Katy Stickland

Deputy Editor

Walrus are found in Svalbard all the year round. They are very sociable animals and live in colonies. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

Sam Shrives contends with sea ice and an amorous walrus during a three-month cruise from Norway across the Barents Sea to Svalbard. The article was runner-up in the 2021 Brian…

Most ports, harbours, marinas and yacht clubs require boat owners to be insured in case the worst happens

What does boat insurance cover and why do boat owners need it? Mike Taylor reveals what lies behind this outlay

The time limit to qualify for Returned Goods Relief is expected to be dropped by 1 January 2022.

The three year condition for Returned Goods Relief for recreational boats is to be dropped by the Government. It will only apply to vessels which have been based in the…

After Brexit, UK cruisers will experience limitations when cruising in Europe

As Europe begins to open up again for cruising, Lu Heikell looks at the implications of Brexit on UK sailors cruising to the EU, and what steps they need to…

After a harrowing first lock experience, Lizzy and Rob favoured a technique of tying off mid-cleat and motoring against it, whether against a ladder - or to the Rhone locks' easier floating bollards. Credit: Lizzy Bolan

From buying a suitable yacht to negotiating 371 locks, three tunnels and travelling 1,400 miles from Fareham, Lizzy Bolan shares the highs and lows of navigating the French canals

Tribord LJ 150N lifejacket recalled

French sailing brand Tribord is recalling its Tribord LJ 150N lifejacket due to a safety defect on the harness. Customers will be given a full refund