US Sailing has said all crew should wear a lifejacket, harnesses and tethers in inclement weather or when conditions warrant it, and that it shouldn't be a 'personal choice'
Best man overboard lifting device
After you’ve used a throwing line or a life-sling to bring a casualty alongside in a man overboard situation, you need to lift them out, ideally horizontally. A horizontal life…
How to make a VHF radio Mayday call & Pan Pan call
When you need help, make sure you and your crew know exactly what to say when making a Mayday or distress call, says Andy Du Port
How a PLB saved my life when I was knocked overboard
Solo yachtsman Nigel Fox's life was saved by a PLB when he was knocked overboard by stormy seas off the north coast of Australia
Shakedown skills and drills for the start of the season
After a long break the skipper may need to knock the rust off a few skills, as well as getting the boat working, says James Stevens
Day Skipper: What you need to know to get through
With her husband Theo out of the way, Georgie Stocker shows on her Day Skipper course that she is more than capable of taking charge
Can you get the MOB back on the boat?
The RYA's former Yachtmaster chief examiner, James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship. This month, how would you deal with an MOB?
Competent Crew: On course for cruising harmony
Katy Stickland joined an RYA Competent Crew course to find out why instruction can make life as a sailing couple more enjoyable
A man has gone overboard, what do we do?
James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. This issue - Geoff is sailing at night with an inexperienced crew when he hears the call 'man overboard'
British Volvo Ocean Race sailor John Fisher missing in the Southern Ocean
Despite an extensive search for John Fisher in worsening conditions, Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag have now made the difficult decision to head towards South America