If you had to perform a rescue at sea would you know what to do? Would your partner, guests, family, or friends sailing with you know what to do? In this video, we explain and show you a recent REAL Man Overboard that we experienced. While we were sailing a mile or so off the
We’ve always found our boat buddies on the go. We’ll enter an anchorage, share a beverage with the adults, kids go off to play and the rest is history. Learning how to find a boat buddy doesn’t take long! Failing a meeting in an anchorage, there are so many online resources to help you find
A buddy boat is when you find a friend or family that lives on a boat to buddy up with. Many boaters make friendships in anchorages and some decided to do passages together. In some cases, a couple or group of boats might even sail the whole season together heading from, say, the Bahamas to
What is the reality of boat life? Is it mainly about sailing the blue seas or is there way more to it? Here I’ve listed the top ten areas that make up the reality of boat life. Make sure you understand each area so that your expectations are realistic. Top 10 – The Reality Of
There are three major areas within the context of boat life problems that are not boat related. They included issues with people aboard, difficulties with people back home and money problems. In this article and video, we outline the various problems and offer solutions or tips to help make your transition into boat life less
In case Simon dies, I have a plan. Over the past couple weeks my husband, Simon, and I have been back in England trying to get his father sorted out. Using the term ‘sorted out’ doesn’t accurately convey the weight of the situation. People are not there to be ‘sorted out’ but I think you’ll
Do you want peace of mind, fewer distractions, higher levels of energy, a repeated feeling of bliss and freedom like you’ve never felt before? Read on about how to become a sailing cruiser. Back on land, I felt as if there were a million things competing for my attention. Brands were constantly trying to manipulate
Do you and your partner want to explore the world, or parts of it, and buy a sailboat? Are you curious as to what the sailing cruising lifestyle is like? Who does what when it’s a couple or a family? What roles and responsibilities does each person play? (Sailing Cruising Lifestyle Video below) On our
In this living on a sailboat Q&A video, we answer questions about what we can’t live without, what’s the deal with insurance and hurricane cover, do you need a license for your dinghy, what permits or licenses do you need to have to operate a boat, what’s the deal with electricity, how hard is it
You only have to submerge yourself into a bunch of YouTube sailing videos, read the book, Dove, or experience a week-long sailing charter to gain a glimpse into the benefits of becoming a liveaboard sailing cruiser. Most people would agree that sun-filled days, tropical white sandy beaches, daily adventures, new friends and an amazing variety of free anchorages are truly a dream come true.
But are those the only benefits to becoming a liveaboard sailing cruiser?
If you’re on the path to break ties with ‘normal’ land-based life and sail off into the sunset what should you expect? Is it just sand, sea and adventure or is it more?