Sailing and Travelling Peaks and Troughs

Any sailor, or indeed traveller, can relate to the highs and lows of this lifestyle.

The SisterShip team are sailors and have experienced the peaks and troughs of sailing the world’s oceans.

sailing the oceans

In centuries gone by to the present day, I am sure many of us agree with Captain Jane Thorn’s feelings onboard the Destiny in 1820 (excerpt from Destiny’s Gold).

Jane was somber when she awoke at dawn. Today was her twenty-fourth birthday, and the ache of distant friends and relations felt particularly keen. As she sat down to the sparse breakfast in her cabin, she contemplated the price paid by the long distance seafarer. Leaving the bosom of her family for weeks at a time on her northern trading trips was as nothing compared to the many months that would pass before she sailed back up the Hudson River to the dock below her father’s house in Newburgh. Getting out of her bunk and wrapping herself in her shawl, she sighed and hoped that the dear ones at home were missing her as sorely as she was missing them.

In forthcoming issues, SisterShip Magazine will be looking into the challenges faced by women solo sailors; the nitty-gritty of health onboard and in foreign ports; and is this lifestyle really as healthy as it is made out to be?

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April’s issue will be out soon, with a bundle of beautiful giveaways for subscribers – be sure to look out for it – follow us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to be one of the first to know when it’s available.

And tell us about your highs and lows and health issues on board.

Facing Fears Head On

Drum roll if you please…

And the winners of the SisterShip Short Story Competition on ‘Fear’ are… well you will have to wait a couple more days until they are announced in October’s issue of SisterShip Magazine (out soon!). Of course, the winners will be emailed as the magazine goes live.

Many of the wonderful stories are being published in the anthology: Facing Fears Head On – True Stories from Women on the Water – available for pre-order right now!

Click here to purchase (ebook, paperback to follow soon!)

SisterShip Press Book launch


A collection of inspirational and practical stories from women on the water.

Gasp, cry and laugh out loud as forty-six women from around the globe reveal their deepest fears and coping strategies while voyaging on (and in) the world’s waterways.

Experience a unique journey and witness the emotional turmoil that fear can create as dreams, and loved ones, are threatened.

These true tales of raw emotion and courage will help you tackle fear, cast off the lines, and take heart in knowing you are not alone.

Not just for women, men should read this too. If you want to take your partner sailing these stories are a remarkable insight into the minds of women as they unfold the secrets to help you – help them – love life at sea.