John Sixthsmith: My Recent Posts

I'm a freelance writer and avid sailor who loves to share my passion for the being on the water with others. 
July 15, 2023
Which Sail to Raise First?

In sailing, you generally raise the mainsail first. This provides better control over the boat's movement and balance. You should be aware though that different conditions and types of boat may require specific sail raising procedures. Sailing is an exhilarating and intricate activity that requires careful attention to detail and proper sail handling. Here you […]

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July 9, 2023
Bartley Green Sailing Club Review

Key takeaways: Introduction Bartley Sailing Club offers a comprehensive review of its facilities and services. Discover the club's offerings and amenities through this informative article. Delve into the details of Bartley Sailing Club's features, ensuring you have all the necessary information before making a decision. Additionally, incorporating the provided Pro Tip will enhance your Bartley […]

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July 8, 2023
Are Sailing Lessons Worth It?

In my opinion sailing lessons are a great investment! Whether you want to be a seasoned sailor or simply have fun, learning this maritime skill can open up lots of possibilities. You'll understand wind patterns, how to navigate tricky waters, and gain boat dynamics knowledge. This maritime skill is more than what meets the eye! […]

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June 9, 2023
What is the Best Sailing Racing Tip?

The best sailing race tip is to always maintain optimal trim. A well-trimmed sailboat will be faster and more efficient, keeping you competitive in a race. This involves constant adjustments to the sails and rigging in response to wind shifts and changes in boat speed. TLDR Apart from the above this article covers the following; […]

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June 8, 2023
How much it costs to start sailing?

Explore the financial aspects of starting your sailing journey. From boat purchase to maintenance costs, I break down everything you need to set sail. Based on my experience I cover all you need to know. TLDR: Sailboat Prices When it comes to sailing, one of the first questions that pop up in the mind is, […]

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June 6, 2023
How to start sailing if based in London

Sailing Courses in London: An Overview Finding theory courses in London isn't so difficult but actually getting on the water for practical lessons is another matter. If you are keen to learn how to sail then great but you'll need some determination to hunt out the courses you'll need. I'd suggest you check out the […]

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June 1, 2023
How much do you tip a sailing instructor

How much to tip a sailing instructor: A guide Tipping your sailing instructor is a must! But, how much to give? Here's a guide general guide firstly, then I look at it depending whether you're in the USA, UK or Australia. General Considerations on Tipping Sailing Instructors Remember, it's about the unique boating experience and […]

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May 28, 2023
How hard is sailing?

How hard is sailing? Embark on a journey through the challenges of sailing as you explore the learning curve and valuable lessons in this captivating post. Dip your toe, into sailing waters When a beginner joins their local sailing club and embarks on their first lessons, they can expect to learn a variety of the […]

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May 26, 2023
How long does it take to learn sailing?

Discover the journey to mastering sailing, explore the timeline and factors involved. Novice to captain, find out how long it takes to learn the art of sailing. Key Takeaways: Time Required to Learn to Sail I've always been fascinated by sailing and wanted to learn it for years now. One thing that always held me […]

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May 26, 2023
What age to start sailing?

Discover the ideal age to start sailing and embark on a nautical adventure. Explore the benefits and considerations for beginners in this insightful article. Key Takeaways: Introduction to Youth Sailing Sailing at a youth age is an excellent way to introduce children to the sport and instill skills that they can use throughout their life. […]

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