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.

In Yachting World June 2022 issue we get out on the water in two new yachts, testing the new Solaris 40 and getting the first sail on the new Beneteau…

Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 is set to get underway in Mallorca’s capital from June 29 to July 2 with an ever expanding entry list and an impressive four J-Class yachts…

Described by HH as the largest all-carbon cruising catamaran ever built, the first hull of the HH88 has just emerged from the painting booth in a high-gloss crimson. Destined for…

The first ever London Luxury Afloat boatshow showcase will begin this week with visitors to the event on St. Katherine Docks, London between 21-24 Aprils will be able to see…

In Yachting World May 2022 issue we take a look back at the enduring appeal of the Contessa 32 as the popular cruiser celebrated its half-century, and get behind the…

SP80 was conceived by three graduates of Swiss engineering school, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Benoît Gaudiot, Xavier Lepercq and Mayeul van den Broek. In terms of the teams currently…

Barcelona has been selected as the venue to host the 37th America’s Cup in 2024, it has been announced today, Tuesday 29th March 2022 by the Cup Defender, Emirates Team…

Tom Slingsby’s Australian team have won the second season of SailGP, picking up the $1m prize purse for the second season running in what was a chaotic day on the…

In Yachting World April 2022 issue Skip Novak shares his final adventure, sailing Pelagic Australis on an albatross-saving mission in the South Atlantic while Mike Jones finds his own piece…

In Yachting World March 2022 issue we bring you the nominees and winners of European Yacht of the Year, the effective Oscars of the boating world and which features Yachting…

In Yachting World February 2022 issue we test the Swan 58, a fast, luxury bluewater cruiser that can also be handled by a couple. We bring you expert advice on…