Looking to sail around the world as crew like us for a few years or maybe just take a week or two and have the adventure of a lifetime? When we started this journey of sailing the world by working on other people’s boats we had a really hard time finding information to get started. Though the world of cruising is incredibly friendly and inviting, it’s hard to find information on the internet about how to get into it.
So this part of our blog is dedicated to helping you find out about the world of crewing and how you can have the adventure of a lifetime for the cost of groceries. Check out the table of contents below and ask us questions!
Races, Rallies & Sailing Schools – This is where we list all the cool stuff we find that you can do!
Getting Started – For those of you who, well, are.
- Volunteer crewing 101 – “You sail around the world for FREE!? I wanna!” Well, this is how you do that.
- Sailing – How to test the waters – How to test out this whole sailing thing for cheap to nothing.
- Getting your first crew gig – Some easy ways to start your search
- Find a fleet – What to do to find your 2nd gig
- Coastal Cruising – Ups & downs of sailing coastal waters.
- Bluewater Cruising – The pros and cons of losing sight of land
- The Dark side of Cruising – On powerboats, they have ice cream every night!!
- Is it safe? – Well, is it!?
Money – making, keeping, spending & budgeting
- But how much does it cost!? - Do you have any advice for savings needed for say, 1 year of volunteer sailing?
- It really is everywhere you want to be - A cautionary tale for those who live in the modern age.
- Working for a bed – A way to save a few grand when you’re between boats.
- Backpacker Jobs How-to – A beginners guide to making money abroad.
Livin’ the dream – What’s it like?
- A day in the life – A sample of a typical daily schedule in the life of crew.
- Keeping busy – So, um, what exactly do you do for fun in the middle of the ocean?
- The truth about food on boats – Eating well is important
- Proximity - The sailing life leads to odd relationships.
- Semper Gumby - Sometimes you hurry up, sometimes you wait. Sometimes you hurry up to wait.
- Passing the Poo – It’s not always sunsets and cocktail parties.
- Traveler’s Tax – Something you may not think about when you’re flying to meet your ship,
Seasickness – What it is and how to prevent it.
- Sailing and Seasickness – As long as you’re prepared, it’s not as big of a deal as you might think.
- Seasickness – Prevention is the only cure – The list of exact items Greg uses to keep motion sickness away.
- Seasickness – When all else fails – Chronic seasickness explained, and what to do if you didn’t read the second article.