Imagine that the lifeboat is on the way to take you in tow. Do you sit and wait, in the knowledge that the lifeboat’s crew will assess the situation and…
Catching supper with hook and line is a pastime most yachtsmen will attempt at some time or other, but why do some fishermen enjoy more luck with the rod than…
Whether you go to sea under power or sail, you'll almost certainly find yourself aground at some point in your on-water career. It’s one of the hazards of the sport…
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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How to recover a MOB that's still attached to your boat
Understanding French VHF weather broadcasts
Rule 19 of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea is often dangerously misunderstood. Simpy put, there?s no ?stand on? vessel in fog.