Fundamentals

Sailboat Parts Explained: Illustrated Guide (with Diagrams)

When you first get into sailing, there are 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)

Learn

How To Sail Into the Wind (in 7 Simple Steps)

Sailing into the wind seems like Poseidon's magic, but once you learn how to set up your sails and hold the correct course, you can do it. This article

By Matej Stepan Sailing Guides
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 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

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

Here Are the Most Stable Boat Hull Designs (with Examples)

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info

What Type of Hull Handles Rough Water the Best?

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info

The Minimum Water Depth for Different Types of Boats

By Matej Stepan in Beginner Info

How To Live on a Sailboat: Consider These 5 Things

By William Porter in Beginner Info