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5 steps to being good crew on a sailboat

GenZ is on the water!  It’s hard enough being a teenager, but imagine spending 24/7 with your parents and brother in a 100 square foot space!  It would be easy to feel resistant, but as Abby Bridges explains, shifting her mindset from passenger to crew has made all the difference.  Whether you’re a teenager or …

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Bye Bye Summer! 7 ways to keep your sailing stoke while high and dry

Bye Bye Summer! Whether you’re on the hard, prepping for a big adventure, or suffering from off-season blues, Mindi Braswell from Aboard Marguerite has 7 tips for staying psyched while away from the water. The Y&S editors have added a few ideas as well!   N7 Ways to Keep Your Sailing Stoke In preparing Marguerite, our 24 …

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Sailing around the world on a budget

Whether you’re planning on sailing around the world or cruising local waters, there are several ways to dramatically cut costs. Today’s guest poster cruises on just £500 a month! We’re very excited to have Elena of Sailing Kittiwake sharing her secrets for cruising on the cheap.  —– Even though there are plenty of sailing vlogs …

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3 survival at sea stories and what you can learn from them

Harris Norman (35) is a survivalist blogger from San Jose. Today he shares 3 survival at sea stories and what you can learn from them.   Getting lost at sea is a worst-case scenario, there’s no doubt about that. There are so many factors that could end your life at any time – storms, dehydration, …

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Pan-pan! Making a distress call and lessons learned

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to call pan-pan?  Guest poster, Andrew Baines (27), was sailing from the UK to the Netherlands when things took a serious turn for the worse: his Colvic Sailer 29’s forestay snapped while out in 30 knots and a 2m swell. This was just the beginning of his problems. …

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5 steps to quitting the rat race and going sailing

If you’ve ever thought about quitting the rat race to go sailing, read on! Kim Brown of Sailing Britican shares how she made the break and went sailing around the world. Five steps to quitting the rat race and going sailing I once read in a book that no one puts on their gravestone, ‘I wish …

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When your partner falls in love with a sailboat

Photos by Stellar Exposure When your partner falls in love with a sailboat….For anyone who’s ever come home to a newly sailboat crazed girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, or wife, you’ll appreciate this guest post by the talented Sheena Jeffers, a young salt and writer in Virginia Beach @seaslifeforgood. I write this from a pretty broken place. That’s, sometimes, …

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