Sailing Television Show - Distant Shores TV

Planning your Escape - Sail Away on a Budget

We introduce you to a young farm family who share their plan for fun yet affordable family cruising. We take you and a crew of sailors who are planning their own escape for a week of sailing and cruise planning in the beautiful Exuma Islands of the Bahamas. We also show you our process for passage planning, techniques for shallow water piloting, snorkel on pristine reefs in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park and i

Covid-19 Update


Sheryl and I are back in Canada in the Distantshores studio. Obviously there is a lot of uncertainly at this time and we hope everyone is doing well. We are thinking of everyone in these difficult times. We will update this page as we find out what will happen with this year's cruising plans. Meanwhile we will continue to post the videos we filming in the Bahamas and Panama this past winter and spring.

Stuck in Paradise! - Sailing Bahamas and Junkanoo celebrations

Feeling stuck these days? Well this video is guaranteed to lift your spirits! We got stuck in the Bahamas earlier this year (before the pandemic) and experienced Junkanoo celebrations! You can’t help but smile when you watch this one😊 since everyone, young and old, sailor and landlubber, is having such a good time! We also take the boat out to some very remote islands in the Exumas where pirates of old used to hide out amongst the shoals and give you an overview of the beautiful anchorages around the area of George Town, Great Exuma, a base for the cruising community where, at a beach bonfire we celebrate New Years.

Waterspout!

This time on Distant Shores we look at weather in the Bahamas as we deal with cold fronts and see what happens when you're hit with the largest waterspout we've ever seen.

Dodging Coral heads in the Bahamas

This time we're continuing to Nassau and then on across the Yellow Banks to the Exumas.

South to the Bahamas

This time on Distant Shores we make a 2 day passage from Beaufort to Jacksonville, add an additional Racor filter to our fuel system and strategize a Gulf Stream crossing to get us to West End in the Bahamas.

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.

Sail Away Weeks


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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…
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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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Our latest video is up on YouTube πŸŽ‰πŸ˜… it’s a bit different as we’ve sort of a mood piece. Love to hear your feedback and perhaps thoughts on which of these 4 thumbnails appealsπŸ€”

Our latest video is up on YouTube πŸŽ‰πŸ˜… it’s a bit different as we’ve sort of a mood piece. Love to hear your feedback and perhaps thoughts on which of these 4 thumbnails appealsπŸ€”

Boating AgainπŸŽ‰πŸ’• our province allowed boating at 1201AM this morning so I got up and out on the water at once!! Can you get out boating πŸ›Ά ?

Boating AgainπŸŽ‰πŸ’• our province allowed boating at 1201AM this morning so I got up and out on the water at once!! Can you get out boating πŸ›Ά ?

Planning your escape?? Our new movie πŸŽ₯ 🍿 is going live on YouTube in a few hours and I wonder which thumbnail is most appealing? thanks for your feedback everyone πŸ˜…πŸ™πŸ»

Planning your escape?? Our new movie πŸŽ₯ 🍿 is going live on YouTube in a few hours and I wonder which thumbnail is most appealing? thanks for your feedback everyone πŸ˜…πŸ™πŸ»

Don’t fall off Paul! Sailing in the Exumas back in January with the sloops. New YouTube is now up. Wow I wish I was back thereπŸ˜…

Don’t fall off Paul! Sailing in the Exumas back in January with the sloops. New YouTube is now up. Wow I wish I was back thereπŸ˜…

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