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Getting Back Into Sailing

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Life is full of twists and turns, and recently I understood that I needed to get back into sailing. The Sea is my soul-saver, and sailing is my gentle caress for that saviour. There is one major thing which I’ve learnt from my one-year sailing abstinence. Sounds dramatic, which it is not supposed to, and it is just a simple line: If there is a fire (or even a tiny flame) burning deep inside your […]

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Looking For Aluminium / Steel Sailing Yacht

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Two ladies are not happy right now, their search for an aluminium / steel sailing yacht is going round in circles. They sold their previous boat, Luna, a reliable and very well maintained Van de Stadt Orca, because they wanted to sail a slightly larger yacht. However, with their future destinations and general requirements in mind this is a bit tricky, seemingly. The Past: Scotland, North Norway, Shetlands, White Sea, Franz-Josef-Land, Greenland In the past, […]

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It Is Not The End, Yet

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You might know this one here: Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it’s not fine, it’s not the end. If you start researching who might have said that first, you will stumble upon famous names like Oscar Wilde, John Lennon, Fernando Sabino or Paulo Coelho. Fact is: I don’t care who came up with that quote, but I like it nonetheless.

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All You Need To Know About Celestial Navigation

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When thinking about celestial navigation, the very first thing coming to my mind is a sextant. There is, however, a whole lot more to it than just that. Viki Moore has put together an awesome series of articles on everything related to celestial navigation. Viki wants to sail around the world. If there is one sailor qualified to do so, then it is her. She has more nautical miles in her sailing books than most […]

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Zero Emission Sailing Around The World

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What a trip! Sailing around the world is one thing, nothing unusual for a couple of young chaps. The more than amazing element is that their sailing boat has not used a single drop of fuel. They were running on zero emission. Including cruising the 40 nautical miles along the Panama Canal. How did they do it? The four guys from the Eco Sailing Project first had an idea, which turned into a plan, which […]

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Any Young Sailors Around?

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No, I am not trying to set up a talent pool for the next generation of America’s Cup sailors. What kept the question of “any young sailors around” in my head was my own experience from ex- membership in two sailing clubs, as well as friends’ experiences from their clubs. A recent article by Judith brought this topic back to the surface and has led me to ask some folks all around the world what […]

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Why Do You Like Sailing?

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Sometimes a question gets fired into your comfort zone, and the first idea of an answer is something like “That’s easy, because… ehm… it’s obvious!” That’s what’s happened recently when a friend posed a very simple question. “Why do you like sailing?” So, what is it about that sailing business? Apart from a perfect chance to get rid of as much money as you can afford – and sometimes even a lot more than that […]

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Cruising With Kids

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Sailing around the world, kids on board, having the time of your life. Really? One who certainly knows is amazing Dini Martinez, s/v Happy Dancer. Enjoy her wonderful, inspiring and encouraging article. We’ve been living aboard Happy Dancer, our Moody 425 centre cockpit sturdy sailing boat for over eight months now. We, that’s me, a 30 year old yogini from down under, a 34 year old Argentinean accountant aka Papa, and our 3.5 and 1.5 […]

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Sailing Boat: Motor Or Not

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After having read yet another great article by Viki Moore (Astrolabe Sailing) I could not stop thinking about a topic that had been at the back of my mind for quite a while: “motor or not” on a sailing yacht. Lin & Larry Pardey have sailed around the world without one. Bastian Hauck on his folkboat Tadorna has completed his second half of the tour around the Baltic Sea without one. And the 12mR s/v […]