Followtheboat: Going over to the dark side on a motorboat cruise

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: GOING OVER TO THE DARK SIDE ON A MOTORBOAT CRUISE

Are you a sailboat snob? Are 'stinkpots' not your cup of tea? If that's the case, what happens when a sailing instructor becomes the...

Followtheboat: Is this South East Asia's answer to the Caribbean?

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: IS THIS SOUTH EAST ASIA'S ANSWER TO THE CARIBBEAN?

Dinawan, a small island just 10km south of Kota Kinabalu has everything you need from a Caribbean island: coral sand beach, blue lagoon,...

 
 
 
Introducing the all new Icom IC-M803 MF/HF/SSB Marine Radio

INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW ICOM IC-M803 MF/HF/SSB MARINE RADIO

MF/HF SSB marine radio is a vital piece of long-range communication equipment and unlike expensive satellite technology, once installed...

Followtheboat: Total refit costs and what we would do differently next time

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: TOTAL REFIT COSTS AND WHAT WE WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY NEXT TIME

In the final video in our refit revisited mini-series, we reveal the total cost and discuss what went wrong, what worked and what we...

 
 
 
Back by popular demand: Icom relaunches IC-M423G and IC-M400BB Fixed Marine VHF radios

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: ICOM RELAUNCHES IC-M423G AND IC-M400BB FIXED MARINE VHF RADIOS

The IC-M423GE and the IC-M400BBE slot back into Icom's fixed marine VHF line up. Both models are almost identical to their predecessors...

Followtheboat: Refitting Esper's interior, navigation gear and electronics

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: REFITTING ESPER'S INTERIOR, NAVIGATION GEAR AND ELECTRONICS

Even after all this time, it is amazing how many of the details we both retain of our complete boat refit, it is as though it only...

 
 
 
Followtheboat: Looking back after thousands of miles and hundreds of anchorages

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: LOOKING BACK AFTER THOUSANDS OF MILES AND HUNDREDS OF ANCHORAGES

Followtheboat started their YouTube sailing channel five years ago, but began full-time cruising back in 2006 In this celebration of...

Followtheboat: Refitting Esper's deck and topsides

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: REFITTING ESPER'S DECK AND TOPSIDES

In part two of Esper's refit, Liz and Jamie explain the preparation and painting of the deck and topsides There's a lot of grinding...

 
 
 
Followtheboat: The inside story of Esper's extensive refit

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: THE INSIDE STORY OF ESPER'S EXTENSIVE REFIT

We're revisiting our massive sailboat refit project in a new three-part series. Why? Because five years later viewers are still asking...

Followtheboat: Things are looking up as Malaysian lockdown eases

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: THINGS ARE LOOKING UP AS MALAYSIAN LOCKDOWN EASES

The movement control order rules here in Malaysia are relaxing, but people are being careful as the shops tentatively re-open In Sutera...

 
 
 
Followtheboat: Why the best boat to sail around the world is a k

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: WHY THE BEST BOAT TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD IS A K

If you were to judge what a good bluewater cruiser is by watching YouTube channels, you'd be forgiven for thinking most of us are zipping...

Followtheboat: Top 10 sailing tools every cruising boat needs

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: TOP 10 SAILING TOOLS EVERY CRUISING BOAT NEEDS

When you've been living on a boat for 13 years, you tend to build up a vast amount of sailing tools In the first of our real-time sailing...

 
 
 
Followtheboat: Living alongside superyachts under lockdown

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: LIVING ALONGSIDE SUPERYACHTS UNDER LOCKDOWN

We have ended up in Sutera Harbour Marina for the duration of the worldwide lockdown and to be honest we can't think of a better place...

Followtheboat: How to avoid snagging fishing nets while sailing

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: HOW TO AVOID SNAGGING FISHING NETS WHILE SAILING

One of the biggest headaches for cruisers in South East Asia is the sheer number of fishing boats hard at work close to land and offshore...

 
 
 
Followtheboat: Why every sailor should have a bicycle

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: WHY EVERY SAILOR SHOULD HAVE A BICYCLE

Should every sailboat have a bicycle? Maybe not if it's a racing yacht or if your superyacht already has its own helicopter, but for...

Followtheboat: Millie the boat cat is very ill

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: MILLIE THE BOAT CAT IS VERY ILL

This is the first time we took our cat to a vet on Borneo, where we discovered that our beautiful Millie, who has been sailing with...

 
 
 
Followtheboat: The challenges of shopping during coronavirus lockdown

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: THE CHALLENGES OF SHOPPING DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

On this side of the world, they've been taking the coronavirus outbreak deadly seriously since it came to light. In January, Sabah...

Followtheboat: Going off-grid in a Malaysian national park

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: GOING OFF-GRID IN A MALAYSIAN NATIONAL PARK

What's the opposite of sailing? Jungle walking on a mountain, of course! For us, the main point of this eternal world cruising is to...

 
 
 
Followtheboat: 24hrs before coronavirus lockdown, borders closing all around us

FOLLOWTHEBOAT: 24HRS BEFORE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN, BORDERS CLOSING ALL AROUND US

What do you do when your visa is about to run out as countries around you are closing their borders? Liz and Jamie of Followtheboat...

Coronavirus: How will COVID-19 affect sailing and cruising?

CORONAVIRUS: HOW WILL COVID-19 AFFECT SAILING AND CRUISING?

There are a few reasons why sailors and cruisers should be worried about the coronavirus just as much as our landlubbing friends Maybe...

 
 
 



Russia approves world's first COVID-19 vaccine

Russia approves world's first COVID-19 vaccine

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Our Girl has been AXED following its fourth season after Michelle Keegan's exit

Our Girl has been AXED following its fourth season after Michelle Keegan's exit

BBC bosses and the show's creative team have opted to end the military drama with its fourth season, it was revealed on Tuesday. Read more ...

Debenhams will slash 2,500 store and warehouse jobs to cut costs

Debenhams will slash 2,500 store and warehouse jobs to cut costs

The department store is scrapping the roles of sales manager, visual merchandise manager and selling support manager as part of a management restructuring process. Read more ...

Who are Finding Freedom's authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand?

Who are Finding Freedom's authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand?

Finding Freedom is the highly-anticipated biography of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Its authors are two experienced journalists who have travelled around the world with the... Read more ...

New Zealand confirms four new coronavirus cases after 100 days Covid-19 free

New Zealand confirms four new coronavirus cases after 100 days Covid-19 free

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has imposed an emergency three-day lockdown in Auckland, after four cases of community transmission - ending a months-long virus-free... Read more ...

2020 Audi S3 Sportback and S3 saloon revealed - the four-wheel drive Golf GTI

2020 Audi S3 Sportback and S3 saloon revealed - the four-wheel drive Golf GTI

This is the new Audi S3 , a mid-tier hot hatchback and small saloon that plugs the gap between the new regular A3 and the forthcoming five-cylinder RS3. Like the standard A3... Read more ...

Man Utd frustrated by Borussia Dortmund demand and identify main Jadon...

Man Utd frustrated by Borussia Dortmund demand and identify main Jadon Sancho alternative

Manchester United are frustrated with Borussia Dortmund. Read more ...

Daniel Sturridge reveals his reaction to Liverpool being crowned Premier...

Daniel Sturridge reveals his reaction to Liverpool being crowned Premier League champions

Daniel Sturridge was delighted that Liverpool ended their wait for the title Former Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge says he was ‘buzzing' watching Jurgen Klopp 's players lift... Read more ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook hits billionaire status

Apple CEO Tim Cook hits billionaire status

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has joined the billionaire's club, according to analysis by Bloomberg. Cook's net worth reflects a mix of the salary he's earned at Apple, the... Read more ...

Lady Gaga reveals she's on anti-psychotic medication

Lady Gaga reveals she's on anti-psychotic medication

Singer Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, revealed she is taking anti-psychotic medication because she 'can't always control what her brain does.' Read more ...