FTB Sailing Interview #04 | Diana Neggo | s/y The Doctor

Diana Neggo of s/y ‘The Doctor’ hails from Oz. A part of Oz where it gets so hot you can’t wait for The Doctor to arrive and provide some respite. Diana explains all in this super interview conducted aboard The Doctor whilst in the boatyard, Thailand. Catch the video above or click here to watch on youtube.


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

Jahzzar – ‘Storm’

Javier Suárez, better known as Jahzzar, is a Spanish musician whose website is called Betterwithmusic. His track ‘Sea’ was the only track we used in our last video of Butang. We used it to accompany the sunrise over Adang, but we thought you might like to hear this track, called ‘Storm’.

FTB Sailing Log #06 | Becoming a trash hero

Trash Hero is an exciting, progressive and positive movement that has won the support of locals, tourists, business and government. We’re going to find out a bit more about Trash Hero, but not before the Malaysian Coast Guard intercepts Esper’s departure


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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FTB Sailing Interview #03 | Matt Matson | s/y Aventura

” …all the stuff people are interested: the car you drive; the money in the bank; the cell phone you have. I’ve traded experiences for things. I don’t do a lot of things…” Next up in our series of interviews with sailors, commissioned specially for our Patreon supporters, is Matt Matson of s/y Aventura. A candid chat about life as a liveaboard, leaving old lifestyles behind, changing, fear… and Muslims. This is a special video feature for our Patreon supporters who get to see this clip a day before it goes public, just like all our FTB video blog posts.



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

Loving Langkawi: Part 2

Zionel the mechanic returns and fits our reconditioned gear box and new damping plate. After a few hours of boat maintenance we take the rest of the afternoon off and go for a drive and take in the rest of the sights of Langkawi.


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