Knowing how to patch up a sail can get you home safely, extend your cruise and save you money. Rob Kemp at Kemp Sails talks Rachael Sport (www.rubicon3adventure.com) through sail…

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Bowsprits are all the fashion on new boats these days, but do you need one? Graham Snook looks at how a bowsprit can make your sailing easier and faster

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