Welcome to SailingAhead.com
At no time in history sailing was more popular than it is today. Every year, more people discover their passion for exploring the World offshore. This growth in the general interest on this hobby is echoed in an increasing demand for information on boats, gear and cruise-related topics in the internet.
Looking for a guide on how to get started? Practical advice for your next cruise to the
Caribbean? New friends for niche-vacations? This website aims to bring together relevant information for people who want to learn more about any aspect of sailing, no matter if
yachting terms, gear reviews,
weather conditions, the
theory of sailing or guidelines
refurbishing a boat.
I collected information from a variety of sources to supplement my own experience. This site is still very young but grows rapidly – a reason to come back frequently and check out the new sections!
I hope to offer you stimulating innovations with every visit.
Explore the World Offshore, Sailor!
My emphasis will be on the key areas of sailing as a hobby and a mean of recreation.
I am no professional competitive sailor or anything – I am simply a yachting enthusiast who enjoys feeling the wind in
my back on weekends. And I enjoy writing on my passion to share it with others.
Furthermore, I would like to encourage you to become active yourself – be it in your local communities, be it by tackling your own little sailing adventure and sharing it with other users through
Sailingahead.com. Sailing is a social
My sailing directory will provide you with valuable references to find more information on detailed or specialist topics. From a tame tour around
a Greek Island to a single-handed circumnavigation around the World, here you
should find the right appetizers for any kind of boating.
I hope that
Sailingahead.com will accompany your cruise!
Areas of Interest
Getting started: A beginner's guide to the sport, useful background
information on topics like weather,
history of sailing,
boat essentials and a
glossary; introductory articles to more specialized topics
such as cruising and advanced navigation are planned. Note the one on
financing a sailing holiday.
Sailing Link Directory:
This section is rapidly growing, so make sure to check new additions frequently.
So far I got the following topics covered:
weather - museums -
magazines - associations -
yacht owners -
yacht builders -
Gear Reviews: Learn about the stuff you need to sail a boat - about
materials, producers, different types of equipment; find out what you really
need for your specific interests such as
foul weather gear, compasses,
tools, first aid
kits or ropes.
On Boats: What to keep in mind when you
buy or rent a boat; how to
repair and maintain hull,
interiors; where to find second hand vessels and
what type of boat matches with your needs;
how to spot stolen yachts - and to to
protect your own from theft
Cruise Vacation Guide: Everything you need
to know before going on a cruise; visa
and health advice, local hints to the
environmental issues and a cruise destination guide for almost 200
countries in the regions of the
Mediterranean, North America,
Picture gallery: Look at the visually appealing aspects of sailing,
with pictures dealing with nautical themes; including an
extensive gallery by J. M. W. Turner, the pioneer of impressionism
and Mediterranean cruise pictures
as well as a guide to sailing photos.
Books: Browse the reviews on "Chris' Favorite
Sailing Books". They come
from a diverse bunch of areas, such as boat repairs, nautical design, sailing
essentials or cruising guide. Frequently updated!
Recommended Travel Links:
Austria Travel Guide
- Salzburg Travel -