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Brave: “Why I let my kids play with an apex predator”

Guest poster, Brian Gartland and his eight and nine-year-old, Buddy and Scarlet, spend winters living aboard, cruising the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. For Brian, teaching his kids to be brave and love the ocean meant addressing a few fears of his own.   Growing up brave – “Why I let my kids play with …

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Sailing like it’s 1968! 6 sailors recreate a race that happened before they were born

Sailing like it’s 1968 – meet the youngsters racing round the world solo non-stop without modern technology I’d grown up the stories of the first Golden Globe, a race so arduous that one in nine boats finished. Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person to sail around the world solo non-stop (it took him 312 days). …

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20 things we love about old boats

In celebration of Good Old Boat Magazine’s 20th anniversary, we’ve come up with a list of 20 things we love about old used boats! Good Old Boat has sponsored Waterborne from the beginning and is a big supporter of young sailors.  1. They’re proven. As you may have guessed from your old boat’s battle scars, …

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Welcome to the new site! Young & Salty becomes Waterborne

Waterborne is born! 17 months ago, when we launched Young & Salty, a site for sailing millennials, we were nervous that we’d hear crickets. Maybe there weren’t really any 20 and 30-something sailors out there. But we shouldn’t have worried and we’ve been totally blown away by the community that has developed over the last …

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10 reasons not to give up on your boat

When your boat is driving you crazy….it’s helpful to remember why it’s all worth it. Sheena Jeffers, of @seaslifeforgood shares 10 reasons why not to give up your boat. On this day, nearly two years ago, I was pouting on the ground while my boyfriend cut a long piece of my hair off. I watched it fall …

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100 sailing Instragram accounts

Looking to connect with sailors on Instagram or just flip through some dreamy sailing photos? Audrey Ruhland of Thisldu shares her favorites in this list of 100 sailing Instagram accounts. Oh, social media. It can be a blessing and a curse. Today, I’d like to talk about the former. In my last post, Find Your Sailing Community, …

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Nike Steiger of White Spot Pirates releases full-length movie!

Nike Steiger quits her desk job and embarks on a 4,000 mile sail in the Caribbean. If you’re not already one of the 52,000 people following White Spot Pirates on YouTube, then, it goes without saying that this is one vlogger you definitely need to check out! For the last five years, Berenike (Nike) Steiger …

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The sailing veterinarian – a new vlog with a furry twist

If your social feeds are full of pictures of sailboats and puppies….you are going to love the Vet Tail’s Sailing Chuffed YouTube channel. Sheridan and Joel Lathe, an Aussie veterinarian and American marine biologist, are cruising through Central America with a furry twist. They’re offering free veterinary care to remote communities from “Chuffed”, their 37ft …

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Young couple builds boat in middle of the woods

Most sailors, myself included, are die-hard romantics, suckers for the idea of sea spray, free-living, and adventures just over the horizon. Perhaps one of the ultimate sailing fantasies however is boat building. Felling a carefully chosen tree, shaping timbre with your hands, the smell of sawdust in the morning… If you’ve ever had the thought, …

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