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Sailing Around Antigua - Newsletter

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Antigua Classic Regatta - Newsletter

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (ACYR), held every April in the Caribbean island of Antigua, is an event that, for many years, Paul and I have been hoping to attend. This year we made it happen, sailing down from the British Virgin Islands for the 29th annual ACYR.(READ THE REST)
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Sailing to Stromboli - Distant Shores 2-3

Delphia 46 Test Sail and Factory Tour

Searching for Distant Shores III. I visited Poland a few months ago to tour the Delphia Yachts plant, then did a test sail aboard the Delphia 46DS. It is a true pilothouse with raised saloon. So you can see out from the table and while standing in the galley. You can also steer, seeing forward from the helm.

She has a fabulous and large aft cabin, a luxurious forward guest cabin (with excellent heads) and a centre cockpit design. I went to see her since she also has a shallow draft option. The original model is designed with 2.3 meters draft (7’6”) but there is also a shoal draft 6’ model. Then the one I tested - an interesting wing keel with centreboard drawing just 4’3.

Around the World Project - DS III


Are you looking for the perfect boat for your cruising plans? We are working on the next "Distant Shores" cruising boat for our upcoming 'round the world cruise. It will likely be a shallow draft monohull but at this stage nothing is set in stone!
If you would like to follow along to see the process of designing and building a new boat, please join our special newsletter list
No recipes, events or other lightweight stuff - just hardcore boat design details! Come aboard on the journey to find the new ideal cruising sailboat that could take you around the world.
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The "Super Pack" contains all episodes to download and view on all your devices or view online. 130 episodes of sailing adventure for just $99. That's only 76¢ per episode!

Best Sailboat Anchor - Blog

Here is one of our most popular blogs from the last year… expanded with a few videos embedded…

What's the best anchor for a cruising sailboat?

Over the past 25 years we have used a CQR, Delta anchors and Rocnas as primary anchors, and the Fortress, Fisherman and Danforth-copy as backup-spare or storm anchors. We have anchored for many thousands of nights and have ridden out some serious gales at anchor. read more
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Keep on inspiring people Distant Shores! Well done. Watched your TV shows here in New Zealand and loved every episode !
David B Via Facebook
The Shards put together a great show! It's a wonderful way to see the world with a great insight into the cruising lifestyle. Top notch entertainment that will keep you wanting more Well done indeed!
Marc (Vimeo Viewer)

On TV This Week

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(USA Eastern times showing at 11:30am 6:00pm)
Monday - Offshore to the Caribbean
Wednesday - Transatlantic to Azores
Friday - Flores & Horta Azores
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(Europe - times in CET)
Sun - 1900, 1930
Mon - 1200, 1230
Tue - 1000, 1030
Wed - 1400, 1430
Thu - 1600, 1630
Fri - 1700, 1730
Note: Nautical Channel repeats at other day times.
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6 years ago my husband and I were channel surfing and stumbled upon Distant Shores. We were hooked... What is really fun is that through the show, we developed a real interest in learning to sail and last summer took our first sailing lessons and got our first ASA certification… soon we'll be able to rent bare boats and sail in the Caribbean. We joined our local sailing club… All this is because Paul and Sheryl make sailing so approachable and appealing.
Mary Via Email
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