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  • 5 reasons why you are NOT too old to sail round the world!

    We’re alarmed by the number of people who tell us that they are ‘too old to sail’ and are convinced they have, quite literally, missed the boat. This anxiety has become more prevalent in recent years. Why? We think we have the answer… Sailing channels are selling a lie. We Click here for full post: […] More

  • Sharks, turtles, Flying Fox invasion! Wildlife heaven and hell…

    Pulau Tioman in the South China Sea is an idyllic tropical island. Although tourism is healthy, they keep it low-key and sustainable. It’s a great place to immerse yourself in the natural world, but the animals are not always so kind to sailboats. When flying foxes attack the instruments on Click here for full post: […] More

  • Christmas presents under $50 for sailors

    Is it too early to talk about Christmas? Maybe, but it’s not too early to start Christmas shopping… We have five great present ideas for sailors and cruisers. We use these items all the time on SY Esper and you will too if you are lucky enough to receive them Click here for full post: […] More

  • Our most important crew member is unwell. 😿

    Some of you may already be aware that Millie has not been well. She stopped eating and lost a lot of weight in a short time. We took her to the vet on Monday where numerous blood tests were made. The results were generally good, but indicated she might have Click here for full post: […] More

  • Our most important crew member is unwell 😿

    Some of you may already be aware that Millie has not been well. She stopped eating and lost a lot of weight in a short time. We took her to the vet on Monday where numerous blood tests were made. The results were generally good, but indicated she might have Click here for full post: […] More

  • Up the mast. 4m waves. Tropical islands. That’s cruising!

    This episode just about typifies what it means to be a cruiser in SE Asia. Boat maintenance (of course), sailing in testing seas and anchoring off a desert island. After the six month passage through Indonesia, we take a quick stop at Sebana Cove Marina in Malaysia to check-in and Click here for full post: […] More

  • De-stress with our virtual slow-tv ASMR aquarium

    Need some chill time? How about going underwater and listening to the sounds of the sea while ocean life fills your screen. Our 24 hour playlist is perfect to run in the background on your tv or computer. No talking heads and no music (until the last 12 minutes Click here for full post: https://followtheboat.com/slow-tv-asmr-aquarium/ […] More

  • Scary crossing of the Singapore Strait

    We had checked out of Indonesia two weeks ago from Pulau Belitung, so it was about time to leave. But before checking into Malaysia’s southernmost Port of Entry at Pengileh, we had to cross the Singapore Strait. Billed as the ‘busiest shipping lane in the world’ (although those of us Click here for full post: […] More

  • Join FTBMates (our private members club)!

    Ahoy shipmates! FTBMates, our unique and exclusive new membership club, is the number one way to stay in contact with us. We’ve spent months putting it together because so many of you do not like Patreon, but still want to support us regularly and receive the benefits and rewards offered Click here for full post: […] More

  • Join FTBMates (our private members club)!

    Ahoy shipmates! FTBMates, our unique and exclusive new membership club, is the best way to stay in touch with us. We’ve spent months putting it together because so many of you do not like Patreon, but still want to support us regularly and receive the benefits and rewards offered there Click here for full post: […] More

  • Sailing to Krakatau – Yachting Monthly Exclusive PREVIEW

    This article will be appearing in Yachting Monthly  in 2020, but we thought you might like to read the writer’s cut here first… Words: Liz       Images: Jamie Lightning struck the sea next to the boat as we made slow going in a 4m confused swell on Click here for full post: https://followtheboat.com/sailing-to-krakatau-yachting-monthly-exclusive-preview/ Twitter: […] More

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