Become our Mate and join the crew

FTB’s blog and YouTube videos are FREE to everyone! Keeping the content going costs around US$500 a month. Join our fantastic FTBMates and support us (from $2 per month).

Read more...

A night and day of rolling squalls

With lightning displays at every point of the compass, we both stayed on watch throughout the night. Before dawn we’d had enough, those three squalls and the ones that followed had sapped our energy.

Read more...

Our plans to sail through a no-go pirate area

Fishing boats, commercial ships, cruising yachts and tourists have been kidnapped and killed for years by Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist group operating out of Sulu province, Philippines. The group has stretched its tentacles as far as east Sabah on the island of Borneo which has become known as a no-go area for many sailors.

Read more...

Are sailing channels all the same?

The criticism we often see is that sailing channels are not showing anything new and that they just re-hash the same old thing with click-baity thumbnails and too much T&A!

Read more...