Water sports writing portfolio

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'soutlook on life here.

Nacra UK


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 Shrubbery blog

Not everything I write gets published on clients' sites. In 2016 and 17 I went to see the start of the Vendee Globe solo round the world yacht race. In 2018 and 19 I shall be at the Golden Globe start and finish, and then the Vendee Globe the following year (if my hosts can stand me!)

See my memories of the 2016 Vendee Globe start here 

The finish (better luck next time Alex!) can be seen here

And a story about a Dorset based Vendee Globe veteran Steve White can be seen here

For around two years I worked with The Boating Hub, posting regular blogs and writing an e-book for them. Here is a selection of those blogs:

Why you should learn to sail a trimaran

Meteorology courses - why should you learn them?

Sailing solo can be fun too - a reflection on the Vendee Globe yacht race


Sailing Scuttlebutt

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

I have worked with this US magazine since 2010. Here is a taste of my portfolio with them.

Saving lives from a box - a feature on a UK organisation that donates lifeboat stations to places in need

Is electric right for you? A look at converting your boat's power plant to electric

Why you should get a boat survey - a feature on the sensible approach to buying a boat.

sailing writing for sailing magazine

Sailing Magazine

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

sailing writing for sailing world magazine

Sailing World

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