As Hobby sailors we understand what it is like to be one with the wind and the waves. We understand the freedom and the essence of the beauty of nature. In fact, there is no place we'd rather be than on the sea. Some of us dream of sailing across an ocean, or one day around the world. We dream of an adventure, and yet, even while we are around the harbor with beautiful weather and calmer seas, we are just happy to be alive.
If you are going to write articles geared towards the Hobby sailor, then you need to consider how to put into words the joy of sailing that we all experience. It's not easy to do, it's a creative process just like writing a poem, but if you can do it correctly and accurately you can capture the soul, and imagination of your reader.
Writing articles for the Hobby sailor is not about sailor, it is about the life experience and working with, instead of against nature, it's a balancing act between this the sheer and raw power of the weather and the waves, and being one with it without fighting it. It's about the breeze in our hair, the timing of the wave crests; it's all about the experience.
Now, there are tons of people who can write about the new high-tech equipment, the latest sailing craft, and "how to articles" of maintenance and boat repair. But it is the writer or article author that can put us into that experience, that is what I am talking about. If you want to write great articles for that reader, then this is all you need to know. Please consider all this.