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'
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…
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
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
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
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
The RYA's former Yachtmaster chief examiner, James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship. This month, how would you deal with an MOB?
Katy Stickland joined an RYA Competent Crew course to find out why instruction can make life as a sailing couple more enjoyable
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'
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