Predict Wind Data Hub Review

Predict Wind Data Hub: The easiest way to track your all your sailing data

Hi everyone, a few months ago we got in contact with Nick from PredictWind to try out their newest (and I believe first hardware) product. Being a big fan of their weather forecast software already we were intrigued of course! The device is called “Data Hub” and its here to solve a number of problems of some of us connected cruisers out there. As the name suggests it's all about your...

HOW TO: 6 best steps to buying a used sailboat and sail around the world

Or in our case... buying a 20-year-old ocean-ready sailboat! When we bought Adhara in July of 2020, she was the first boat we ever bought. She is a Contest 48CS build in the Netherlands in 1998 by the Conyplex yard. She is very solid and has a center cockpit, her in-mast furling main sail and furling genoa and jib allow us to adjust all sails from her safe cockpit.  Many of you ask us about...

How To Handle Every ANCHORING Challenge like a pro Using These Tips

The first time we tried anchoring manoeuvres with Adhara was in July 2020 in Helford River in Cornwall, UK. It was a few weeks after we had bought her and we were finally ready to leave the marina and start exploring the glorious English South Coast. Adhara was still very new to us and so was her anchor. We picked a calm day and dropped the anchor a couple of times to see how it would...

Sailing At Night can be scary but what is it really like?

Sailing at Night What is it really like? How scary is it? One of the biggest question marks in my mind before we started cruising was sailing at night. It’s hard to find good information about it or a video showing what its like because of course: it’s very dark! So, as you can pretty much learn some sailing theory online from Youtube or other websites and Apps it’s very hard to know what...