Tag - Sailing

Are you working on your next escape?

It’s the far less sexy side of big dreamy sailing adventures. Before the campfire beach sunsets can begin, before whale sharks and surfing, and you get to immerse yourself in the colour and chaos of clashing cultures, there are endless boat jobs, massive..... . .

Safety at Sea for Coastal Cruisers

When sailors talk about safety, we tend to focus on the gear that might save us: life jackets, an EPIRB, flares and life rafts. All these items are essential afloat, but for me, the most important thing you can take to sea is a really sound boat. Filling your emergency..... . .

Heading offshore?  Get your boat Aussie-registered in 5 easy steps

You’ve got dreamy tropical isles on your mind, but before the offshore adventure can begin there’s a slightly baffling bureaucratic process to navigate. The first step for any locally registered Australian-owned boat is to get yours on the Australian Registrar of Ships..... . .

Sailing out of Australia: Here’s how to Export your Boat

Having to export your boat when you sail out of Australian waters gets a lot of cruisers agitated. Although regulations may have not been enforced in years gone by, times have changed. Quick trips out of Australian waters are excluded, but if your boat is an Australian..... . .

Feeling Queasy? How to beat seasickness for good

Some days at sea can feel like being trapped inside a washing machine. When there’s wind against tide or a sideswiping swell, when a storm kicks up the sea and your hungry, sleep-deprived crew have been downstairs too long, it can be only a matter of time before..... . .

Garlicky Grilled Squid

How to catch, clean and cook delicious squid You need patience and finesse to snare ‘all-seeing’ squid, but this abundant food source is quick to prepare and even faster to cook. All you need is a squid jig and a hand reel or rod, and a couple of lazy twilight hours..... . .

Cruising Indonesia: Don’t set sail without these 7 things.

If Indonesia is new to you, it’s difficult to know just what you’ll need, want and wish for once you start cruising here. A year into our second Indonesian sailing adventure, these are the items we stocked up on before checking in: everything from spare..... . .

Catamaran on beach

How to buy a boat

8 ways to get your dream boat sooner You’re in the market for the perfect boat. You’re scrolling through online sites, you’ve got boat brokers searching too, and you’ve advertised your wish list on sailing forums, hoping to get the leap on boats yet to hit the market..... . .

Sri Lanka’s South Coast: 5 Best Places to Unwind

Tangalle to Galle Strung out in a swaying hammock, fresh frangipani buds in one hand and a rum coconut in the other, I while away the hours before dinner, too unwound to even pick up a book. I could be surfing or boating amongst blue whales, or poking around in search..... . .