Category: Cruise account / Seamanship & safety / Weather Author: David Glenn Description: Project Cape Horn
It was probably the most ambitious project Yachting World has even undertaken: to head for Cape Horn with high latitudes doyen Skip Novak to make a series on heavy weather seamanship. David Glenn reports from Tierra del Fuego.
Category: Cruise account / Weather Author: Ian Gibson and Lyn Potter Description: Learning curve
Ian and Lyn describe 10 days of drama on their yacht in Australia's worst floods in 35 years. "The raging torrent tore boats off moorings, washed them high up the banks, ripped pontoons from piles and destroyed whole boatyards"
Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique / Seamanship & safety / Weather Author: Jonty Sherwill and Peter Morton Description: Performance: 5 tips
Most sailors are happy just to survive with their sails intact, but some see a squall as a way to gain a tactical gain. Jonty Sherwill seeks top tips from racing veteran Peter Morton.
Category: Practical / Weather Author: Matthew Sheahan and Chris Tibbs Description: Performace - Spring weather
Springtime can throw up some volatile and changeable weather, quite unlike summer. Matthew Sheahan and meteorologist Chris Tibbs offer five key tips to help you prepare for those early-season races.
Category: Practical / Weather Author: Mark Turley Description: Improve Your Skills - How to avoid rough seas
Waves are created by wind, but it can be the lie of the land that makes them unpleasant. Know where to expect rough water, and you can plan a more enjoyable trip.
Category: Weather / Boat handling Author: Peter Bruce Description: Sailing Skills part 3 - Heavy Weather Special:
Peter Bruce, author of the definitive book, Heavy Weather Sailing, looks at running under bare poles, heavy to and lying a'hull.
Category: Weather Description: Powermaster - Understanding the weather
If changes in the weather are caused by passing fronts, those fronts are in turn caused by the interaction of tropical and polar airmasses. Polar and tropical airmasses, warm and cold sectors and fronts and occlusions. Here's how it works.
Category: Cruise account / Seamanship & safety / Weather Author: Peter Fowle Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
Near gale force. 'When we tried to sail from Lorient to Benodet we had to put in at Port Tudy because of the near gale force winds.'
Category: Gear & equipment / Practical / Seamanship & safety / Weather Author: Skip Novac Description: Skip Novac's Storm Sailing Techniques: Part. 10: Anchoring in heavy weather
Anchoring equipment and techniques are fundamental to safe cruising. Skip explains his approach to the manoeuvre.
Category: Cruise account / Weather Author: Michael Reid Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
Heading for Cherbourg.. I decided to switch off the autopilot and steer by hand just while the squall lasted - or so I thought, but seven hours later I was still steering by hand.