If being willing to try something new is a basic cruising skill, being willing to stink at things while you’re learning them might be just as important. [More] Doing New Things . . . Badly
Skills for Cruising
Cruising involves so very many things -- and some skills that many of us find a little different than for living on land.
Good news -- you can develop many of these long before you set foot on a boat.
Cruising itself may be new, and it’s made up of all sorts of individual items that are going to be “something new” too. Preparing for the challenge of doing all sorts of new things. [More] The Courage to Try Something New
It’s easy to second-guess the best way to learn to sail. With all the options out there, how can you decide? It’s not that complicated. Come along with Nica as she shares 4 different ways she learned, and what she thinks is the best way possible. [More] How Do You Learn To Sail?
Preparing to cruise? There are lots of non-boating skills you can be gaining before you even move aboard. Seven that you may not have thought of! [More] Practicing Cruising Skills
It’s great to get opinions and ideas from other people . . . but don’t blindly follow their recommendations if they don’t make sense for you! [More] Don’t Blindly Follow Experts
Finding the infomation you need right when you need it, Google has changed cruising. [More] The Cruiser’s Best Friend: Google
Ten important lessons not included in the instructions for a double-braid splice that we learned in doing our first (and second) double-braid splice. [More] Our First Double-Braid Splice