PBO Feb 2016 cover

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

Canna Harbour. Credit: Steve Goldthorp

Charmian Entwistle recommends a visit to the Isle of Canna, a handy stop-off en route to or from Skye or the Outer Hebrides, but also an alluring destination in its…

Dead whale washes ashore in Wales. Photographs taken by Ali Chedgy Dyfi National Nature Reserve Natural Resources Wales

HM Coastguard are advising the public to stay away from the carcass of an 8.2 metre whale which washed up on a Welsh beach.

A typical reefed sail plan on a cruising yacht – the leech pennant needs to be tighter and the headsail car is too far aft – but it’s better than many. Credit: SailingScenes.com

How do you ensure an efficient reef with a roller-reefing headsail and slab-reefing mainsail? David Harding explains