Thursday, December 23, 2010

Some great videos

I've been searching around Vimeo for sailing documentaries and stumbled across a few good ones I'd like to share. These offer a great glimpse on what it is like to cross oceans on a small sailboat, all of the good and bad things.

This one starts off a little slow and disjointed, but eventually follows a couple crossing the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean.

Blue Water (part one) from Richard Gooderick on Vimeo.

Blue Water (part two) from Richard Gooderick on Vimeo.

These are segments from what will be a full length documentary about a guy near my age who buys a small boat (26 foot Contessa) and sails from Holland all the way back to his home in Australia. While my inspiration to fix up and sail a boat is a bit different than his, I can relate a lot to him.

Trailer for the full length:

Between Home (documentary trailer 2010) from nickj on Vimeo.

Segments from the movie:


Pat said...

Just found your blog, and spent the last hour or so reading through the whole thing from the beginning. Its nice to see someone my age dreaming about cruising - and actually making progress!

My goal is a little further out than yours - I need to finish college, save and buy a saltier vessel (currently sailing a SJ24).

Good luck and keep up the good work.

-Pat from PNW

Erick said...

Thanks for reading Pat! I wish I had committed to this while I was still in college. It would have changed my spending habbits and I would probably be out there by now. Hope to see you on the high seas some day.