Boating Adventures on the Boating insights Podcast

Boating Adventures with the Boating Insights Podcast

Your Next Big Adventure

Do you have a new boating adventure starting to form as an idea?

The more adventurous and challenging the plan, the more planning you need to undertake. A significant factor in trip planning can be how much of the skills development you do for yourself and how much is suitable for the others you go boating with.

By strategically planning your training regimen and effectively navigating team dynamics, you'll set off feeling confident, prepared, and united with your fellow boaters. This episode looks at setting up your pathway to ensure you get out there feeling ready and adequately prepared for the trip of a lifetime.

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Perfect 10 - Days Afloat

Join us in this episode as we delve into a fundamental insight: the key to unforgettable boating adventures lies in understanding the diverse expectations of everyone onboard.

Picture yourself at the helm, surrounded by a varied group with their own desires and interests. These aspirations range from chasing thrills to yearning for tranquillity. Bridging individual expectations with collective enjoyment fosters a vibrant community of boating enthusiasts bound by shared passion and camaraderie.

Listen now to look at making your days on the water a perfect ten for everyone onboard.

Leave Your Comfort Zone

 Without leaving your comfort zone, you can't develop your skills. This podcast has five ideas that you can implement to help to leave your boating comfort zone and keep developing your skippering skills.

Are you missing a trick?

For this episode we are going to be looking at if you may be missing a trick with your boating, you'll not be surprised to hear there is a core focus on safety for this one. The ideas are based around one of the founding principles of all of our training:  I HEAR I FORGET > I SEE I REMEMBER > I DO I UNDERSTAND.

This link takes you to learn more about our e-learning courses that are available for you to enrol and start learning today >

A change is as good as a holiday

Changing some of the habits you have onboard can significantly impact the skill development of all involved. This episode takes you through some of the options you have for implementing changes through a typical day on the water that can help you explore more destinations, average more days on the water and avoid the issues that can come with skill fade and perishable knowledge.

The training courses we mentioned in the episode are all on this link.

Self Sufficiency For Blue Water Cruising

When you are setting up your boat for bluewater cruising it's important to balance the investment in self-sufficiency and the ability to remain off of the grid with what is going to work for you to be able to maintain and afford. This episode of Boating Insights explores some of the key areas to think about in terms of making your boat and the crew self-sufficient to remain off the grid whilst exploring the world.

Your First Overnight Passage

This episode examines the details that can help make your first overnight passage safe, enjoyable and a positive learning experience so that they start well and just keep getting better and better. Through the episode we look at people, skills, the boat set up, the timing of watches and departure, how to get enough rest, managing food and hydrations, setting up your clothing for the conditions, safety considerations, navigation. We look at the tools you need to make sure you are properly prepared to master this skill and ensure passages are not limited by daylight.

Celebrating Being Afloat

This episode celebrates the simple joy of being out on the water. Sometimes, amidst the hustle and bustle of life, we forget to take a moment to savour the beauty of our surroundings and the sheer pleasure of being afloat. So, this episode is dedicated to all of you who have ventured out onto the water – whether it's a serene lake, a meandering river, or the vast open sea. We want to say 'well done' for making that choice and reconnecting with the world around you. Join us as we dive into the importance of appreciating the environment, embracing the tranquillity of the water, and cherishing the incredible moments that come with it.

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Awesome Boating Holidays

Boating Holidays can be some of the most fantastic opportunities to enjoy being out on the water. This episode looks at the destinations, the different options available including bareboat charters, skippered charters, flotilla holidays, live-aboard boating courses and the options available for having a sail guide or skipper join you onboard.

The course we mention in this episode is the Online Skipper Course

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