Sailing Videos and DVDs - TV about the Cruising Life
Interested in the cruising lifestyle? Planning to sail away on a cruising adventure? Researching destinations?
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)
Distant Shores is a sailing television and DVD series about the cruising life, with lots of tips for sailors planning to sail away plus destination information to help you make your cruising plans.
We have been filming Distant Shores for over 20 years, and know the fun and challenges of the cruising life. We have made Distant Shores with you in mind. We include plenty of cruising tips in this travel series as well as lifestyle segments and hints for sailors heading to exotic destinations.
Destinations include the ICW trip south on the US east coast, the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Scandinavia, transatlantic passagemaking, the French Canals and more.

Sample Episode - Exuma Bahamas

Sail the amazing waters of the Exuma Islands in the Southern Bahamas. 30 minutes
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One year ago for my birthday I got the Distant Shores Super Pack. We have watched every episode - together. Probably nothing has helped us come together (as a family) on a vision more than that experience. We have learned a lot, talked a lot, and enjoyed your wonderful show.
T.B. via Facebook
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Excellent quality of production and the true feeling of being out there. This should be required viewing. The Shards rock!
Bob Bitchin - Cruising Outpost
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About Paul & Sheryl

Paul and Sheryl Shard are award-winning filmmakers, sailing authors, and the fun-loving hosts of the Distant Shores sailing adventure TV series. The Shards have been cruising internationally since 1989 documenting their experiences for television. Their programs have been broadcast on Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, PBS, Travel & Escape Channel, Women's Network and WealthTV. 

They have sailed to over 60 countries and colonies in North and South America, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. They have sailed over 110,000 nm and completed 9 ocean crossings. 

In all their work the Shards celebrate the boating lifestyle, profile the world's top cruising destinations, and inform viewers/readers about how to prepare and carry out safe enjoyable voyages. They are popular speakers and have conducted hundreds of sold out seminars at international boat shows and other boating events in Canada, the US, and Europe.

Through Paul and Sheryl's informative and entertaining television programs, sailing DVDs, magazine articles, book and seminars, thousands of sailors have been introduced to the pleasures of sailing and inspired to carry out their own dreams of sailing to exotic ports around the world.
Your series helped our resolve to get out there cruising and when now, after 3 years in Asia and the Med, we find ourselves back home and marina bound preparing our new boat for the Pacific, replaying episodes keeps our frustration at bay and reminds us of what is to come. Thanks guys.
Rob.O. via Facebook