Best Early Prime Day Deals for Sailing: Helly Hansen Gear

7 hours 6 minutes ago

We’ve done the work for you, and found the best Prime Day deals on Helly Hansen gear! We’ve done some digging and found some amazing early Prime Day deals for sailing, and this year’s bargains on Helly Hansen clothing is fuelling our excitement. Here’s 7 top products we can’t wait to get our hands on […]

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Milly Karsten

Cowes Week 2024: What to expect

2 days 3 hours ago

As the excitement for Cowes Week 2024 builds, Georgie Corlett-Pitt looks ahead… Cowes Week 2024 Cowes Week takes place this year from 27 July to 2 August. Entries for 2024 are already up on 2023, with around 500 boats expected, drawing sailors and spectators in their thousands.  With 2026 set to mark the 200th anniversary […]

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Georgie Corlett-Pitt

Steering by the Stars: A Guide to Celestial Navigation

2 days 4 hours ago

In the first instalment of our four-part series with author William Thomson, we learn how to navigate by the stars.  Where you are, and where you’re heading In May 2022 I travelled to Polynesia on a project with the Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation to explore how modern sailors in European waters can apply natural […]

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William Thomson

A Wild Round the Island Race 2024

2 days 7 hours ago

This year’s Round the Island Race was action-packed, with Peter Morton setting the pace on his TP52 Notorious and calling it ‘one of the greatest races in the world’. Georgie Corlett-Pitt reports. Building Winds The days leading up to the 87th edition of the Round the Island Race saw the forecasted winds build – and, […]

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Georgie Corlett-Pitt

Top Sailing Books: Inspiring and Salty Boating Adventures

2 days 9 hours ago

Whether you’re on the hunt for sailing inspiration, gearing up for salty adventure, or looking for some beach/bedtime reading, these sailing books will have you dreaming of the ocean, for better or for worse. Top Sailing Books Amazing Sailing Stories (third edition) The first two editions have sold over 10,000 copies and this, the third […]

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Med Mooring Masterclass: How to Moor with Perfect Technique

2 days 10 hours ago

The hybrid technique of anchoring, rafting and docking all at the same time, while staying cool and calm, is possible… So, here’s a guide to becoming a professional med-moorer…! Med Mooring Masterclass Now, this is the one thing about Med sailing that can really give UK sailors the heebie-jeebies. Back in the UK, we’re used […]

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How to Passage Plan: Clive Loughlin’s Cruising Tips

3 days 3 hours ago

While things rarely go to plan at sea, passage planning and spending time on the theory are among Clive Loughlin’s top cruising tips. Theory is for use in practice  When teaching Day Skippers I will often set them a first-night pub quiz:  If A and B are 10 miles apart and we have a boat […]

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Clive Loughlin

Southampton International Boat Show 2024: Save 33% with our reader ticket offer!

1 week 4 days ago

Britain’s biggest boat show is just around the corner, and you can enjoy the 2024 Southampton International Boat Show for less with our 1/3 off reader offer… Adult any one day tickets are normally priced at £29.99, but if you enter the discount code STYY2024 at checkout, you can save 33% and get your show […]

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New August Issue: Sailing Today with Yachts and Yachting – Out July 5!

1 week 4 days ago

Strap in for a wild ride in the August issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting… There are thrills and spills galore in the August issue of Sailing Today with a full report on a particularly lively Round The Island Race and an exhilarating test sail of the Jeanneau Sun Fast 30 OD. Ahead […]

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An enduring Allure

2 weeks 1 day ago

Sponsored Content The Allures 51.9 has been designed to ensure you can undertake blue water voyages in total comfort and safety… Most sailors in their idle moments have sketched out their dream boat and generally it remains just that – a sketch. Yet, as T E Lawrence once famously wrote, there are dreamers of the […]

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Man overboard procedure: Sea safety expert shares his recovery method

3 weeks 3 days ago

The best man overboard recovery procedure is a topic that inspires healthy respect among sailors… For many, in fact, it is a question that provokes outright fear, and it’s not hard to see why. Offshore, far from help, or even for shorthanded coastal outings, the prospect of finding and re-embarking a member of the crew […]

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Sam Fortescue

Sailing safety equipment: Your essential guide to staying safe at sea

3 weeks 4 days ago

Sam Fortescue looks at what’s new for 2024 when it comes to sailing safety equipment… Sailing safety lines There are broadly three types of line. First up, the traditional rescue quoit – a thin polypropylene line with a rubber ring as ballast for the throw. “They’re normally just seen in liferafts these days, because they […]

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Sam Fortescue

Round The Island Race 2024 results: Notorious wins amid wet and wild conditions

3 weeks 5 days ago

Boisterous conditions during the 2024 Round The Island Race made for a thrilling race which provided challenges for both competitors and race organisers… Some years the annual Round the Island Race is a gentle stroll around the Isle of Wight in gentle summer sunshine. 2024 was anything but… This is the UK’s biggest mixed fleet […]

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Sam Jefferson

14 of the best lifejackets

4 weeks 1 day ago

Sam Fortescue explains the key features to look for when shopping for one the best lifejackets on the market… This article contains affiliate links. The products or services listed have been selected independently by journalists after hands-on testing or sourcing expert opinions. We may earn a commission when you click a link, buy a product […]

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Sam Fortescue

Why sailing yacht charter destinations are getting more and more exotic

1 month ago

Island hopping in the Tropics from one lush palm tree-lined beach to the next is a popular choice for those looking for a paradise sailing yacht charter holiday writes Sue Pelling… French Polynesia, in the South (central) Pacific Ocean, with its vibrant blue lagoons and Robin Crusoe-style remote, pure white sandy beach-lined islands, is just […]

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Sue Pelling

New July Issue: Sailing Today with Yachts and Yachting – Out Now!

1 month ago

We get a taste for the tropical with the July edition of Sailing Today with Yachts and Yachting, focusing in on blue water cruising… To this end we have tales of sailing through the Panama Canal and onwards into the Pacific to the Galapagos islands and also get a taste of off season in paradise […]

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RNLI at 200: Two centuries of saving lives at sea

1 month ago

It is two centuries since the Royal National Lifeboat Institute was founded. There has never been a better moment to celebrate its work… As a sailor in UK waters it is sometimes easy to forget just what an extraordinary institution the RNLI is. The fact that this massive network of lifeboats and lifesavers are on […]

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Sam Jefferson

2024 Round the Island Race preview: How to make the most of the UK’s biggest sailing event

1 month ago

Rupert Holmes previews the 2024 Round The Island Race and explains how to get the most from this spectacular, yet sometimes challenging, day on the water… The Round the Island Race remains one of the most iconic events of the sailing calendar, enjoyed by both top professional sailors on the international stage and families in […]

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Rupert Holmes
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