Episode 008: How We Financially Survive as Young Cruisers

Seas Life sits down with other millennial cruisers in various stages of making the sailing life happen.

First, the husband-wife sailing team of Unforgettable (Diego & Georgia) talk about how they've been sailing for 3.5 years! Second, we talk with the husband-wife team (Camila & Jurri) currently living in CuraƧao planning to purchase a sailboat and travel. And third, we speak with Lucas, a 26-year-old sailor who is currently crewing on boats for experience.

We share our monthly budgets and talk about how we chose a date to sail away!

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Episode 007: Leaving the Dock

On November 30, 2017, Seas Life left the dock in Norfolk, Virginia and began their travels south! Hear about their stops and adventures along the way! 

Visited: 

  • Cape Lookout, NC
  • Charleston
  • St. Augustine, FL
  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • New Symrna Beach, FL
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Staniel Cay, Bahamas
  • Rose Island, Bahamas
  • Providence Island, Bahamas
  • Cambridge Cay, Bahamas 
  • Shroud Cay, Bahamas
  • Norman Island, Bahamas
  • Highborne Cay, Bahamas

Episode 006: Sailing Mentors; Convo with the Crew of Neverwhere

Our dear friends and sailing mentors, Mike and Jenn Hollock, purchased their 33-feet Beneteau without knowing how to sail! From scratch, they taught themselves all of the systems of the boat and how to sail. Three years later, they're proficient sailors who often crew on race boats. 

Jenn, who found us on social media, reached out and we met for dinner. After that, voila! Sailing friends for life. Jenn taught Sheena how to sail and she's sailed on Seas Life a few times! We absolutely adore this amazing couple, and we're so glad to call them lifelong friends now! (You're stuck with us!) 

Listen to their podcast about purchasing a boat, learning how to sail, and what their adventures in sailing lesson learning has taught them! (Find them on instagram at @atlasdrifter)

Episode 005: The Philosophy of Sailing from the Millennial Perspective

In Episode 005, we talk with Derek and Grace Rupe of Captineer! Derek and Grace are a fellow 30-somethings sailing couple living aboard full time in Connecticut. Grace is a teacher, and Derek is the owner of Captineer, a company doing electrical refits for sailboats specializing in electric propulsion. 

In our discussion, we stumble into the philosophy of sailing: What does it mean to be out there sailing when we're "supposed to be" working, contributing to our retirement plans, and living fully insured? What was it like - mentally, emotionally, physically - to break away from the life everyone thinks we should be living? How does sailing play a role in that? 

Take a listen to some wonderful moments: 

"Like a lot of things, there are lots of bigger lessons to be learned... Lately, I've seen how much the more I learn, the less I realize I actually know. My time on the ocean has given me a good lesson on humility." - Derek Rupe, Captineer

"I think people have a hard time reconciling living on a boat with reality." - Sheena Jeffers, Seas Life

"People will think, 'When are you going to do real life? When are you going to move off the boat, get a house and have a family?'" - Grace Rupe, Captineer

"It's really insidious when you see it. It creeps into people at an early age what all their motivations are and it's so hard to sit down and ask why. Why do I want all of this stuff? Why do I need this life? It's what we're supposed to do, but it's hard to break it down." - Derek Rupe, Captineer

"Even with that advantage [growing up with an adventurous childhood], there was still a fair amount of psychological angst that was required to move away from what we ought to be doing." - Derek Rupe, Captineer

"The ocean is this vast universe that little is known, and there is something so relaxing going under the water and holding my breath and not hearing society and your body is weightless." -Ryan Carroll, Seas Life