Achieve Your Bluewater Sailing Dreams
We're here to help you develop and achieve your bluewater sailing dreams through a series of confidential, one-on-one conversations and bluewater cruiser learning simulations.
Who Are We? Meet The Browns & Britican
If you don’t know who we are, check out one of our 200+ YouTube videos. Also, spend time looking over our 400+ articles that are on our Sailing Britican website. We’ve been sailing an Oyster 56′ (monohull) since 2014 and have done over 30,000 nautical miles circumnavigating the Mediterranean, crossing the Atlantic and sailing the US east coast and the Caribbean (twice). We’re a family of three.
Captain & First Mate
This Britican Club is for those that want a hand
Buying a boat and sailing off into the sunset is incredibly awesome but it’s not a quick process. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of small and large decisions that have to be made. To enable success to those that need our support most, we’ve created The Britican Club. We can help you with:
When we started living the sailing lifestyle we had no clue what we were getting ourselves into.
The learning curve was overwhelming. We made so many mistakes. Way too often we spent money that we could have saved, made errors that we should have avoided and ultimately reinvented the wheel way too many times.
With so many extensive text-book style boat manuals, sailing forums, YouTube channels and sailing bloggers, we got lost. When issues came up we didn’t know where to find the important bit of information we needed. Sailing books seemed to be overly complicated and confusing.
Responses to questions asked in forums often made us feel bad for asking the question in the first place (duh..how do you not know that?).
YouTube channels can’t be searched so even if you recall seeing a sailing vlog cover something it’s often impossible to find it again! And sailing bloggers have great content but it’s often hard to find on their website (and I include myself in that! Our website has over 400 articles that are very helpful but creating a way that’s easy to find what you need is not so easy).
What we also found once we got into the sailing lifestyle is that there are a whole host of armchair sailors that love to cut you down if you don’t know everything.
The sailing world is so full of jargon and even salty seadogs will look at you like you’ve got a third eye when you don’t know the accurate terminology (How dare you ask what reefing means – you shouldn’t be a sailor if you don’t know that)!
Looking back, what we needed was to be able to send an email or pick up the phone and call someone.
Sometimes our questions were broad like: What size boat would be best for our family and budget? Where do I start when it comes to homeschooling? How much does it cost to keep the boat going on a monthly basis? As time went on, our questions became more specific like: How do we save money by servicing our engines/motors ourselves? How do we clean our fresh water tank? Does our passage plan from A to B make sense? Is this sailing gadget worth the money? And the questions, ‘Are we making the right decision? Are we doing things right?’ came up over and over again.
We had a few really good resources that we could go to get questions answered but felt bad asking too many things or taking up too much time.
We didn’t want to be a burden but we really wanted help. Eventually, however, the tide turned and instead of seeking answers to hundreds of questions we started answering those that have been following in our footsteps. Because of our learning curve, we’ve found answers and offered help, education, and insight through our blog articles, YouTube videos, sailing books, guides and…
So, now we’ve started The Britican Club to mentor over email and the phone (when not at sea).
The Britican Club offers a minimum of two phone calls per month and unlimited emails.
Two monthly phone calls to answer questions, discuss objectives and report achievements. Unlimited email correspondence.
Frequently Asked Questions
A. Of course. Whatever works best for you. There's no minimum or maximum membership time.
You'll be billed $100 for the first month and every month thereafter until you've gotten to a point where you don't need us anymore.