In your March 2016 issue: SAILING SKILLS Expert on board: Navigate with Google Earth Satellite photos should be part of everyone’s navigation toolkit, says Tom Partridge A question of seamanship ‘How would you escape this lobster pot berth’? Any questions? • ‘Reduce weather helm?’ • ‘Are AGM batteries worth it?’ Learning curve ‘How I got battered in Biscay’: Caught out by a deep low Skipper’s tips • True or ground wind? • Don’t get swept away by the tide Practical seamanship: Anchoring myth busted! Vyv Cox investigates catenary, and what really happens in winds above Force 5 How to tackle a windward berth solo Chris Beeson reports A Dutch skipper’s tips Lt Cdr Harry Dekkers skippers the Royal Netherlands Navy’s 90ft training ketch. He shared his top tips with us CRUISING Cruising: Night passage through Amsterdam Dick Durham joins the Dutch Navy’s sail traing vessel for a night-time delivery Adventure: Cruising to Byzantium Rod and Lu Heikell sail through the Dardanelles to Istanbul, a city at the crossroads of history Home waters: Why sailing at dawn is the best You may be yawning, but there is a unique excitement to sailing at dawn, says Colin Jarman Brittany pilotage 20 miles of bliss on the Vilaine River Anchorages Four beautiful spots to anchor, from Normandy to Denmark Cruising log Readers’ experiences in Turkey, the Baltic and the Atlantic Family sailing: A watersports holiday in Greece Is it possible to have a sailing holiday that keeps the whole family happy? Simon Fevyer thinks it is GEAR & BOAT REVIEWS Tried and tested • Henri Lloyd oilies • Handheld VHF • Deck trainers • 80 New gear • Rescue sling • Flexible jacket • GPS compass • Water filter Hull revamp: Paint, polish or wrap? What can you do to revive a faded, tired-looking hull? Greg Goulding explores the options New boat test: Winner 8 Small is beautiful and in the right weather small can also be fun, as Graham Snook discovers in Holland Used boat test: Bavaria 34 If you’re looking for your first coastal cruiser, this boat should definitely be on your list, says Duncan Kent …. and much more!