Richard Shrubb the Sailing Writer


 I have been a water sports writer for eight years. I have been a sailor for 38 years. As with any decent sailor I love looking into the technical aspects such as meteorology, power trains, marine electronics, navigation etc, and explaining the finer aspects of a sport to a newbie. I used to be a sail trainer on a 200ft tall ship. I have written for Sailing World, Sailing Magazine, Boating Times Long Island, Kavas Yachting, The Boating Hub and a number of other titles over the years

About Richard's Psychedelics and Cannabis Writing

Long after I stopped smoking cannabis and messing with pills a New Zealand psychiatrist asked me, “What if all these drugs that are banned were good medicines? Could LSD be the opium of psychiatry?” At the same time I was circulating with the members of the cannabis legalisation organisation NORML UK. I took an interest in the medical benefits of all drugs governments wrongly label as being of no medical value and made some exciting discoveries of my own on the way. Could CBD be the perfect antipsychotic? Could LSD cure addiction? I have written for Treating Yourself Magazine, NORML UK, Therapy Today, Weed World, The Trip Report and several other titles on the subject…

About Richard and Electric Vehicles

I am acutely aware we are facing a global climate crisis. I also know that vested interests are putting private gain before the public good. This is what excites me about EVs – it is a politically and economically achievable means of helping steer away from the climate crisis. I have been writing about electric vehicles for the Electric Bike Report and E-Car Test Drives for more than a year. I have also published stories in Truck & Driver and Boating Times Long Island.

About my Content and Feature Writing

Write about what you know!

I started by writing about tall ships in letters to friends, and then when a five year break in life became necessary so this became mental health nursing. Nursing became psychedelic medical research for a time…

Sailing joined nursing and became tech stuff. As a Royal Navy brat I had to have the social skill of knowing just enough to start a conversation with anyone on the planet. Put me in a Eurotrash hotel and I will be up all night making new friends from all over the place. The same applies to my writing – drop me a line and I’m sure we will find something in common!