Tips for Offshore Sailing - How to Stay Safe
Marijke and Jaap Mulder have spent their adult lives largely at sea having extensive passage experience and being long term live-aboards in the Netherlands, New Zealand and Japan. Even when they tour on land they inhabit a camper van, another tiny space.
In their early twenties they built a boat, set sail across the Atlantic with limited experience and learning along the way, including the sextant, with the view of connecting with Jaap`s Sister and her husband who were also building a boat in NZ. Eventually they were able to find each other in Fiji and after cruising together as buddy boats for a month they made their way to NZ where they heard about a sponsored Yacht Race from Auckland to Fukuoka Japan.
In 2002 they moved from SY Jan Haring (34 ft homebuilt) to SY Alishan (43 ft Taswell).
Listen to their story and take note of the tips he offers. I certainly have. For one I am trying to be tidier!
Here is the link to their blog if you are interested to get to them more and follow along their remarkable life's journey
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