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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 - “Narrow Boats UK”
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(USA Eastern times showing at various times)
Monday - Caledonian Canal
Tuesday - Frisian Islands
Friday, Saturday - Frisian Islands
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Bahamas Dream Cruise - on this day back in 2014 we were exploring the Exuma islands - I'm carrying our photo boom - when we next visit we'll have the drone! Check out our Bahamas Playlist on YouTube - Link in Bio

Bahamas Dream Cruise - on this day back in 2014 we were exploring the Exuma islands - I'm carrying our photo boom - when we next visit we'll have the drone! Check out our Bahamas Playlist on YouTube - Link in Bio

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 drone, visit southwestern Cornwall, meet horses on the highway in the New Forest, and look around the Discovery Yachts factory in Southampton.

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 drone, visit southwestern Cornwall, meet horses on the highway in the New Forest, and look around the Discovery Yachts factory in Southampton.

Video Link in Profile - 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…

Video Link in Profile - 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…

Dreaming of a Bahamas Cruise? We’re just back from an excellent 3 weeks in the BVI and looking forward to our next tropical visit to the Bahamas… check out our videos on the Bahamas on YouTube
#exumas

Dreaming of a Bahamas Cruise? We’re just back from an excellent 3 weeks in the BVI and looking forward to our next tropical visit to the Bahamas… check out our videos on the Bahamas on YouTube #exumas

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