Jill Dickin Schinas

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Jill Dickin Schinas
Jill Dickin

OccupationSailor, author, and journalist

Jill Dickin Schinas (also known under the names Jill Schinas and Jill Dickin) is a nautical writer, journalist and illustrator.

Schinas lives aboard the self-built steel cruising yacht Mollymawk with her family.[1] The family's adventures aboard their previous yacht Maamari ended in disaster in 1996 when the boat was capsized in a storm off the Falkland Islands;[2] an event widely covered by popular British newspapers such as the Daily Mail, The Times, The Telegraph, and The Independent. Schinas later wrote a book about the family's adventures. (A Family Outing in the Atlantic, Imperator, London, ISBN 978-0-9560722-3-8).[3]

Schinas works as a freelance nautical journalist, and frequently writes for the main British yachting magazines including Yachting World, Yachting Monthly, and Practical Boat Owner.[4] She has written a series of articles for Practical Boat Owner about the building of the family's second yacht in South Africa, and has written a book on the subject,[5] How NOT to Build a Boat (Imperator, London, Aug 2013, ISBN 978-0-9560722-2-1). In the past she has written under her married name Jill Schinas, but she now prefers to use the name Jill Dickin Schinas.

Schinas is also the author of Kids in the Cockpit: A Pilot Book to Safe and Happy Sailing with Children (Adlard Coles Nautical, Sep 2005, ISBN 9780713672299),[6] and often writes on the subject of sailing with children.

Besides her career in writing and journalism, Schinas is a prolific artist.[7] In the past she produced line-drawings of her home port, Chichester Harbour (about which she has also written a history book, Chichester Harbour: The Thirteen Villages, published by the Chichester Harbour Conservancy). Jill paints and draws under her maiden name, Jill Dickin.