Loch Scavaig, the Cuillin mountains and Loch Coruisk

Having scattered the ashes of his friend Roger Chisholm in the waters of Loch Coruisk, Howard Steen continues sailing his circuit of Skye

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Servicing winches regularly is critical for safety, to keep things working easily and to prolong your equipment's life. Rachael Sprot of Rubicon 3 (www.rubicon3.co.uk) explains how to disassemble, clean and…

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With reports of orcas ‘attacking’ yachts off the Spanish coast, Katy Stickland investigates what may be driving the whales’ behaviour and what steps cruisers can take to avoid an encounter

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Spikes in wind strength can range from a blustery sail to survival conditions. Dag Pike explains how to predict which it will be and what to do when the wind…

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The latest solar technology makes self-sufficient cruising much more achievable. Duncan Kent gives the lowdown on everything you need to get your boat sorted

Timothy Long ( 15 ), arrives in Largs during his attempt at becoming the youngest person to sail solo around Britain. Timothy from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, chose the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust as a charity to support during his expedition, following Dame Ellen MacArthur’s similar sailing journey when she was 18. Image Credit Marc Turner / EMCT

Timothy Long, 15, is now the youngest skipper to have sailed solo around Britain. Katy Stickland asked him about his record breaking voyage and his future plans