All the latest news from the world of sailing and stories from experienced sailors.
For hundreds of years before the advent of GPS sailors navigated the ocean using only a sextant and heavenly bodies. From Polynesians to Phoenicians. Viking raiders of the 5th Century to pillaging Pirates of the 18th. All used forms of Celestial Navigation. Recently we’ve discovered Vikings even manage to reach the shores of North American… Read more
Sailing Holidays in the UK: Whole Boat Charter
Whether you know the ropes or are new to sailing, a whole boat charter could be the perfect holiday for you and your family. Would you like the chance to relax and let our experienced skipper take the helm or perhaps you are after a more hands-on learning experience?
Sailing Holidays in the UK: The West Country
There has never been a better time to explore our wonderful coast and a UK Sailing Holiday is the perfect way to do it. The West Country coast offers a beautiful backdrop of quaint fishing villages, seaside towns and rolling hills.
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.
Arthur Briscoe – Marine Artist
Golden Vanity was built in 1908 for renowned marine artist Arthur Briscoe as a floating art studio. But who was Arthur Briscoe ?
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.