Pick up a copy of the April issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine for amazing new practical ideas, to brush up on some basic seamanship…
Up-to-date printed paper charts are a good bet for identifying your position – but they do have their limits, says Dick Everitt
How do you ensure an efficient reef with a roller-reefing headsail and slab-reefing mainsail? David Harding explains
Wishing all PBO's readers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!
Dick Everitt gives us a clear picture of the advantages to be gained from using radar to check our navigation
A chance to find out more about next summer's new ARC Channel Islands rally at the London Boat Show on Saturday 9 January
Liveaboard boat owner Chris Tunstall of Portland Marina was picked at random to scoop all the top 10 items of PBO’s big Christmas giveaway.
The 300-berth Edinburgh Marina with residential, retail and spa hotel development will be just 2.5 miles from the city centre
Foreigners in Turkey must now carry a passport valid for at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of their e-Visa or Residence Permit, the Cruising Association warns.
A 58-year-old man suffered burns to his hands, feet and face after a fire in a diesel heater broke out on his yacht
Around 400 boats will be showcased at the 2016 London Boat Show, from 8-17 January, including the restored PBO Project Boat Hantu Biru
In an emotional evening, with many winners and a surprise proposal, the 30th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) prize-giving party brought the rally to a close for another year
"Interest in this retro race has struck a chord with so many sailors around the world," says 2018 Golden Globe Race founder Don McIntyre
There have been many dramas since the ARC yachts set sail from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Yet the vast majority of participants enjoyed a safe passage, and spirits were high…
A turbocharger on an engine is an effective way to get extra horsepower, improve fuel consumption and emissions. But when a turbo goes wrong it’s definitely time to call in…
When your boat’s being battered by a storm and you want to ride things out, a drogue will make things more comfortable. But which one should you buy? Ben Meakins…
Damage was sustained to a section of the wing of Ben Ainslie Racing team's new T2 test boat, which is expected to be out of action until the New Year.
T2 - Ben Ainslie's latest test boat - will fly on foils the size of a wakeboard, whilst lifting the weight of a fully occupied London taxi.
Boat owners are being urged to stay vigilant following a ‘spike in thefts’ of large outboard engines.
The yacht had a serious rigging failure and was in danger of losing her mast in 'atrocious' weather conditions
The St Kilda Challenge will see the first ever yacht race held from North Uist to the isolated island group and back again.