About

I am a prolific marine journalist and regular contributor to websites and magazines around the world including:

Yachting World, SAIL, Practical Boat Owner, Yachts and Yachting and Sailing Today. 

Additional current and former clients include Boats.com, Cruising Helmsman, Cowes Week, the World Match Racing Tour and the Round the Island Race.

I have sailed more than 80,000 miles on boats ranging from dinghies to 80 footers, and Victorian gaffers to the latest carbon-fibre racing machines. I’ve crossed oceans on boats with 20 crew and two-handed.

I’m also publisher of www.jimbsail.info – A Cruising Guide for European Coastlines.

I write about a wide range of technical, travel, boating and marine industry topics for all types of print and digital media, including some of the world’s best-known boating magazines.

Extensive boating experience, including time as a professional sailor, yachtmaster instructor and boat tester, helps to give a deep understanding of the latest developments and issues affecting all aspects of the boating world, from top-level racers and long-term cruisers to occasional holiday sailors and newcomers to the sport.
I was brought up on the Isle of Wight, and divide my time between home in London, boats in Cowes and Greece, and regular travel elsewhere in the world. I continue to spend at least 120 days a year – and often considerably more – on the water.

Boating experience
Over 80,000 miles of offshore cruising and racing in waters ranging from the North Sea to the Southern Ocean and encompassing more than 200 different boats of all description.
Of late I’ve become very involved in long-distance short-handed sailing, including significant races, such as the Round Britain and Ireland, AZAB (Azores and Back) and the RORC Transatlantic.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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