Writing articles for Sailing Magazines

Since starting this blog a few years ago now, the way I write my blog posts has changed significantly. Initially it was a place for me to store my Ocean Yachtmaster study notes, but as the number of people who follow the blog has grown, I find my writing has changed too. I have even…

The Ultimate Boating Spreadsheet

Over the years I have had a number of different notebooks, documents and spreadsheets for recording all sorts of various things boating related and I recently decided to collate them all together in to one super handy spreadsheet that you can use too! I have left all the detail boxes blank so that you can…

Of No Fixed Abode

Ahhh the dreamĀ of sailing off in to the sunset is so appealing to me. Your yacht home located right on the water, commanding views that land dwellers pay millions of dollars for. And when you get tired of one spot, you simply weigh the anchor and head off somewhere new. But being so mobile creates…

Portable Printing

So how do you go about printing things when you live on a boat? As much as I would like to be a paperless person, the fact is that you still need to print off endless forms and paperwork, and particularly when you are travelling. So what do you do about printing on a boat?…

The Money-Go-Round

When you are off cruising or traveling, having some money to spend is usually pretty important. Especially if you are wanting to eat and sleep with a roof over your head. We are just back from a sailing trip in New Caledonia with some friends and had a couple of interesting money related experiences… Here…

Boat Insurance

Yawn… I can hear you already! Yes yes I know insurance isn’t exactly exciting – until you come to make a claim! Then you really want to know all about what you are covered for don’t you? Insurance can make up a reasonably big chunk of any boating budget. So before you go buying a…

Sailing Songs

There seem to be lots of songs about sailing and or the sea. I think this is clearly just another reason why sailing is so fantastic. I mean, you don’t hear people singing songs about jet-skiing now do you? Here are some of my favourite sailing songs. You can click on the Apple music icon…