Rehabilitation under sails

Whether it’s just for the weekend or a month-long vacation, sailing can be a life and attitude changing experience. Learn how sailing helps overcome addiction. Overcoming addiction is never easy. The most difficult step on the path to recovery is to recognize and acknowledge your addiction. If you are ready to deal with your drug […]

Researching on the go

Sailing laboratories How is climate change affecting the oceans? In a few years, specialists in geological oceanography, ocean chemistry, marine biology and atmospheric physics at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz will be able to give a detailed answer. Since the summer of 2019, a rotating crew aboard the research vessel Eugen Seibold […]

Sailing and green Earth

Is sailing friendly to the Earth or not? It is easy to assume that the waste from one sailing yacht is not substantial enough to harm the environment, however, the collective impact can cause significant damage. As sailing often takes place all year round and the community is spread all over the globe, the damage […]

Lymphedema

Don’t let lymphedema stop you from chasing the wind. The lymphatic system transports lymph fluid, a mostly clear fluid consisting of white blood cells that help fight infection, water, waste products, fats and proteins. This fluid is drained from tissues and circulated throughout the body through lymph vessels and is filtered through the lymph nodes. […]

Fatigue and sailing

Fatigue -“25% of all ships caused 51% of marine accidents and one reason behind these accidents is seafarers’ fatigue at sea!” According to a survey conducted in Great Britain, there are sound scientific reasons why the sea makes people feel better. Apart from the nutritional properties of seawater itself, the ocean provides a variety of […]

Dream a little dream of sailing

Sailing represents the way you take charge of your existence. Sailing in a dream portends the beginning of a journey. Sailing can be regarded as independence; your dream may be notifying you to break free from constraints. To dream that you are on a boat sailing on still water shows that you are optimistic about […]

Hydrotherapy

Heal your body and soul with water Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy and also called water cure, is a part of alternative medicine (particularly naturopathy), occupational therapy, and physiotherapy, that involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. The term encompasses a broad range of approaches and therapeutic methods that take advantage of the […]

Paint away your troubles

It is never easy to paint on the sea. It is rarely calm enough and the movement can destroy your painting in a second. There is a little known story that Pablo Picasso was a sometimes cruiser, tried painting at anchor, and that is how cubism began. So even if the great Pablo Picasso had […]

Multitasking While Sailing

You think you are great at multitasking? Try sailing and see if it really is true Multitasking seems like a great way to get a lot done at once. But research has shown that our brains are not nearly as good at handling multiple tasks as we like to think they are. Multitasking has three […]

How to get away from your problems and not feel isolated

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  – H. Jackson Brown Jr. It is important to remember that when you are in physical isolation you […]

Beauty and sailing

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When the weather’s good and the wind is up, there’s nothing better than setting a course for, well, anywhere really. The one downside to a day of sailing, however, is that your skin can take a proper beating. Fortunately, there are countless grooming products on the market designed to help minimize the damage sailing can […]

Sun Screening & Sun Protection on the Open Sea

Burning up the day: chasing shadows on the open sea Sun safety is an extremely important topic for all boaters. Arguably nothing beats spending a sunny day on the boat. In addition to wrinkles, sunspots and an overall “leathery” appearance—overexposure to ultraviolet rays can also result in skin cancer. Unfortunately, that UV assault is only […]

Healthy mind games: Forgetting the clutter and clearing the brainwaves

Is it possible to improve your memory? If you’ve ever found yourself forgetting where you left your keys or blanking out information on important subjects then you have probably wished that your memory was a bit better. A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Whether you’re a student studying for […]

Dehydration and sailing

Don’t let dehydration be the cause of poor sailing performance Just as a car needs fuel and oil to run smoothly the body needs water and electrolytes to perform all the cellular processes necessary to function and communicate. If their level is too low, the body will not function properly, either physically or mentally. If […]

Sex and sailing

For hundreds of years, the nautical saying has been, “One hand for the ship!” which, of course, politely leaves out what the other is doing. Generally speaking, single-handers don’t speak about sex. Which isn’t to say they don’t speak, they usually do. Nonstop. Without pause. And with great, oceanic endurance. Single-handers have always been a […]

Prostate and sailing

Sailing with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis, found only in men. About the size of a satsuma, it’s located between the penis and the bladder and surrounds the urethra. The main function of the prostate is to produce a thick white fluid that creates semen […]

Sailing after quarantine

Can we finally go sailing? Is the quarantine over? As the lockdown begins to soften, we will slowly return to our daily routine, of course, with further measures of keeping the distance. We will have to change our habits for a while, but we shall never stop dreaming. Boating safety is always – always – […]

Music and sailing

There are a lot of songs written about sailing in a lot of languages and that is because it is such a unique experience for everyone. When the wind is in your hair, the sun is setting on the horizon and the yacht is gliding through the ocean, some want for nothing more than silence […]

Allergies and sailing

Breathing in the sea. Allergies while sailing are nothing to sneeze at Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance — such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander or a food that doesn’t cause a reaction in most people. Your immune system produces substances known as antibodies. When you have allergies, […]