BE INSPIRED, GET MOTIVATED AND COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE
Liz, Jamie and Millie the Cat have been sailing the world aboard Esper since 2006. Not only do we share our adventures but we help those looking to challenge themselves and make the break from routine. Over the next two seasons we are going to be taking on our biggest challenge yet!
Followtheboat is about providing inspiring content, to educate and entertain through our youtube sailing channel and social media platforms. We like to show you all aspects of living on a boat, warts and all, because it's not all beaches, bikinis and beer. We show you the reality of this lifestyle and at the same time help wannabe liveaboards to make that leap. We make videos, write books, contribute to magazines... and we keep it real.
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Fifteen years of blogging
We have been blogging and videoing since 2002. With over 500 blog entries and 150 videos on youtube, we have quite a bit of knowledge and sailing experience, though we're always learning. Check out our blog for more info or take a look at our map for a taster. Older entries cover Europe and the Caribbean, newer entries from the Red Sea to the east, these are just a few of our posts.
Would you head straight towards a pirate attack?December 12, 2019
If you knew there had been a recent piracy attack where you were heading, would you keep your intended course and still set your sailboat towards that destination? What would you do? How would you react?
5 reasons why you are NOT too old to sail round the world!December 8, 2019
We're alarmed by the number of people who tell us that they are 'too old to sail' and are convinced they have, quite literally, missed the boat. This anxiety has become more prevalent in recent years. Why? We think we have the answer...
Sharks, turtles, Flying Fox invasion! Wildlife heaven and hell…December 5, 2019
When flying foxes attack the instruments on your sailboat mast how would you discourage them?
Christmas presents under $50 for sailorsDecember 4, 2019
Presents and festive gifts under $50 for sailing cruisers in the holiday season. We use these items all the time on SY Esper, they make life easier and the day go smoother, we wouldn't be without them. Links in blog for where to find each one.