Peter Cumberlidge

Cruising Contributor

Peter Cumberlidge

Peter Cumberlidge is a Yachting Journalists Association member and yachtmaster. He has sat on award judging committees, advised companies on marina developments and designed nautical websites.

Cumberlidge’s many yachting books are published by Bloomsbury, Adlard Coles Nautical, Imray and Fernhurst.

He has written articles for Motor Boat and Yachting magazine, Yachting World, Yachting Monthly, Practical Boat Owner, Cruising World in the USA, Bateaux in France and many UK lifestyle titles.

He has skippered all kinds of yachts, power and sail, often on delivery passages. For relaxation he cruises either a 1979 Princess 33 Ytene or Stormalong, his 1936 classic cutter.


Boating is a way of life in the Netherlands, where water occupies a significant proportion of the country’s surface area. Behind Holland’s North Sea flood defences lies an extraordinary network…


When cruising, I am always drawn towards small islands, where the feeling of being entirely surrounded by water is obvious as you glimpse the sea in all directions. Perhaps this…


Corsica is probably Europe’s most spectacular island, a natural summer destination for Mediterranean boats. About 100 miles long, this unique French region has a high mountainous spine falling dramatically to…

St Martin-de-Ré

There’s an unseen line on the west coast of France – cross it and life becomes easier, warmer and full of simple joie de vivre. This is our cruising guide