Onboard Britican we have laminated checklists to help our guests learn the ropes. One of our shorter yet still valuable checklist’s is the After Passage Checklist. This checklist helps our guests have a role and know where to help out. We also use other checklists including Below Deck Pre Passage, Saftey Pre Passage, Above Deck Pre Passage and Systems On Pre Passage checklists when heading out to sea. Copy this checklist, alter it to suit your needs and use it on your boat 😉
What is a boat life with boat buddies like? Boat buddies are boats that you decide to travel with. Once you start cruising, you’ll meet a variety of boaters in an anchorage. Considering that most people are heading the same direction, many boaters choose to team up for social, safety and, if it’s a kid boat, guaranteed play dates.
Watch the following video to get a glimpse into the boat buddies we had on our journey from the Bahamas down to Trinidad. Find out why all the girlies from Rondo, Pura Vida and Britican are bending over. Watch now…
The lead up to leaving Charleston was hectic. I had to keep focusing on sailing to Florida Amelia Island. Saying our goodbye’s while fixing necessities on the boat and stocking her with food wasn’t easy. So much to do. And we had a new crew member join us – Andrew from the UK. Thankfully Andrew
What do you need to consider when passage planning? What websites, software and apps are available to plot a sailing voyage from point A to B? Read the steps that Simon, Captain of Britican, uses before we set sail for our next destination. And then watch our Passage Planning video to get a behind-the-scenes snapshot
The 30 minute video showcases our last week in Bermuda through to the first of 16 horrifying squalls we went through to get back to America. It includes fueling the boat with over 800 liters of diesel, sailing to St George’s to book out, a very fast joy ride on an Insetta 45′ power boat,
Sailing to Bermuda has allowed us to hit our 20,000 nautical miles mark! Woo woo! And this sailing to Bermuda video showcases our trip. Looking back, my family, guests and I have really made quite a bit of progress on our around the world journey. Part of me always wonders if we’ll actually make the full
After one year of living aboard our boat in a marina the time had finally come to take our sailboat, Britican, back out to sea. The video I created to showcase the lead up to our departure demonstrates how to provision and prepare your boat for passage. There’s information about the jobs we did to