What’s in My Bag? I’m often asked, what’s in my bag? What do you carry in your bag when you travel to charter?” The only thing I like less than packing for vacation is unpacking once I get home. Since I can’t help with the latter, let’s tackle the former. How do you decide what […]READ MORE
Which is better? A catamaran or a monohull I’m often asked by my students why one would choose a sailing monohull or a sailing catamaran for their adventures. The simple answer is: There is no simple answer — it depends on a lot of things, perhaps the most important one is your preference. “Yeah, well, […]READ MORE
Where do I Start my Sailing Journey? Have you ever dreamed of sailing? What’s it like to learn to sail on a week long liveaboard course in an exotic destination? Recently Nautilus Sailing was featured in one of North America’s most respected sailing magazines, Cruising World (November ’20). Jon Whittle, staff photographer and writer, joined […]READ MORE
Bringing the Cat Back – Repairs and Refitting in Croatia On September 21st 2019, the charter company turned Nautilus Sailing’s new (new to us!) catamaran, over. Buying a charter catamaran requires some work before leaving to cross an ocean. Captains Ben and TJ. landed in Split and arrived at the Trogir marina that afternoon, with […]READ MORE
HUGE news in the sailing world! In the past decade Nautilus Sailing, an American Sailing Association school, has been one of the fastest growing sailing schools in the ASA’s worldwide network of over 350 schools. Dream Yacht Charter is the largest charter company in the world (now twice the size of Moorings and Sunsail!) with […]READ MORE
Recovering a Crew Overboard on a Sailboat: One of the most terrifying situations any sailor will ever face, is losing a crew-member overboard. Hearing those dreaded words yelled, “crew overboard!” If someone falls overboard in stormy conditions or at night time, finding them in the dark and getting them back aboard can be incredibly challenging […]READ MORE
Learn to Sail: Sailing Basics Video Series How to Pick up a Mooring Picking up a mooring ball is one of the most basic skills that you will use again and again on your sailing adventures! Knowing a few simple steps will really help you nail this skill, avoiding embarrassing situations and costly damage… Click […]READ MORE
How is Catamaran Sailing Different from Monohull Sailing? Sailing a catamaran is very similar to sailing a monohull in most aspects. If you learn to sail on a monohull, most of the skills are easily transferable. However there are a couple of subtle differences that one has to be aware of: When tacking, you must […]READ MORE
About to do your first international charter? Once you’ve learned to sail on a live aboard sailing course, your first charter is the next, most exciting, step! When you show up for your briefings at the charter company’s office, you’ll have a million things swirling around in your mind, and may be a little overwhelmed, […]READ MORE
Stand up paddling is taking the water sports world by storm. Why? Because unlike surfing or kiteboarding or water skiing, stand up paddling scales easily for all skill levels and all ages. It’s so easy that a wee little kid can do it. Don’t believe me? Let four year old Kiara Goold teach you the […]READ MORE
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