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Sailing Families revisited

In 2010, we asked 12 families who were out cruising on sailboats to answer 12 questions about their experiences.

In this new series a new group of sailing families answers these same 12 questions and the original families tell us what they are doing several years later.



S/V Namani

This family of 3 has alternated cruising sabbaticals of 1 to 3 years duration (across the Atlantic and through the Pacific) with life ashore, with reentry to work and schools each time.

They are now contemplating their next adventures.

Read what they have to say...


Life after cruising

Choking on the Anchor

Clare Collins

Ask your questions

Searching for a new way of life in the boating industry

Gwen Hamlin


Cruising Life

A cruising wife's
A to Z
- Part 2 (M to Z)

Emmanuelle Buecher-Hall

Feature Articles

The Admirals' Angle Column

Gwen Hamlin and the "Admirals" weigh in on the issues that concern women cruisers.

#73: Cruising in the Golden Years

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Cruising Children Speak

In this series, cruising children tell us about their experiences growing up aboard.

Latest story:


5. Sammy Around the World: How it all Began
Samantha Wall, from the vantage point of her 20's, reflects how her sailing childhood started, and the impact it has had on her life.

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When we first contemplated cruising years ago, we were filled with doubts and questions: everything from Can I do it? to How do I do it? to Do I even want to do it?

This website is designed to help you answer these questions for yourself. We do this by sharing our experiences and inviting other women cruisers to share theirs as well.

It's about making friends, making cruising our own, and getting out on the water and enjoying our lives!

We welcome YOUR contributions to Women and Cruising. (Email: kathy@forcruisers.com)

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