There is no topic that we have covered as often and as thoroughly as going sailing with children aboard.
Why? The answer lies in the children that we have met living aboard boats with their families.
The cruising kids that we have known have been active and knowledgeable, curious about the sea, other people, and the great …Read more
One summer when I was a teenager, I read all Bernard Moitessier’s books, I continued with Joshua Soclum and Eric Tabarly’s adventures. Inevitably, I then started dreaming about ocean crossings, long passages and spending lots of time at sea.
However, I grew up more than 1000km away from the sea and I couldn’t consider myself a …Read more
I first read Ruth’s article about going overboard when it was first published in the Caribbean Compass back in 1999.
It was an amazing story and I wondered if I could possibly be as resourceful as Ruth if something like that happened to me. Before I went cruising, …Read more
Under the guise of a routine checkup, I set up an appointment to see our doctor before we quit our jobs and lost our medical benefits.
I didn’t need the doctor to check me out; I wanted her to check out my list of First Aid supplies for our boat. Paul and I were going …Read more
After finishing Wendy Hinman’s Tightwads on the Loose, I placed it on my bookshelf next to Jana Cawrse Esarey’s The Motion of the Ocean and Torre DeRoche’s Swept: Love with a Chance of Drowning, because, like those two books, Tightwads on the Loose is a brightly-written sailing memoir by a young female cruiser from …Read more
Looking for some new recipes that you can actually make in your boat’s galley? Good food, but not gourmet? Ingredients you can actually find and store on your boat? Recipes that don’t require a bunch of electric appliances?
The Boat Galley Cookbook, due out in October, promises all that plus information on food storage, substitutions, …Read more
When I first decided to set out to the Bahamas aboard my 40-foot wooden Rosborough ketch, I didn’t really contemplate the possibility that I would be wholly unsuccessful at finding crew interested in a free tropical vacation. But, alas, people have lives and …Read more
I’m a sucker for a well-told tale, and Swept: Love With a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche is just that. Decades ago, sailing sagas were told by weathered men sailing solo on distant seas; today they are told by the women convinced to go along.
Not unlike Janna Cawrse Esarey’s Motion of the Ocean, Swept …Read more
In a foreword to her new book — Bull Canyon: A Boat Builder, A Writer and other Wildlife – Lin Pardey asks fans of her sailing adventures aboard Seraffyn to hang in with her through this transition book, the story of Lin and husband Larry’s four years ashore during construction of their new …Read more
This is an excellent book and very different from Jimmy Cornell’s more well-known books World Cruising Routes and World Cruising Destinations.
A Passion for the Sea is a bit hard to describe because the book is packed with stories, advice and tips from Cornell’s lifetime of cruising.
Not only does the author draw …Read more
Lin Pardey interviews 11 cruising couples fresh from their first major crossing – and finds out what they worried about and what they learned. We have divided this article in 2 parts. Part 1 describes worries about bad weather and gear failures. Here, in part 2, Lin Pardey writes about other common worries as well as suggestions for those preparing to set …Read more