7 tips to quickly forget Blue Monday

It’s Blue Monday, or the most depressing day of the year. To cheer you up a bit today, we have listed some tips so that you don’t even have time to sit down and give up. What do you mean, ‘Blue Monday’?

1. Follow sailing races

There are several races going on right now, as the Global Solo Challengeof Ocean Globe Race and the World ARC 2024. It is always nice to update yourself about the ins and outs of the competitions. Take a look at the trackers or read the latest news updates on the races’ sites and social media channels.

The Ocean Globe Race fleet.

2. Watch a sailing movie

Are you sitting on the couch at home and just can’t remember? Then go watch a sailing movie! For example, check whether you All Is Lost, Between Home, Maidentrip, The Mercy of Wind have in your cupboard or can be found online. Do you have Netflix? Then you can True Spirit to turn on. This film tells the story of a determined Australian teenager chasing her dreams. She faces her fears as she becomes the youngest person to sail solo around the world.

3. Plan sailing competitions and trips for this year

Are you feeling down? Then make plans for the coming sailing season. Which competitions do you want to participate in? Which waters do you want to sail? Or which one destination Do you really need to check it off your list this year? Once you think about this, you will have a big smile on your face again.

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4. Read the stories of our bloggers

We regularly publish nice blogs on our website. For example about two twentysomethings who are ‘in mid-retirement’, Messrs. Floris and Ivar who sail around the world and are concerned with sustainability and Greetje Tops who takes us on a world trip through beautiful stories and photos. In short: on Zeilen.nl you will find plenty of reading material that will immediately make you happy again.

The twenty-somethings in the Canary Islands. © Niels and Rosan

5. Marvel at beautiful yachts

Who doesn’t get a heart beat faster from luxury sailing yachts? In any case, there will be three boats on display on boat Düsseldorf, where you can dream away. In the run-up to the boat fair we have a article in which we highlight the three beauties. What choice would you make between a Hallberg-Rassy 69, Eagle 38 and a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 350? And where would you sail to first?

6. Typ op YouTube ‘blue water sailing’ in

Need images of sailing, azure water and sunny skies? Type terms like ‘blue water sailing’, ‘sailing Maladives drone’ and ‘sailing around Greece’ on YouTube and you will find what you are looking for. Your list of destinations from tip 3 will probably become a bit longer…

7. Stop by your boat

Perhaps the best remedy against Blue Monday is to take a look at your own boat. As soon as you catch a glimpse of him or her again, your whole day is good again. On to beautiful sailing adventures!

Do you have any tips for Blue Monday? Let us know!

Last modified: January 15,

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