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  • Atlantic crossing: How to prepare

    Atlantic crossing: How to prepare Crossing the Atlantic Ocean from east to west by sailboat is the least daunting ocean passage, so it’s a good one to start with. As long as you cross at the right time and follow the recommendations given on Click here for full post: https://www.wanderbysail.com/atlantic-crossing-preparation/ Twitter: @svkittiwake More

  • Sailing around the world as a couple: 7 tips

    Sailing around the world as a couple: 7 tips Sailing around the world with your other half sounds idyllic – the dream of a lifetime. In very many ways, it is. There are a thousand magical moments waiting for you that you will never Click here for full post: https://www.wanderbysail.com/sailing-around-the-world-as-a-couple/ Twitter: @svkittiwake More

  • Windvane steering: Is it worth the money?

    Windvane steering: Is it worth the money? Windvanes for small to medium sailboats can cost up to $10,000. Naturally, when an electronic autopilot that you can set with a button is priced similarly, sailors wonder if an old school, mechanical piece of gear is Click here for full post: https://www.wanderbysail.com/windvane-steering-worth-it/ Twitter: @svkittiwake More

  • Sailing at night: Tips for shorthanded crews

    Sailing at night: Tips for shorthanded crews New sailors and cruisers can find night sailing intimidating. The idea of not being able to see crab pots, floating objects, and small motorboats is worrisome. However, after a few night passages, you will get used to Click here for full post: https://www.wanderbysail.com/night-sailing-tips/ Twitter: @svkittiwake More

  • Ep 64: DEAD batteries and boat IMPROVEMENTS!

    The post Ep 64: DEAD batteries and boat IMPROVEMENTS! appeared first on EarleWrites. Click here for full post: https://earlewrites.com/2021/08/05/ep-64-dead-batteries-and-boat-improvements/ Facebook: @earlewrites More

  • Shawnigan is FOR SALE!!! $140,000 NZD

    Yep you read that right, S/V Shawnigan , our lovely solid, world cruising ready, Sparkman and Stephens, Stevens 40 is up for sale! $140,000 NZD Before I post all of her details I will reassure you that this DOESN’T mean we, Afamilyafloat , are done with sailing / boat life… Click here for full post: […] More

  • Hurricane preparation tips

    Hurricane preparation tips Hurricane season can be quite stressful, depending on how active it is. First timers getting to the US, Caribbean, or Latin America have a lot to learn about tropical cyclones and how to stay safe while living on a sailboat full-time. Click here for full post: https://www.wanderbysail.com/hurricane-preparation-tips/ Twitter: @svkittiwake More

  • Sailing during Covid: 10 tips

    Sailing during Covid: 10 tips The Covid 19 pandemic has changed the world in many ways. So, of course, cruising has been affected, too. Each country is in a different situation at all times – waves come and go, variants spread and disappear, restrictions Click here for full post: https://www.wanderbysail.com/sailing-during-covid/ Twitter: @svkittiwake More

  • How to choose where to anchor

    How to choose where to anchor So you got yourself a boat and practiced sailing and docking. You have even tried anchoring a few times, just to check you got the technique right. Now you’re almost ready to set off cruising for the weekend Click here for full post: https://www.wanderbysail.com/how-to-choose-where-to-anchor/ Twitter: @svkittiwake More

  • Boat hitchhiking: How to cruise without owning a sailboat

    Boat hitchhiking: How to cruise without owning a sailboat Do you dream of sailing around the world, but can’t buy your own sailboat? Consider boat hitchhiking, if you don’t want to wait until you can afford to. It’s a great way to build sea Click here for full post: https://www.wanderbysail.com/boat-hitchhiking/ Twitter: @svkittiwake More

  • How to stay fit while sailing around the world

    How to stay fit while sailing around the world  Sailing may seem like a very active sport. If you’re racing, this may be true – you need to constantly pull on lines and move around a moving boat. As a cruiser, though, you sit Click here for full post: https://www.wanderbysail.com/stay-fit-sailing-around-the-world/ Twitter: @svkittiwake More

  • How to argue and still be friends

    How can you argue and still be friends on a boat? If you and your partner are thinking of moving onto a sailboat for a full-time cruising life, this is a question you should be thinking about. If you don’t get to grips with the enormity of being stuck together Click here for full post: […] More

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