Sailing Television Show - Distant Shores TV

Tropical Storm Tactics

Check out this week's sailing how-to video about securing your boat in a mangrove to survive a tropical storm.

Anchoring Technique - Positioning Your Boat

Finding the perfect place to drop the hook... check out our latest YouTube video.

Last Sail Aboard Distant Shores II

We've had a great week exploring the island of Nevis. (See posts on the Distant Shores Facebook Page.) Today we set sail to head north to St. Maarten to store the boat for Hurricane Season.

This will be our last sail aboard Distant Shores II.

Yes, you read that correctly. Our news today is that good friends of ours have purchased Distant Shores II while we proceed with exciting new plans - building and designing a new offshore yacht for our upcoming circumnavigation.

We are doing this with an established manufacturer creating a Distant Shores version that will be a great boat for us and anyone else dreaming of sailing the world.

We can't give you any details at the moment as plans are being worked out and details finalized but watch this space for an announcement soon!
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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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Mainsail Choices

What sort of mainsail setup is best for long-distance sailing? On our first cruising sailboat - the 37 foot Two-Step - we had full battens and a rudimentary single-line reefing system. You can see the deep first reef in the picture below. By pulling the single line in the cockpit you would bring both reef points down to the boom using a pulley system hidden in the boom.
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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)

Sailing Adventure on DVD & Download

Check out our most popular package - downloadable in Hi-Def and also on DVD in a nifty travel wallet!
Keep on inspiring people Distant Shores! Well done. Watched your TV shows here in New Zealand and loved every episode !
David B Via Facebook

On TV This Week

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(Europe - times in CET)
Twice Daily at various times
Currently - “Malta to Pompeii”and “West Coast of Italy”
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(USA Eastern times showing at 11:30am 6:00pm)
Monday - Brittany France
Wednesday - Foreign Foods
Friday - Passage to Paris
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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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