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Sailing and DJing Around the World

Another skill to help you sail around the world for free

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The purpose of this site is to suggest ways in which people can make a living by sailing around the world. While the main skills needed for this are experience and understanding of sailing a yacht, it is often the case that another skill can help you earn extra money while abroad, and also provide another outlet for your talents.

The need for another ‘stick’ is particularly apparent if you perform a non-nautical based job on the boat such as maid, waitress or even chef. The captain, the engineer, purser etc. generally are busy doing their jobs and also get paid well enough not to worry about making extra pennies at each port of call.

For several years one of the skills that newcomers have brought to sailing is diving. Often visitors to a yacht want a chance to experience the marine life down below; having a PADI qualification while being a traveling sailsman is an excellent start.

Another possible skill is DJing. Nowadays most DJ set ups use computers or CDs to play the music. This means you don’t have to take up valuable cabin space with piles of vinyl records. What you need is a good selection of dance music and the necessary beat matching skills to DJ. There are plenty of ‘cheat’ software programs available to do the beat matching for you. However, you never know when DJing a club, pub or yacht for the first time what type of equipment they have. Moreover, you will be judged poorly by other DJs if you don’t know the basics of playing 2 tracks at the same time.

There is always a demand for new DJs in beachside bars and clubs around the world. It is a great chance to have a big night out and make some extra cash or at least a few beers. Clubs in Bantai in Koh Phangan have loads of DJ nights at places like Ku Club, Amnesia and Loi Lay Floating Bar. And if you feel really confident behind the decks there is always the epic Full Moon Party down the road in Haad Rin to spin your tunes.

Indeed you might find the tropical lifestyle of DJing all night and sleeping all day so enticing that you don’t get on the boat when it is time to raise the anchor and head off.

There is always a demand for new DJs in beachside bars and clubs around the world. It is a great chance to have a big night out and make some extra cash or at least a few beers.

 

 
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