Sailing Television Show - Distant Shores TV

Gale at Cape Lookout - We Lost Our Engine

This time on Distant Shores we make a 2 day passage around Cape Hatteras - deal with fuel problems that disable our engine - and face a gale as we sail past Cape Lookout to beat into rough seas towards Beaufort North Carolina.

Waterspout!

OMG! A waterspout appears near us in the anchorage at Redshanks Cay, Exumas, Bahamas. Then it hits a boat near us in the harbour!

We were anchored in George Town Harbour Bahamas in the protected corner known as Red Shanks waiting out a few days of strong weather. We heard someone on the radio announce there was a waterspout in the harbour so I jumped up on deck and watched the spout hit a 40 foot powerboat. The waterspout appeared to be heading toward us and the catamaran in the front.

Then I got the camera rolling and you can see the waterspout … then you can see the powerboat in the middle so you can see how big the spout is since the 40 foot boat - Angela D gives it scale. The spout seems to be well over 100 feet in diameter. The Angela D leans over approximately 45 degrees and their dinghy is picked up.

The waterspout is still heading towards us for a few seconds and we see items from the dinghy flying everywhere then the waterspout finally veers away towards the small island.

Everything was over in just a minute from coming up on deck. No one was injured and the boat had only very small damages - missing parts from the dinghy and small deck gear.

Preparing to Sail South

This time on Distant Shores we're preparing our Southerly 480 for our journey south and on into the Pacific, show you how to do a chain-splice and how to deal with Chesapeake Blue Crabs and have a close encounter with a bridge going up the Severn River.

Storm off Cape Hatteras

This time on Distant Shores we look at using radar to avoid the worst winds in a serious storm rounding Cape Hatteras, do a gear review on our electric in-mast furling after 1 year of hard use and sail north to Annapolis in the Chesapeake Bay.

How to use the Gulf Stream

We're leaving the Bahamas using the Gulf Stream to make speed northbound.

This is our last sail on the amazing Bahamas shallow banks as we're preparing for the passage north to Beaufort and the Chesapeake Bay. For the first time we're going to sail right up the Gulf Stream and hope to use the current to add to our speed.

We catch a large Mahi-Mahi, bake bread, and set up the sails for fast downwind passaging with the current pushing us up to 11 knots.

When we pull in to Beaufort North Carolina we demonstrate using the current and wind to help get out of the dock in a tight situation.

Exploring the Exumas - We tested our Ultra anchor

This time on Distant Shores we continue exploring the Bahamas in the Exumas with incredible beaches, interesting wildlife and review the performance of our Ultra Anchor.

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Where has all the water gone? Sailing Exumas

We take you sailing on the Great Bahama Bank to the Bahamian island chain of the Exumas where at Staniel Cay we dive in a magical underwater cave and learn that pigs can swim. Next we head down-island to explore shallow areas of tidal sand bores and play on pristine sand banks.

Aground! Shallow Water Piloting in the Bahamas

This time on Distant Shores sail from the Turks and Caicos to the farthest out-islands in the Bahamas and explore with our shallow draft Southerly 480.
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Where are we now?

We switched our Iridium GO system over to Predictwind and its back up and running…

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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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
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!
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On TV This Week

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(USA Eastern times showing at various times)
Wednesday - 10 Top Destinations
Friday - Long Island Bahamas
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Twice Daily at various times
Currently - Scotland's Crinan Canal
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Goodbye, Distant Shores III !

We’re heading for Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦, today from George Town, Bahamas 🇧🇸, to speak at the Toronto Boat Show this weekend. Are you planning to attend?

We’ll be conducting cruising seminars at the Toronto show Sat. Jan. 18 and Sun. Jan. 19 including:
- Routes South to the Bahamas & Caribbean
- How to Sail Your Boat Across an Ocean
- Galley Tips for Cooking On Board

and a special half-day workshop:
- Sailing as a Retirement Lifestyle 
For dates and times: 
https://distantshores.ca/about-us/seminars/

We look forward to seeing you there! 
#distantshorestv #sailtodistantshores #sailingbahamas #sailingexumas #sailingseminars #cruisingseminars #boatshow #torontoboatshow2020

Goodbye, Distant Shores III ! We’re heading for Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦, today from George Town, Bahamas 🇧🇸, to speak at the Toronto Boat Show this weekend. Are you planning to attend? We’ll be conducting cruising seminars at the Toronto show Sat. Jan. 18 and Sun. Jan. 19 including: - Routes South to the Bahamas & Caribbean - How to Sail Your Boat Across an Ocean - Galley Tips for Cooking On Board and a special half-day workshop: - Sailing as a Retirement Lifestyle For dates and times: https://distantshores.ca/about-us/seminars/ We look forward to seeing you there! #distantshorestv #sailtodistantshores #sailingbahamas #sailingexumas #sailingseminars #cruisingseminars #boatshow #torontoboatshow2020

Love sailing downwind, both poles out, wing and wing! Sailing back to George Town, Great Exuma, from Salt Pond, Long Island in the Bahamas 🇧🇸

Love sailing downwind, both poles out, wing and wing! Sailing back to George Town, Great Exuma, from Salt Pond, Long Island in the Bahamas 🇧🇸

OMG! A waterspout hits a boat near us in the anchorage at Redshanks Cay, Exumas, Bahamas!

OMG! A waterspout hits a boat near us in the anchorage at Redshanks Cay, Exumas, Bahamas!

George Town Exuma anchorage 😅🏝 we are anchored here but it’s cloudy and too gusty for drones. We took this a couple of days ago. Getting ready for Christmas 🎄

George Town Exuma anchorage 😅🏝 we are anchored here but it’s cloudy and too gusty for drones. We took this a couple of days ago. Getting ready for Christmas 🎄

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