So, we’re required by law to make a passage plan but we don’t need to write it down...

  • From the Editor
    So, we?re required by law to make a passage plan but we don?t need to write it down. How does that work?

  • On the wind
    GBR Challenge?s boat is christened in Auckland; Russell Coutts has some unconventional views on the America?s Cup; sailing as a spectator sport at Marstrand in Sweden. Plus a special tribute to Bernard Hayman, Editor of Yachting World between 1963 and 1979, who died in June

  • Kingfisher competition
    Win a sail on Ellen MacArthur?s Open 60 Kingfisher

  • Preece comment
    There are a lot of distractions in Auckland, from spy boats to legal issues, but now the America?s Cup teams must turn their minds to the racing

  • Letters to the Editor
    Do yachtsmen understand stability issues?, right of way wrangles between racers and cruisers and the ups and downs of floating containers

  • Leading Edge
    Just how accurate is a GPS position? That depends, says Matthew Sheahan, on where you are . . .

  • Dogwatch
    Rainy day blues ? how to while away those hours in a marina46 Ocean ready ? NEW SERIES
    Getting your boat and your crew ready for a long term cruise is time consuming and expensive but there are precious few sources of truly objective information to help a skipper through the minefield of decisions. Our new series Ocean Ready is going to change all this by talking to the people who are out there, doing it now. Part 1: we interview three skippers in the Azores as they come to the end of an Atlantic circuit

  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    There has never been such bad weather in a Round Britain & Ireland Race

  • Cruising Log
    The rules you didn?t know about ? since July British yachts must have a prepared passage plan if they intend to leave harbour

  • Letter from East Coast USA
    Tony Collingridge and his wife head up the Hudson River on their way to the Great Lakes and discover another kind of cruising

  • Countdown to the Cup
    It was a journalist?s dream when someone sidled up and handed Martin Tasker a damning e-mail on the hot topic of the moment . . .

  • Head to head
    Yachting World?s guide to the intricacies of match racing ? just what is a dial-up, or dial-down for that matter, and why do America?s Cup boats circle the way they do during the pre-start? To be read in conjunction with our FREE CD-Rom. Plus: Russell Coutts and Peter Montgomery explain why they find match racing so thrilling

  • Perfect Provence
    A gentle early summer cruise along the Côte d?Azur from Port Grimaud to the Iles de Porquerolles with Malcolm White and a new Wauquiez 43 Pilot House cruiser

  • Una unique
    Elaine Bunting investigates a new Dutch yacht with some innovative ideas above and below the waterline. Wouter Steusel?s yacht has an ingenious una rig which cants to weather as it rotates and a revolutionary diesel electric propulsion system which will make him almost independent of fuel stops 92 Southampton Boat Show planner
    Showtime is upon us and the season starts with the Southampton International Boat Show. To help you plan your visit, we list all the exhibitors, publish detailed Show Plans and preview some of the most interesting boats which will be on show

  • On test: Malö 41, SY42 and HR43
    Swedish match ? three beautiful cruisers from Sweden?s top builders are put through their paces by Tim Thomas. He assesses whether the Malö 41, Sweden Yachts 42 and Hallberg-Rassy 43 come up to the country?s own high standards

  • SuperSail
    A French 77-footer designed for Sunsail Platinum fleet, the 1936 John
    G. Alden-designed Royono, used by US President John F. Kennedy, is being rebuilt in France and labour-saving coatings to keep your deck hardware gleaming

  • Super lightweights
    Matthew Sheahan reviews two top of the range 70ft performance cruisers from Finland, the Super Baltic 78 and the new Swan 70, and finds how two companies are chasing the big cruiser market in very different ways

  • Next month in Yachting World
    News of our America?s Cup special preview issue and supplement

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

  • Classified ads
    Seasonal bargains in our classified pages

  • Ellen MacArthur
    Ellen rediscovers the hardships and the joys of solo ocean racing