On the Water: Resources

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    10 top cuddies

    Alex Smith

    Alex Smith picks ten sporting cuddies at the top of their game. …Read More

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    Outboard engine buying: 10 top tips

    Alex Smith

    With a bewildering array of outboard engines now available, it pays to know what you’re after. Alex Smith outlines the choices …Read More

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    Lifejackets and personal buoyancy

    Rupert Holmes

    Lifejackets are an essential part of safety on the water, we look at what a lifejacket is, when it needs replacing and how to look after them. …Read More

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    Sailing boats: sailboat types, rigs, uses and definitions

    Rupert Holmes

    Sailing boats, sometimes referred to as sailboats, come in a wide range of sizes and types with different keels, rig types and sails. Here's what you need to know to understand the basics. …Read More

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    Downwind sails: spinnakers, asymmetrics and code zeros

    Rupert Holmes

    Many owners of cruising boats ponder what the best option is for reaching and downwind sails. Rupert Holmes looks at the options. …Read More

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    25 Christmas gifts for sailors

    Gael Pawson

    Struggling to find the perfect present for the sailor in your life? Here are a host of Christmas gift ideas. …Read More

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    Ten great charter destinations

    Alex Smith

    What are the best charter destinations? It's all a matter of personal opinion, but Alex Smith makes his top selection. …Read More

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    Top 10 powerboat books

    Alex Smith

    Alex Smith cherry-picks ten of the best powerboating books every boater needs in his collection. …Read More

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    A boating Christmas wish list

    Alex Smith

    Alex Smith shares his top Christmas gift list of boating-themed pressies with price tags ranging from large to small. …Read More

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    Learn to sail: sailing courses explained

    Rupert Holmes

    Where do you learn to sail and how? What sailing courses are available and what to they entail? We explain in this simple guide. …Read More

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