Do You Have Interesting Sailing Stories?
Do Tell!

StartedSailing.com is all about my sailing experiences (as I am sure you may have probably guessed).

But now I'd like to turn the tables onto you.

I would really like to read about your best sailing stories and experiences, your most interesting information on sailing, your top racing tips...anything about sailing that you would love to share.

If you have tried sailing and are addicted to it as much as I am (or even more!), please share your Sailing stories with us! I would love to try your tips and enjoy your stories and I am sure that others who visit this site will thank you, too!

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Or See Other Stories and Experiences By Visitors!


What should I write about?

Sailing Stories is the perfect place to make your voice heard by the world!

There is no need to be shy and even if you are StartedSailing is an amazing community filled with wonderful people who will make you feel write at home and will never criticise you, your story or anyone elses story.

Our ethic is to help and be helped as well as just have a great community in which everyone enjoys writing about what they love most, sailing!

Writing about your experiences won't be a chore! You will love, like I love, telling others about your amazing experiences whilst sailing.

Here I will give you some ideas of questions that you can ask yourself to write about (so that you don't get writers' block) and so that you find sharing your experience easier.

Just answer all the questions and you will have a great story! You don't have to answer the questions if you don't want to, they are just a guide for anyone who wants to use them.

You can either use the guide or open your heart out about the incredible sport of sailing!

  • Where did you last sail and how was it? (wind conditions/activities/scenery/location/weather?)
  • Who did you go with? (boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband/fiance/family?)
  • What was your first sailing experience like? (scary/enjoyable/incredible?)
  • What was your first boat racing experience like? (capsizing/crashing into other boats/breaking rules?)
  • What was your first capsize like? (cold/warm/wet/freezing/enjoyable/horrible?)
  • What is your favourite part of sailing, the one you most enjoy? (speed/experience/feelings/sights?)
  • If you were to recommend sailing to someone else, how would you describe it?
  • Have you ever sailed...[ENTER CRAZY ACTIVITY]...? (naked/whilst sleeping/on a 200ft yacht/whilst eating a pizza?)
  • If you could choose a celebrity to sail with, who would you choose and why?

That should help you put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard I should say!) and share your story or experience with the rest of the community. Have fun!


Share Your Sailing Story

I can't wait to read about your top Sailing adventure or tip. Thank you in advance for sharing.

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