YAchts can go further afield when sailing Scotland with the Scottish islands of Harris at Loch Rodel offering a quiet anchorage

Whether you’ve just got a few days to explore the West Coast, or the open North Atlantic is calling, Scotland’s sea routes offer almost endless options says Brian Black…

A liferaft is reassuring, but only to be used as an absolute last resort. James Stevens explores the main scenarios that could lead to abandoning ship, and what to do…

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

A yacht sailing through gusts

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…

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

Cadgwith Cove in Cornwall

Dag Pike revisits a childhood haunt and discovers little has changed in the quaint Cornish fishing village of Cadgwith on The Lizard