Handbook: Full-time Sailing
Ever feel like the road less traveled was, well, well worn?
There are so many young people, couples and families living in RVs and vans now that at times, it might feel to you like no stone has been left unturned. Lucky for you, there’s a whole world out there to explore, and the majority of it is covered in water.
If you’ve ever wanted to set sail and hit the high seas, the good news is that you don’t have to go it alone, but you can still find plenty of solace once you do.
Full-time Sailing Articles
How to Sail Full-time
A full-time sailor takes us from purchasing a boat, preparing your mind, and launching off to living with less, keeping watch and exploring the world. Plus a little fun sailor terminology thrown in for good measure.
The Essential Packing Guide for a Sailing Trip
For first time sailing trippers read on for the essential guide of what not to forget.
Salty Kisses on a Sailboat
Carl and Carly met on a boat, so that their life would lead full circle to a life lived on the ocean-with their three kids-was perhaps simply fate.
Full-time Living on a Small Sailboat
A man’s thoughts on why he’s chosen to live on a boat, and the excursion he went on to make it all happen.
Blog Posts About Full-time Sailing
A Sailor’s Meal
Kate walks us through eating 4000 calories a day and losing 10 pounds in their first month on the ship, and other delights of eating while living on a sailboat!
Kate reflects on the reality that living aboard a sailing vessel could mean sudden death.
While the adventurous sailing team, rested from the holidays, continues their adventure south, passing Beaufort, South Carolina and on to Sapelo Island, Kate reflects on childhood memories of traveling in a VW Bus.
Full Moon Fever
I am starting to get why people do this. During our last offshore passage, from Southport, NC to Charleston, SC, I had the duty of being on watch from 4am until 6am. It’s the coldest shift and the sleepiest shift, but it’s also my favorite because of the sunrise. On land, I am not a […]
We are the 1%?
Kate talks about the stresses of a couple living together at sea, and how many before them have faded over such adventures…
A Big Jump
Kate recounts the first leg of their sailing trip from New England into Virginia.
Kate describes her initial fears of setting sail for the first time, as well as how they arrived at their route to Florida.
A Small Boat and a Big Plan
Kate & Fabio find the perfect boat, a 1965 Columbia 29, and spend the next six months fixing it up for full-time travel around North America.
Introducing Zidar & Fabio
An introduction to Kate Zidar and her seemingly fairy tale story of meeting an Italian sailor named Fabio, fixing up a sailboat, and setting off to adventure on the high seas of the United States’ Atlantic Coast.