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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Tapio Lehtinen in his Gaia 36. He sailed conservatively to ensure his safety in the race

A good sailor learns from experience, or better, from the experiences of others. Theo Stocker looks back to see what seamanship and safety lessons we can take from this year’s…

Inside the February issue of Yachting Monthly you will find:   SAILING SKILLS Rule the waves Keep the boat moving in big seas with expert helming technique for every seastate…

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Inside the November issue of Yachting Monthly, you’ll find: SAILING SKILLS Make your dream boat a reality Would you share your boat if it meant you could cut your capital…