Don’t miss out on the latest issue July 2019 issue of Yachting Monthly, on sale 23 May, as we look ahead to summer, and how to make the most of your time afloat.
We’ve got cruising’s top experts to share their secrets, including Rachel Sprot on why understanding what’s under the water can help you navigate any coastline in the world, while Peter Cumberlidge reveals his 6 favourite cruises in the UK and Dag Pike shares a nifty passage planning idea that’ll make your holiday relaxed from start to finish.
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In this issue:
Navigate any coast
The pilotage skills that work for the world’s 7 types of coast
Dropping the spinnaker • Mooring bridles • Sail care
A question of seamanship
Calamity strikes and a lee shore looms
The problem with AIS
Don’t be a second-class citizen at sea, urges Dag Pike
A knock down by a rogue wave leads to a worrying injury
Summer cruise planning
How to make the most of your time afloat
The 6 best UK cruises
Peter Cumberlidge picks his favourite routes
Why planning three-sided routes always works better
Savage South Georgia
The hostile island that offers rich rewards for those who dare, as one crew sail and ski through storms
Cross the North Sea
How best to sail from Harwich to IJmuiden and beyond
Canada’s hidden fjords • Azores and Back Race
Discover one of the world’s most distinctive cruising grounds as you sail in Darwin’s wake
GEAR AND BOATS
Easy ways to power up your mainsheet
Power up your mainsheet and get the most from your mainsail
Tested: Beneteau Oceanis 30.1
Could this be Beneteau’s best small boat?
Traditional lines and easily handled sails make these 4 boats serious bargains
Tested: LED torches
Brilliant rechargeable torches, perfect on board
Electric outboard • Dry bag • Folding kayak • Safety line • Multitool
Tested: vacuum packer
The answer to keeping food fresh on board?
Rescue drones • Ocean waves
Mast climbing • YM history
Anchoring on the menu
Time respects no man
Sabotage in treacherous seas
Tender loving care
Yachting Monthly July 2019 goes on sale 23 May