Top 11 Sailing Blogs 2020 Edition
Top 11 Sailing Blogs 2020 Edition
Another year has gone and we have been thinking long and hard for which of our favourite bloggers and influencers to include in our top sailing blogs 2020 list. Throughout 2019 Instagram, blogs, and social media pages became more popular than ever. Blogs of every kind such as lifestyle, travel, fashion, cooking, fitness, and sailing blogs, continued to grow in numbers.
New blogs and social media platforms are created every day and 2.75 million blog posts are published every day. With over 409 million readers a month taking to blogs for advice, to increase knowledge, and for research into places and products. With this number of blogs every day, we have created our top 11 sailing blogs 2020 edition to narrow down these blogs and influencers.
The blogs and social media accounts featured on our sailing blogs 2020 edition all feature many of the following destination guides, sailing guides, tips and tricks, reviews, recommendations, and just general wanderlust.
Top 11 Sailing Blogs 2020 Edition
The top 11 sailing blogs 2020 edition features more blogs and influencers than our 2019 version. All the sailing blogs featured in this article have something different to share, different experiences, knowledge, and lifestyles.
The blogs on our top sailing blogs 2020 edition are a great place to start your sailing experience whether that may be a first time sailing day trip, a week-long yacht charter, or a trip around the world. Many of these sailing blogs also have subsequent Instagram and social media channels to follow along with their journeys.
1. SV Delos
Brian embarked on an around the world sailing trip and has made friends along the way.
In May 2008 Brian Trautman set off from Seattle, to embark on an around the world trip on his boat Delos (53ft Mel Super Maramu), with no intentions of becoming a YouTuber or travel blogger. He just wanted to take a trip across the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand. When he reached New Zealand he was wishing for more so embarked on a trip to Australia and so it began. Somewhere along the way, SV Delos (Sailing Vessel Delos) was born.
SV Delos has become a very popular travel blog with sailing videos, travel guides, sailing guides a store and more. Delos and it’s crew has travelled to over 45 countries, 70,000 ocean miles and produced over 250 YouTube Videos. They also sell sailing gear and merchandise to fund their trips. They are one of the most well-known sailing blogs in the world, being approached by journalists and large companies wanted to make their journey into a tv show.
The crew has changed over the years but Brian is still aboard with his new daughter and wife, crew members have come and gone, some with the intention of a short trip on the boat but ended up staying. The crew holds contests to find new crew members and crew members have turned the blog into a business with writers, businessmen, and photographers all becoming part of the crew.
2. Swell Voyage
Liz is a Californian surfer, environmentalist, captain and published author.
Swell Voyage is owned and managed by Liz, who is a surfer and environmentalist from California. Liz studied environmental studies and competed in surfing competitions for her college team, upon graduating she began working as a member of the crew on a number of different boats.
She soon became captain of her own boat, a 40ft boat which she named Swell. In 2006 she left California and embarked on a life-long dream surf exploration. She has since sailed over 20,000 miles sailing to surf spots all around the world. Her sailing boat is powered solely by wind and solar power, she is an activist for climate change and is doing her part and influencing others to change their behaviour and save the planet.
Patagonia Books approached Liz and offered her a 3-year book deal, in which she wrote over 100,000 words based on true stories of her adventures, challenges, weather, and different cultures.
Purchase Liz’s book, read her very useful sailing blogs or just dream through and follow her journey on Instagram.
3. Sailing La Vagabonde
Sailing La Vagabonde has over 1 million YouTube followers
Maybe one of the most popular sailing couples in the world with over 1 million YouTube subscribers. Sailing La Vagabonde is an Australian couple Riley and Elayna and their son Lennon who has been sailing and documenting their travels since 2014, through the Mediterranean, Atlantic Caribbean, and the Pacific Ocean, over 81,000NM.
Their website has blogs with sailing tips and they have a sailing guide, merchandise, and Elayna has produced a music album. Their YouTube videos (over 220 of them) show every part of their life and boat or sailing tips as they travel on their adventures.
4. Sailing Britican
Successful CEO who gave up corporate life for a life on the ocean with her family.
Kim Brown was once a successful CEO living the corporate life when she decided to leave that all behind to buy a dream yacht and sail the world with her husband Simon and daughter Sienna.
The name Britican comes from the fact that Kim is American and her husband Simon is British. They purchased a 346 Moody named Selene and set sail from England on a world adventure.
Their blog shows their life onboard, destinations they have travelled to and how-to guides, through 400+ sailing blogs and articles, a members area, videos on their YouTube channel and images. They offer advice and guidance via their cruising mentorship programme – Bluewater and people can join them onboard for a week-long Britican Experience to learn everything you need to know onboard.
5. Sailing Uma
A couple who live by the motto “..if you want to travel the world, don’t buy a couch”
Couple Dan and Kika are the faces of Sailing Uma, Dan was born and raised in Canada and Kika was born in Haiti and moved to the United States for her studies. They both met when they were studying architecture in Atlanta. After the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti, Kika decided she didn’t want to ‘live life behind a desk’ and that she needed to travel and see the world. Their motto is “..if you want to travel the world, don’t buy a couch”.
They have a boat called Uma which is a 1972 Pearson 36 and since leaving the United States they have travelled to over 22 countries and have sailed over 18,000NM, without using any fuel. In 2019 they completed a 3-year circumnavigation of the Caribbean and ventured across the North Atlantic where they will be travelling through Europe in 2020.
Sailing Uma has over 200 videos on Youtube showcasing their adventures, along with an Instagram page and website where they offer products for sale and information.
6. MJ Sailing
An American couple who turned their hobby into a lifestyle.
Americans Matt and Jess discovered sailing as a hobby in 2008, and they were hooked, soon they purchased a boat. In 2010 they brought a bigger boat, a Sabre 34 Targa. They saved up and in June 2011 they sold their house, moved in with family and in August 2012 they set sail from the US and have since travelled to the Bahamas, Cuba, Central America, South America and they have crossed the Atlantic twice. Like our other sailing blogs, they have plans to return to dry land anytime soon.
Their blog includes tips, guides, travel destination guides and they have over 130 videos of their travels and tips.
7. Project Atticus
Jordan and Desiree and sailing around the world on a budget
Jordan and Desiree are two hard-working individuals who are travelling the world on a budget. They met while both working on a superyacht in 2012 when they realised they shared the same dream of travelling around the world while they are still young enough to do so. They saved up as much money as they could working on superyachts and they now have a boat called Atticus which is a 1963 Allied Seawind 30, which they brought for $5,000 and spent over 3 years refurbishing.
Project Atticus has a large number of videos on YouTube split into seasons and episodes with a new episode every Thursday. Each season and episode follows a new adventure or journey while documenting their adventures and how they are sailing around the world on a budget.
8. Trio Travels
A family of three who sold almost all their belongings to live a simpler life and travel
Trio Travels is a family of three Brad, Krista, and their son Cole, together they are exploring new countries, seeing new sights, and experiencing new cultures. In 2015 they decided to sell the majority of their belongings to search for a simpler life on their 42’ catamaran sailing boat.
They have visited more than 45 countries and sailed over 17,000NM, mostly in the Caribbean. The trio has a YouTube channel split into four seasons with a large number of episodes. These videos showcase their adventures and experiences while teaching and offering advice for sailing and situations. They also offer the opportunity for visitors to come aboard their boat to spend a week with them learning everything they need to know.
9. Sailing Zingaro
A young couple who have travelled over 25,000 miles.
Sailing Zingaro is a young couple James and Kim, who have built their home on a home-built catamaran and have travelled over 25,000 miles through the Pacific Ocean, South American, and Central America. They have a catamaran called Zingaro and it is a 1984 Crowther Spindrift 38; that was home built in Canada.
They have a popular YouTube channel where they post videos from their adventures as well as tips and guidance, they have over 60 videos so far. They also have a blog on their website.
10. Sailing Nandj
Australian couple travelling the world one youtube video at a time.
Sailing Nandji is one of the most popular YouTube sailing blogs and was created by an Australian couple who brought a yacht (Nandji) and began living full time on it in 2016. They also have a dog onboard.
They have since travelled over 5,000NM around the Pacific and Australia. Along the way, they have used their blog to showcase their adventures, create weekly YouTube videos with over 150 videos and how-to guides. They use their YouTube channel, Instagram and blog to document their life at sea, they have also written a book about their adventures.
11. Sailing Tranquilo
A family of three sailing on an around the world trip.
In May 2017 Sailing Tranquilo (Fi, El, and Aiden) set sail on a 20,000NM (36,000km) around the world trip, they set sail on their 46′ yacht and documented their preparation and journey through sailing blogs and Instagram.
Sailing Tranquilo has lots of travel guide, sailing guides and useful tips on their website and their Instagram page are filled with inspiring photos and their YouTube channel gives viewers an insight into their journey.