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About Site - Sailing Today is the magazine for hands-on cruising sailors whose love of sailing takes them around the British Isles, across the Channel and beyond. Offering a wealth of practical advice and a dynamic mix of in-depth boat, gear and equipment news, Sailing Today is written cover to cover by sailors, for sailors.
Frequency - about 3 posts per week
Since - Jun 2013

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  • Charter this summer: pop-up sailing days launched by Universal Yachting February 23, 2021
    Universal Yachting on the English south coast have launched ‘pop-up’ sailing days, designed as an easy, safe way to try a new activity for first-time charterers – and get over the lockdown blues! Chris and Mel Warwick, principals of the family-run sea school and yacht hire business, have put in place two initiatives ready for […]
    Rob Peake
  • Winter boat maintenance checklist February 23, 2021
    Nothing absolutely guarantees against gear failure whilst sailing but you can greatly mitigate the chance of this happening by investing some time and care. Expert writers and sailors Jon Emmett and Rupert Holmes have this advice… Dinghies: What can dinghy owners do now to get ahead? Jon Emmett breaks down some key tasks Boat work can […]
    Rob Peake
  • Martinique becomes a Sunsail destination February 19, 2021
    Release from Sunsail: For travellers looking to soak up a charming mix of French flair and laid-back Caribbean vibes, Sunsail, the global yacht charter company that offers sailing holidays to first time sailors and experienced adventurers, welcomes Martinique to its expansive menu of top-rated holiday destinations. Nicknamed the ‘culinary capital of the Caribbean’, Martinique is […]
    Rob Peake
  • Buy a Dufour, get up to €62k in extras from Universal Yachting February 11, 2021
    Universal Yachting, the UK’s South Coast agent for Dufour’s performance cruising yachts, are announcing their ‘Super Spring Deals bundle’ for new boat orders placed before 31 May 2021. The packages enable new owners to upgrade equipment, features, creature comforts and the overall value of their new boat, at no extra charge, say Universal. The extras […]
    Rob Peake
  • 81-year-old Jon Sanders sails solo around the world February 9, 2021
    81-year-old Jon Sanders has become the oldest person to sail solo around the world. Australian yachtsman Sanders AO OBE returned home to Fremantle, Western Australia, on 30 January after 455 days, completing his 11th solo circumnavigation of the world. ———————————————————– Sailing Today spoke to Jon as he set off on his 10th circumnavigation here ———————————————————— […]
    Rob Peake
  • Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust: “still here for the young people that need us” February 5, 2021
    The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust “never lost sight of what was most important” to navigate through the unprecedented challenges of 2020 and keep supporting young people living through and beyond cancer, a new report says. The report was published by the Trust to mark World Cancer Day on 4 February 2021. On World Cancer Day […]
    Rob Peake
  • Sailors should pay for flare disposal, Government says February 3, 2021
    Sailors may be forced to pay for the safe disposal of flares, following a Government consultation that is critical of the marine industry. The Department for Transport is asking for responses before 15 March and proposes a ‘polluter pays’ concept, pointing to other industries that produce waste. In those instances, the DfT says “industry itself […]
    Rob Peake
  • When to tack – can racers and cruisers learn from comparing notes? January 28, 2021
    Olympic coach Mark Rushall looks at what may determine our decision making, from sea state to pressure patches to tide   Club racers determined to finish further up the fleet, and day cruisers keen to get to their destination for the celebratory sundowner often face similar dilemmas: could they each learn by comparing notes? In […]
    Rob Peake
  • Skip Novak is keynote speaker at virtual RYA Cruising Conference January 28, 2021
    The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is excited to announce that epic adventurer and four times Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race contestant, Skip Novak, will be taking to the virtual main stage as the keynote speaker at this year’s RYA Cruising Conference. The virtual RYA Cruising Conference takes place on 21 March 2021. “I am […]
    Rob Peake
  • Dinghy cruising: Roger Barnes to talk at virtual RYA Dinghy Show January 25, 2021
    Roger Barnes will be talking at the RYA Dinghy Show, which is virtual this year and can be enjoyed for free, viewing on any device over the weekend of 27-28 February. The virtual main stage will feature Barnes, who is the author of the Dinghy Cruising Companion and is president of the Dinghy Cruising Association. Barnes […]
    Rob Peake