This is Richard Shrubb’s sailing writer page
I have sailed for 38 years. I have been a sailing writer for eight.
A potted sailing CV includes sailing the US Great Lakes and US NE Seaboard on the 186ft SSV Rose, crossing the Caribbean on the SY Sea Cloud, as well as a number of deliveries around the UK and across the English Channel. I’ve sailed on the Med too, aboard several friends’ yachts around the Costa Brava. In addition, I have sailed dinghies of various types as well as canoed and surf canoed in places as diverse as the Falklands, West Wales and the Shenandoah River…
Here is a potted portfolio of my sailing writing and journalism to date:
Online sailing writing
Kavas Yachting – sailing content and copywriting
Here are two blogs on sailing for Kavas Yachting. They draw on my considerable sailing experience and enthusiasm for the sport. Writing sailing content with Kavas is about producing enjoyable and readable SEO – that is what you buy into when you work with me.
Sailing is as much about learning from experience as it is from formal training. Here’s an article that looks at this in some depth.
Visit Better to stay in a port than to become a statistic (that discusses one of the three people I knew who died at sea in two years, Robin Walbridge on the Bounty tall ship),
See this article on buying a secondhand boat.
See my piece on extreme adventurer Sean Conway’s outlook on life here.
I wrote most of the sales copy for the top end beach catamaran sales website. See an example, written about the Nacra 17 Olympic class foiling catamaran here.
The Boating Hub
I had a close relationship with the Boating Hub for two years, writing weekly blogs on sail training as well as the FAQs pages linked to the sailing schools around the world linked to the site. See an example of one of his blogs, this one about qualifications you would need to do the R2AK (Race to Alaska)
In 2012 one of my stories on the US sailing Paralympic team went viral thanks to Sailing Scuttlebutt broadcasting the feature to sailors all over the world. Have a look at this here
Print sailing writing
Boating Times Long Island
Since 2010 I have been writing for this Long Island boating magazine as a feature writer. Here’s an article showing you why and when you should get a boat survey.
Please see my portfolio to date with them on their website here
In the runup to the 2012 Paralympic Games, I did an insight piece into American Paralympian Paul Callahan. Please download the PDF for this here – True Grit
I was Sailing World’s 2012 Paralympics Correspondent. See his report as a PDF: SWParalympics
I also wrote the Starting Line feature for the 2012 Olympics edition of the magazine. Download this piece which looks at the boat made of wooden heirlooms for the Cultural Olympiad SW Collective Spirit