Recommended Sailing dvd
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 May 2012 12:46 Written by Tuesday, 27 December 2011 10:06
Ice Blink http://www.thesailingchannel.tv/iceblink/ A real cruising family. The Dvd covers not only a voyage but their family sailing ethos with a good balance of interviews and logs. The beginning of their story is told in their book “into the light” which details Dave and Jaja Martin’s circumnavigation in a 25′ yacht creating a couple of kids on the way. This dvd shows the family cruising aboard a 33′ yacht in the waters of Norway, Greenland, and Iceland.
Keep turning left http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/ hundreds of films of shoal sailing in a Mirror Offshore with a sense of humour around the UK from an ex BBC cameraman.
Ready to Cross Oceans, Lin and Larry Pardey
A cruising couple like no other. This is the ideal video to give you some much needed perspective on what it really takes to sail oceans. You might not buy into their approach but if your trapped in the idea that a large engine and power hungry gadgets make the cruising yacht this will help you appreciate the other side. Well produced dvd in a series, their books really are a must.
Francesco Mediterranean Voyage
Deep Water Dvd
A documentary detailing Donald Crowhurst tragic participation in the very first solo, non-stop, round-the-world yacht race.
Morning Light Dvd
follow a team of US college students being selected, trainied and sailing the Transpac.
Wind, Matthew Modine,
Americas Cup fiction from Hollywood.
White Squall, Geoff Bridges
A coming of age movie from Hollywood.
Master and Commander, Russell Crowe, Patrick O’BrianLearn More
the Powersurvivor 80E watermaker (RO unit)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 08:29 Written by Monday, 26 December 2011 10:55
A series of articles looking at water maker selection followed by a review of the Powersurvivor 80E water can be found on my sister site yachtpelican. Along with photos which I hope puts the unit into perspective and details what comes out of the box (and its a big box!) is some buying advice if sourcing the unit from the UK.Learn More
Families – sailing adventure books
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:17 Written by Tuesday, 12 July 2011 10:08
- The Missing Centimetre
Not just a family adventure but the opening may well give you that inspiration you need to get yourself out there. Very well written and presented story of a family with two children taking a year out for an Atlantic Circuit. What makes this so appealing is they talk as much about their thinking and thought processes as much as narrating the sailing or locations.
2. Last Voyage of the Lucette
The updated version of “Survive the Savage Sea”, edited by the author’s son. Excellent read and if a Whale or such likes takes an interest in your yacht, you’ll be glad you read it.
3. A Family Outing in the Atlantic
Not your average middle class family on a gap year, nor you average destination list. An adventurous couple start off as two and become a family on route via a series of unique adventures. Excellent value for money. Check out their top draw website and blog to catch up with the family today.
4. Children of Cape Horn
Rosie Swale has had some adventures, most recently she walked around the world, solo. Although this book is from the seventies and no longer in print second hand copies are around on Amazon. Rosie tells the story of her partner and two very young children taking a small Catamaran around Cape Horn. If you haven’t read it, its great value for money and most certainly unique.
5. Atlantic Children: The True Story of a Family’s Year Afloat, Part 1 and 2.
6. Outrageous Grace
Bit of an odd title but that shouldn#t put you off. Now I have nothing against American writers (this is one) but this is actually very good. The story is as much about getting onto the water against huge personal challenges as it is about the sailing.