I’ve scoured the depths of the YouTube and found some awesome sailing related channels. Maybe you’ve seen them, maybe not. I’ve had time to watch allllll of the ones listed below, so I learned a lot and found some new favorite people to follow. If you have any favorites not listed here, enlighten me!
I’m going to be completely honest and say that some channels I just couldn’t get into. Overall, I think my favorite thing about these videos is that people are actively doing something to get to where they want to be in life. Which brings me to my new favorite quote:
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” – Joseph Campbell
YOUTUBE CHANNELS OF SAILING AWESOMENESS
S/V Delos: This crew is living the dream! Two brothers, Brian and Brady, and their girlfriends Karin and Josje, and friends sail around in places I’ve never even heard of. The videos are long but well worth it! They’ve been doing the vlog thing the longest and if you watch their earlier videos you can see they’ve made a lot of progress in their editing skills.
Sailing La Vagabonde: A hot young Aussie couple who left Italy late in 2014 and are sailing around the world. The videos are the perfect length, both Riley and Elayna(r) get equal screen time, it’s cute how they tease each other, and Elayna has a beautiful voice. A must-watch!
WhiteSpot Pirates: Anyone who knows me in real life has probably heard me talk about Nike and Karl. She (Nike) is back on her boat (Karl) and cruising around Panama. I am stoked to see where this season takes her! She is my hero.
Accidental Sailor Girl: I’ve mentioned her on my Inspirations page (along with Nike), check her out! Kourtney’s got lots of short and thoughtful videos. She’s got a good sense of humor about all the stuff that can and will go wrong on a boat.
Wicked Salty: Much younger than I thought they were, Wes and Kate are recent college graduates. They sailed from Rhode Island to the ICW and just got to the Bahamas. They update often and show a lot of the nitty gritty of what it’s like to cruise, even being candid about their mistakes.
YachtTeleport: Chris and Jess only posts a few videos a year because they only cruise three months out of the year. They are taking a different route and are doing the Northwest Passage in a junk rig they got in Nova Scotia. Lots of great iceberg and nature shots (including bears!!!) from these two!
S/V Catchin’ Rays: “The white trash vagabonds,” aka a family of four from Texas, left from Florida and are cruising around the Caribbean on a Catamaran. Great underwater and outdoorsy footage from the Ray’s!
ShaunSailing: A young Canadian couple, Shaun and Julia, who just started their adventure on a new-to-them boat. I like seeing them figure out the boat quirks, that’s always the fun part. They’re just beginning their journey, so they have a long way to go!
YOUTUBE CHANNELS OF BOAT WORK AWESOMENESS
Sail Life: A man from Denmark who does informative DIY videos. He seems very sincere and genuine, and he often asks for feedback because as is kind of learning as he goes. There are many a projects I saved for future reference for when I’m ready to get back into it!
Follow The Boat: This cheeky British couple has lots of good humor injected into their videos and a sassy cat to boot! Last year they did a gigantic refit of their boat while in Thailand, and believe it or not it is SO making me jealous as I want to be covered in sawdust and boat project chaos. I miss it terribly and have been living vicariously through their projects.
Sailing Uma: A young couple, Kika and Dan, with great energy and fun loving attitudes! They bought a boat and are planning a big adventure, but first they have a lot of work to do. They’re incredibly smart about how they approach the boats issues.
Life Is Like Sailing: Being completely honest: Alfie won me over with his ginger kids 😉 A lot of his videos are geared towards boating newbies, but he also explains how he maintains varnish or boat systems, and even goes on long weekend trips around Vancouver, Canadia.
Project Atticus: This young couple in Florida does tons of short phone-video updates on projects they’re working on. I can’t tell if he sounds like her, or if she sounds like him (which means they’ve probably been together for a while) but they are definitely hard workers! Their boat is a fixer upper, so I’m excited to see the progress.
Under liquid: An Aussie Biology major who fishes, dives, surfs, and sails. I really like the educational background in some of his videos, and I’m really envious of his “wicked” video editing techniques.