An Atlantic Crossing: Smoooooooth Sailing

Not every guy with a little dinghy and big dreams should set off on a journey across a vast ocean. But with some training and the right safety equipment to go with it, an Atlantic crossing isn’t necessarily that big of a deal. Picture-perfect sunsets. Water gently lapping against the side of the boat. A gentle breeze blowing from behind. These are not images generally associated with an Atlantic Ocean crossing. Usually those three words conjure up scenes from serious offshore races, with some poor guy in full wet weather…

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Hitchsail your Way from Novice to Pro

Suzanne Van der Veeken proves you don’t need a boat, money, or even experience to embark on a grand adventure and travel under sail. After hitchsailing across the Atlantic (twice!) she lives to tell the tale, and has plenty of advice for sailors and travellers wanting to follow in her footsteps. Standing behind the wheel, Suzanne Van der Veeken grips tightly as she navigates through the Atlantic Ocean. Sails blazing, she watches the huge vessel before her glide through the ocean as spray is fresh on her face and the…

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From Desert to Ocean: A Voyage for Madmen

Different people tackle the idea of sailing off into the sunset in different ways. Most spend years learning to sail, making careful plans, and saving their pennies before even thinking about heading offshore. But what if you live in the middle of the desert, have never been sailing before, yet still dream of the sea? You could move to the ocean and spend a few years getting used to boats. Or you could follow Rebekah and John Warner’s lead and just throw yourself in head first. As the saying goes,…

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Monique on s/v Heartbeat

I’m Monique and I’m really excited to be part of the CruiserTV team because I love sailing … and I love telling people how much I love sailing! While it’s not always dolphins and sunsets and rainbows, there’s a lot more of those things out here on the water than there are back on land. I’m going to spend a lot of time sharing other people’s stories with you, so I thought I’d I start by giving you a glimpse into how my own sailing adventure started. I grew up…

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