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?

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.

boat on the sea

From the Spirit 54, also known as Soufrière, which starred in James Bond's Casino Royale, to the much-awaited Spirit 52, we take a look at the British boat builder's most beautiful vessels

1980 boat-themed films

In no particular order, we've pulled together some of the best sailing and boat-themed films of the 1980s. Vote, and let us know which one is your favourite!

lindau harbour at Christmas

What could be more enchanting than a doing a spot of Christmas shopping on a sailing ship on Lake Constance? If you are looking for a festive break this December, look no further than 'Bodensee' and celebrate Yule visiting the beautiful markets of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Eric and Susan Hiscock

YBW's list of the top 10 yacht pioneers in the last 100 years. Who do you think should be on the list? We would love to hear your suggestions.

Best boat-themed of the 1990s

The 90s gave us some memorable boat-themed film classics. The Hunt for Red October kept us glued to the screen and there was not a dry eye in the cinema when Titanic came out. But which one is the best film of the 90s? Take our poll and vote for…