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Boat dogs! A guide to cruising with your canine

HOW TO GO CRUISING WITH A DOG “Go big or go home,” a saying we perhaps took too literally in selecting our four-legged, 130 lb. boat dog. We love our Great Dane and we love our boat. So, when the opportunity arose to cruise full-time, we decided to take the entire family, including the Dane. …

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Sailboat hitchhiking – hitch a ride on a sailboat

Sailboat hitchhiking is a popular and eco-friendly way to see the world, but how do you actually get started? We wanted to get the low down and caught up with two sailboat hitchhiking pros, Mariusz ‘Maniek’ Hońka (27) and Maciek ‘Termometr’ Badziak (27), who hitchhiked from Poland to Bora Bora, crossing the Atlantic and Pacific …

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Seasickness – avoidance and treatment

We’re very excited to share this guest post on seasickness by John Neal of Mahina Expeditions. We’re huge fans on John and Amanda who spend seven months every years at sea (logging approx. 10,000 miles annually). They’ve authored over seven books on ocean cruising and contributed to many others. John has sailed 342,000 miles, rounding …

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What makes a bluewater boat?

  WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF A BLUEWATER SAILBOAT? One of the oldest debates in the sailing community surrounds the essential features of a bluewater boat. After buying a boat and crossing the Pacific we began to seriously question our definition of a bluewater sailboat and surveyed 56 boats that crossed the Pacific in 2016-2017 …

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Small sailboat, small budget, BIG adventure

“I’m a twenty-year-old sailor, but I would identify as an old salt.” says Cooper VonAchen. Cooper is preparing to sail from California to Mexico and the South Pacific, but he’s gone about it differently: namely without a big boat, fancy electronics, complicated systems, or even a marine head! “I preach simplicity and truly voyaging under …

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So you’re thinking of filming your sailing trip? Read this first

5 tips for filming your travel or sailing adventure With the proliferation of inexpensive gear, and the success of vlogs like Sailing La Vagabond, more and more people are opting to film their sailing adventures whether it be for friends and family, documentary film fests, or Patreon funded Youtube channels. We recently had the pleasure …

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Stay Gold: a doc on dodging hurricanes & one salty Pacific crossing

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 …

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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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Youngsters dominate the race to Alaska (R2AK)

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; …

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