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Crossing the Atlantic from Cape Verde to Barbados took us just 13 days in our 1998 Lagoon 410, Cushla Na Mara. In preparation for this trip, I spent time experimenting…

The Cruising Association and the RYA are advising cruisers from the UK to arrive and depart from France via an official Port of Entry. Credit: Getty

If you are sailing to France, here is what you need to know to avoid immigration and customs headaches for a smooth entry and exit from the country

Sailing the English Channel for the first time can be a daunting prospect, especially if your sailing experience so far has been in local waters, mostly remaining within a few…

Going aground, I suspect,is far more common than we think. It’s one of those things that falls into the category where the measure isn’t the cock-up itself but the number…

Picture the scene: it’s a beautiful summer evening, the marina is bathed in golden light and there are crowds of people outside the bar sipping gin and tonics. You’ll soon…

How to check your rig

A screwdriver, a straight edge and a good set of eyes are all that’s required for a basic rig check. Gordon Bonney, of Performance Rigging, explains **IN ASSOCIATION WITH GJW…

how-to-repair-gelcoat

How to deal with gelcoat chips and achieve a perfect colour matched surface. Bruce Jacobs finds out from Mark Buckett of Solent Repairs. IN ASSOCIATION WITH GJW DIRECT