How to read the skies: Clouds and what they mean when sailing?

PBO TESTED – Sea anchors: Which could save your life?

PBO TESTED – 9 waterproof cameras: A PBO test team gets snap-happy

PBO Project Boat – Converting to slab reefing: Upgrading Hantu Biru’s rig with a new gooseneck, sail controls and more

Mastering long-keelers in astern: With a reputation for wilfulness astern, how do you let your boat know who’s boss?

Modern small cruisers: Second-hand 20 to 23ft boats that still look right up to date

Engine overheat?: A get-you-home fix

Restoring a classic Hillyard: How the Commodore of the Hillyard Owners’ Association refurbished a 13-tonner

PBO TESTED – Faurby yachts on test: Probably the best Scandinavian boatbuilder you’ve never heard of

DIY laser shaft alignment: PLUS… Fit a flexible drive

Epoxy-repair a Mirror dinghy: Using techniques for gluing, filleting, fairing and sheathing with epoxy

Dealing with rudder failure: After first-hand experience, a sailor resolved to help others cope with this problem

The bright lights of Brighton: Visiting Britain’s biggest marina

Sailing a 21-footer to Brittany: A reader cruises from the Isle Of Wight to Brittany and back in his Westerly Jouster

Boost battery power: …and arrive single-handed with no fuss, PLUS more projects and tips

Ideas for chopping boards: Tips from the PBO Sketchbook

Make a trestle: Useful for a variety of practical jobs when working on or around the boat


Waiting for the tide: PBO editor David Pugh welcomes you to the magazine – sign up for David’s free monthly e-newsletter at:

Columnist Dave Selby: Congratulations! You’ve made it all the way to the starting line

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Tales of terrible trailers, the scourge of small-boat owners

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: How the Canaries can help to alleviate those winter sailing blues

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News: Coastguard changes and what you need to know, cannabis yacht trio jailed, a tribute to David Thomas… and more

Regional news: Sunseeker job losses, new marina for Cobh, Scottish offshore wind project planning consent… and more

Readers’ letters: your views

Ask the experts: Assessing and treating osmosis and gelcoat crazing, correcting mast bend – and more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at Christmas gift ideas for skippers and crew alike

Trizonia and Galaxidi: A couple of gems in the Gulf of Corinth