sailing across the Atlantic Ocean as crew

Las Palmas Atlantic Sailing Guide

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Las Palmas, a city on the northern side of Gran Canaria, is the capital of the Canary Islands. This is where Columbus left Europe to discover what is now the Americas! ‘Muelle Deportivo de Las Palmas’ is the most popular harbour and a central…
Photo by Karim

Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean: What's it like?

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What's it like sailing across the Atlantic What's it like? Here's a snapshot from one of my 4 Atlantic Ocean sailing experiences: “Someone is pinching me. ‘Suzanne Suzanne' Watch time! Wow, I come out of a deep sleep. It takes me some moments…

Sailboat hitchhiking from the Virgin Islands

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The Virgin Islands: a popular place for sailors in the Caribbean. Also a popular starting point or ending point for sailing across the Atlantic. Here's a little bit of info to get a sense of place. The Virgin Islands are made up of the British…
Hitch-sailing in Langkawi Malaysia

A typical day of hitch-sailing: fun + making a difference

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HitchSailing: spontaneous crewing on a strangers’ sailboat. Whether you have sailing experience or not, whether you contribute money or not, whether you found the boat in advance online or locally in the harbour. Some call it boathitchiking,…

Sailing across the Strait of Gibraltar - into the Atlantic Ocean

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SV Eau Too - October 17, 2016. I’m 8 days at sea now. I open my eyes and see the reflection of water moving on the ceiling. I sit up (which is a luxury on board!) and look outside. All I see is water. That’s a change of scenery from the…

Sailing in Greece: island-hopping the adventurous way

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Looking to go sailing in Greece? Great choice! Here's how to explore the Greek Island under sail, adventure-style! Everyday I see sailboats passing by. I just have to be on one. Not looking at one and not only writing about one. I'm getting…
hitchhikers guide to the Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean Crossing part 2: Caribbean to Europe!

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I’m back on the Atlantic Ocean. Again. Back to blue, breathing sea, stimulus stop, facing the elements, learning ropes! This time in a completely different setting. A boat and crew more than double the size of SeaYa, different route,…
hitchhikers guide to the Atlantic Ocean

Day 6. Sailing Canary Islands - Cape Verde

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S/V Sea Ya - 20 Januari 2015. Somewhere along the West African Coast. From the pen+book diary.  2.AM “Wake up, little Suzie, wake up!” Noor sings me awake. It’s time to start my night watch.  I’m used to this rhythm by now. I had…