It was a wild and stormy passage from Russia to Alaska for Peter and Lyndall Aston, via the wind-blown Aleutian Islands, where war relics and wildlife combined to make this a fascinating voyage

  • From the Editor
    Between them the 200 boats in last year?s Atlantic Rally for Cruisers have covered over a million miles, which is why our gear survey is so influential

  • On the wind
    French America?s Cup yacht holed by Greenpeace; Orange?s Jules Verne record; reports from Antigua Sailing Week and the Caribbean?s ?Friendliest Regatta? in Tobago. Plus: Elaine Bunting is on board as Mike Golding?s mast comes down, and laying the ghost of Charlie Barr . . .

  • Preece comment
    When does gamesmanship become cheating and how do you police it when competitors are out of sight on the race course?

  • Letters to the Editor
    Watertight bulkheads saved the day for Leopard of London; the British produce some great products but why can?t they market them? and why Frank Bethwaite is the guru of speed sailing

  • Leading Edge
    Soon you could be leaving a virtual Post-ItTM note at the harbour entrance

  • Dogwatch
    More fun with new technology and the Remote-Bote virtual sailor

  • The Great Atlantic Gear Test
    For the third year running we present the findings of an exhaustive survey of equipment used in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, where 200 boats have covered over a million miles between them. In Part 1 Elaine Bunting and Tim Thomas look at autopilots, chart plotters, water generators and solar panels

  • Cruising Log
    Adventurous cruising, from the Pardeys? storm-tossed Horn rounding to a mother and daughter team tackling the North West Passage. Plus a special feature on the practicalities of keeping a yacht in Jersey

  • Letter from East Coast USA
    Tony Collingridge reaches the great cruising ground of Chesapeake Bay in his voyage up the eastern seaboard of the States

  • Iron Maiden
    Tracy Edwards may be only pint-sized but she?s one tough lady, as Elaine Bunting found out when she went to interview her about her life, her ambitions, her plans for the maxi-catamaran Maiden II and the potential head to head competition with Ellen MacArthur

  • Virgin territory
    With their latest new base in Langkawi, Sunsail have opened up a brand new cruising ground. Matthew Sheahan was among the first to taste the exotic delights of Malaysian sailing

  • Countdown to the Cup
    Sir Peter Blake was a past master at getting the country behind him and Team NZ are following his lead with an America?s Cup road show

  • Team building
    It takes 16 crew to sail an America?s Cup Class boat. So what do all the other 90 people employed by most syndicates do? Matthew Sheahan looks at the people behind the scenes of a Cup campaign and at the impressive bases they have set up in Auckland

  • Fishtales
    Bob Fisher signs off his column with the incident that set off the longitude debate and finally led to Harrison?s famous chronometer

  • Northern exposure
    It was a wild and stormy passage from Russia to Alaska for Peter and Lyndall Aston, via the wind-blown Aleutian Islands, where war relics and wildlife combined to make this a fascinating voyage

  • What?s New
    Boss designer watch for sailors, automatic fire extinguishers with a difference, the latest in chart plotters and a close look at B&G?s mid-range instrument series, the h1000 with intelligent autopilot

  • New Yachts
    A 21st Century 72ft classic from Gannon and Benjamin, the Luca Brenta 45 for short-handed sailing and the Kay Cottee 56 for serious cruising

  • On test: IMX-45
    Exclusive! Tim Thomas tries out the new performance cruiser from Danish builders X-Yachts to see if this sister to the IMX-40 will be one to bring home the bacon

  • The day we beat the J Class
    In classic yacht circles the boats to beat are the magnificent J Class yachts. Two of them, Velsheda and Shamrock V, were at the Antigua Classic Regatta and so was the new classic schooner Windrose of Amsterdam. David Glenn was on board the day she and her Dutch owner and crew had an experience to remember . . .

  • Next month in Yachting World
    We introduce our new regular columnist . . . Ellen MacArthur

  • Yachts for sale
    1000s of yachts for sale in our brokerage pages

  • Classified ads
    Boats and bargains in our classified pages

  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    A knot for all reasons. Why you should know your bend from your hitch