Distant Shores

The Sailing Adventure TV Series

Long Island Bahamas - New Episode on Vimeo


Bahamas Regatta - traditional sailing sloops on Long Island! Episode 124 of Distant Shores is now online here on Vimeo ... Come with us to visit the beautiful Bahamas Family Islands and this very fun regatta... here is a preview
Check out the Vimeo Page here...

Sailing Excitement

30 years ago we never dreamed we would be back in the BVI on our third boat, still cruising and making television shows... capturing the sailing life on film is still our passion...
stormy sailing distant shores
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Anchoring Crash Test Tech Blog

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Testing continues... In this case we are anchored in 12.5 meters of water (plus 1.5 meters to the bow) for a total of 14 meters bow-to-bottom. We have 45 meters of rode... 45 / 14 = 3.2:1 scope...
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Top Video of 2014


Our best video of 2014 - I dare you to watch this and NOT want to sail the Bahamas... more info. Check out our page on the Bahamas for more info...

Update - Weather4D Passage Routing Review Tech Blog

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Do you wonder about the best way to plan a passage? Ask yourself questions such as “Can I make a passage before the next front comes in? How long will it take? When is the best time to tack assuming the weather will be coming more from the east in the next few days?”

Here is my updated Weather4D Routing Review after completing our 5-day "thorny" passage - the first passage ever which we planned with weather routing software...
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Sailing Recipe - Roast Chicken in a Pressure Cooker

In the small settlements of the Out Islands of the Bahamas it is sometimes hard to find good meat but you can always get good quality frozen chicken both in pieces or as a whole chicken so I have been experimenting with lots of chicken recipes recently!
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Thanks for helping us to move the dream forward. Whenever we watch the Shards shows we're inspired to keep moving toward a life of full time cruising. If you enjoy, travel, sailing or just well produced non-fiction television, this series is for you.
Genlack - Vimeo Viewer

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Your films are so great and just keep us watching them for hours ! We also own a boat...and we are planning to cast off to sail around the World in about one year.
Alex & Max S/Y Y2K
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)
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About Paul & Sheryl

Paul and Sheryl Shard are award-winning filmmakers, sailing authors, and the fun-loving hosts of the Distant Shores sailing adventure TV series. The Shards have been cruising internationally since 1989 documenting their experiences for television. Their programs have been broadcast on Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, PBS, Travel & Escape Channel, Women's Network and WealthTV. They have sailed to over 60 countries and colonies in North and South America, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. They have sailed over 90,000 nm and completed 5 ocean crossings. 

Through Paul and Sheryl's informative and entertaining television programs, magazine articles, book and seminars, thousands of sailors have been introduced to the pleasures of sailing and inspired to carry out their own dreams of sailing to exotic ports around the world.
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Excellent quality of production and the true feeling of being out there. This should be required viewing. The Shards rock!
Bob Bitchin - Cruising Outpost
Don't be surprised if after a couple of episodes you find yourself trying to figure out a way to go cruising yourself.
Sail Magazine