Toby Heppell

Toby Heppell

Toby was born to a dinghy racing family and was surrounded by sailing more-or-less from birth. He received his first boat – a bright red Optimist dinghy – for his fourth birthday and has been out on the water as often as possible from then on. He has won World and National titles and captained his University sailing team. It was during his time at university he discovered keelboat racing and continues to sail big and small boats to this day.

After leaving university in 2005 he got a job writing for an online sailing publication and has continued writing for both cruising and racing publications ever since, covering two Olympic Games and other events across the globe.

With the first leg of the much-delayed The Ocean Race now concluded, teams are readying themselves to set off on the second leg of of the race, which starts today,…

French skipper Kevin Escoffier led his Swiss-flagged Team Holcim-PRB to victory in leg one of The Ocean Race in the early hours of the morning on Saturday 21 January 2023.…

In Yachting World February 2023 issue we speak to the fastest woman to sail around the world, Donna Bertarelli and ask what drives her in her continued quest to set…

It’s taken a long time to get the latest fully crewed around the world race off the ground, but finally The Ocean Race will start from Alicante on 15 January…

A long-rumoured French team has finally been announced as an entry to the next America’s Cup in 2024. Details are still thin on the ground but from the information sent…

American company, Isle, a stand up paddleboard manufacturer based out of San Diego has unveiled what they are reffering to as a hybrid watercraft that doubles as both kayak and…

Sydney sailors are counting down the days – not until December 25, but the 26, for the much-anticipated Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. The blue riband offshore classic was cancelled for…

In Yachting World January 2023 issue we bring you the story of a record-breaking Route du Rhum race, which also saw a number of incidents and accidents. At the other…

Furling systems for reaching sails have transformed the ease with which these sails can be handled, with the result that many more cruising yachts now have Code 0s and furling…

Despite confirmation that the 37th America’s Cup would be raced in Barcelona back in March 2022, the specific dates in which the event would take place have only been revealed…