Two-time solo Atlantic racer Basil Panakis shows PBO’s Ben Meakins how he prepared his 25ft yacht to face the Jester Challenge
New sails are a big investment – but are they worth it? The PBO team compared the old with the new on the project boat, Hantu Biru, as David Harding
In a bid to bring archaic navigation information into the 21st century, Bob Bradfield has been on a one-man crusade to update charts of Scottish anchorages
Ben Meakins finds out why – and how – PBO readers from around the UK go racing in their cruising yachts
David Harding sets up a direct comparison between Junk- and Bermudan-rigged Splinters to find out how they handle
Expert advice for tricks and tips for better sailing on rivers
PBO Technical Editor David Harding offers ideas to help a Kelt 5.50 that won't beat upwind
What happens to your body when you fall into the water?
Practical Boat Owner's experts answer a reader's question about LED navigation lights
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What should you do when meeting a sailing boat, motor boat or ship?
How to recover a MOB that's still attached to your boat
Understanding French VHF weather broadcasts