The Self-Sufficient Galley

The Self-Sufficient Galley

Be More Comfortable in Your Galley Today

Get The Self-Sufficient Galley: A Practical Guide to Food Confidence now!


  • Online Course - 8 modules
  • Meal planning, buying provisions, food storage, garbage, and cooking
  • Lifetime access to all course materials, including additions and updates
  • Written text plus 19 videos and 24 downloadable references, checklists, planning guides and recipes
  • BONUS: Ultimate Guide to At-Home Pizza Perfection (ebook)

Price: $19
Buy Now

Overwhelmed by the thought of not going to the grocery store every few days? How to buy the right amount of the right foods? How to store it all? And then how to prepare meals that everyone will like?

Even experienced cooks wonder about the realities of being responsible for the food onboard. What if there's not enough food? What if there's not enough space to store it? Will it go bad before we eat it? I want to have good meals, but I don't even know where to start!

Stress not. Nica Waters will walk you step-by-step through provisioning, food storage, and cooking aboard. Delicious meals are just around the corner. Nica's systems can work for anyone and your meals will be tailored to the foods and flavors you love. Not someone else's ideas of great meals, but yours.

Nica Waters has been cruising on and off for the past 25 years with her husband, Jeremy, on their 28' Bristol Channel Cutter, Calypso. They have done 2 successful cruises (one before kids and one with) and are in the countdown phase for the next one.

Her passionate belief is that cooking and food management is far easier than many people think it is, and all they need is a little guidance to see that. 

Nica teaches several Cruiser's University courses at the Annapolis Boat Shows, including Provisioning. She's also one of the admins for the Women Who Sail Facebook Group and is half of The Boat Galley Podcast team.

This course is suitable for:

  • Vegans, vegetarians, and pescatarians as well as meat-eaters
  • Those with dietary restrictions due to food allergies, chronic health conditions, or religious beliefs
  • Grazers, snackers or "eat three meals on a set schedule" types
  • Couples, single-handers, families, and charter groups
  • Off the grid or on the grid, boats at anchor or in marina slips
  • Those in warm/hot latitudes or cool
  • Cruisers with frequent access to provisions or in remote locations

Nica will show you how to have meals that cater to the tastes and needs of those on your boat with practical information and easy to adapt systems.

Price: $19 
Get It Now


The Self-Sufficient Galley is filled with tips and advice to help anyone become more confident in the galley, from provisioning to storage to cooking and more. There are eight modules:

  • Introduction
  • Meal Planning
  • Stocking Up Sanely
  • Storing It All
  • Garbage
  • Bread Making
  • Salad Dressing
  • BONUS: Homemade Pizza (ebook)

Each module stands alone; modules can be taken in any order. 

Topics and materials are being added constantly and you'll be able to access all the future updates FREE.

Throughout the entire course, Nica focuses on practical information and gives extensive examples to take you step-by-step through the process of having great meals without stress.

Nica's videos (19 of them!) show exactly what she's talking about and her downloadable/printable materials make it easy to refer back to items, even if you're offline.

You absolutely can master your galley; Nica will help you every step of the way to kitchen confidence.

Let's get started!

Price: $19

8 Modules

Introduction: how to use this guide

Overview of the course, what to expect and how to go through it. (Hint: there's no right or wrong way to go about it!)

Meal planning!

Meal planning helps with list-making. But how do you figure out what you'll eat each day for a month? Simple: you shift the way you plan your meals. In this module, we share ideas about meal planning in response to

  • weather
  • inspiration
  • what's about to go bad

Plus a special module to help you plan food for a charter.

Stocking Up Sanely

Making sure you have enough of the right food is the big worry. How do you do that? It's a matter of asking the right questions!

Storing it all

Sometimes buying the food and the storage question is a little bit of a chicken and egg situation. How do you know how much food to buy if you don't know where it will all go (or if it will all fit)? How do you know where you'll store it until you have bought it? These are valid concerns - and they're also not.

You'll need to figure out WHERE you'll store stuff. On a boat, this comes with some complications. 

Learn about

  • storage on a boat
  • storage in a house
  • specific storage tips for anything
  • garbage


Garbage - it's not someone else's responsibility any more. Some practical tips on how to reduce the amount of trash you generate.

Bread Making

The magic results when you mix flour, yeast (or other leavening), salt, and water - and a little bit of time for rising and baking - can't be overstated. This module includes lessons, videos, and recipes for you.

Salad Dressing

Learn salad dressing basics, with recipes and techniques for:

  • vinaigrette
  • ranch
  • caesar
  • sesame-ginger

BONUS: The Ultimate Guide To At-Home Pizza Perfection

Dough, sauce, special garlic oil, techniques and favorite recipes, all here. Honed from years of pizza baking at home, this book will give you all you need to know to make the ultimate homemade pizza. Yum!

Modules for this item 8
Buy Now

Already own this product?    Sign In Here

Personal Information

Other Available Items

My Items Available Items
Sign In

Sign In Details

Forgot Password