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How sailing around the world prepared me for lockdown

Guest poster Tom Dymond reflects on Stoicism, sailing, and surviving lockdown. Sailing around the world was the perfect preparation for a pandemic. My friend James and I returned to England in 2019, after a three-year circumnavigation on his Nicholson 32, Blue Eye. We sailed the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, and with each crossing entered …

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Change of plans – how sailing can help us navigate life’s changes

Change of plans – How sailing can help us navigate life’s changes Guest poster Hilary Thompson is a young cruiser who was embarking on a Pacific crossing when COVID-19 brought travel to a halt. She shares her story and how lessons learned from sailing helped her cope in a time of unprecedented change. We were …

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2020 Vendée Globe primer plus 5 fun facts

With the 2020 Vendée Globe less than a year a way, here’s some background on the race and five fun facts about the “Everest of the sea”. THE RACE The Vendée Globe is a single-handed, non-stop sailing race around the world without assistance, and the ultimate test of human endurance in ocean racing. THE COURSE …

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Why sailing is fun (even when it isn’t)

You say you love sailing, but… To the outside observer, sailors must appear to have a real masochistic bent. We terrorize dinner party guests with tales of harrowing sea conditions; with wave heights and wind speeds increasing commensurate to the amount of wine imbibed.  We lament cantankerous engines, torn spinnakers, and exorbitant moorage fees. We’ve …

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Sailing blogs to follow in 2019

Sailing blogs to stoke your inspiration Looking for sailing blogs to stoke your wanderlust and inspiration? With the advent of sailing vloggers and #InstagramSailing there seem to be fewer sailors dedicating themselves to writing travelogue narratives. While there are hundreds of sailing blogs, many of them are now defunct (the writers having completed their trips …

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What the toughest sailors in the world are eating over the holidays

Celebrating Thanksgiving last week, I was thankful that I had not been at sea for the last 150 days. The remaining six Golden Globe competitors, who are racing around the world solo non-stop without modern technology, have been sailing since July 1st and likely won’t make landfall until February. Having long since consumed all fresh …

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Why you don’t need a partner to go cruising

When you dream of sailing into the sunset, do you imagine a romantic partner at your side?  Guest poster, Lauren de Remer, shares her story of finding adventure, friendship, and love on the high seas and proves that you don’t need a partner to go cruising.  Note: This piece was first published in Latitude 38 …

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