"Sailing" is a song written by Gavin Sutherland and recorded by The Sutherland Bros. Band (featuring the Sutherland Brothers Gavin and Iain). Released in June 1972, it can be found on their album 'Lifeboat' released in the same year.
^"Rod Stewart - Sailing sheet music". Justsheetmusic.com. Retrieved 31 July 2013. "This soft rock category version of Stewart topped the charts in UK for 4 weeks and became the best selling single track for Stewart in the UK."
^Phil Hardy, Dave Laing (1976). The Encyclopedia of rock, Volume 3. Panther Books. p. 264.
^"InfoDisc : Tous les Titres par Artiste". Dominic DURAND / InfoDisc (in French). InfoDisc.fr. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. You have to use the index at the top of the page and search "Rod Stewart"