Sailing News

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

Are you considering setting sail but unsure whether to opt for a tiller vs. steering wheel on a sailing yacht? At First Class Sailing, we offer both unique experiences, each with its own set of advantages.

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

Homestyle Cooking at Sea

    During our trips, whether it’s a sailing holiday or an RYA course, we understand the importance of serving homestyle cooking at sea, hearty and delicious meals that cater to various dietary preferences and restrictions, ensuring everyone on board is well-fed and satisfied.   Catering to Every Palate One of the key elements is 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.

First Class Sailing Seeks Crew Members for Inshore Round the Cans, Hamble Winter Series

First Class Sailing is excited to announce the search for dedicated crew members to participate in the Hamble Winter Series.

Why Undertaking RYA Sailing Courses in Autumn is a Brilliant Idea

As summer makes way for autumn and the days become a bit crisper, the idea of setting sail might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are a number of reasons why choosing to participate in an RYA sailing courses during autumn is a brilliant idea.

10 Nautical and Sailing Superstitions

Join us as we embark on a journey into the world of nautical and sailing superstitions, exploring the intriguing beliefs and practices that have shaped the lives of those who brave the waves.

6 Reasons to Introduce Your Colleagues to Sailing

So you love sailing, and you know (like we do) there’s nothing better in the world, but how do you convince your colleagues at work to test the waters? We have just the tips!

How Black Sails Blends Fiction & Real History

Treasure Island was one of my favourite works of fiction when I was a child. Admittedly my first exposure to the tale was via the Muppets movie adaptation. However, once I did read the Robert Louis Stevenson book it inspired a fascination with sailing and pirates that followed me to adulthood. This is why Black Read more

The Real Ships Of Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean

This blog is going to look at some of the real ships of Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean. Filming out at sea as always been a tricky task. From the natural movement of the sea to uncontrollable weather conditions. It’s no wonder so many classic sailing movies were filmed in water tanks on Hollywood backlots. Read more