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Stuff it. Let's go sailing anyway!





Rob and Karen Oberg are an Australian couple from Ipswich in Queensland who were over the 9 to 5 world and intent on pursuing their dreams of exploring the world under sail. Despite limited sailing experience they set about preparing for a life at sea. This involved completing a raft of RYA courses and working hard towards laying the financial base to buy a yacht and embark on their great adventure. Now empty nesters, they sold their large family home, bought and renovated three houses with plans of renting two to provide some income and selling the third to provide the money to buy the yacht of their dreams. Then in a cruel blow, just as the 'For Sale' sign went up, the tentacles of the Global Financial Crisis combined with record natural disasters in Queensland to stall the real estate market they were relying on to fund their dream. This is the story of how they refused to let that dream die. Rather than give up, they decided ‘Stuff it. Let’s go sailing anyway!’ 

They looked for another way to kick start their new life and, rather than buying a boat, they decided to sail as crew with other cruisers. It all began in June 2011, sailing around the north of Australia through Indonesia to Bali on a Benneteau sloop where they joined a Formosa ketch to Borneo and on to Malaysia before racing in the King’s Cup Regatta in Thailand on yet another boat. 

Stuff it. Let's go sailing anyway! is the story of how they did it, the places they travelled, the people they met, some wonderful some not so and their experiences as crew, both good and bad. The 190 page, hardcover book is packed with Rob's photographs, wonderful water colour illustrations by Karen, maps and the very entertaining tale of their introduction to the cruising life. Not only a great read, the book is also a very valuable source of information for anyone following in their footsteps cruising the Indonesian Islands.

Scroll down to see some sample pages. To purchase your copy follow the link on the upper right side of the blog page. Unfortunately due to the prohibitive cost of postage from Australia we can not ship overseas. Postage doubles the price of the book. However an e-book version is now available. Scroll down to the bottom for details.

Keren and Rob Oberg

A map of the travels covered in 'Stuffit. Let's go sailing anyway!
A few sample pages from the book







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We now have a range of e-books available.

Stuff it. Let's go sailing anyway.

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Our original hardcover coffee table book, Stuff it. Let's go sailing anyway, is now also available as an e-book. It chronicles how we made the transition from land lubbers to full time cruisers at a time when the Global Financial Crisis combined with natural disasters to prevent us from buying a boat. Rather than delay our dream we went crewing for other people sailing from Australia through Indonesia and Malaysia to Thailand.
 
This is the story of how we did it, the places we travelled, the people we met, some wonderful some not so and our experiences as crew, both good and bad. The 190 pages are packed with Rob's photographs, wonderful water colour illustrations by Karen, maps and the very entertaining tale of our introduction to the cruising life. Not only a great read, the book is also a very valuable source of information for anyone following in our footsteps cruising the Indonesian Islands.

Our Galley Series



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How to successfully provision your boat for sailing coastal to remote parts of the world. From the age of ten Karen helped her family to provision their charter boat. She now lives aboard her own yacht, Our Dreamtime, and has sailed many remote parts of the world. Wether you are costal sailing or sailing into the Pacific, shopping in your local mall or a remote village market, this book provides endless tips and ideas for stress free provisioning.
 
 
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A perfect end to the day is with a glass of Champagne watching the sun go down across the water. The last thing you want to be doing is slaving away in the galley preparing the prefect accompanying food. Let Karen share with you her simple, easy recipes. which will set the scene for a wonderful night, whether you are entertaining a cockpit full of cruisers or a romantic night for two. All recipes in the Our Galley series have been prepared on board Our Dreamtime. Rest assured they are guaranteed boat friendly.



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On Our Dreamtime we love to source our own food directly from the sea whenever we can. Be it via fishing line, crab pot, spear gun or even grabbing a crayfish by hand, there's nothing fresher. This edition of Our Galley is a collection of Karen's favourite hot and cold seafood dishes and are a proven winner with the crew. Karen includes tips and hints throughout to make cooking in the galley more enjoyable. All recipes in the Our Galley series have been prepared on board Our Dreamtime. Rest assured they are guaranteed boat friendly.

 
 
 
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Fresh, healthy salads to prepare in your galley. This volume of Our Galley will tempt your taste buds with a range of imaginative, zingy, wholesome, salad combinations. Let Karen show you her favourite salads that she whips up. All recipes in the Our Galley series have been prepared on board Our Dreamtime. Rest assured they are guaranteed boat friendly.
 
 

KEEPING CHECKING BACK TO SEE WHAT'S NEW. 
 
FRESH VOLUMES OF THE OUR GALLEY SERIES WILL BE RELEASED SOON.

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