If you love sailing, obsessing about boats and enjoy seascapes, brighten up your day by following our team’s favourite Instagram and YouTube accounts. They include people who’ve left the rat race for round-the-world sailing adventures, beautifully styled shots of all things yachts and sailing, practical advice for ocean lovers and sustainable fashion. Log on, subscribe and leave the real world behind…
1. BVI tourism board
If you’re having a grey day, a glance at the BVI Tourist Board’s Instagram account gives an instant hit of Caribbean colour and vibrancy. Get your food, cocktail, sunset and sandy island inspiration from this vibrant feed of exciting images from the British Virgin Islands.
2. Yachts International
For the connoisseur of beautiful yachts, follow magazine Yachts International’s Instagram account and you’ll be treated to non-stop close ups of the world’s most fabulous yachts. We love obsessing at the details and have a huge appreciation for the sheer craft and professionalism that goes into making and delivering these fine vessels.
For sea lovers and fans of surfing spectacular waves, Finisterre’s Instagram account shares inspiring images with a sustainable message. This UK-based clothing company started life in Cornwall and is an innovator in practical, stylish and environmentally friendly clothes. Take a look at their natural rubber wetsuits from certified plantations, fluro carbon-free water repellent and waterproof fabrics and swimwear made from fishing nets.
4. La Vagabonde
Watch this Australian couple circumnavigate the globe on their boat, La Vagabonde. Once beginner sailors, they have now clocked 50,000 nm. They update their La Vagabonde’s YouTube account weekly and there are 100+ episodes that are entertaining and you learn so much from their videos. You can also keep updated on Elayna_c’s Instagram account and her partner Riley Whitelum’s Instagram account.
5. Abandon Comfort
Follow Ryan, Kelsey & Roo, a bunch of explorers who quit their jobs to sail around the world with a mission to adventure more and consume less. Subscribe to Abandon Comfort’s YouTube account to follow, sun, sea, sailing and a cute dog.
6. She Captain
Don’t miss the amazing She Captain’s Instagram updates to learn more about Sweden’s female sailing and boat network that aims to take the world by storm. We interviewed founder, Anna Mourou Lange on why women need more role models to become confident sailors earlier in the year.
Check out the RNLI’s YouTube account where you’ll find practical videos on how to stay afloat while using the least energy if you go overboard, dunking survivalist Ant Middleton in an ice bath and real sea rescues. We’re a proud support of the RNLI’s Mayday campaign.
8. Laura Corbe
We’ve only just stumbled across Laura Corbe’s Instagram account and love the beautiful images of sea life that even Sir David Attenborough would be proud of. She’s a conservationist, marine scientist and wonderful photographer. Head over to see turtles, dolphins, rays and films of striped catfish.
9. Jessie Brave
If you have a love of the aesthetic, take a look at Jessie Brave’s Instagram account. She is a professional photographer and her feed is laced with events and sailing photos. We love the artsy feel of the visuals, which is far from the typical static sailing shots.
10. Surfers against Sewage
Moving from the fight against sewage to a war on plastic, the Surfers Against Sewage Instagram account reminds us to be responsible sailors. This is a campaign account to get behind for anyone who loves and enjoys our oceans.