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Barge Association Barge Association

Also Known as the DBA   The Barge Association is for people wanting to cruise Europe’s inland waterway system. Formed in 1992 by non – commercial barge owners, the site provides a plethora of information on a range of topics, including: guide books training purchasing a barge safety regulations communications electrical mechanics No matter where […]

Women Who Sail Women Who Sail

Women Who Sail is for women only. Founded in 2011, this is the largest online sailing group for women and one I would recommend joining. For both the experienced and novice, one can share information, ask questions and support each other. It is a group that does not accept racism, sexism or bullying. Found on […]

Noonsite Noonsite

Its headline, ‘Noonsite the Ultimate Cruisers Resource’, says it all. In its 20th year, for the cruising sailor, Noonsite is a must have resource. The site has information on practically everything a cruising sailor requires: learning to sail; boat registration; cruising information such as anchorages, navigation, and apps; piracy; trip planning; and more. During COVID, […]

Sailing in Russia Sailing in Russia

Looking for a Different Experience?   If you are considering undertaking something a little different, maybe a trip from the Baltic to the Black Sea is what you are looking for. Maxine and John took the leap in their yacht Tainui and undertook this incredible 3,000 mile journey through Russia. Tainui   Bob and I […]

Sailing Totem Sailing Totem

Sailing Totem   With a different set up to most, this is a blog well worth a look. Covering topics from cruising to sails – Jamie is a professional sail maker – to sailing with kids and home schooling, there is a lot of sailing information to be found.   Image: screensaved from Sailing Totem’s […]

Flying Kiwi Cat Flying Kiwi Cat

Flying Kiwi Cat   Bob and I met John and Leanne during our winter layover in Sicily. Wanting a new experience, they made the decision to sell up, then returned to home and work. During the interim, John and Leanne undertook a great deal of research before choosing to have their next yacht – a […]

SV Taipan SV Taipan

SV Taipan West Australian couple, David and Kris, departed Australia on their 50ft Kaufman in 2004. Today, they are experiencing COVID in the Pacific as they return to Oz once more. At this moment in time, with cyclone season rapidly approaching, Kris and David have to make the decision as to whether they continue to […]

Yacht Ruby Rose Yacht Ruby Rose

Yacht Ruby Rose   Like us, Nick and Terysa navigated the Canal Du Midi, only from east to west. Ruby Rose, a Southerly measuring just over 38ft, with a lifting keel – what a dream that would be – she can go almost anywhere. Nick and Terysa’s sailing travels have taken them to the Caribbean, […]

S V Zingara S V Zingara

S V Zingaro   A young couple sailing the world in their home made cat, Zingaro. An interesting read as they sailed the Pacific, visiting places such as Easter Island, Pitcairn Islands and more…….   Image: Screenshot from SV Zingaro web page

Red Roo Red Roo

Red Roo: click this link to open Phil and Maree’s journey commenced in France with the purchase of Red Roo. The intention is to eventually sail her to Oz, but in the meantime, there is much to see explore in Europe. To date, their journey has taken them through the Baltic, around the UK and […]