Do Any Of These Describe You?
Read below to determine if you're similar to the people that we've coached in the past or are currently coaching now. In a nutshell, most of our coaching clients don't want to mess around. They want to live the dream and they're interested in getting to the end result in the least stressful, most economical and straightforward way possible.
Achieve Your Sailing Dreams
We are here to help you develop and achieve your sailing dreams in whatever way works best for you. Through phone calls, over emails, and with our extensive toolbox of resources we will hold your hand throughout the sailing lifestyle transition process so that you ultimately save money, avoid risks, save time, eliminate unnecessary anxiety, reduce fears and find a way to enjoy the process!
Captain & First Mate
Sailing Lifestyle Coaching is for those that...
Don't want to mess around and reinvent the wheel!
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. We can help you to make better, more informed decisions so that the transition process goes quicker and smoother. Afterall, it's the feeling of freedom while sitting anchored in a tropical bay enjoying a cold beverage thinking, 'I made it - I'm living the life,' that we're all after anyway. Here are some of the ways we help our coaching clients:
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.
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 our coaching program via email and the phone (when not at sea).
Our coaching program starts off with a Sailing Lifestyle Audit where we determine where you are now, where you want to get to, and what's required in-between. We'll then work with you over the phone, through FaceTime, and emails to make the dream a reality.
Monthly phone calls to answer questions, discuss objectives, and report achievements. Unlimited email correspondence. Resources such as checklists, templates, guidelines, and practice activities are drip-fed when appropriate.
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're anchored next to us and we're celebrating your transition!
A. Once we receive notification of your payment we'll send you our Sailing Lifestyle Audit. By filling out the audit we'll quickly be able to determine where you are, what you want to achieve, and how we'll all work together to make the dream happen.