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Navigating the Seas of Self-Reliance: A Solo Sailor’s Journey

As the sun rises over the endless horizon, casting its golden hue upon the vast expanse of ocean, I find solace in the rhythmic dance of the waves beneath my sailboat. I am a woman on a mission, charting my course across the world’s oceans, guided not only by the wind and stars but also by my unwavering determination and self-reliance.

Preparation: Mastering the Essentials

Recognizing the importance of preparation and knowledge, I dedicated myself to mastering essential skills through various courses. Motor management was one such skill that demanded attention. Understanding the inner workings of my engine was crucial, so I enlisted the help of a knowledgeable friend to guide me through the intricacies, creating a valuable opportunity for hands-on learning.

Equipped for Success: The Power of a Cheat Sheet

But learning doesn’t end with a single lesson. To ensure I retained vital information, I crafted a detailed cheat sheet, a lifeline in moments of uncertainty. This meticulous record of steps and procedures became my trusted companion, safeguarding against forgetfulness amidst the vastness of the sea.

Community and Collaboration: Sailing Together

Yet, even the most thorough preparation cannot foresee every challenge. That’s where the power of community comes into play. While I sail solo, I am never truly alone. Friends and fellow sailors lend their expertise and support, whether it’s tackling maintenance tasks or troubleshooting unexpected issues.

Setting Sail Once More: A Testament to Self-Reliance

As I sit here, reflecting on the morning’s endeavors, I am reminded once again of the beauty of self-reliance. It is not just about mastering skills or overcoming challenges; it is about embracing the journey with open arms, knowing that with each trial, I emerge stronger and more resilient than before.

So, as I set sail into the unknown, guided by the stars above and the lessons learned along the way, I carry with me the spirit of self-reliance, a beacon of strength that illuminates my path through the boundless seas of adventure.


My name is Jacqueline Evers from The Netherlands. Solo sailing around the world in my 27 foot sloop. While my husband and son may have chosen a different path, their unwavering support fuels my solo pursuit of this lifelong dream.

Not confined by age or the constraints of conventional life, in my 50s, I bravely departed from the rat race, trading it for the serenity of the open sea. Through my unscripted videos and blogs, I offer a glimpse into the authentic tapestry of my sailing

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