Let’s go on a journey – to find a Dutch Barge in France with an Aussie. If you’d like to listen to this story – Click here. ‘Frankly, I wouldn’t take one of those boats if they were giving them away!’ Our first search for a barge for the European canals was not going well. A … Continue reading Buying a Dutch Barge in France
What's the point of a course when you can learn as you go and find information online? A similar question was asked in a forum recently, which got me thinking. In Australia, you can set off in your own boat (non-commercial) without any license or qualification at all (over a certain speed you do need … Continue reading Why do a course?
Surviving is nice but getting rescued is better! If you’d like to listen to this story – click here for the podcast episode. The grab bag has several different names: ditch kit, jump and go bag, flee bag (sounds like my old dog), but whatever you prefer to call it when creating your bag, ask … Continue reading Ditch Bag, Grab Bag, Flee Bag
Mariah II Branches Out - Part 3 of 3 (You can listen to this via podcast here) Bidding a sad farewell to the dramatic Canadian scenery, we ease our way back into the States and pick our time to go south along Michigan Lake. While the wind gathers spirit, Penguin Jack (our dinghy) has been … Continue reading The Great Loop – America: 3
Mariah II Branches Out Part 2 of 3 (You can listen to this via podcast here) Noel throws me a look as my loud sneeze bounces off the vast pink, glimmering rocks, the alien noise echoes around in our secluded, staggeringly quiet anchorage. We would not be at all surprised if a salivating T-Rex crashes … Continue reading The Great Loop – America: 2
Mariah II Branches Out - Part 1 of 3 (You can listen to this via podcast here) Watching the skyscrapers shrink as we drop our mooring in New York, we focus on the next part of our adventure in America and we and look back with wonder. Hiding from Hurricanes After a month in Puerto … Continue reading The Great Loop – America (The ICW): 1
(You can listen to this via podcast here) On the ocean, our radio is almost like a telephone (power permitting). Now, back in Australia we have used our HF (SSB) to speak to buddies in New Zealand. The crackle and buzz moving us to melancholy; we remember how great the radio was on our travels. … Continue reading Breaking the Ice with a Net
Partnership Training is one arm of the SisterShip Training team, which is made up of: SisterShip Training Lisa Blair's Offshore Masterclass PartnerShip Training After an extremely successful (and fun) two-hour navigation workshop at Women Who Sail Australia's (WWSA) “Gathering on The Bay”, a yearly event, SisterShip Training were asked to hold all women Coastal Navigation courses. … Continue reading PartnerShip Training for Everyone
A huge thank you to Morton Bay Trailer Boat Club. In September they hosted SisterShip Training’s Navigation Course. The venue is spectacular, if you’ve not visited yet be prepared. Beautiful markets at the weekend Stunning location Fabulous food View to help you lose concentration! 😉 Helpful and friendly team, they made us all feel very … Continue reading Moreton Bay Navigation Course – Round Up
Why aren't men allowed? Well, they are! Yes, we've previously run a few all-women navigation classes, because they asked us to. Now the classes are open to everyone. It wasn't about leaving anyone out, it was fulfilling a request. Now, men are joining in. It's great, looking forward to meeting you all. Coastal Navigation: … Continue reading It’s a bit sexist isn’t it?