A man wearing a hat reversing a long keel sailboat in a marina

Long-keelers are known for having a mind of their own when going astern, so how do you let them know who’s boss? David Harding offers some suggestions

A Tideway 12 being recovered. The hull only weighs around 240lb (110kg) so can be easily moved by hand. Credit: John Husband/Alamy

Prolific boat owner Clive Marsh extols the virtues of the Tideway 12, which can be launched by hand from a trolley

A woman wearing a red jacket and a lifejacket talking into a VHF radio on a boat

Seasoned boat owner Gilbert Park shares his tips for making your time on the water as safe and stress free as possible

If you’re one of this year’s 95 ARC+ boats who’ve just made landfall in Grenada, here’s how to stretch your legs (and revive your tastebuds) after a breezy Atlantic crossing. …

A crew dropping a cruising chute on a yacht

For non-racing sailors, a cruising chute is often the downwind sail of choice: it’s nothing to be afraid of, but how do you use it to best advantage? David Harding…

A raw water pump for a boat

PBO reader Clive Hathway has a leaking raw water pump. Should he buy a replacement or rebuild it? Stu Davies gives his advice