The marina is just around the corner but it’s cheaper to anchor. You all get the same view, whatever you pay, and if you’re lucky you’ll be in internet range too. If that’s the case, while away an evening bobbing around on the water by getting to know some of our favourite YouTube sailing channels…
Follow Brit Barry Perrins on his journey around the world on White Shadow. There’s constantly something to fix, but “Shaddy” as she’s often referred to has so far served her master well all the way from the UK, via Spain and Portugal, across the Atlantic and through the Panama Canal.
Join Gav, Hannah, Kyle and Liam, a family from the north of England, as they learn to sail, buy their first boat and set out to explore a life on the water. There’s pure joy in sailing to be had in every episode, and a real sense that you don’t need to be a millionaire to get on the water.
Another family affair – this time featuring Ania, Bartek, Kuba and Julian, who swapped life on land in Poland when they bought and renovated their 25-metre trimaran Poly. For sailors (and would-be sailors) who thought that family life and boats were incompatible, this channel will offer an alternative point of view.
It’s been a while since Swedish couple Malin and Johan cast off their lines to sail around the world on Ran. Their voyage has already taken them across the Atlantic, into the Pacific, and north to Alaska. They are especially strong on showing just what it’s like to take on long, long passages – and on sharing the places they visit along the way.
Elena and Ryan of the catamaran Kittiwake are a down to earth and extremely endearing couple who decided they wanted to do life their way. They’ve taken Kittiwake to the Med while working remotely on their freelance projects, showing that living and sailing your dream is perfectly possible if you set your mind to it.
These are just a few of the YouTube sailing channels that we have come to love over the months; there are plenty more too, and we’ll be sure to share them with you. In the meantime, don’t forget to take a look at our fledgling Sailho.blog YouTube channel too. Like us (if you like us), share, and subscribe to see how we develop our skills and expand our horizons.