yacht at sea

Sailing, island hopping, swimming in crystalline seas, eating al fresco and being at one with nature: what could be better than chartering a yacht with friends and family this summer and making forever memories?

Cowes and its nearby towns boast excellent restaurants, hotels and bars. Read our guide and reviews to find the best places to stay, eat and enjoy a drink whilst soaking up the excitement of this year's race.

5 things in your pocket

Find out what Ellen MacArthur, Helena Lucas and Dee Caffari always have on them! YBW asked professional and amateur sailors what they kept in their sailing jacket pocket when they are out on the water.

A silver cocktail shaker shaped like a lighthouse on a tray with drinks

From handcrafted Fay Page cufflinks, the iconic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II to the rare Black Tot Last Consignment British Royal Naval Rum and Leviathan Bell's hand-etched and inked Maritime Scrimshaw Ostrich Egg, these gifts will give you plenty of ideas to make Father's Day truly special this year

The sun is breaking through the clouds and winter has finally released its grip on Britain – meaning there’s no better time to start preparing for the new boating season. We’ve rounded up some tips to get you set for the sailing season

Sailing TV programmes - Howards' Way, Black Sails, The River, Hornblower

With the start of Mutiny on Channel 4, YBW brings you the pick of sailing and boating TV programmes over the last 50 years. How many do you remember?