Directory: Further Reading on the Topic
A young page like Sailingahead.com cannot provide all the information you are looking for – and this isn’t my aim either. In this section, I try to refer you to other sailing sources that I enjoyed and think might be useful for you.
As this website follows two major topics – sailing as a hobby and as a theme for vacations – I have also included references to theme cruises as well as trip reports and photography from private pages. I don't want to give a full record of anything, I simply collected some links that I found useful, informative or amusing.
I hope that you will find this directory useful, too. In other sections of this website you will find links with a more specific purpose such as boat reviews.
I am currently working on expanding the directory, so do come back frequently!
Supporters of Sailingahead.com
A fair number of websites on sailing and related topics have agreed to
support my little project in one way or the other. Here you can find out which
Marine Weather and Sailing Weather Forecasts
Weather resources are more than useful - they can be essential for safe
sailing. Here you can find my collection of online information sources on
current weather forecasts as well as tides, storm warning services and torrent
information sites. ::more
Maritime Museums, Naval Heritage and Museum Ships
Part I: Maritime Museums in the US and Canada
Part II: Maritime Museums in Great Britain and Ireland
Part III: Maritime Museums in
History of Sailing
I am personally very keen on naval and maritime history. In this section I
show a collection of websites dealing with underwater archaeology, maritime
history and old sailing ships. ::more
Sailing, Cruise and Boat Magazines
If you are looking for more current information than available in books, you
might be interested in magazines. There's plenty of specialist ones - from mags
for wooden boat enthusiasts to fans of offshore cruising or local dinghy
Sailing and Cruising Associations
Sailors tend to be social folks - thus, there's an huge number of sailing
club associations around. In this section of the link directory you will find
some of the biggest international players - as well as local specialist
Sailboat and Yacht Owner Associations
Fully dedicated to your very own boat? You are not alone. Through this page
you will find the websites of yacht owner associations, sailors who are united
by the type of sailboat they have. ::more
Naval and Maritime Academies and Universities
From ocean management and maritime engineering to underwater archaeology and
naval academies: These days, universities and colleges offer a huge variety of
courses around sailing-related subjects.
Sailboat Repair and Maintenance
Websites on varnish, antifouling products and paint as well as repair
services and do-it-yourself sites. ::more
Boatbuilding and Design
Find out more about independent designers or large naval architecture firms
as well as building a boat yourself. ::more
Marine Biology, Oceanography, Maritime Science
Here you will find links to marine science organisations, government sites,
aquariums and marine life sciences.
Yacht Builders and Dealers
Information about professional boat builders, their business and where to get
the boats and ships. ::more
Other websites that are dealing with sailing, water sports or other
recreational topics around the ocean. ::more
General Sailing Links
Still not found what you are looking for? Check out this very last section of
the sailing link directory - it happened to be the very first one, too! Here
you'll find the first link collection I put online.