Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.

George Matthew Adams

Xenophobia On The Increase?

Jamie: I find it curious that in a world of increasing communication, where we know more about our neighbours now than we’ve ever done, where we should have a better understanding of those of different cultures and countries, the borders between us are closing. With all this knowledge at our finger-tips we seem to becoming more paranoid, more xenophobic and less trusting of our fellow human beings. Has it always been this way? The impression I get from speaking to old-time sailors is ‘no’.

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Maldives to Malaysia. Sailing the Indian Ocean.#malaysia #maldives #sea #sailingadventure #sailingboat #sailing #travel…

Posted by Followtheboat on Friday, 10 July 2015

Rataxes – Hear Me Out [No Vocal Edit]

Discovered this artist based in Manchester, UK, who’s putting out quite a bit of suitable music for our video updates. We’re thinking gentle seas, balmy evenings and tasty cocktails here. Hoping to add this smooth little deep house number in our next sailing video blog update. Composed by Rataxes.

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Sailing is the closest I can get to nature - it's adrenaline, fear, a constant challenge and learning experience, an adventure into the unknown. And of course there is nothing better than wearing the same T-shirt for days and not brushing my hair for weeks.

Daria Werbowy

Esper at anchor on Ko Rok.

Posted by Followtheboat on Tuesday, 7 July 2015

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.

Morgan Freeman

Vadodora Chill Mix

A real ethnic downtempo treat, this track featured in our tour of Penang video when we did the walk-through of China House. You can catch the whole video here. Composed by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.