You can moor in the heart of the city when cruising Newcastle. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

Mooring a boat can be difficult for even the most experienced yacht owner, and for those who are just starting out on their boating journey it can be a, frankly,…

Double amputee single handed sailor Dustin Reynolds on his boat as it sails under a blue sky

Dustin Reynolds has become the first double amputee to sail solo around the world via the Panama Canal. Thom D’Arcy meets this inspirational skipper

On a hot day, cooking outside is much better idea than adding further heat below by using the galley cooker. Many a rail-mounted boat bbq exist from the simple square…

Crewsaver Crewfit+ Pro 180N Lifejacket Crewsaver make some of the most recognisable lifejackets on the market and the logo will be familiar to anyone who spent even a short amount…

Ocean safety sport 170 ADV The Ocean Safety Sport 170 ADV lifejacket is smart looking and well specified. The manufacturer has a well established reputation for marine safety gear and…

There are plenty of sailing apps to choose from, covering charting, cruising guides and charters. Credit: Cruising Association

With the high cost of marine electronics, phone apps offer a plethora of affordable navigation data at your fingertips, says Sam Fortescue

A flare being put into water

Out of date flares can be disposed of at a flare disposal day at Brighton Marina. There will also be a chance to have lifejackets checked by the RNLI