Posts by Karen Bergman

How We Learn

How do women educate themselves about sailing?


The captain put me in charge of getting us from point A to point B. I was responsible for upping anchor, route planning, navigating and dropping the hook at our destination.

My cruising life started and nearly ended in 2007. It just wasn’t what I thought or hoped it would be.

It was clear: never darken the …Read more

Relationships & Roles Aboard, What I Like About Cruising

What do women like most about sailing their boats?


Two years ago I started a little project where I talked to other women on sailboats about their sailing life. I only started sailing/cruising in 2007 with my spouse and soon realized it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. I could either quit or try to find out what would make me …Read more