A map showing how the Shipping Forecast is put together

For the last 150 years, mariners have been receiving the Shipping Forecast, helping them to decide whether to put to sea or stay on dry land. Read all about it and find out 10 interesting facts you probably didn't know about the service...

man falling out of a boat

We all know what 'going overboard', 'being overwhelmed', 'binging' and 'posh' mean, but did you know that these terms all have maritime origins? We pick our favourite nautical phrases used in everyday language

Sailing in a Faurby 335e Best worst things about sailing

Have you ever experienced the adrenaline rush when sailing over the finish line? Or been becalmed while trying to make it home on time? Let us know what you think are the best - and worst - things about sailing!