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We've been very pleased with our dinghy choice, even after six years and 45k+ nautical miles. Here's our thoughts on what matters in a dinghy - especially for world cruisers. Sailing Trips, Sailing Adventures, Dinghy, Catamaran, Sailboat, Nautical, Thoughts, World, Travel

Choosing a Dinghy for Your Sailboat

We've been very pleased with our dinghy choice, even after six years and 45k+ nautical miles. Here's our thoughts on what matters in a dinghy - especially for world cruisers.

Sailing is a male dominated sport and lifestyle. I've been sailing all my life and here are my favorite resources for support and encouragement. Stained Glass Patterns, Mans World, Amazing Women, Sailor, Encouragement, Lifestyle, My Favorite Things, Sports, Blog

Support for Women in Sailing

Sailing is a male dominated sport and lifestyle. I've been sailing all my life and here are my favorite resources for support and encouragement.

How do we keep in touch with the world when we are thousands of miles away from land? How about coastal sailing through cellular dead zones? What about emergencies? Learn how we tackled all these problems during our 6-year circumnavigation. Sailing Trips, Us Sailing, Satellite Network, Satellite Phone, Sailing Adventures, Solar Power, Coastal, Boat, Touch

Communicating Offshore

How do we keep in touch with the world when we are thousands of miles away from land? How about coastal sailing through cellular dead zones? What about emergencies? Learn how we tackled all these problems during our 6-year circumnavigation.

These are the three most important knots for sailors that one should be able to do at a moment's notice. Make sure you know these three knots by heart. OutChasingStars.com Sailing Knots, Sailing Trips, Us Sailing, Animated Knots, Strong Knots, Boating Tips, Sailboat Interior, Knot Out, Boat Accessories

Best Three Sailing Knots

These are the three most important knots for sailors that one should be able to do at a moment's notice. Make sure you know these three knots by heart. OutChasingStars.com

As sailors, we spend a lot of time out in the sun, and skin care is no joke. Here's how we protected ourselves throughout our world circumnavigation. OutChasingStars.com Sailboat Living, Sailing Trips, Boat Projects, Sailing Adventures, Great Barrier Reef, Tan Lines, Sailors, Sun Protection, Cool Watches

Sun Protection While Sailing

As sailors, we spend a lot of time out in the sun, and skin care is no joke. Here's how we protected ourselves throughout our world circumnavigation. OutChasingStars.com

I recently wrote about our best travel destinations, talking about some of our highlights from our well-traveled life. However, there is a huge difference between a place being good to travel to (via land) versus Ireland Vacation, Ireland Travel, Galway Ireland, Cork Ireland, Sailboat Living, Living On A Boat, Sailing Trips, Us Sailing, Sailing Adventures

Best Places to Cruise on Your Own Sailboat

After a 4+ year circumnavigation, we detail out our favorite places to cruise, from popular charter bases to seasonal cruising regions, and what you need to know about each place. OutChasingStars.com

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There is no more thrilling sensation I know of than sailing. It comes as near to flying as man has got to yet - except in dreams. - Jerome K. Jerome  50  Best Sailing Quotes   Compiled by Out Chasing Stars Sailing Quotes, Sailboat Living, Sailing Trips, Sailing Adventures, Helpful Hints, How To Remove, Things To Come, Inspirational Quotes, Dreams

Sailing Quotes: 50+ Of Our Favorites

There is no more thrilling sensation I know of than sailing. It comes as near to flying as man has got to yet - except in dreams. - Jerome K. Jerome 50 Best Sailing Quotes Compiled by Out Chasing Stars

We get to climb aboard and sail on two Gunboat Catamarans, a sleek and sexy performance cruiser. OutChasingStars.com Sailing Trips, Us Sailing, Cave Tours, Buy A Boat, Fast Boats, Sailing Adventures, Before Sunset, Boating Outfit, Earthship

Checking Out Gunboats: Tribe & Fault Tolerant

We get to climb aboard and sail on two Gunboat Catamarans, a sleek and sexy performance cruiser. OutChasingStars.com

Here are five things we have on our boat to prevent man overboards or to help in the rescue. OutChasingStars.com Find A Person, Living On A Boat, Cruise Boat, Boat Safety, Give Directions, Sailing Trips, Wife And Kids, Sailing Adventures, Catamaran

Man Overboard Prevention

Here are five things we have on our boat to prevent man overboards or to help in the rescue. OutChasingStars.com

Here's a script you can follow and some must-dos around renaming your boat. While it may be superstitious, it's also a fun boating tradition. OutChasingStars.com East Wind, Old Names, Naming Ceremony, Sea And Ocean, Sparkling Wine, Boating, Script, All About Time, Alcoholic Drinks

Naming Ceremony for a Boat

Here's a script you can follow and some must-dos around renaming your boat. While it may be superstitious, it's also a fun boating tradition. OutChasingStars.com

Sometimes picking up a mooring ball is the best option. Learn when you should pick one up and how to do it safely. OutChasingStars.com Sailing Trips, Sailing Adventures, Catamaran, Pick One, Boat, Explore, Group, Stars, Travel

Four Tools to Make Picking up a Mooring Ball Easier

Sometimes picking up a mooring ball is the best option. Learn when you should pick one up and how to do it safely. OutChasingStars.com

We've learned a lot about anchoring over the years, and we drag anchor way less than everyone else. Here's our secret. Sailing Trips, Sailing Adventures, Anchor, Boat, Group, Stars, Travel, Dinghy, Viajes

Our Anchoring System

We've learned a lot about anchoring over the years, and we drag anchor way less than everyone else. Here's our secret.

There are a lot of very important parts to the anchoring system of our cruising sailboat. Here's how we are set up to anchor perfectly, every time. Bowline Knot, Anchor Systems, Living On A Boat, Boat Safety, Sailing Trips, Sailing Adventures, News Anchor, Catamaran, Sailboat

Our Anchoring System

There are a lot of very important parts to the anchoring system of our cruising sailboat. Here's how we are set up to anchor perfectly, every time.

Why are there so many headsail options and what do they all mean? Here's what we picked out for our cruising boat that we took around the world. Sailing Trips, Sailing Adventures, Catamaran, Boat, Group, Feelings, Stars, Travel, Dinghy

Headsails: Gennakers, Screechers, and Reachers - Out Chasing Stars

Why are there so many headsail options and what do they all mean? Here's what we picked out for our cruising boat that we took around the world.

There are a lot of headsail options out there. Here's some advice to help you choose what's best for you and your boat. Sailing Trips, Us Sailing, Sailing Adventures, Charter Boat, Genoa, Catamaran, Advice, Explore, Group

Headsails: Gennakers, Screechers, and Reachers - Out Chasing Stars

There are a lot of headsail options out there. Here's some advice to help you choose what's best for you and your boat.

What are the most important factors in picking out a dinghy? Our dinghy has been fabulous ever since we started out - a world circumnavigation ago. Here's our advice. Sailing Trips, Sailing Adventures, Dinghy, Catamaran, Factors, Sailor, That Look, Advice, Boat

What to Look for in a Dinghy

What are the most important factors in picking out a dinghy? Our dinghy has been fabulous ever since we started out - a world circumnavigation ago. Here's our advice.

Here are over twenty perfect gift ideas for sailors, practical items that will get a lot of use around the boat. Sailboat Living, Living On A Boat, Sailing Trips, Sailing Adventures, Insulated Tumblers, Wine Charms, Practical Gifts, Sailors, Give It To Me

Gift Ideas for Cruisers & Sailors

Here are over twenty perfect gift ideas for sailors, practical items that will get a lot of use around the boat.

We've been very pleased with our dinghy choice, even after six years and 45k+ nautical miles. Here's our thoughts on what matters in a dinghy - especially for world cruisers. Sailing Trips, Sailing Adventures, Dinghy, Catamaran, Sailboat, Nautical, Thoughts, World, Travel

Choosing a Dinghy for Your Sailboat

We've been very pleased with our dinghy choice, even after six years and 45k+ nautical miles. Here's our thoughts on what matters in a dinghy - especially for world cruisers.

What's the difference between a personal AIS and a PLB, and which one should youhave on your sailboat? Let's look at that, and also explore other things we have onboard to prevent man overboards or to make rescues easier. OutChasingStars.com Cruise Boat, Sailing Trips, Wife And Kids, Sailing Adventures, Sailboat, Explore, Boats, Travelling, Group

Man Overboard Prevention

What's the difference between a personal AIS and a PLB, and which one should youhave on your sailboat? Let's look at that, and also explore other things we have onboard to prevent man overboards or to make rescues easier. OutChasingStars.com

Plan on attending the Annapolis United States Sailboat Show? Here's ten tips to help you navigate the largest sailboat show in the US. OutChasingStars.com Annapolis Boat Show, Marine Weather, One Day Tour, Buy A Boat, Sailing Trips, Marine Environment, Sailing Adventures, St Francis, Catamaran

Tips for Annapolis Sailboat Show

Plan on attending the Annapolis United States Sailboat Show? Here's ten tips to help you navigate the largest sailboat show in the US. OutChasingStars.com

Do you have these five safety features on your boat? The most important goal is to prevent man overboard situations, but how will you find the person who's gone overboard? OutChasingStars.com Find A Person, Living On A Boat, Cruise Boat, Boat Safety, Give Directions, Sailing Trips, Wife And Kids, Sailing Adventures, Catamaran

Man Overboard Prevention

Do you have these five safety features on your boat? The most important goal is to prevent man overboard situations, but how will you find the person who's gone overboard? OutChasingStars.com

Sailing is a male dominated sport and lifestyle. I've been sailing all my life and here are my favorite resources for support and encouragement. Stained Glass Patterns, Mans World, Amazing Women, Sailor, Encouragement, Lifestyle, My Favorite Things, Sports, Blog

Support for Women in Sailing

Sailing is a male dominated sport and lifestyle. I've been sailing all my life and here are my favorite resources for support and encouragement.