakarta: Polluted, noisy, overcrowded but absolutely brilliant

SAILING JAKARTA: POLLUTED, NOISY, OVERCROWDED BUT ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT

It's polluted, noisy, over-crowded, the traffic is appalling and it's sinking: is there anything to like about Jakarta? We think so!...

 
 
 
Icom's IC-M37E buoyant marine radio: More power, more functionality

ICOM'S IC-M37E BUOYANT MARINE RADIO: MORE POWER, MORE FUNCTIONALITY

If you are out on the water or supporting from shore a good quality VHF radio that can withstand the elements is a necessity It's an...

Southampton Boat Show 2019: Discount tickets for YBW readers

SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 2019: DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR YBW READERS

The UK's biggest boat show returns to Mayflower Park in September and YBW readers can get a pair of any-day tickets for £27 with our...

 
 
 
Would you anchor beneath an active volcano? Sailing to Krakatoa Part 1

WOULD YOU ANCHOR BENEATH AN ACTIVE VOLCANO? SAILING TO KRAKATOA PART 1

Liz and Jamie of Followtheboat reach one of their bucket list destinations, the active Indonesian volcano of Krakatoa When we heard...

Sailing in rough weather: How far should you push it?

SAILING IN ROUGH WEATHER: HOW FAR SHOULD YOU PUSH IT?

Liz and Jamie from Followtheboat face tough conditions on their passage top Pulau Enggano - should they press on or turn back? Sailing...

 
 
 
Is the world too dangerous? Sailing to countries outside your comfort zone

IS THE WORLD TOO DANGEROUS? SAILING TO COUNTRIES OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Does sailing in foreign countries worry you? Followtheboat busts some of the common myths around sailing in exotic locations “Here...

Passage planning on the hoof: How to adjust your best-laid plans

PASSAGE PLANNING ON THE HOOF: HOW TO ADJUST YOUR BEST-LAID PLANS

An unexpected lack of wind forces Jamie and Liz to revise their passage plan off the island of Sipura Short-term navigating, when conditions...

 
 
 



Anthony Joshua opens up on what he's done for Andy Ruiz rematch that could...

Anthony Joshua opens up on what he's done for Andy Ruiz rematch that could offer key edge

Anthony Joshua will try to recapture his old world title belts tonight against Andy Ruiz Jr. Read more ...

Bournemouth vs Liverpool, Premier League: live score and latest updates

Bournemouth vs Liverpool, Premier League: live score and latest updates

Read more ...

Duncan Ferguson brings Everton back to life with Chelsea win as he inspires...

Duncan Ferguson brings Everton back to life with Chelsea win as he inspires crowd and the ball boys

The Toffees interim boss inspired the home side to an impressive win against Chelsea in his first game in charge. Read more ...

London Bridge victim Jack Merritt's father accuses Boris Johnson of lying

London Bridge victim Jack Merritt's father accuses Boris Johnson of lying

The father of one of the London Bridge terror victims has called Boris Johnson a fraud, accusing the prime minister of making political capital out of the attack. Read more ...

Man City's Raheem Sterling has high praise for Man Utd and specifically...

Man City's Raheem Sterling has high praise for Man Utd and specifically Marcus Rashford ahead of derby

Raheem Sterling has been impressed by Man Utd's work-rate of late Raheem Sterling has praised Manchester United 's work-rate and singled Marcus Rashford out as a ‘real hazard'... Read more ...

James Anderson, Mark Wood and Jonny Bairstow back in England Test squad

James Anderson, Mark Wood and Jonny Bairstow back in England Test squad

James Anderson, Mark Wood and Jonny Bairstow have returned to England's 17-man squad for the four-Test tour of South Africa - but Moeen Ali remains unavailable. Read more ...

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr ring walk times: When will main event start?

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr ring walk times: When will main event start?

Anthony Joshua takes on Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia tonight but what time are the ring walks? Read more ...

Real Madrid 'must raise £84m' to comply with FFP and are set for January...

Real Madrid 'must raise £84m' to comply with FFP and are set for January transfer sales

Some of Real Madrid's top stars could be up for sale in January with the La Liga giants in need to raise a chunk of money to be able to comply with Financial Fair Play Read more ...

Former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac at Goodison Park amid Everton vacancy

Former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac at Goodison Park amid Everton vacancy

Everton are on the lookout for a new manager after Marco Silva was given his marching orders following Wednesday night's 5-2 humbling by Liverpool in the Merseyside derby Read more ...

US and Iran agree prisoner swap

US and Iran agree prisoner swap

An American graduate student detained in Iran for more than three years has been freed after the Trump administration agreed to a prisoner exchange with Tehran. The release of... Read more ...