If you have to abandon ship, there are only seconds to grab the most important items off your boat. Learn how to prepare from someone who has been there. [More] Abandoning Ship
Life underway is full of excitement and fun, but can be challenging too.
Here's some of our "standard operating procedures" that reduce the stress and increase the enjoyment.
How to plan the fastest Gulf Stream crossing in your boat; figuring your start and destination points, how far the stream will sweep you and tips for a fast crossing. [More] Route Planning to Cross the Gulf Stream
How has cruising changed? Lin Pardey answers cruiser questions and shares the secret to the best voyaging life. [More] Lin Pardey Answers Cruiser Questions
What does it feel like offshore when winds top 50 knots? We’ll tell you, review some common heavy weather equipment, and share ideas for coping. [More] Storms at Sea
After a lifetime of cruising with sextant and hand-bearing compass, Lin Pardey goes cruising with GPS and compares the experience. Is GPS really safer, or just easier? [More] Navigation Tools
A rigging failure is one of the scariest things that can happen on an offshore passage. Techniques for getting yourself to safety without outside assistance. [More] Jury-Rig Your Rigging
Travels by boat are so much more uncertain than travels by land. We think we understand that and allow for it, but any cruiser’s first trip seems to be filled with surprises about just how long it takes. [More] Travel Time
A planned anchored just won’t work in the condtions, and it’s pretty disappointing. But maybe the alternate will be even better! [More] Magic in Choosing a Better Anchorage
How do you prepare for an unexpected squall? Can you? Sure you can! Tips for anchoring. [More] Anchoring for Squalls
Storms, running out of food, breaking gear, is this the reality of setting sail across an ocean? First timers worry it is. So listen in to see what some of these first timers actually encountered once as they crossed their very first ocean. [More] For First-Time Voyagers