Sailing Clubs

In this section I will be writing articles that, in no particular order, cover the following.

Introduction to Sailing Clubs An explanation of what sailing clubs are, what they're for and the advantages to joining one.

I will overtime try to cover the the different types of clubs, yacht, racing, cruising, community and youth sailing clubs.

Factors to consider when you are trying to pick one and tips for visiting potential clubs and asking the right questions.

I will be writing reviews of various sailing clubs in the UK and around the world and although this won't be in the near future I am hoping to set up a podcast. This will be to interview club members or leaders about the various aspects of club membership and what there plans are for the future. We will be talking about typical activities and events such as races, regattas, social gatherings, training sessions etc.

By exploring the world of sailing clubs, you can gain a deeper understanding of these communities, learn about the benefits they offer, and find resources to choose the right club for you. Or maybe even start your own.

Read the latest Sailing Clubs posts:

  • 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… Read more: Which Sail to Raise First?
  • 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… Read more: Bartley Green Sailing Club Review
  • 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!… Read more: Are Sailing Lessons Worth It?
  • 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;… Read more: What is the Best Sailing Racing Tip?
  • 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,… Read more: How much it costs to start sailing?
  • 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… Read more: How to start sailing if based in London
  • 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… Read more: How much do you tip a sailing instructor
  • 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… Read more: How hard is sailing?
  • 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… Read more: How long does it take to learn sailing?
  • 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.… Read more: What age to start sailing?
  • What is the difference between a yacht club and a sailing club?
    Introduction Explore what's the difference between a yacht club & a sailing club in my comprehensive guide. I'll help you make the right choice about which club to join. A. Brief Overview of the Topic In the world of water sports and maritime leisure activities, yacht clubs and sailing clubs are two prominent institutions that… Read more: What is the difference between a yacht club and a sailing club?
  • Redditch Sailing Club, Review
    My review of the Redditch sailing club, covers the information you need to know and our valuable insights and help for choosing a sailing club to join. Having lived in Redditch for most of my life and been a keen sailor for over 30 years I think I'm uniquely qualified to offer my opinion on… Read more: Redditch Sailing Club, Review


  • John Sixthsmith

    I'm a freelance writer and avid sailor who loves to share my passion for the sea with others. I've written articles for various sailing magazines and websites, covering topics such as sailing destinations, boat maintenance, navigational tips, and marine wildlife. I went on a short sailing trip whilst on holiday as a child and was instantly hooked. I've been sailing ever since. Although I've done a fair amount of lake sailing in my time, my real passion is the ocean. I hope you enjoy reading this blog about sailing as much as I've enjoyed writing about it.