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Seasons Greetings

December 2009

Seasons Greetings One and All!

We hope you are enjoying this festive time of year and are making uplifting plans for the seasons to come.

What's New
Following a delightful fall cruise around the Chesapeake Bay on the east coast of the USA, Paul and I are back ashore in Canada working in the Shard Multimedia studio on post-production of the season 6 episodes of the Distant Shores TV series.

Distant Shores broadcast in over 200 countries
Although it's snowing where we are and there are Christmas carols playing on the radio, we're immersed in images and sounds of tropical places as we work with our production team to edit, script, and narrate new shows to entertain you in the New Year. These new shows will be broadcast in over 200 countries this winter. See “Distant Shores on TV” on for more information. Note: Season 6 episodes will be available on DVD when the television broadcast is concluded.

New Distant Shores Superpack DVD Collection – All 65 episodes!
Have you missed any of the previous seasons of Distant Shores on TV? Did you loan your Distant Shores disks to friends and never got them back? Or watched them so often you've worn them out and need fresh ones?? Just in time for the gift-giving season the new SUPER-PACK with all 65 episodes from Seasons 1 to 5 is now available on our online store. Hours of inspiring and educational sailing fun! Super savings too!

Paul's New Boat Blog – See our new Southerly 49 at London Boat Show
In November, Paul flew over to England to the Northshore Yachts factory to check on the progress of our new Southerly 49. The boat is looking great and will be on display at the London International Boat Show in January. Come on by and we'll show you around! In the meantime, you can see photos and learn more about how we're equipping the our new Southerly on Paul's New Boat Blog:

See You at the Boat Show!
Paul and I love boat shows and this winter 2010 will be making guest appearances and conducting cruising seminars at the following shows:

London International Boat Show, England
Friday January 8 through Monday January 11
ExCel London
Visit us on our S49 at the Southerly stand N010 - Fri Jan 8 through Mon Jan 11
Seminar: “Transatlantic to the Caribbean & Bahamas” - Sat Jan 9 at 10:30-11:00 *
Seminar: “Shallow-draft cruising in the Bahamas & Caribbean” – Sun Jan 10 at 1200-1230 *
*Seminars to be held at The Show Stage, North Hall

Toronto International Boat Show, Canada
Thursday January 14 - Sunday January 17, 2010
Exhibition Place, Trade Centre
Seminar: “Shallow-draft cruising in the Bahamas & Caribbean”
Thurs. Jan 14th @ 4-5 pm
Fri. Jan 15th @ 1-2 pm
Sat. Jan 16th @ 5-6 pm
Sun. Jan 17th @ 2-3 pm
Seminar location: Presentation Theatre (located adjacent to Hall B entrance).

Sail Away Seminars with the Shards
Planning to go cruising and have lots of questions about cost, equipment, provisioning, communications and route planning? This winter we are hosting Sail Away Seminars at Port Credit Yacht Club in Mississauga, Canada, to help you design your sail away plan. These will be intensive one-day workshops. Attendance is limited to 20 people/day. Two dates to choose from:
Saturday February 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday February 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Contact our office manager, Jill Schaffner, for more information or telephone: (705) 484-0061

Wishing you all the best for the holiday season and coming year!

Sheryl and Paul Shard
SV Distant Shores
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