Fundamentals

Sailboat Parts Explained: Illustrated Guide (with Diagrams)

When you first get into sailing, there's a lot of sailboat parts to learn. Scouting for a good guide to all the parts, I couldn't find any, so I wrote one

By Shawn Buckles Sailing Guides
Cruising yacht with mainsail, headsail, and gennaker
The Ultimate Guide to Sail Types and Rigs (with Pictures)
Sailboat in front of NYC with Bermuda mainsail and Jib
Guide to Understanding Sail Rig Types (with Pictures)
How to Use a Boat Compass (Complete beginners guide)

Learn

9 Ways to Learn to Sail for (Practically) Free

Don't own a boat, but want to learn to sail? In this article, I'll share some ways that will actually help you to learn to sail and that are either cheap or

By Shawn Buckles Beginner Info
How To Sail Into the Wind (in 7 Simple Steps)
Sailor's point of view heeling into the sunset
What’s the Largest Boat One Person Can Operate?
3 Sailboats with dark sails under dark clouds at sunset
Is It Dangerous to Sail in a Thunderstorm?

Cost

How Much Do Sailing Lessons Cost?

If you're new to sailing and want to learn the old-fashioned way, you need to take sailing lessons. But are they as expensive as people say? And what's a good

By Shawn Buckles Beginner Info
Lean sailboat in blue, protected waters with just the mainsail up
Average Cost of Buying & Owning a Sailboat (With 4 Examples)
Wooden boardwalk in marina with boats tied up on either side
How Much Does it Cost to Dock a Boat for a Year?
Beautiful white gaff-rigged cutter with gaff top sail and two staysails
How Much Do New Sails Cost?

How Long Does it Take to Sail Across the Pacific?

By Elizabeth Harris in Beginner Info

How To Self Isolate as a Liveaboard Sailor (7 Tips)

By Elizabeth Harris in Beginner Info

The Best Home Exercises for Sailors (Workout Plan)

By Elizabeth Harris in Beginner Info

Buying Etiquette: How To Make an Offer on a Boat

By William Porter in Beginner Info

How To Plot a Course on a Chart (Illustrated Guide)

By William Porter in Beginner Info

Nautical Chart Types Explained (Illustrated Guide)

By William Porter in Beginner Info

15 Surprising Benefits of a Ketch Rig (and 7 Cons)

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info

12 Surprising Advantages of a Gaff Rig (and Some Cons)

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info

9 Things You Can Do Now To Become A Yacht Captain

By Elizabeth Harris in Beginner Info

The Only 50 Sailing Terms You'll Need To Know (With Pictures)

By Matej Stepan in Beginner Info