Sailing Television Show - Distant Shores TV

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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How to Make a Million Dollar Sailing Video

We have been filming the Distant Shores sailing adventure TV series since 1998. The show has been translated into 28 languages and seen by many millions on television stations around the world.

So here's a peak into how we make our Sailing Television video series - and what it costs to produce…
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

Storms and Sargasso - Atlantic Part 4

We have been at sea out of sight of land for more than a week crossing the Atlantic Ocean, and still have 800 miles to go to Saint Lucia. Stormy squalls pass by regularly bringing winds over 30 knots. We also run into huge rafts of Sargasso weed which becomes a big problem for us as it hangs up on our keel and rudders slowing us down, and making it difficult to steer.

Crash Jibe! Atlantic Crossing Part 3

Our fastest ocean crossing ever! We run downwind at nearly 200 miles per day en route from the Cabo Verde Islands to the Caribbean with the ARC+ then halfway across we have a crash jibe breaking the mainsheet and traveller blocks.

Atlantic Crossing Part 1 - We Broke the Genoa

Setting sail from the Canary Islands we sail 850 miles towards the Cabo Verde Islands. Strong winds at the start, we have a fast passage, run into problems with the genoa furling gear and even pick up a hitchhiker.
Part 1 of our recent transatlantic crossing. Check back next week as we Visit the Cabo Verde Islands then set off across the Atlantic bound for St Lucia.

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Distant Shores not broadcast in your area?

If you do not receive one of the channels broadcasting Distant Shores in your country, you can download episodes on Vimeo-On-Demand.

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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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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