QUARANTINING TAKE-AWAYS! HOW IS LOCKDOWN LIKE SAILING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC?

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How quarantining is like sailing across the Atlantic? We aren’t on a boat now in the middle of the Atlantic. But many of us in quarantine because of COVID 19 are experiencing aspects of what it’s like to sail across an ocean. You may…

Citizen science for sailors | How/Where can you contribute?

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There is so much we don't know yet about the ocean. Especially outside coastal zones, it's logistically and economically challenging to collect data for research. As sailors, we are already out there, and we can reach places far away from civilisation.…

Tips on Seasickness

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Tips on seasickness Most people, including captains and professional crew, get seasick, some more severely than others. It’s quite normal, especially during the first few days of an ocean passage. Here are some tips on seasickness and considerations…

How to Find a Sailboat Ride? | Boat-hitchhiking Tips

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You want to travel simple, sustainable and the adventurous way so you've decided to catch a sailboat ride! Awesome plan. Your life will never be the same ;) Sailing is not only for the rich and famous. Sailing can be done on a budget and without…

Offshore Sailing Crew Tips: How to prepare, assess safety and minimize risk?

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How to prepare, assess safety and minimize risk as crew before sailing an ocean? Even in this era of satellite phones, safety and rescue technology, and communication systems, the nearest help on an offshore sailing passage can still be hundreds…

Top 10 tips for Sailing Across the Atlantic as Crew

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Travelling an Atlantic Crossing on someone else’s sailing boat is not a straightforward endeavour and an adventure to be taken lightly. Finding a boat is one thing, finding the right boat, crew and captain match is what makes all the difference.…

The Big Sailing Across the Atlantic Ocean Crew & Captain Survey

Hello Atlantic Ocean Sailors! Thank you for taking your time to check this out! If you have sailed across the Atlantic as crew (or attempted) or captain, I'd love to hear from you! I'm updating book Ocean Nomad: The Complete Atlantic Sailing…

Back on land after sailing the Atlantic! What’s it like to arrive?

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Salty Months I just arrived in Europe from the Caribbean from my fourth Atlantic crossing. Salty, dirty, way too tanned, a little tired but happy and accomplished.  Every day the last months has been a hell of an adventure. In the…

Atlantic Sailing: seven crew websites to find a boat (or Crew)

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Seven websites to find a boat to sail across the Atlantic - as crew, or to find crew! Christopher Columbus needed to convince the Queen of Spain to sail across the Atlantic. Nowadays, we have the internet: one of the three methods to find a…