TJ Sailing

Set sail for adventure with TJ Sailing - your one stop resource for all things sailing.

Here I post about Sailing History, Sailing Lifestyle, Sailing Destinations and Sailing Clubs. So whatever your interest is in sailing you'll probably find what you're looking for here.
TJ Sailing used to offer sailing holidays & bareboat yacht charters based near Cogolin in France and I've also done business out of Saint Peter Port, in Guernsey.

Nowadays I'm retired from sailing professionally, so now I just write a about it!
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May 5, 2023
What does knock down mean in sailing?

The TLDR answer to "What does knock down mean in sailing" it is when the boat is literally knocked on its side, so it is lying at 90 degrees, with the mast touching the water. I've been sailing for many years and this is still one of the worst things that's ever happened to me […]

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May 4, 2023
Med Sailing Holidays | Dreams Come True

Overview of Med Sailing Holidays There are many factors for choosing a location for a sailing holiday, and speaking personally the Mediterranean has been my destination of choice time and time again over the years I've been sailing. So from my first hand experience of what the Med has going for it, I've written this […]

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May 3, 2023
How did sailing ships leave port?

For many years now I've been fascinated about the history of sailing through the ages so I get a kick out of writing articles like this one on, how did sailing ships leave port? If you like the history of ships too, then you should also check out article on "Why are sails white?" The […]

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May 3, 2023
Why are sails white?

Sails are often white, or off-white, mainly because throughout history the natural fibres used to make them (cotton, flax or hemp) are white, off white or beige. When I started sailing as a teenager I was keen to learn as much as I could as fast as I could. I don't want to give my […]

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May 2, 2023
Does sailing get boring? | An expert explains

Never for me but, does sailing get boring? As with most activities, hobbies, sports etc how much you enjoy it, is an individual thing. Sailing experiences can vary greatly depending on the person and the circumstances. Whether sailing gets boring or not is often subjective and depends on you as a person. I've been sailing […]

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April 30, 2023
Sailing holidays for singles

Are you tired of the same-old shoreside getaways? Why not set sail and experience a sailing holiday tailored to singles? You'll love exploring the open ocean while making new friends and reconnecting with yourself. After my divorce in 2004 I felt awkward going sailing with crews that other than myself were all couples. So I […]

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April 27, 2023
What to take on a Sailing Holiday

If you want to know, "what to take on a sailing holiday" then this is the most comprehensive article you will find to answer that question. Key Takeaway: Reef-safe sunblock, polarised sunglasses, and a hat are essential for a sailing holiday to protect against the sun and glare. Rash guards and water shoes provide protection […]

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April 25, 2023
The Ultimate Guide to Bareboat Chartering: Navigating the High Seas with Confidence

Introduction to Bareback Chartering Bareboat chartering is a popular and exhilarating way for experienced sailors and adventure seekers to explore the world's most beautiful destinations at their own pace. This type of charter involves renting a boat without a crew, providing the freedom to create your own unique sailing experience. In this article, I offer […]

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April 25, 2023
Discovering Paradise: Sailing the Seychelles

Introduction to Sailing the Seychelles The Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, is an idyllic destination for sailors seeking an unparalleled experience. I've spent many weeks sailing in the Indian ocean and the Seychelles and Madagascar are two of my favourite places to visit. So in this article I give my […]

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April 25, 2023
Best Sailing Holidays in the World

In search of a sailing holiday in 2023? Look no more! Here, you will get my views on what I believe are the greatest sailing trips around the world. Get ready for an exciting voyage of exploration and discovery. Investigate some of the most spectacular places - all within reach of a sailboat! Introduction Sailing […]

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Welcome to my world of Sailing.

Here is my haven for adventurers and dreamers alike. Here, I explore the globe's best sailing destinations, from Norway's fjords to the Greek Islands, guided by stunning visuals and expert advice.

Immerse yourself in the sailing lifestyle, a harmonious blend of serenity and excitement. Read real-life stories, learn about transitioning to life at sea, and capture the sense of freedom that comes from embracing the open water.

Connect with a vibrant network of sailing clubs around the world, discover a welcoming community waiting to share knowledge, competitions, and camaraderie.

Finally, journey with me through the captivating history of sailing. Explore its evolution, from simple rafts to cutting-edge yachts, and appreciate the profound influence sailing has had on our civilization.

Your sailing adventure starts here – a portal to new experiences, historic journeys, and shared passions. We're thrilled to welcome you onboard.