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?

Wooden boardwalk in marina with boats tied up on either side

How Much Does it Cost to Dock a Boat for a Year?

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info
Beautiful white gaff-rigged cutter with gaff top sail and two staysails

How Much Do New Sails Cost?

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info
Small sailboat in middle of huge blue sea

What Is Bluewater Sailing?

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info
Italian sailboats with blue sails competing in sunny weather

How Are Sail Numbers Assigned? (And how to pick yours)

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info
Hawaiian ocean with vulcanic mountains

How Long Does it Take to Sail from San Diego to Hawaii?

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info
Sailboat in coastal waters with desert hill in the background

The Difference Between Freshwater and Saltwater Boats

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info
Smooth water sailboat panorama with dusk setting in

What is the Average Speed of a Sailboat?

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info
Sailboat in Tropical shallow water

How Long Does it Take to Sail Around the World?

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info
Sailor's point of view heeling into the sunset

What’s the Largest Boat One Person Can Operate?

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info

What is the Ideal Wind Speed for Sailing?

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info