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5 days ago

Discover what boat life under lockdown in Grenada is like. We managed to get out in a car after being in the marina complex for two months. We were eager to see if any life was going on outside our small little reality. As I write this, Grenada is still under a state of emergency[Read More]

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6 days ago
Please subscribe to our channel so you can see what it's like for a liveaboard sailing family to finally get back out and sailing (as soon as we're allowed to go sailing again)! This video provides an update as to what life under lockdown in Grenada is like. We manage to get out in a car after being in the marina for two months. We were eager to see if any life was going on outside our complex. Watch the video to see what it was like. Please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. Then get our FREE checklist on how to become a sailing cruiser 160+ steps and tips, visit: https://sailingbritican.com/living-the-sailing-life/ +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ JOIN US FOR A SAIL ON BRITICAN The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ Check out our blog hosting over 400 articles and videos all about sailing/cruising/liveaboard life here: https://sailingbritican.com Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg Help us to keep making these free educational videos by becoming a part of our Patreon family here: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h Reviews on sailing kit: https://sailingbritican.com/kit/ +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sailingbritican/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican Follow our boat on NOFOREIGNLAND: https://www.noforeignland.com/boat/6060964428382208 +++++++++++++++ Music & Video Credits +++++++++++++++ #sailing #sailingblog #sailingvideo
12 days ago
Many liveaboard cruisers spend hurricane season on a boat. We've now survived over four years of hurricanes. Discover what hurricane season is, what your options are for you and your boat, how to prepare for an oncoming hurricane, and learn about the things we wished we knew about! To watch all our hurricane-related videos check out: https://sailingbritican.com/about-hurricane-season/ Please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. Then get our FREE checklist on how to become a sailing cruiser 160+ steps and tips, visit: https://sailingbritican.com/living-the-sailing-life/ +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ JOIN US FOR A SAIL ON BRITICAN The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ Check out our blog hosting over 400 articles and videos all about sailing/cruising/liveaboard life here: https://sailingbritican.com Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg Help us to keep making these free educational videos by becoming a part of our Patreon family here: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h Reviews on sailing kit: https://sailingbritican.com/kit/ +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sailingbritican/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican Follow our boat on NOFOREIGNLAND: https://www.noforeignland.com/boat/6060964428382208 +++++++++++++++ Music & Video Credits +++++++++++++++ #sailing #sailingblog #sailingvideo
15 days ago

After living aboard our sailboat full time since 2014, we have some tried and tested kit that we refuse to live without. These are the items we use on a daily basis and make a massive impact on our lives. Before you set sail make sure you have these items or similar. They’ll surely make your[Read More]

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20 days ago
Follow this eight-point checklist to successfully complete a stern to med mooring procedure when using a mooring ball. Watch the video and follow the checklist. When you go out to practice the procedure yourself you'll be more prepared to do it successfully. Stern-to mooring is referred to as Med mooring or Mediterranean mooring. Whether you're going to sail in the Mediterranian or the Caribbean, this procedure will be required. It's important to understand how to set up the lines, what the basic principles are, and when possible to go out and practice. Get full checklist here: https://sailingbritican.com/stern-to-med-mooring/ Please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. Then get our FREE checklist on how to become a sailing cruiser 160+ steps and tips, visit: https://sailingbritican.com/living-the-sailing-life/ +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ JOIN US FOR A SAIL ON BRITICAN The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ Check out our blog hosting over 400 articles and videos all about sailing/cruising/liveaboard life here: https://sailingbritican.com Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg Help us to keep making these free educational videos by becoming a part of our Patreon family here: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h Reviews on sailing kit: https://sailingbritican.com/kit/ +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sailingbritican/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican Follow our boat on NOFOREIGNLAND: https://www.noforeignland.com/boat/6060964428382208 +++++++++++++++ Music & Video Credits +++++++++++++++ #sailing #sailingblog #sailingvideo
23 days ago

Follow this eight-point checklist to successfully complete a stern to med mooring procedure when using a mooring ball. Watch the video and follow the checklist. When you go out to practice the procedure yourself you’ll be more prepared to do it successfully. Stern-to mooring is referred to as Med mooring or Mediterranean mooring. The key[Read More]

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26 days ago
So...I think it's week five or six on our lockdown in Grenada. This video will give you an idea of what life is like during lockdown on a boat in a marina. There are only three other liveaboard boats here with us. Outside in the anchorages, there are hundreds of boaters - some that haven't been off their boat for over 30 days! For more information about what our lockdown has been like and information about whether we think boaters should sail south to Grenada for hurricane season, read the full article here: https://sailingbritican.com/life-under-lockdown-on-a-boat/ Please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. Then get our FREE checklist on how to start living the sailing lifestyle. Get 160+ steps here: https://sailingbritican.com/living-the-sailing-life/ +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ Join us for a sail on Britican! The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ Check out our blog hosting over 400 articles and videos all about sailing/cruising/liveaboard life here: https://sailingbritican.com Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg Help us to keep making these free educational videos by becoming a part of our Patreon family here: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h Find out what we recommended as must-have Kit here: https://sailingbritican.com/kit/ +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 +++++++++++++++ Music & Video Credits +++++++++++++++ None +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sailingbritican/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican Follow our boat on NOFOREIGNLAND: https://www.noforeignland.com/boat/6060964428382208 #sailing #sailingblog #sailingvideo
26 days ago

Throughout the world, every country and even individual states are handling the Coronavirus outbreak in different ways. Discover what life under lockdown on a boat is like. In some cases, it’s better and in others, it’s not so great.  Watch the video and then read more below for further details. Life Under Lockdown On A[Read More]

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1 month ago

What’s it like for someone to head out on a 56′ ocean-going sailboat for the very first time? That’s exactly what our guest did (BC before CoronaVirus).  Julia joined us on Britican for a week with her two beautiful children for her first time sailing. Instead of focusing on a ‘how-to’ video or contemplating too much[Read More]

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1 month ago
Please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. Then get our FREE checklist on how to become a sailing cruiser 160+ steps and tips, visit: https://sailingbritican.com/living-the-sailing-life/ Today’s video showcases one of our recent guests - Julia. She joined us on Britican for a week with her two beautiful children. Julia embraces new experiences. Having never sailed before she wanted to give our sailing lifestyle a go. I find it so fascinating the diversity of people we get onboard Britican. Our viewers and guests cannot be grouped by age or sex. Our youngest adult guest was 24 and our oldest was 75. We have both males and females. And we have singles and families. I think the one defining factor of those that decide to join us is that they want to experience adventure, fulfillment, and freedom. Today I share with you Julia’s Britican Experience! +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ JOIN US FOR A SAIL ON BRITICAN - The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ Check out our blog hosting over 400 articles and videos all about sailing/cruising/liveaboard life here: https://sailingbritican.com Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg Help us to keep making these free educational videos by becoming a part of our Patreon family here: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 +++++++++++++++ Music & Video Credits +++++++++++++++ - Extra video footage came from Pixabay.com +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sailingbritican/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican Follow our boat on NOFOREIGNLAND: https://www.noforeignland.com/boat/6060964428382208
1 month ago

The theme this week on Sailing Britican started out about doing things for the first time. Our video that goes with this article showcases a guest who joined Britican for a week. It was her first time ever sailing.  While writing this article, the concept of doing things for the first time, however, has morphed into[Read More]

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1 month ago
Please like our video and subscribe to our channel if you want to see more about becoming a sailing cruiser. For more information on the benefits of finding a boat buddy, the downsides of finding a buddy boat and how to find them visit: https://sailingbritican.com/sailing-with-a-buddy-boat/ Then get our FREE checklist on how to become a bluewater cruiser 160+ steps and tips, visit: https://sailingbritican.com/bluewater-cruiser-checklist-offer/ +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ JOIN US FOR A SAIL ON BRITICAN - The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ Check out our blog hosting over 400 articles and videos all about sailing/cruising/liveaboard life here: https://sailingbritican.com Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg Help us to keep making these free educational videos by becoming a part of our Patreon family here: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 +++++++++++++++ Music & Video Credits +++++++++++++++ None +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sailingbritican/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican Follow our boat on NOFOREIGNLAND: https://www.noforeignland.com/boat/6060964428382208
1 month ago

We’ve always found our boat buddies on the go. We’ll enter an anchorage, share a beverage with the adults, kids go off to play and the rest is history. Learning how to find a boat buddy doesn’t take long! Failing a meeting in an anchorage, there are so many online resources to help you find[Read More]

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1 month ago

A buddy boat is when you find a friend or family that lives on a boat to buddy up with.  Many boaters make friendships in anchorages and some decided to do passages together. In some cases, a couple or group of boats might even sail the whole season together heading from, say, the Bahamas to[Read More]

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1 month ago

Most new VHF radio users get their initial experience by calling another person or a marina. After making a few calls, using the VHF radio becomes second nature – just like using the telephone. Here are six easy steps on how to make a VHF Radio call, a video and a written example in addition[Read More]

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1 month ago
Most new VHF radio users get their initial experience by calling another person or a marina. After making a few calls, using the VHF radio becomes second nature – just like using the telephone. Watch this video and then head over to our website to get six easy steps on how to make a VHF Radio call, a written example in addition to some deviations to the common VHF call. More on VHF Radio calls here: https://sailingbritican.com/how-to-make-a-vhf-radio-call/ Get Simon's Tshirt here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/617581046/gift-for-sailor-sailing-t-shirt-sailing?ref=shop_home_active_13&frs=1 JOIN US FOR A SAIL ON BRITICAN - The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ SUPPORT US ON PATREON AND GET GOODIES - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 CHECK OUT OUR NAUTICALLY THEMED T-SHIRTS & MORE ON OUR ETSY STORE - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SailingBritican - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican Follow our boat on NOFOREIGNLAND: https://www.noforeignland.com/boat/6060964428382208
1 month ago

Similar to planning for a long ocean crossing, the checklist for surviving a virus outbreak has similarities. The objective is to make sure you can last as long as possible in the most self-sufficient manner and have redundancy plans. Of course, passages may take up to a month but this virus might last several.  Unlike[Read More]

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2 months ago
Do we sail north to America or over to the UK or do we stay put? If we stay put in Grenada is that a good decision? Will we be forced out of the country? Will Grenada become unsafe? So many uncertainties. Watch our video to see the latest. And find out what our plan A, B, C, D and E are here: https://sailingbritican.com/where-can-we-sail-to-avoid-covid-19/ JOIN US FOR A SAIL ON BRITICAN - The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ SUPPORT US ON PATREON AND GET GOODIES - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 CHECK OUT OUR NAUTICALLY THEMED T-SHIRTS & MORE ON OUR ETSY STORE - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SailingBritican - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican
2 months ago

Where can we sail to avoid COVID-19 pandemic? We have the freedom to hoist our white flappy things, let them fill with air and head in any direction – don’t we? We can sail to an island/country that doesn’t have the virus yet. We can head for a deserted island. Yeah?! Unfortunately, it’s not that[Read More]

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2 months ago

When my husband, Simon, and I purchased our first boat in the UK, back in 2012, one of us had to hold a VHF radio license. In the UK, it’s the only requirement necessary for owning and operating a boat. Simon took a VHF Radio course which enabled him to operate our boat and I[Read More]

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