Bowsprits are all the fashion on new boats these days, but do you need one? Graham Snook looks at how a bowsprit can make your sailing easier and faster
How to reef to sail safely through any weather
Pete Goss delivers his masterclass on when to reef, and explains why it is critical to keeping control of your boat and sailing through a blow
March 2020 – on sale 30 January
Welcome to a brand new issue of Yachting Monthly, jam-packed with great features, including: SAILING SKILLS Charter Skills • Charter boat checks • Stern-to mooring • Cat sailing Skippers’ Tips…
The 150th anniversary of the spinnaker
The spinnaker is widely credited to have been first used in a regatta in 1866, but where does the name come from?
Which is the best way to sail downwind?
Poled-out genoa, spinnaker or cruising chute? Chris Beeson finds out which to use to sail downwind, when and why
The best sail plans for crossing an ocean
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