In this episode we meet Denis Gorman, a hardy solo sailor who took part in the Jester Challenge. Denis tells the story of when he almost collided with a container ship while crossing the Atlantic from east to west. It’s a scary one! We sail together down the coast of Portugal, stopping off at new ports.
In our latest episode we experience the best and worst of sailing, as we sail the coast of Portugal, visiting the beautiful city of Porto and the cute town of Aveiro. We also have our best sail of the year, where we sunbathe on deck while the cruising chute gently takes us south. Unfortunately, on
Are you considering giving the liveaboard cruiser lifestyle a go? You’re in the right place. We’ve just released a fresh new video all about how to become a minimalist liveabord sail cruiser. In this video we explain how to sail away into the sunset – from learning how to sail, buying the right boat, making a
After nearly smashing our boat into a catamaran at the local marina, we spent a few days relaxing in Ortigueira. We explored the stunning ria and the beautiful village. We were then ready to set off for Ares, where our friends Sofia and Jaime were waiting for us, to give us our brand new cruising chute.
Spending 24 hours sailing under spinnaker, through the Perseid meteor shower, and into a stunning ria in Northern Spain are some of our favourite memories from last summer. We hope we could capture how good this sail was in this video. We also ended up staying in a marina for free, which was great. We
After crossing the Bay of Biscay, we sailed westwards towards A Coruna. We did lots of day hops, stopping in Bilbao, Castro Urdiales, Laredo, Santander, and San Vicente de La Barquera. Although we felt progress was slow, with the wind always against us, we really enjoyed exploring this less known bit of Spain. We stopped
Here it is, the big scary Bay of Biscay. We were nervous setting out, but had an amazing passage full of dolphins, sunshine, great sailing and we caught our first tuna! Tune in to see our voyage across this infamous stretch of water, from Le Croisic in France to Elantxobe in North Spain. It
If you’ve never been to Brittany, you’re seriously missing out. The French Atlantic islands feature untamed sandy beaches, granite cliffs, and crystal clear waters; minus the tourist hoards typical of more popular destinations. They are like a small paradise in their own world. In this episode, we leave Camaret-Sur-Mer and head down the coast of
No dramas this time, we promise. In this episode we cross the English Channel at its widest point from St Agnes, in the Isles of Scilly, to L’Aber Wrac’h, France. We have a pleasant sunny passage, a lovely starry night, and a stunning arrival into the French river at sunrise. After a good night’s
The second episode of our sailing vlog series is live. It’s an eventful one – we finish off our boat work, go on our first ever night passage, explore the beautiful Isles of Scilly, and endure a storm at anchor. We thought it’d be important to share the lessons we’ve learned from the storm, during which we