While we discussed how to spend our time over the next few days of hiding from the strong winds, the obvious options were stock-up on fresh food, boat maintenance, reading, … Continue Reading
Well, one of us anyways… After a leisurely 2.5 day drive from Ottawa with a mini van full of our stuff…by myself…I picked Christa up at the Miami airport and … Continue Reading
Sailing around the world in a 60-foot sailboat, solo, non-stop, and without assistance – that’s the Vendee Globe, a yacht race that starts and finishes in Les Sables-d’Olonne, France. In … Continue Reading
I can’t remember where I first saw Sailing Across the Atlantic and downloaded it, but it is on YouTube at the Free Documentary page in 5 parts. I hate it … Continue Reading
Sailing the South Pacific is a video from 1993 (I think) from Bob Bitchin’ that looks like it has been converted from VHS and uploaded to YouTube…with associated video and … Continue Reading
All is Lost is a movie staring Robert Redford about a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean. You may have heard about this movie from a couple of perspectives. It … Continue Reading
Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a Little Wooden Boat is a short documentary about David Welsford from Halifax Nova Scotia, who has given up the luxuries of land in search … Continue Reading
Avred Fuchs Sails the North Atlantic Greenland to Germany looks to be a great documentary. I have only found Part 1 and Part 5 of the five part series online. … Continue Reading
Great promo video from PADI.
OK, this won’t tech you anything about actually making a trucker’s hitch…unless you’re really sharp near the end, but it is still a great video.
We found this on Sailfeed.com. Amazing they caught it on video. “Holy smokin’ Toledos!”
Here’s a pretty good 9(ish) minute video from Liz Clark, who has been sailing solo since 2006.
We’re finding great stuff on YouTube recently. Slow in some places but a fascinating look at what many thought were just some silly people on the water. From the online … Continue Reading
Another video from YouTube. This one is a BBC documentary about the story of a Force 10 gale which decimated the 1979 Fastnet race, the last of the Admiral’s Cup events in … Continue Reading
I came across this documentary (which the author calls a videozine) on YouTube that was made by a group that calls themselves the Anarchist Yacht Clubb. It won’t be for … Continue Reading
Netflix suggestions are working out pretty well for us. We just watched another sailing themed documentary called Maidentrip. It’s about a 14 year old Dutch girl that sailed solo around … Continue Reading
We just got through the last Season 9 episode of Distant Shores, which is an adventure tourism television series produced by Shard Multimedia Inc. Paul and Sheryl are fellow Canadians … Continue Reading
In our attempt to find another sailing movie (which is surprisingly hard by the way) we came across this on Netflix. The film follows adventurer/slacker/dirt-bag (that’s what they actually call … Continue Reading
I remember watching this movie when it first came out back in the 90s. After watching again with Christa, it’s likely not the best film to get her excited about … Continue Reading