Sailing News

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

Yacht racing gives you an experience and adrenaline rush like no other, combined with the satisfaction of working in a team that’s being tested to its limits.

Benefits of Adventure Sailing Trips: Why It’s Good for You

Discover benefits of adventure sailing trips and why it’s good for you. Adventure sailing trips provide an opportunity for personal growth and exploration.

How to Get a VHF Radio License as an Individual Operator

    Any vessel that has a marine VHF radio onboard is required by law to have two licenses. The first is the ship’s license, and the second is the operator’s license issued to the person who has been trained to VHF radio.   If you are an individual who needs to get a VHF Read more

Choosing Your Helm: Tiller vs. Steering Wheel on a Sailing Yacht

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.

6 Reasons to Choose Golden Vanity for Your DofE Gold Award

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

Heavy Weather Sailing Tips & Techniques

    Sailing in heavy weather can be daunting for new or inexperienced sailors, so training and preparation is key. Below you can find a definition of heavy weather sailing, followed by a handful of tips and techniques. If you wish to gain confidence, then we recommend taking our Heavy Weather Sailing weekend training course. Read more

Honouring 200 Years of the Heroic Service of the RNLI

We honour the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as it reaches a significant milestone – 200 years of the RNLI.

How Long Does It Take to Sail From Falmouth to the Scilly Isles?

    Sailing from Falmouth to the Scilly Isles is a popular route if you want to explore these beautiful islands off the coast of Cornwall. In fact, if you want to do it in style, why not do it with us on our sailing holiday from Falmouth to the Isles of Scilly?   But Read more

How Far is the Round the Island Race? (How Many Miles)

    Each year the Round the Island Race attracts thousands of sailors and spectators. The event goes around the island once, in an anti-clockwise direction.   But just how far is the Round the Island Race?   The Round the Island Race as the sea gull flies is approximately 50 nautical miles long around Read more