All posts by Surfer Chick

GPS failure: What would you do?

GPS failure: What would you do?

How would you react to GPS failure while sailing? James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship If the position of your yacht suddenly changed on your chartplotter, how would you react? Credit: Lester McCarthy GPS failure: What would you do?...

/ September 7, 2022
Handling & rowing a dinghy: a beginner’s guide

Handling & rowing a dinghy: a beginner’s guide

Dinghies and tenders might be small, but good seamanship is just as vital in these diminutive craft as it is in much larger boats, as Rachael Sprot explains Dinghies are simple, but there are lots of opportunities for things to...

/ August 30, 2022
Expert advice: improvements on deck

Expert advice: improvements on deck

The Yachting Monthly panel of experts have come together to provide you their best tops for improvements on deck Make sure you check out before leaving France to avoid overstaying in the Schengen Zone. Credit: Getty When we at Yachting...

/ August 26, 2022
Expert advice: boat navigation

Expert advice: boat navigation

Good seamanship starts with excellent navigation skills. Yachting Monthly experts share their top tips for a smooth passage Being comfortable with your navigation skills will make sailing more enjoyable. Credit: Richard Langdon/Ocean Images Boat navigation is more than just chart...

/ August 23, 2022
How to use a dinghy outboard

How to use a dinghy outboard

All sailors who use dinghies come across challenges such as the contortions required to get a dinghy outboard onto the transom. Rachael Sprot shares her advice and top tips Handing characteristics vary depending on the dinghy outboard. Credit: Rachael Sprot...

/ August 15, 2022

Sailing in Greece – Give and receive

Five months in and my garden is thriving… blooming in every corner. Tomatoes, green beans and chilli are ready for harvest. As is arugola, radish, basil, mint, lemon balm, dill and parsley. The fig tree is bursting with fruit. The...

/ June 26, 2016

Ocean Perception

Afternoon stand up paddle around that island under a heavy overcast sky and such stillness in the air it felt like the world was put on pause for a moment. Gliding over the bay above 10-15 meter depth, clearly seeing...

/ May 15, 2016

Magical sailing week coming up

Dear friends and followers. Time has finally come to gather a beautiful group to our first yoga and wellness retreat. So excited to spend a week with wonderful people and making new friends. Share healthy meals, practice yoga and meditation,...

/ March 17, 2016

Phuket Island life

Hi friends, I’ve had a three week long vacation visiting my family in Finland and friends in Sweden. Been skiing at the very Northern top of Finnish Lapland, and just tried catching up on all lost time after having been...

/ March 10, 2016

The Mermaid Dance on the Golden Beach

I have been waiting for this high to dissipate. Feels as if I’m constantly jacked up on a mixture of speed and mdma. Full of energy. Drenched in gratitude. Love pouring through in everything I do. Almost thought I was...

/ February 2, 2016