In this Sailing Britican Channel Update video, we’re going to finally announce our big changes for Britican. But before that, we touch on the boat projects we did this month so you get an idea of the maintenance side of boat life. We’ll also introduce you to two of our Britican Experience couples so you get
Some people spend their lives dreaming of doing a long sailing passage like crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Others can’t imagine why any sane person would put themselves on a tiny floaty thing and travel in a massive open scary sea. Neither the dreamer nor the dread-er fully appreciates the varied benefits of long passage sailing.
One afternoon while sitting in my cockpit, rocking back and forth (at anchor) I decided to write 40 reasons why living on a sailboat full-time rocks. If you need to convince yourself, or perhaps your partner, of the benefits of sailing off into sunset, give these a read. In all honesty, I’m not sure why
Is this a panic attack? In Miami International Airport I sat at Gate 24 questioning whether or not I could get on my final flight taking me home to Simon, Sienna, and Britican which was moored in St Martin. My heart was thumping so hard I could feel my body jerk forward and backward. Each
We left the island of St Lucia in the Caribbean heading north for Antigua – a 27 hour/180-mile passage. Unfortunately, due to our buddy boat experiencing a massive sailing disaster, we didn’t make it very far. The good news is that everyone is okay. The bad news is all the damage that was done. Our
From time to time we break things, or things break on the boat, that just can’t be fixed while in the water. One of those ‘things’ is a thru-hull fitting. My husband Simon did an engine service having to close a few thru-hull fittings. When he went to open all the stopcocks one of them
In this Britican Sailing Lifestyle video, we provide an insight as to what we’ve been up to between all our Britican Experiences and big boat projects such as our marine Diesel engine fix and our installation of a new marine Diesel engine. It has been a hectic couple of months in St Martin. Boat jobs,
Discover why we decided to sail away. Find out if you have the same reasons! Here are some tips for sailing families that want to transition into the sailboat cruising lifestyle. Discover: Why we sold everything we had and went sailing? What was the hardest part in the beginning? What have been the best parts?
When it comes to handling boat life problems there’s a special temperament that is required to keep sane. A good friend once told me that if you’re going to own a boat you need to enjoy troubleshooting. If you’re not a good problem solver or lack patience don’t buy a boat. When creating this video
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?