Storm tactics from the Golden Globe Race: Mark Slats

Golden Globe Race skippers share their experiences of ocean storms, providing lessons for all of us about how to cope with heavy weather

Mark Slats refined his storm tactics during the Golden Globe Race
Mark Slats battles the elements in the Southern Ocean from the cockpit of his Rustler 36. Credit: Mark Slats/PPL/GGR

Golden Globe Race skippers share their experiences of ocean storms, providing lessons for all of us about how to cope with heavy weather

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8 tips for digital navigation

As with all aspects of navigation, following ‘best practice’ is the surest way to make sure you are passage planning in a seamanlike manner, says Bruce Jacobson

A women using digital navigation on the deck of a yacht

As with all aspects of navigation, following ‘best practice’ is the surest way to make sure you are passage planning in a seamanlike manner, says Bruce Jacobson

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Running out of fuel up a narrow tidal river

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship – this month, what would you do if you ran out of fuel in a busy, tidal river?

Could you ran out of fuel would you know who to enter a busy harbour?
It’s easy to count on your engine when entering busy harbours, but what would you do if your engine cut out at a critical moment?

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship – this month, what would you do if you ran out of fuel in a busy, tidal river?

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How much anchor chain?

When it comes to putting out anchor chain, most of us follow a basic ratio rule of thumb, but we should be taking wind and tide into account, argues Christopher Smith

A busy anchorage at Oznor, Greece. Anchoring here requires thought about how much anchor chain you put out
A busy anchorage clearly requires you to reduce your swinging circle by using less chain than you might otherwise use, but how do you know you won’t drag?

When it comes to putting out anchor chain, most of us follow a basic ratio rule of thumb, but we should be taking wind and tide into account, argues Christopher Smith

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Last leg for record breaking Jeanne Socrates

Jeanne Socrates, who is attempting to become the oldest person to sail solo around the world non-stop and unassisted, is hoping she will break the record by the end of August

Jeanne Scorates

Jeanne Socrates, who is attempting to become the oldest person to sail solo around the world non-stop and unassisted, is hoping she will break the record by the end of August

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