Strongest sailing knot

It would be nice to know you’re using the strongest sailing knot possible. Chris Beeson visits Marlow Ropes to take the strain

Understand boat statistics

Nigel Calder and Chris Beeson explain how to use boat statistics to understand your boat, or choose the right boat for you and your cruising

Tom Cunliffe

SKIPPER’S TIPS 1. Steer into the seas In these days of autopilots and electronic routes, the natural mindset is always to make the shortest distance between two points. In heavy…

Jury Steering

How would you get back to safety if your rudder was carried away? Chris Beeson tests three jury steering techniques on the water

Crash Test Boat – Gas explosion

How safe is your gas system? Do you make regular checks? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test Boat team create a gas explosion to show you why you should never…

Crash Test Boat - fire

How would you deal with a fire in the galley or the engine room? What’s the best way to prevent fires onboard? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test Boat Team…

'Chance' round Pigeon Island

Sailing across an ocean, there are myriad sail plans to choose from to power you across an ocean. We spoke to six ARC 2014 finishers to find out what works