Yachting Monthly June 2022 – On sale April 28, 2022


In the June 2022 issue of Monthly Yachting: Everything you need to know to undertake a Channel crossing; The advantages of a double headsail downwind; and our comprehensive guide to the best sailing phone apps.

Plus, we tell you the story of a group of sailors who fell in love with Svalbard, and the amazing story of Dustin Reynold’s solo circumnavigation as a double amputee and much more.

Photo: Alamy


Harbor storm drama “It was worse than any storm I’ve seen at sea”

Twin headsails A downwind sail plan that you can reef easily is essential’ ‘A downwind sail plan that you can reef easily is essential

Tips for Captains ‘Thing overboard’ device • Friction guards • Med slime lines

Channel crossing Get ready to sail to France beyond this summer

seamanship issue Is the yacht aft catching up?

Bear Island is the southernmost island of the Svalbard archipelago and is remote and open to the elements. Yachts need lots of lines to anchor safely. Photo: Jon Amtrup


The lone sailor The world tour of a double amputee against all odds

arctic under pressure A group of sailors fall in love with Svalbard, but find themselves confronted with man’s impact on the environment

Fastnet Survival Memories A sailor tells his story of the 1979 race

Truro River AnchorageFind shelter and a connection with nature

Walton Backwaters Uncover the secrets of Essex’s creeks and marshes

A deep forefoot prevents excessive wind flapping. Photo: Graham Snook


The best phone apps Our comprehensive guide to the apps you shouldn’t browse without

me and my boat The Maxi 1000 may have less volume than the latest boats, but it is comfortable at sea, fast and solidly built.

New equipment Foldable solar panels • VHF with AIS • Stereo • Large saildrive

New sailboats Garcia Exploration 60 • X-56 • J/45 • Signature Privilege 650

50th anniversary of the Ballade d’Albin. Photo: British Ballad Association


Letter from the editor Navigate by all means
News Charter security • Restoration of seagrass beds • Marine smugglers
Letters YM readers have their say
Dick Durham Fatal errors
Pete Goss Navigate through conflict
Lu Heikell Squall weather in the tropics
Cruising Community The Hillyard Returns • Suffolk and the Sea • Fowey Races
Books Dekker, a girl a dream
confession badly buoyed


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