Sailing News

All the latest news from the world of sailing and stories from experienced sailors.

Embarking on the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award is a transformative journey, and at First Class Sailing, we are excited to offer a unique and enriching experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Imagine earning your Gold Award while sailing the seas on the iconic 1908 classic yacht, Golden Vanity. Here are 6 reasons why you Read more

First Class Sailing Offers Young Explorers a Unique Sea Adventure for Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award On-Board Golden Vanity

    In the news First Class Sailing is thrilled to announce an exciting and enriching opportunity for young adventurers to embark on a residential at sea as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Set aboard the iconic 1908 classic yacht, Golden Vanity, this programme promises a perfect blend of adventure, teamwork, and Read more

Celebrating an Inspiring Journey: 94-Year-Old Alison Takes Control of Golden Vanity

A heart-warming story unfolded on the Solent as 94 year old Alison takes control of First Class Sailing’s iconic Golden Vanity yacht.

Sailing Experience Days (Isle of Wight)

We don’t believe there are many things you can do in life that can beat one of our sailing experience days from or to the Isle of Wight. On this fun-filled day you will experience the joys of sailing on a classic boat that’s over one hundred years old. When you book with First Class Read more

First Class response to Golden Vanity Crowdfunding!

On 12th January 2021 First Class Sailing launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise money to restore Golden Vanity. In the space of five weeks, an amazing £25,405 has been donated by a total of 155 supporters to help bring back to life this historical Brixham sailing trawler.

First Class Sailing Rescue Historic Vessel

First Class Sailing has rescued a 1908 Gaff Rigger. After some restoration and a refit she will be sailed along the south coast to her new home in Southampton where she will live alongside the existing fleet of modern cruising yachts.