Boat Hitchhiking Part 7: The Languages of Sailing

Boat Hitchhiking Part 7: The Languages of Sailing

Long distance sailors are a mixed bunch of nationalities but the following are particularly common: French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch and British. Without a doubt, there are more French sailors in the Canaries than any other nationality and they are...
Boat Hitchhiking Part 6: Money Matters While Sailing

Boat Hitchhiking Part 6: Money Matters While Sailing

I mentioned in the last chapter about ensuring that you have the money to complete your journey. This is exceptionally important because if you can’t prove it to the skipper, you may not get a place on a boat and if you can’t prove it to customs on the other side, you...
Boat Hitchhiking Part 3: How to Find a Boat

Boat Hitchhiking Part 3: How to Find a Boat

There are plenty of things you can do to improve your chances of securing a passage even if you’re not an awesome chef, super experienced sailor or a doctor. Most of them are common sense but somehow totally missed by so many boat-hikers. Adverts. Your first action...