Sailing on the open seas is one of the most exhilarating experiences. Feeling the wind in your hair and the sun on your face while you navigate through the waves cannot be matched. However, learning to sail blue water can be daunting, especially for beginners. It can be challenging to know where to start and[Read More]
How Do I Get Sailing Experience?
One of the biggest questions we get asked is, ‘How do I get sailing experience?’ Aside from joining a sailing club, offering to crew for boat owners, or chartering a vacation boat for a week, you can join Simon on Britican. Why Britican? With Simon you can learn not just to sail but how to[Read More]
What Experience Do I Need To Be A Sailing Cruiser?
One of the biggest questions we get asked is, ‘What experience do I need to be a sailing cruiser?’ The quick answer is any experience and as much as you can possibly get BEFORE you actually buy a boat. In this video, Simon covers what a typical day is like as a sailing cruiser. He[Read More]
The Missing Link – How to Finally Live the Sailing Dream!
What experiences would be ideal to have before heading out sailing on your own/as a couple? What do you have to know, to live the sailing dream, prior to untying the lines? How can you ensure you’re prepared to be a sailing cruiser? Ultimately, what do you have to do to live the sailing dream[Read More]
How To Do A Boat Safety Audit
Once you get your boat the very first thing you want to do is to make sure she’s safe. Learn how to do a boat safety audit so that if disaster strikes you’re prepared! How To Do A Boat Safety Audit Why Do You Want A Safe Boat? There are two reasons to check your[Read More]
Tacking & Jibing (Gybing)
Did you know that one of the biggest hurdles new sailors have is to easily grasp the concept of tacking and jibing (US) / gybing (UK)? It might sound crazy because to tack or to jibe simply means to turn the boat left or right. How can that be so complicated? Well, tacking and jibing is[Read More]
Dinghy And Outboard Theft
As a sailing cruiser, it’s very important to learn how to avoid dinghy and outboard theft. The key concept is to make your dinghy more difficult to steal than the next person, but how do you do that? Watch the video or read below to find out. Dinghy And Outboard Theft – How To Avoid[Read More]
How to Become an Ocean Sailing Cruiser
Four main components of becoming an ocean sailing cruiser include: getting experience sailing in the ocean, thoroughly understanding the boat you’re going to cruise on, developing a robust toolbox of resources, and finding a way to ensure your wife/husband/partner/family (whoever is joining you) want to be a part of your dream. One of the biggest[Read More]
Prevent And Eliminate Boat Toilet Stink!
No one wants a boat that smells like crap. Here’s how to prevent and eliminate boat toilet stink for good! Are you one of those boat owners that has a smelly head or heads? Have you tried everything but the heads still stink? Cleaning and servicing your heads is usually a job done in anger.[Read More]
How To Manage Your Boat Battery Bank
Do you know how to manage your boat battery bank? Do you know what your boat battery bank levels normally are at different points during the day? Are you confident that your monitors are giving you the right readings? Once you’re comfortable with the batteries you have on your boat, it’s critical to gauge normal[Read More]