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Sail Away Weeks


Dreaming of sailing away but still have a lot of questions?
Need to convince your partner that traveling on a sailboat could be wonderful?
Or maybe you just long to be out sailing in sunshine on sparkling seas but commitments are holding you back.
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Video - Test Sailing a Southerly 47

Sailing on the English coast we take a Southerly 47 out in the Solent to see how see compared to our former Distant Shores II

Discovery Group Acquire Southerly Yachts


For the first time in nearly 3 years, if you want a new Southerly Yacht you can have one built for you :-)

We've been itching to tell you for months now! It's finally official that Discovery Yachts Group have acquired the Southerly Yachts brand and will be building the complete range of Southerly cruising boats as well as the new Distant Shores 485! This is a Southerly-style boat designed with our input based on nearly 30 years of international cruising. It will, of course, have a lifting keel as we've been referencing on our blogs and teasers. But instead of having to develop the swing-keel themselves, Discovery can use the tried-and-tested Southerly keel. We've done 4 transatlantic crossings on Southerly swing-keels and trust them completely.

Our new Distant Shores 485 will be the first product from this new venture and we're thrilled to be helping the excellent Southerly Yachts brand to come back to life! If you want more info please check out our pages on the new boat here or, if you're interested in one yourself, get in touch and we'll give you more information.

Cruising Outpost Cover Boy


Paul made it to the top as a rare male cover boy on Cruising Outpost magazine…

We have always enjoyed Cruising Outpost - brought to you by the same reprobates who produced Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine. This is a free “Sample Copy” but normally sells for $7.99 in print, and $8.99 Canadian
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Video - England & Test Sail Discovery 55

We test sail our first Discovery Yacht in England. Its a 55 (not the new 48 that we're building). We test fly our new Phantom 4 drone, visit southwestern Cornwall, meet horses on the highway in the New Forest, and look around the Discovery Yachts factory in Southampton.

Video - We Moved Aboard a Catamaran

For the last 3 weeks we had an excellent time in the British Virgin Islands. We were doing our “Sail Away Weeks” where we had 4 couples a week aboard with us sailing in the fabulous BVI. Lovely Caribbean breezes were the norm, blowing as always from the east with sun and just a few showers. The notable exception was our second week which included an unseasonable 2-day gale gusting up over 35 knots! So overall we've sailed a catamaran in fair weather and foul… here's the video!!!

How to Sail with a Swing Keel

Throughout our 27 years of international cruising, Sheryl and I have sailed over 100,000 nm and 40,000 of those miles have been sailed on the two lifting-keel yachts - Distant Shores, a Southerly 42 and Distant Shores II, a Southerly 49. Many people have asked what it is like to sail such a boat, how they sail upwind, what to do in storms, what happens if you hit the keel, what to do in huge waves and more.
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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
We love your channel and your show. You two are the "originals". We look forward to meeting you some day Sailing Pau Hana - YouTube
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
Yeah! The original sailing badasses. Before it was cool and hipster to buy a sailing boat and sail the seven seas and air it on YouTube. This crew was doing it first! I would get up in the dark winter mornings, and watch your TELEVISION show, dreaming. That's right! These Canadian sailing badasses were on T.V.! "Satellitesos" Via Instagram

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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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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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On TV This Week

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Twice Daily at various times
Currently - Scotland's Crinan Canal
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(USA Eastern times showing at various times)
Tuesday - Waterford Ireland
Thursday - Sailing Ireland
Saturday - Ireland
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Join us tonight, Thursday June 22, for a Live Q&A on the Distant Shores Facebook Page at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT. Topic is "Building a New Boat". Updates on the @discovery_yachts acquisition of Southerly Yachts, the build of our new Southerly 480 and ways you can share in the adventure of our upcoming circumnavigation.  #distantshorestv #shoaldraft #southerlyyachts #sailingboats

Join us tonight, Thursday June 22, for a Live Q&A on the Distant Shores Facebook Page at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT. Topic is "Building a New Boat". Updates on the @discovery_yachts acquisition of Southerly Yachts, the build of our new Southerly 480 and ways you can share in the adventure of our upcoming circumnavigation. #distantshorestv #shoaldraft #southerlyyachts #sailingboats

Discovery Group Acquire Southerly Yachts
For the first time in nearly 3 years, if you want a new Southerly Yacht you can have one built for you :-) We've been itching to tell you for months now! It's finally official that Discovery Yachts Group have acquired the Southerly Yachts brand and will be building the complete range of Southerly cruising boats as well as the new Distant Shores 485! This is a Southerly-style boat designed with our input based on nearly 30 years of international cruising. It will, of course, have a lifting keel as we've been referencing on our blogs and teasers. But instead of having to develop the swing-keel themselves, Discovery can use the tried-and-tested Southerly keel. We've done 4 transatlantic crossings on Southerly swing-keels and trust them completely. 
Our new Distant Shores 485 will be the first product from this new venture and we're thrilled to be helping the excellent Southerly Yachts brand to come back to life! If you're interested in one yourself, get in touch and we'll give you more information.

Discovery Group Acquire Southerly Yachts For the first time in nearly 3 years, if you want a new Southerly Yacht you can have one built for you :-) We've been itching to tell you for months now! It's finally official that Discovery Yachts Group have acquired the Southerly Yachts brand and will be building the complete range of Southerly cruising boats as well as the new Distant Shores 485! This is a Southerly-style boat designed with our input based on nearly 30 years of international cruising. It will, of course, have a lifting keel as we've been referencing on our blogs and teasers. But instead of having to develop the swing-keel themselves, Discovery can use the tried-and-tested Southerly keel. We've done 4 transatlantic crossings on Southerly swing-keels and trust them completely. Our new Distant Shores 485 will be the first product from this new venture and we're thrilled to be helping the excellent Southerly Yachts brand to come back to life! If you're interested in one yourself, get in touch and we'll give you more information.

We fly to England tomorrow!! We were sailing Scotland on this day back in 2011 and it was an amazing summer! This is scenic Tobermory as we sailed north bound for the Norwegian Fjords via the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland.

#scotland #tobermory

We fly to England tomorrow!! We were sailing Scotland on this day back in 2011 and it was an amazing summer! This is scenic Tobermory as we sailed north bound for the Norwegian Fjords via the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. #scotland #tobermory

We made the magazine cover๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€ here's the latest issue of Cruising Outpost with Paul up the mast in the ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas

We made the magazine cover๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€ here's the latest issue of Cruising Outpost with Paul up the mast in the ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas

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