Theo Stocker

Theo Stocker

Having caught the bug for yacht cruising as a teenager on the rivers of the East Coast, Theo has since explored far and wide under sail – north to the Lofoten Islands, south to Morocco, the Gambia and Senegal, east to the Baltic and the Mediterranean and west to the Caribbean.

He sailed the family Hallberg Rassy 31 for a number of years, but is now the proud owner of a Sadler 29, kept on the Lymington river, from where he and his wife Georgie cruise both sides of the English Channel.

After stints in the Royal Navy and in public relations in the City, Theo combined the best of both worlds and began writing for Yachting Monthly as a freelance contributor. He joined the team in 2014 and has been editing the magazine since 2017.

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Just how well would a high-volume cruiser designed predominantly for warmer waters handle the tough conditions often found off Scotland? It was the question I pondered as I drove north…

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Yacht brokers are selling threefold more boats than normal as people are realising the beauty and adventure that awaits on their doorstep.... Theo Stocker introduces the May 2021 issue of…

Inevitably, once polished seamanship skills will have lost some of their lustre when we do get back on the water... Theo Stocker introduces the April 2021 issue of Yachting Monthly

How to check your rig

A screwdriver, a straight edge and a good set of eyes are all that’s required for a basic rig check. Gordon Bonney, of Performance Rigging, explains **IN ASSOCIATION WITH GJW…