Anchor under sail

Can you set and weigh anchor under sail, without turning the ignition key? Tom Cunliffe demonstrates a handy cruising skill


How to take a tow It has been said with justification that we learn more from our own mistakes than from any manual, and when it comes to towing, I’d…


Tom Cunliffe explains the mechanics of gybing, what can go wrong, and shows you how to perform a flawless, fearless gybe every time

Riding turn

The riding turn - iIt happens to all of us, and usually when there's a tack imminent. Tim Bartlett explains how to tackle a sheet jammed on a winch

Light winds

Try a few of our 11 easy tweaks when you find yourself in light winds, says Tim Bartlett. You might not need the engine just yet…


Different hull types demand different tactics. Tom Cunliffe shows you how to avoid embarrassment next time you’re at the helm of an unfamiliar yacht