They’ve been on the same boat, Footloose, since 2014 and that’s the only encouragement you’d ever need to jump on the bandwagon. Based mainly around the Pacific Northwest area but covers much of the sailing world, 48 North gives its readers race reports from some of the most exciting sailing competitions on the calendar, boat tests and reviews where the team constantly work with external brands to try and test some of the hottest vessels on the market and give them an honest report. Every episode can be listened to directly on site, or you can download them to your own devices via Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. With a staggering amount of sailing blogs out there, it takes a really off-key idea to get noticed – something the Sailing Conductors played well. It’s packed to the brim with entertaining, spectacular, and sometimes pointless guides on everything you have to visit or think about doing whilst on your boating holiday. Yachtmaster and Skipper practical courses are on offer as well as some sailing holiday opportunities abroad.
Check out their how-to articles and guides here to get started. The amount of online content is less than the specialist online blogs but with its UK focus the content is sometimes more relevant to the UK audience.
Some perfect example articles - ‘Nineteen ways to get sailing experience if you don’t own a boat or ‘how to gain your SLC Mediterranean sailing license’ - but you’ll also find things like holiday guides and competition news if you want a lighter read. About: Roosters target audience steers a little closer to the competitive, sporting side of things. I lived on my 36′ gaff cutter for 10 years so it was never ‘just about the sailing’ for me. They’ve been on the water since 2014, making it as far as the Caribbean as well as all the way around Europe. From blog posts that deconstruct the regulations of various competitions, to lighthearted reminiscing of classic vessels, Saling Anarchy also features a forum that welcomes diverse opinions, and where all your pressing questions can be answered by real honest experts. If you really enjoy your sailing and are looking at furthering your experience, or just wanting to keep up to date with the latest racing/expedition news, then this is an ideal blog for you. Trust yourself, and make the leap!". Roosters target audience steers a little closer to the competitive, sporting side of things. You may ask why I have not mentioned the Thursday. We're Elena and Ryan, two digital nomads who are sailing from the UK to the Mediterranean. www.yachtingmonthly.com. Yacht reviews, local cuisine, charter advice, destination profiles and much more will give you all you need to make the most of a boating trip to the Med. I acquitted myself rather well I thought. To give you an idea of how much content you’ll get, their latest article is titled ‘, Top 10 sailing movies every sailor should watch. Although 59-North also has an exceptional blog with hundreds of useful guides and updates on the adventures of many sailors, we’re focusing on the 59-North podcast, which is something a little different from the usual. Not everybody likes to sit down and spend 20 minutes reading an article with half of the information going in through one ear and straight out the other. As the technology improves and the operating cost falls, they’ll be as indispensable for scouting ahead, just as on-board GPS has become in navigation. About: This is a fairytale story of two people who met on a travelling holiday ten years ago, before deciding to sell up everything they own and buy up a Southerly 38 Cruiser. He had beached it at about half tide and spent a happy hour or so with the pressure washer turning a rather green rib into a shiny one. I talked about how KTL is funded by you blokes. The best thing about their blog is that it’s split into some unique sections that’ll give you a whole lot more to explore. About: This is an impressive expedition company based in Norway and in and around Scandinavia. Guides on how to navigate the quietest unseen parts of northern Norway, what to pack for your trip, and other general bits of vital information that you’ll need to conquer the Arctic. All the countries, ports and harbours you've ever dreamed of visiting are now a little closer to your fingertips, and now just the journey alone. That seems pretty fair and it will cost me £480 for the pontoon for those six weeks - they might need to move the boat around a bit but that is a good price for a marvelous location.