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Part 1 • November 2022

Sailing the World

with Ryan & Sophie


About This Course

Start learning everything you need to know to set sail and explore a life of adventures at sea! This course explores the first pillar of Ryan and Sophie’s guide to becoming a full-time sailor. Learn how to get into sailing with the necessary terms, concepts, and skills you need to step on board. Go through the full anatomy of a sailboat, basic sailing maneuvers, knots and line work, types of sails, and explore what is actually happening above and below the water when you sail. Develop a core knowledge base of safety and seamanship concepts. Get a break down of the different types of sailboats available by size, price, and style and determine what equipment you’ll want with you onboard. By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools and confidence necessary to fast-track your own sailing dreams.

Part 1 • November 2022

Sailing The World

with Ryan & Sophie

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Part 1 Will Include
  • 20 lessons across 5 chapters
  • 2 hours of sailing knowledge
  • PDF summary of material

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Sail The World

Coming in November

Part 1 • Getting Started

Chapter 1

Kickstarting your adventure

Get an introduction to life at sea and an overview of what this course will cover. Through Ryan and Sophie’s six pillars of sailing, you get realistic and attainable steps to start sailing the world. From passage planning to budgeting–the six pillars are an overview of everything Ryan and Sophie wish they’d known when they started their sailing journey.

Chapter 2

Core Sailing Skills

Develop the core skills, foundational knowledge, and necessary techniques of sailing; including knot tying, nautical terminology, anchoring and mooring, safety procedures, and much more.

Chapter 3

Safety & Seamanship

Learn about tactical risk management, onboard safety procedures, and the importance of developing seamanship before you set sail. This chapter includes an interview with Andy Schell from 59º North, who offers expert advice based on decades of sailing experience.

Chapter 4

Boat Design & Purchase

Explore the size, style, and price options of different types of sailboats. This section goes over hulls, keels, rigs, decks, interior layouts, and more. Ryan and Sophie discuss important considerations when buying or renting and talk about all the hidden costs no one tells you about. With these tools, you’ll be able to understand which sailboat is right for you and how to approach getting your dream cruiser.

Chapter 5

Equipment & Resource Management

Learn what equipment is necessary for living, navigating, working, and staying safe and comfortable onboard, including dinghies, water makers, electrical, and more.

Coming Later This Year

Part 2 • Plan a Passage

The next stage in a sailor’s journey, after mastering foundational knowledge, is mastering how to plan a passage. Get an introduction to maritime navigation and an overview of sailing destinations all around the world. Then, follow along as Ryan and Sophie walk you through their own passage plan from Antigua to Bermuda. Part 2 is for those ready to learn what it takes to get a sailboat out and sailing in open water.

Coming in 2023

Part 3 • Learn the Lifestyle

Get an inside look into what living on a sailboat actually looks like. Part 3 covers the ups, downs, challenges, and rewards of this lifestyle. Learn the realities of day-to-day boat life including cost and budgeting essentials.

Meet Your Instructors

Ryan and Sophie

Ryan & Sophie began their sailing adventure as a couple, early into their relationship. Since learning to sail in 2015, they have sailed the Archipelago of Sweden, around the Mediterranean, and across the Atlantic several times. They sail full-time while balancing their non-sailing careers, and they even find time to share their sailing adventures, advice, and insight on their Youtube channel, Ryan and Sophie Sailing.

Ryan and Sophie