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. 
April 11, 2024
Discover Dinghy Sailing Holidays Adventure!

Are you ready for an unforgettable vacation experience? Imagine gliding across crystal-clear waters, feeling the wind in your hair, and exploring hidden coves and breathtaking coastlines. Dinghy sailing holidays offer a unique adventure that brings together the thrill of sailing with the serenity of being surrounded by nature. But what exactly are dinghy sailing holidays […]

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April 4, 2024
Experience the Majesty: Sailing Alaska Adventures

Are you ready to set sail and discover the untamed beauty of Alaska? Have you ever wondered what it's like to navigate through icy fjords, witness breathtaking wildlife, and experience the thrill of the open sea in one of the most awe-inspiring destinations on Earth? Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as we take you […]

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March 27, 2024
Set Sail on Learn to Sail Holidays Adventure

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure and discover the thrill of sailing? Imagine mastering the art of navigating the open waters while exploring breathtaking destinations around the world. Whether you're a beginner or have some sailing experience, learn to sail holidays offer the perfect opportunity to embark on a new voyage of […]

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March 18, 2024
Greek Sailing Holidays – Unwind on the Aegean

Have you ever dreamed of sailing through the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, exploring the enchanting Greek islands at your own pace? Picture yourself immersing in the captivating beauty of hidden coves, basking in the warm Mediterranean sun, and experiencing the rich cultural heritage that Greece has to offer. Well, it's time to turn […]

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June 19, 2023
Do you need a visa when sailing?

Introduction Planning a sailing adventure? Wondering if you need a visa? Let's dive into the world of sailing and find out the nautical requirements. We'll explore the ins and outs of visas, ensuring your voyage is smooth sailing from start to finish. Setting sail on azure waters beckons those who seek an escape from the […]

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June 5, 2023
Can you sail from the black sea to the Mediterranean?

Introduction Voyaging from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean is a much-coveted journey. Its tricky route necessitates a thorough understanding of navigation due to its complex landscape, strong winds, and possible security hazards. The Bosphorus Strait unites the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, while the Dardanelles connects the Aegean Sea and Marmara. A […]

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May 31, 2023
Is sailing in Belize safe?

In my opinion "Yes it is". Belize has a lot to offer and a few sensible precautions will give you a great sailing trip. The reputation it got for having issues with pirates got blown out of all proportion in my view, it certainly wouldn't stop me from sailing there, it's a beautiful place. Overview […]

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May 29, 2023
What is the sailing capital of the world

What Makes a Destination the Sailing Capital of the World? What makes a place the "sailing capital of the world"? Geography and topography of the coast must be suitable. Plus, having wonderful port amenities is important too. To back it up, lots of sailing events, experiences and good infrastructure are needed. But culture is the […]

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May 26, 2023
How far can you sail in a day?

Embark on a nautical adventure as we delve into the limits of daily sailing limits. Discover the farthest reaches of untapped potential of sailing in a single day. You can sail about 140 nautical miles in a full 24 hour period. Though I generally used to take things a little easier unless I was racing. […]

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May 5, 2023
Sailing around the UK

Planning the Voyage around the UK Discover the UK's coastal hidden gems! Embark on a thrilling sailing adventure & explore charming coastal towns, breath-taking scenery, & rich maritime history. Over the years I have sailed around the entire UK coastline, though never in one voyage. I'd loved to have done or at least attempted to […]

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