Does going cruising in your twenties or thirties ever feel like a far flung impossible dream? Here’s what three millennials who are out there doing it, had to say about making it happen. 1. It’s not as expensive as you think Ian Drogin (28) recently
Sailing Vlogs 2018 There has been an explosion of sailing vlogs in the last few years. It’s almost hard to keep up with the great youtubel sailing videos coming out. To make things a bit easier, we decided to keep a running list of sailing vlogs that are still producing content for 2018. In no
When guest poster Jamille Austrial’s long term career dream came to an abrupt end, she set out on what was meant to be a two-week sailing vacation. Instead she found herself on a 6 month adventure, working as a dock-hand, and immersed in a plan to save a quaint little marina from a logging operation.
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.
Over the last two years we’ve heard some pretty salty tales about a vessel named “Stay Gold”. This Lawson 30 has seen hurricanes, lost steering, and even washed ashore. She is however one hell of a tough boat, and absolutely refuses to die. Our first encounter with this salty legend was in the anchorage in
Affectionately termed the America’s Cup for Dirtbags, the R2AK (Race to Alaska) requires participants to navigate 750 miles of cold, whirlpool ridden, rock infested water from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK, under human power alone. No engines. No support. It attracts a certain type of person to do something like this. Adventurous and perhaps half-mad;
You’ve all heard of the sailing vlogs, Sailing La Vagabonde and SV Delos; if you haven’t, try to find a bottle jack or pry bar or something and see if you can get out from under the rock you’ve been living, then go to YouTube and type in ‘I’ve been living under a rock and
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,
I called Ian Drogin on Skype to interview him about his recent expedition: a 6-week sailing and climbing adventure throughout the Aegean Sea where he and his crew tackled several limestone crags in the Greek Islands. I was half-expecting to meet some burly hybrid sea-dog/mountain-man. After all, the trip sounded like the kind of thing
Photo credit: Andreas Ronningen Where are all the young sailors? A millennial’s perspective We bought our first sailboat 5 years ago; we were 24 and 29. As we immersed ourselves in the sailing community we began to notice that all of our friends were in the 50+ age group. We found ourselves wondering, “Where are all the young