The Complete guide to Atlantic Sailing Crew Guide
No boat? No big budget? No sailing experience? But an urge for ocean adventure… No problem! Sail the Atlantic Ocean as a Crew Member.
Discover what it feels like to wake up on the ocean, breathe the ocean air, have the wind in your hair, navigate by the stars, live simple and resourceful, and be eye to eye with dolphins. Day in, day out.
Packed with practical advice and stories, Ocean Nomad guides you from the idea of “someday I would like to go on a sailing trip”, to sipping a coconut on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean celebrating the achievement.
I hitched my first ride across the Atlantic as a complete newbie to the world of sailing. Since then, I’ve sailed across the Atlantic five times on strangers’ sailboats (3 at the time of publishing the book). In fact, I’ve explored almost every ocean on this planet with this alternative way of travel. Through these experiences, I’ve figured out how (and how not) to catch rides on other people’s boats. The adventures at sea have opened my eyes to the breathtaking beauty of nature and also to the daunting challenges our oceans are facing. My aim with book Ocean Nomad is to help adventure-seekers aspiring to sail across the atlantic ocean, experience the magic of high seas, broaden their horizons, and encourage positive change for our oceans.
What’s the adventure all about? Should you sail across the atlantic ocean? Or maybe it’s not for you?
Learn about the sailing routes and seasons across the North Atlantic. From where and when do boats cross? How much time and money does it cost? What weather can I expect?
How, where and when can you find a boat? This chapter includes a thorough analysis of relevant crew websites.
Practical destination and boat search information on the main ports of departure and arrival.
Go through the safety and happiness checklist to find out if it’s a reliable, safe, and happy captain, crew, and boat match. Learn what captains expect from you as a crew member. What agreements should you make?
The focus of the book is on crew. But for a safe and happy passage, collaboration, communication, and expectation management between the captain and crew is key. This chapter provides some useful info for captains considering taking on crew.
Good preparation can make or break the experience. How to prepare as crew? What should you think of before stepping on board? From telling your mum, the packing challenge, and preparation for seasickness, it is all here.
What is it like to be on the ocean? Read ocean travelogues from the different boats I’ve been on.
“We have a situation” is a phrase you’ll hear on every boat, multiple times, if not daily when you sail across the atlantic ocean. What happens at sea? And how do you tackle various situations as a crew member? Learn about being on ‘Watch’, and how to deal with aspects like cooking, washing, sleep, boredom, limited resources, waste, and fellow crew.
Can you just leave the boat? How to dispose of waste? Is it easy to find another boat or job once you arrive?
What’s it like in the Caribbean? What’s it like in Europe? How to go around on a budget? Where to find a coconut?
By experiencing the ocean first hand on a boat, you will be amazed by its beauty, gain a deep respect for its power, and also see its decline. Why is the ocean so important in the first place?
We hear about climate change, plastic pollution, overfishing and many other challenges! But what is actually happening to the oceans?
Read about a selection of ocean organisations that inspire, provide good data, and that can help you learn more about the ocean. They are all eager for you to get involved!
What can we do as a crew member to make a difference for the ocean? How can you minimise your impact? How can you contribute? What can we do at the frontline, as sailors, with our special connection to the sea?
““A highly organized and helpful book with routes, ports, websites, and even some of the bars you should hang-out or go duckwalking to find your ride. Clear thinking and attention to details make Ocean Nomad useful to any captain or crew for an ocean passage. Her passion for conservation and sustainability offers insight into a ‘vagabond’ lifestyle that is also socially responsible.””Yachting World
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