Suky’s “Cruising Story” is a short one, but heartfelt. Was she nuts to buy a 41′ boat to cruise (and offer learning charters on) singlehandedly? [More] Cruising Stories: Suky Cannon | Shambala
Cruising & Chartering
Ahhh, living the dream! But what's it really like? What do I need to know?
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Charlie & Melody Cook sold their house, bought a boat and took off cruising all in a few short months, learning as they went. This is their story of the frustrations, triumphs and wonderful moments. [More] Cruising Stories: Melody & Charlie Cook | No Worries
The cruising community is a wonderful, helpful, uplifting place. The reaction to this year’s hurricanes proves it, but random acts of kindness happen every day. [More] The Cruising Community
A cruising couple finds that the beauty of cruising the Bahamas is not only in the stunning white sand beaches and infinite shades of clear blue water. [More] Cruising Stories: Cory Nickerson & Mendy Dixon | In the Mood
Cruiser’s Nets: what they are, how to join in and tips for best participation. Everything you need to know PLUS a chance to listen in! [More] The Cruiser’s Net
15 simple things to check if the outboard won’t start — along with how to fix them at least well enough to get home. No mechanical skills needed! [More] Outboard Won’t Start 101
Cruisers need stuff. Sometimes, “stuff” that can’t be found locally. So we have to get packages. But how? Strategies for both domestic and international shipments. [More] Getting Packages When Cruising
How do you fight nerves when doing something a little scary? Me? I just fake it . . . [More] Faking It
Four great apps for cruisers wanting to have real-time communications with friends and family around the world. [More] Smartphone Communication Apps
Planning your first overnight passage? Wondering what it’ll really be like . . . and how you’ll sleep? Sleeping well begins long before laying your head down 😴 [More] Passagemaking and Sleep