PBO January 2016 cover

In the January 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...

Tim Marsden demonstrates how he fashioned a smart pair of cockpit locker lids for his bargain boat using glassfibre and iroko hardwood

Robin Knox-Johnston aboard Suhaili at the finish of the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race- Photo Bill Rowntree/PPL

The 2018 Golden Globe Race will test the mettle of modern sailors by limiting them to the same types of yachts and equipment available in 1968/9.

How to make sure your emergency tiller is up to the job should your wheel steering fail at sea

How would you cope if your boat lost its steering at sea? PBO tries a variety of jury steering fixes to see how well they help to regain control

Chris and Helen Tibbs, with Jeremy Wyatt and William Yonge on the yacht Taistealai © WCC / James Mitchell

Years and months of intense planning and preparation finally paid off when the yachts taking part in ARC 2015 set sail from Gran Canaria on 22 November, bound for the

Perceived wisdom is that if you fall overboard, staying tethered to the boat will keep you safe. But is that the case? PBO’s test team conduct some trials… with sobering…

Yacht wreckage at Redcar

Investigations indicate the vessel was an Oday 22 sailing yacht and wreckage colours are blue, white and red with a section of the stern marked Hartlepool.

ARC 2015 participants Bonny and Buzz with their skipper Dawn Kelly aboard Dawn Chorus

Excitement is building and tensions are high as final preparations get under way in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for tomorrow's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) start day.

Lysblink Seaways

An official report has found that the grounding of cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways off the west coast of Scotland, was caused by an inebriated watchkeeper.