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Sailing Solo, Together: The Community of Seafaring Souls

Introduction: A Voyage Begins

Before setting sail on my three-year odyssey around the globe, I discovered a world of camaraderie and support within the vibrant community of sailors. Through social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube, I reached out to fellow seafarers. Sharing my journey and learning from their wisdom and experience.

A Network of Knowledge and Kindness

As I prepared for my solo navigation, the sailors’ community became my lifeline. So offering invaluable advice and assistance at every turn. From learning how to use my windvane to identifying potential issues with my rigging, their expertise guided me through the intricate process of boat preparation.

From Followers to Friends: Building Bonds at Sea

With each new video and sailing milestone, my online following grew, inspiring others to rediscover their love for the sea. As I embarked on my journey from The Netherlands, the outpouring of support only intensified. Additionally, fellow sailors offered assistance and guidance along the way. A lovely time I have spent with Tom and Anisia from Vagabond Voyages.

A Sea of Generosity: Acts of Kindness Afloat

From finding local craftsmen for repairs to receiving impromptu help with mast climbing in challenging conditions, the generosity of the sailing community knew no bounds. Hence in ports and harbors across the world, kindred spirits welcomed me with open arms. Inviting me into their homes and sharing stories of adventure over meals and drinks.

Anchored by Friendship: Lessons Learned at Sea

In Baiona, I met a Dutch sailor Egbert van Popta who imparted the nuances of anchoring on a small boat without the aid of a windlass. His wisdom, like that of so many others I encountered, proved invaluable. Therefore enriching my journey with practical knowledge and camaraderie.

A Community of Kindred Spirits: Sharing the Bounty of the Sea

As I sail onward, the bonds forged with my fellow sailors remain a constant source of strength and inspiration. Whether it’s a simple gift of pompelmousse from a passing neighbor or an evening of shared laughter and good food aboard a fellow sailor’s boat, the spirit of community and generosity continues to enrich my voyage.

Conclusion: A Sea of Gratitude

In the vast expanse of the ocean, it is the connections we make and the friendships we forge that sustain us. To my fellow sailors, both near and far, I extend my deepest gratitude for your kindness, support, and unwavering camaraderie. Together, we navigate the seas, bound by a shared love for adventure and the boundless beauty of the ocean.


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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