Sailing in winter sounds like a cold and tricky business – but if you take some simple precautions there should be nothing stopping you - here's how

I often sail single-handed and picking up mooring buoys can be awkward, so I’ve constructed a lasso line consisting of a 1m length of 6mm chain with 12mm line woven…

Norman Eastwood assembles a bucket pump to remove the final few bits of water from his boat’s bilges

David Berry describes the unexpected problems he faced after purchasing a Rocna anchor for his Moody Eclipse, Aderyn Glas

Secret 20

We took a trip to Brightlingsea to sail a Secret 20 while ours was in transit

Has Navtex been superseded by smartphones and the internet, or does it still have a role in modern sailing?

Has Navtex been superseded by smartphones and the internet, or does it still have a role in modern sailing?

Overall DAME award winner ©NFP

The overall DAME award 2016 went to Torqeedo GmbH for its Cruise FP range of electric saildrives, with a further 28 products named as category winners and commended with special

Dismasted yacht under tow. Credit: RNLI/Ian Cannon

Ramsgate's all weather lifeboat was launched to assist a small yacht which had been dismasted after a collision with a container ship 24 miles east of the town.

rig-tension-gauge-test

It’s vitally important to ensure that the tension of your boat’s rigging is within the correct limits: Alex Bell tests four rig tension gauges to assess their accuracy