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News, stories and tips for your sailing adventure


Your guide to Lendy Cowes Week 2017

The UK’s largest and most iconic regatta is here again. Read our guide to the must-sees and must-dos of Lendy Cowes Week 2017


The Dalmatian Coast’s hidden gems

Our Dubrovnik Base Manager shares his favourite stops along the Koločep Canal and wider Adriatic

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Sailing terms explained

Sunsail’s definitive guide to the most important nautical words and phrases you need to know


Top sailing tips from our Mallorca Base Manager

Our Mallorca Base Manager offers some friendly and practical sailing advice, from blue-water cruising to more intense passage-making


Clipper Round the World Race: Meet Lance

Lance Shepherd, one of the skippers for the 2017/18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, talks to Sunsail about his sailing past, life goals and plans after the race


Caribbean sailing vacations - the whole truth

A true sailor’s mecca, there’s more to the Caribbean than first meets the eye. Read our top tips and insider tricks to sailing in paradise


Aegean island hopping

Explore the Aegean, the Ionian's warm, 'wine-dark' sibling and home to legends, traditions and fresh breezes


Flotilla vacations - busting the myth

Myths abound when it comes to flotillas, and we are here to set the record straight and sing the virtues of this unique shared adventure

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Top 5 BVI must-sees

Helena Lucas MBE recounts her recent sailing holiday, and tells us all about her favourite BVI sailing spots, from coral island Anegada to the majestic Trellis Bay.


Sailing guide to the Ionian islands

Discover the unparalleled freedom and choice of a yacht charter when exploring Greece's Ionian Islands.

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One hull good, two hulls better?

Paralympic sailing extraordinaire and Sunsail ambassador Helena Lucas MBE gives us her opinion on whether she prefers sailing a catamaran or a monohull.



Love at first sail 

Olympic sailors, sailing instructors and enthusiasts all had to start somewhere. Read about when Team Sunsail first fell in love with sailing.

Shirley Robertson’s Sunsail family vacation             

Family vacation in Lefkas

Double Olympic Gold Medallist Shirley Robertson OBE tells us about her family’s first sailing vacation; a bareboat adventure from our base in Lefkas, Greece.


Sunsail's guide to the London Boat Show

The London Boat Show heads once more to the Excel Centre in January, full of exciting news, deals and over 300 exhibitors. 


Sailing Clubs:
more relevant than ever

Sunsail is helping friendly clubs around the UK to get people on the water and drive the sport forward. 


Sunsail's Summer of Sailing 2016

What a summer it was, for both UK sailing and Sunsail. Let’s take a little look back at some of the highlights.


The 8 Best Bits of Belize 

Sunsail’s favourite places to sail along the coast of Belize, including the Belize Barrier Reef, Drowned Cayes, and even the Blue Hole.


Sailing 101: charter vacations explained

Welcome to our guide to everything you need to know to embark on a sailing adventure.


Southampton Boat Show

Sunsail's guide to one of the most highly anticipated events in the British boating calendar


There's this place!

Scott Farquharson went on his first Sunsail vacation. He writes an honest critique and recommends a breath-taking sight to see.


Monohulls or catamarans: the great debate

Sailing legend and Sunsail ambassador Dee Caffari lends her perspective


Thailand: Same same, but different

Essential information on sailing the Andaman islands out of Phuket



Sunsail Snippets: Know your clouds

Here is Sunsail’s simple and useful guide to clouds. It should be useful to newer sailors and old salts alike.

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