Seamanship tips and tricks

The propshaft slipped back and wedged the rudder, setting off a calamitous chain of events. Credit Dick Everitt

As if loss of steering and starting to sink wasn’t bad enough, John Broadhead was forced to keep a cool head and think quickly when he became trapped in a…

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

David Harding and the crew of the Mystery 35 Agatha braved a wintry Force 6 to bring you their top tips for man-overboard rescue

Dr Ed Reeves outlines a variety of treatments intended to alleviate the misery of seasickness – while noting that prevention is better than cure, in this extract from Heavy Weather

Volos charter holiday

Newly-qualified RYA Day Skipper Laura Hodgetts charters a yacht around the Sporades islands and the Gulf of Volos

Day Skipper course

A Day Skipper Practical course gives PBO news editor Laura Hodgetts first-hand insights into man overboard recovery, mooring alongside under power, passage planning and much more

Nav in a nutshell: Shaping a course

GPS is not infallible, so it makes sense to know the basics of shaping a rough ‘course to steer’ on a paper chart, says Dick Everitt.