John Parker, owner of the OneSails GBR (East) loft shares his top tips on sail trim to make the most of sailing in light airs
Can tide height affect an object’s visibility from a yacht?
Can the height of the tide affect when you see objects at sea? James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship
How to have a COVID safe charter holiday
Retired GP and lifelong sailor Jonty Pearce examines how to have a successful and COVID safe charter in the British Isles this summer
A weekend sailing in south Wales
With COVID-19 restrictions now easing, Jonty Pearce and his wife Carol cruise locally in south Wales - their first time on the water for eight months!
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
Invasive species: How sailors can help tackle biofouling
While yachts are unlikely to introduce invasive species from abroad, they can help them spread around the coast. Sarah Brown explains
Are cumulonimbus clouds cause for concern?
What would you do if you were sailing towards a cumulonimbus cloud? James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship
Sailors urged to report incidents of marine wildlife harassment
The charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation is warning water users not to disturb or harass marine wildlife and to report those who do
Boat rig checks: 18 ways to refine your yacht
Does your boats weather helm bother you, or does she go better on one tack than the other? Toby Heppell explains how to iron out the foibles with proper boat…
C1331 check-in and check-out system to be replaced
A new online reporting system for all sailors leaving and returning to the UK should go live later this year