Welcome to TalkSailing

Welcome to Talk Sailing – the new home of Sailing on the web. The site is currently under development but we are proud to say that the guide to Sailing is up and available.

Sailing is a world famous sport known best for the Americas Cup, Cowes Week, and the Olympics. George Stratton will take you through all that and more from Sailing events to the rules and racing. All available at the click of the Guides tab.

Learn all about Sailing

If you are looking to learn the rules of Sailing then we have you covered with our in depth look at the sport.

Some of the terms and techniques of Sailing are spoken about in our guide. So if you don’t know your Gybing from your Mainsail then that is the page for you.

If this has whetted your appetite to go Sailing then check out the getting started section of the guide.


Recent Posts

Brit Nets Sailor of the Year Award

Ben Ainslie has won the prestigious ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award for a record third time. The Englishman is widely regarded as one of the greatest sailors that Britain has ever produced, having won three Olympic gold medals and several international championships. Fellow British sailor,… [read more]

Thomson forced to quit Vendee Globe

Sadly for British fans of sailing, last week saw the infamously tough Vendee Globe race claim yet another victim. Alex Thomson was forced to withdraw from the race after the hull of his yacht suffered severe damage. His withdrawal makes him the fourth individual to retire from the race since it began…. [read more]

Yngling dropped from London Olympics

As a nation keen on sport, we are all looking forward to the London 2012 Olympic Games. However, a slightly sour note was struck earlier this week, as the International Sailing Federation announced that the Yngling class will not be part of the sporting event. During the last two Olympic Games, Britain… [read more]

Ainslie forced to abandon bid to break sailing record

This week saw Ben Ainslie abandon his bid to break the transatlantic sailing record for a monhull following storm damage to the mainsail of his yacht. The Team GB Olympic star, who was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire after excelling at the Olympic Games in Sydney, was not the… [read more]


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