Pat Lawless has already sailed 10,000 miles solo in his Saltram Saga 36, including trips to The Azores and Iceland. Credit: Kieran Ryan-Benson

The only Irish entrant in the Golden Globe Race 2022, Pat Lawless reveals his motivations for taking part in the longest and loneliest round the world yacht race

A yacht sailing over the horizon

Confined to quarters during the pandemic, many sailors are itching to slip their lines and sail for the sun. Elaine Bunting explains exactly how to break free and sail across…

Gerry Hughes finishing his circumnavigation of the world

Gerry Hughes is the first deaf sailor to solo circumnavigate the world. Katy Stickland finds out what motivates him to push the boundaries

Jon Sanders is nearing the end of his 11th solo circumnavigation around the world. Elaine Bunting finds out what drives him to keep seeking out the solace of the sea

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…