A hallmark of a great sailor is the ability to keep calm in a crisis, deal with it, and bounce back. I write a monthly column all about the latest…
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Any number of factors can affect the wind near land on coastal voyages, says Dick Everitt.
Euan Crawford experienced mixed fortunes when he and his girlfriend sailed their uninsured, un-surveyed, 30-year-old Raven 26 from New Zealand to Fiji.
Brain power is still best for calculating weather, wind and tidal information, says Dick Everitt
Tacking inside a ‘cone’ can help you to harness changes in wind direction, explains Dick Everitt.
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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
Why make heavy going in choppy conditions when a less demanding alternative heading will get you to your destination in about the same time? Asks Dick Everitt.
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
Newly-qualified RYA Day Skipper Laura Hodgetts charters a yacht around the Sporades islands and the Gulf of Volos
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Dick Everitt explains how you can get a little lift from the tide
Simple step-by-step chartwork can show us when we’ll need to tack to clear a headland, says Dick Everitt.
GPS will keep us on the straight and narrow by constantly showing how much we need to adjust our heading for changes in tide, wind and boat speed.