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WikiProject Sailing
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Welcome to WikiProject Sailing. This WikiProject has been formed as a collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of sailing and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic.

If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.



This WikiProject proposes to work on the activity of Sailing including equipment, disciplines, boats, and anything else we can think of.


  • To grow a group of active experienced members who are interested in Sailing in all its forms and will contribute to the development of sailing related articles, categories, images and templates.
  • To expand the base of well-written articles with in-depth content that Wikipedians can use for encyclopedic reference.
  • To establish and maintain properly constructed categorization to enable the novice and expert alike to easily navigate and find chosen topics and all related articles.

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Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Sailing:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:


Please feel free to add your details below and indicate areas of particular interest.

(See also Category:WikiProject Sailing members)

Name Areas of interest Location Date joined
Happysailor (talk · contribs) Dinghy Sailing, Keelboats, Racing Wales, UK 6 November 2009
Nigelj (talk · contribs) Cruising; Long-distance voyaging Jersey, UK 9 November 2009
Bilby (talk · contribs) Cruising, OTB dinghys/cats, terminology South Australia 20 January 2010
EnderBlair (talk · contribs) Racing, Cruising, Yacht design, San Francisco Bay San Francisco 2 February, 2010
WPPilot (talk · contribs) Racing, Cruising, Yacht design, Newport Beach Newport Beach 12 February, 2010
Trilliumz (talk · contribs) Sailing ships, cruising 17 February 2010
Megodbike (talk · contribs) Dingies/Racing Durham 19 February 2010
Boatman (talk · contribs) All aspects of leisure cruising and racing and history of commercial sailing France 11 March 2010
NED33 (talk · contribs) Olympic, Vintage Yachting Classes and other Former Olympic sailing classes Netherlands 09 April 2010
R Jordan (talk · contribs) Yacht manufacturers and designers Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA 14 April 2010
Barbetorte (talk · contribs) Naval architecture, Sailing history, Olympic classes, drawings of sailboats Bretagne, France 19 April 2010
Penfold77 (talk · contribs) Racing, Cruising, history of local designers/boatbuilders Firth of Clyde, Scotland 23 April 2010
Aloha27 (talk · contribs) Racing, Cruising Nova Scotia, Canada 9 May 2010
Erwan1972 (talk · contribs) Naval architecture, wooden / classic boat Brittany, France 21 June 2010
Diiscool (talk · contribs) Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area 21 July 2010
Summerhawk (talk · contribs) Dinghy Sailing, junior/collegiate level racing, Naval history, local sailing Westchester County, New York 1 September 2010
seicam (talk · contribs) cruising, multihulls, trimarans, local sailing Seattle, Washington 25 October 2010
Aaron_headly (talk · contribs) the gaff rig, the sailing lexicon (Glossary of nautical terms), history Munith, Michigan 9 December 2010
Yachty4000 (talk · contribs) Global Sailing, World Championships, Offshore Racing, Design Great Britain 5 April 2011
Oddbodz (talk · contribs) Dinghy racing, Dinghy sailing Great Britain 15 April 2011
Rsteilberg (talk · contribs) Pleasure sailing United States 15 April 2011
Fortheloveofbacon (talk · contribs) One Design, Cruising, Classic and Wooden Designs, Spirit of Tradition United States 2 February 2012
Curb Safe Charmer (talk · contribs) Offshore racing, Cruising, Round the world yacht races Jersey 13 February 2012
MarineGuru (talk · contribs) recreational marine industry United Kingdom 28 February 2012
DataHead2112 (talk · contribs) Naval architecture, Classic and Wooden Designs, Sailing history, Cruising Canada 13 March 2012
MatthewHaywood (talk · contribs) Anything to do with sailing... 12 October 2012
Data2 (talk · contribs) Offshore, shore and inshore racing, modern racing yachts Germany 16 November 2012
Captain Walt (talk · contribs) I am interested in working on Sailing Technology, Cruising 1 June 2012
7&6=thirteen () Dinghy sailing Michigan 12 November 2013
Pratyeka (talk · contribs) History, theory, multihulls. Australia, China, Southeast Asia. 6 January 2015
HopsonRoad (talk · contribs) Theory, multihulls, ice boats Vermont 29 March 2015
Chalexthegreat (talk · contribs) Technique, boat classes, racing, clubs, technical detail Michigan 20 June, 2015
Pandg2 (talk · contribs) Naples Sabot, International Naples Sabot Association San Diego, California 27 December, 2015
mindfrieze (talk · contribs) keelboats, racing, rigging/equipment, project administration/organization Chicago, Illinois 14 March 2016
CaptainWill98 (talk · contribs) Laser Racing, Byte Racing Maidstone, Kent 11 May 2016
Ahunt (talk · contribs) Sailboat type articles Ottawa, Canada 6 June 2016
Mcapdevila (talk · contribs) Sailboat type articles Arenys de Mar, Spain 9 September 2016
Sugarfreesailor (talk · contribs) One-Design Racing, Olympic Sailing, Burgees, Bareboating, Knots, Sailing History, America's Cup Atlanta, GA United States 1 December 2016
Capt.J.W.King (talk · contribs) Schooners, Traditional Sailboats, Production Fiberglass SailBoats, Maritime History, Sailing Oddities, Offshore Sailing, Singlehanded sailing Tampa, FL United States 11 January 2017
Screaming_tiger9 (talk · contribs) Dinghy sailing, multihulls, offshore racing, kitesurfing &asp; windsurfing Co Mayo, Ireland 13 February 2017
Ilenart626 (talk · contribs) inshore racing, cruising, storm tactics Fremantle, West Australia 21 June 2017


Please feel free to add {{User WikiProject Sailing}} to your user page:

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Article Statistics[edit]

Alert Article Alerts[edit]

Templates for discussion

FA Featured articles (FA)[edit]


GA Good articles (GA)[edit]


New articles[edit]

Collaboration and review[edit]

Collaboration of the week
Peer review

Project Templates[edit]

Article Template[edit]

{{WikiProject Sailing}} is our main tag for article pages. The template looks like:

WikiProject Sailing (Rated NA-class, Top-importance)
WikiProject icon WikiProject Sailing is within the scope of the WikiProject Sailing, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Sailing. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 Top  This page has been rated as Top-importance on the project's importance scale.

Please use the whole string of: {{WikiProject Sailing |class= |importance= |attention=}} when tagging.

User Invite Template[edit]

To invite an editor to participate in WikiProject Water sports, please incite them to the project with the following template.

To place the template on a users talk page, just use: {{Sailing invite}}

Navigational Sailing Templates[edit]

Most templates are listed here: Category:Sailing navigational boxes

Article Navigation Templates[edit]

These are a selection of navigation templates placed at the bottom of articles. See a full listing at Category:Sailing navigational boxes.

Types of Boat & Parts[edit]

Code Result
{{Sail Types}}
{{Sailing ship elements}}
{{Sailing vessels and rigs}}
{{International Sailing Federation Classes}}
{{Sailing dinghies and skiffs}}
{{Sailing Scows}}
{{International Sailing Federation}}

Designers & Builders[edit]





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Reference materials[edit]

I have accumulated a few books on boating and sailing over the years, and list them below. Anyone writing an article is welcome to contact me at: for help in research or to help establish notability for an article. --Kevin Murray (talk) 21:04, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

General Boating Topics[edit]

  • Rousmaniere, John, (1999), The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, Simon & Shuster
  • Chapman Book of Piloting (various contributors) (1999), Hearst Corporation
  • Lenfestey, Thompson, (1994), The Sailor’s Illustrated Dictionary, The Lyons Press
  • Calder, Nigel, (2001), Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook, McGraw Hill
  • Roberts, John & Susan, (1997) Why Didn’t I Think of That? (Tips from 122 Sailors), International Marine

Sailing Skills[edit]

  • Herreshoff, Halsey (consulting editor), (1983,), The Sailor’s Handbook, Little Brown and Company
  • Seidman, David, (1995) The Complete Sailor, International Marine Publishing
  • Jobson, Gary, (1987) Sailing Fundamentals, Simon & Shuster
  • Munns Harry (1991) Cruising Fundamentals, International Marine Publishing
  • Gladstone, Bill, (2003), Trim, North U Publishing
  • Golding, Mike, (1999) Racing Skipper, Fernhurst Books
  • Dedekam, Ivar, (2001), Sail & Rig Tuning, Fernhurst Books

Boat Manufacturers and Models[edit]

(history & specifications)

  • Practical Boat Buying (editors of Practical Sailor), (1992), Belvoir Publications Inc.
  • Mate, Ferenc, (1982) Best Boats to Build or Buy, Albatross Publishing House
  • Mate, Ferenc, (2003), The World’s Best Sailboats, Albatross Books
  • Kretschmer, John, (2002), Used Boat Notebook, Sheridan House Inc.
  • Nestor, Gregg, (2007), Twenty Affordable Boats, Paradise Cay Publications
  • Jones, Gregory, (2002, The American Sailboat, MBI Publishing Company
  • Spurr, Daniel, (2000), Heart of Glass, International Marine Publishing


  • Mehaffy, Carolyn & Bob, (1999), Cruising Guide to San Francisco Bay, Paradise Cay Publications


  • Gerr, Dave, (2001), Propeller Handbook, International Marine Publishing


  • MacTaggart, (2001) The Golden Century of Motor Yachts 1830 -1930, WW Norton & Co.Inc.

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