It's YOUR life: never give up, never give in!

World map with Anticruising routes

Two women sailed half the planet, completely unsupported...
... to stay together

Out there, it's clear cut: shit will happen, something really vital will break. You can moan, "I can't fix that," and you won't, and you'll die. Or you can scream filthy words, grab the tools, and Jerry-rig the thing. It's got nothing to do with luck, god, magic incantations, or wishful thinking; and it's got absolutely everything to do with just getting it done!

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Meg AKA Morgan Stone

What is Anticruising?

For us, an anticruise is a humongous (usually non-stop) voyage aboard the sailboat we escaped with. It's not about having fun, watered drinks, showing off, or even going places. It's doing whatever it bloody-well takes to stay alive and take back your life. It's doing what's right for you without anchors, chains, expectations, and fear. An anticruise is LIMITLESS, insanely DANGEROUS, and intensely REAL. It's as close to the NOW as you can get. It's knowing, you are entirely alone out there, and absolutely everything is up to YOU!

We've done a number of anticruises since the big run-for-our-lives-from-Russia; it's why we know that love conquers all, and that we are powerless, and our lives worthless, if we let our freedom and dreams be taken from us.

elena ivanova

So, What is Cruising?

Cruising means: expectations met, no surprises, minimal effort, giving in, giving up, taking the easy way out.

As an activity (a truly misused word, in this case), cruising is pretty much letting someone else pilot the ship. Cruising's modus operandi is to remain firmly anchored in the zone of maximum comfort, total safety and minimal effort: zero risk.

Anticruising is the opposite: forward motion with little or no stopping. In other words, anticruising IS sailing. It's not about getting to a destination, or even having one, but about the journey.