This is Richard Shrubb’s sailing writing page.
Here’s an admission: currently I do more sailing writing than I do sailing. As an elite sailing fanatic I’m as much an expert in sailing as the Pompey supporter at the Fratton End on a Saturday afternoon. After the dust settles in Catalunya, I’ll be bringing a Drascombe Lugger back to the UK to teach my daughter to sail on Lyme Bay.
I have a lot of sailing experience, with several thousand miles on tall ships and yachts in my RYA logbook. In addition I am an adept dinghy sailor and love to get afloat on just about anything that floats whenever I can!
A potted sailing CV includes sailing the US Great Lakes and 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 Richard’s sailing writing and journalism to date:
Online sailing writing
I regularly produce copy and content for this medium sized Greek yacht charter company. Pop over to my online content page or online copywriting page for more information, and perhaps see how I might help you for your online side of the business.
Print sailing writing
Boating Times Long Island
Since 2010 I have been writing for this Long Island boating magazine as a feature writer. Please see my portfolio to date with them on their website here
￼In 2012 the internationally renowned Sailing Scuttlebutt picked up my story on Team USA. See 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