We took the PBO Project Boat on a shakedown sail - across the Channel and back! Read on to find out how Hantu Biru got on...

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