My first article was written in 1987 when I was away cruising. It was accepted by a small paper. I then had the courage to offer a piece to ‘Yachting Monthly’. They liked it, bought it and the rest, as they say, is history. I’ve been employed by them on a freelance basis ever since. I’ve written for most of the yachting magazines in the UK and also those in France, Germany, Holland, America and Australia.

Monthly columns with Yachting Monthly and Yachting World and Classic Boat
Regular columns with SAIL (USA) and Yachting (Australia)
Occasional columns with Segel (Germany) and RYA magazine (UK)
Other magazines have included Wooden Boat and Yachts and Yachting, Sailing SA, Le Chasse-Maree, High Life, Business Life, Queste, The Scotsman, The Independent, etc.

A sideline to the journalism is writing brochures for firms, such as Fairlie Restorations (

I also offer video promotion for firms.

Occasionally, foreign companies will ask me to have a look at the English version of their brochure and if necessary to make it more readable.

If I can help at all, please contact me via the form.