With over 800 million active users on Instagram, there’s truly an Insta for every occasion – including sailing! We hate to be selfish, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Instagram accounts to share with you. From sailing magazine style-feeds with picture-perfect ocean views to international globe-crossing sailboat races and everything in between, we present you with this list of our favorite eight sailing-related Instagram accounts to follow.
1. Sailing Universe @sailinguniverse
Part destination photography and part sailor’s photo diary, Sailing Universe’s Instagram account is filled with some of the most stunningly beautiful photos of sailboats of all kinds from all over the world. Not just limited to any one type of sailboat or location, Sailing Universe showcases photos from photographers across the globe, from racing boats to luxury sailing yachts and the tropics to the Arctic. Aerial and onboard shots create an attractive, well-rounded view of life at sea in all its glory.
2. Rod Ruales @ninjarod
Although not strictly a sailing blog, @ninjarod makes you feel like you’re on a never-ending vacation with Rod Ruales and his lovely fiancee. Gorgeous photos of tropical turquoise waters, towering cliffs, and white sandy beaches make his account an instant mood-lifter in the doldrums of winter. Five minutes with @ninjarod and you’ll be ready to run away to the beach forever.
3. Spinnaker Magazine @spinnakermagazine
Get down to the nitty gritty, salt-in-the-face, rope burns on the hands experience with @spinnakermagazine. Experience the teamwork and physical exertion of sailing with images so real you can almost feel the sea spray and the rock of the waves.
4. Sail For Good @sailforgood
Join the Meretniemi family from Finland at @sailforgood, the Instagram account of their six-year sailing adventure around the world. With a goal of visiting “75 countries in 75 months”, the Meretniemi’s and their three children are circling the globe while experimenting with new ways to utilize technology and digital learning methods for the children’s education. You won’t be able to look away from the colorful, family-centric images, and you may be tempted to grab the kids and strike out on an adventure of your own!
5. Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze @kunzeGrael
In a sport largely dominated by men, these two women are blazing and inspiring path for women who love to sail everywhere. This dynamic duo is comprised of Brazilian Olympic gold medal winners Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze, and the joy and determination that shines through their images is clear. Sailing is for women, too!
6. Martin Callebaut @martincallebaut
Meet Martin Callebaut, Extasea sailor in the current mini-transat race sailing across the Atlantic this fall. Follow Martin as he braves the open seas solo for the next several weeks. The mini-transat races take place on odd numbered years, so there won’t be another until 2019. Good luck Martin!
7. Volvo Ocean Race @volvooceanrace
8. Enaviga @enaviga_boat_rentals
Call us biased, but our list wouldn’t be complete without Enaviga’s own Instagram account. Our account features a new tropical destination every week, and includes graphic videos, inspirational quotes, family fun shots and more. When you can’t leave home, Enaviga’s Instagram brings the holiday to you!