We just got 22 knots, and I’m telling Riley we need to take a reeve now, babe, come on
Last time here on the east coast of France we anchored at an island called Porquerolle
This morning we set off for a new adventure to a new country
and its a beautiful day
Oh cool there’s a castle up there
Today we were going to Corsica which was about 116 nautical miles as the crow flies
We’d heard tales from other sailors about crystal blue waters and endless castles
It was a place not to be missed and we would be sailing down the west coast line starting at Calvi
We were expecting a max of 30 knots from the West but up until about 2:00 p.m.
The winds were fluky and there was a lot of pulling up and down the sails all morning, but there were dolphins
Yeah
Riley was just grumpy cause there was no wind and now the airs gone cold, and there’s clearly some serious wind coming so we’ve got to hoist the main again
quick lets go
We were so focused on getting the mainsail back up and to get moving again we’d forgotten about our code D
That was still up from this morning
pass me the cranker
This was a big mistake. We should have had it stowed away. We had it blocked off by wrapping
It around a cleat
But only once and the force of the wind was able to unfurl it
We headed downwind but we still had a fair bit of wrangling in order to get her under control
The winds going in a different direction to the waves
It is extremely windy I want to show you something
look at that
Look at that
Brilliant
So yeah, that’s the conditions
And we’re just sitting level it’s amazing. We are probably averaging ten and a half knots I’d say, we’ve got
25 knots
from apparent wind angle is
120 so we are fairly flying along at the moment got a full main up and a full jib so
apparent wind speed of between
17 and 18 and I don’t we don’t need to put a reeve in the main just yet we’re going along quite nicely
we just got 22 knots and I am telling Riley we need to take a reeve now, babe, come on this is ridiculous
17 knots apparent and we’re absolutely fine. There’s some weird hum that happens hey
Riley, we need to take a reeve
What’s that weird hum that happens
I dont know but lets not wait to find out
Yeah, that’s when the boat
babe thats when the bow buries and you’re f*&$%
we’ve snapped.. we’ve got the line off It’s all good
Oh Riles im scared, i dont wanna go 22 knots..
yes you do
no i dont
Oh shit yea
babe no
Thats a big wave right here
Coffee machine, just went mental
I just went to lay down in our hull, because im pretty tired
And there’s just no way I can relax down there, you can really..
Hear all the noises down there a lot better than out here and like at one stage
There was no gravity
and Riley says that’s ok, but it lasted for just so long. I was just floating on my bed and
I couldn’t hear any water sounds on the hull
14 knots
So I’ve just come back upstairs cuz yeah, I don’t like being down there by myself
What do you do when your boyfriend’s the captain
I cant fight him
It was 28 knots. It’s it’s
23 now so like there’s not generally a lot of relaxing going on on any boat in those conditions
We just happen to be going
sailing
17 and there’s a hum, 17 yeah 18
Theres that hum
Alright whats going on guys?
We’re going to take a reeve
Now we’re all really excited here on La Vagabond. I’ve just called out another patrons name congratulations to Emily Hare
We would love to have you on board if you can make it
If 22 knots boat speed it’s not something you’re interested in don’t stress
We usually sit on about 10 knots so yeah, otherwise if you’d like to go 22 knots
I’m sure Riley wouldn’t mind attempting that one again cool. Thank you for your support and yeah Cheers
How was your little nap darling good, i woke up to Riley saying, “get your favourite bottle of wine”
But instead what’s that thing?
Matteiu gave us to going-away present and it is,
I’m not going to try and pronounce it but people from France will understand, It’s local and apparently it’s quite
Sweet like honey
It’s from the Brittany
Yes, its from Brittany, Merci Mattieu
You know me too Well Mattieu this is absolutely delicious, it’s like a
I cant explain it that is so damn good, its like honey and cider, but without the fizziness
A well-deserved drink for the team, we’d arrived in Corsica and had clocked
22 knots as our top speed on La Vagabond it was to be the hot topic of our conversation
for weeks and weeks to come
they’re right behind us
We are just coming into our anchorage now, and there’s no moon tonight, so we’re gonna need a lot
of torches, its gonna be quite scary
I just brushed my hair, this is what happens all the time
Im not used to coming into an anchorage at like 10 knots
So ive got Elayna, — night vision
Ive got her looking out for buoys and
I dunno, It’s way different hey, coming in at this speed
but we’re still in a hundred meters of water, so it’s fine, but it’s just vastly
different to
pottering in at four knots
Thanks for watching join us next time as we roam around the famous town of Calvi

SCARED FOR MY LIFE! Sailing at 22 knots boat speed down HUGE waves (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 105
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100 thoughts on “SCARED FOR MY LIFE! Sailing at 22 knots boat speed down HUGE waves (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 105

  • September 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm
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    I subscribe to about 50 channels. Yours is bat FAR the one I love the most!! Keep up the good work and thanks!!

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  • June 26, 2019 at 9:25 pm
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    Greetings! I appreciate your videos, but I do have to point out that we did not always have Youtube. I would imagine that because you are making a video for all to see that this could be somewhat of a minor distraction, no? I am by no means trying to be snarky. This is just truly food for thought. There was a day when people would hit the high seas and have a few pictures to bring back. I actually appreciate all the informative videos everyone is putting up on Youtube about sailing, but I think we do need to consider just how much of a distraction it potentially is to the boat crew, whether they realize it or not. Peace and Love be with you and yours!

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  • June 28, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    Sailing just starts to get funny with this wind:D

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:19 pm
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    Wow those are some really strong winds , huge waves. Hey you guys handled it that's all that matters. Great team work. Loving life , mother nature's unpredictable moments !!! Love u guys 🙂

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  • June 29, 2019 at 2:49 am
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    Safety first but the thrill of harnessing the wind to travel with the best of your abilities and knowing the potential of your yacht certainly is exciting bravery! great team work, know your limits, super ride and thank you for sharing your adventures with us! Stunning!!! Formidable yachtsman, your parents must be proud! And love your choice of music. 🙏😄🇦🇺

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  • June 29, 2019 at 7:50 am
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    Not sure if you know this now but the humming sound is the boat planning, it happens in small dinghies as well

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  • June 30, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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    Allready in the past but I love watching you 2 &proud of you &pray for you.Love your take on life &have my kids your age doing their things &you 2 are lovely, the baby also.Proud of you.Come see me when you get to Israel☺☺

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  • July 1, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    Omg you guys get the best shots, of the sunrise, the sunset and just amazing views!

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  • July 1, 2019 at 9:32 pm
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    What did Outremer have to say about that? We're all the loads on the rig just fine?

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  • July 3, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    And what’s are reef

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  • July 3, 2019 at 9:58 am
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    Nice run but safety safety safety! Come off that deck in those conditions you arent catching your boat up 😉 Clip on!

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  • July 4, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    When wind and seas are as they are in the video you should both be in safety harnesses when you're on deck.

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  • July 5, 2019 at 2:25 am
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    Fantastic

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  • July 5, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    this channel deserves discovery channel i want watch it on the tv

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  • July 5, 2019 at 11:08 pm
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    u guys should do a boat tour

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  • July 6, 2019 at 11:45 am
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    The need for speed… The humm that you hear is the boat going through what is called hull speed. The boat has reached the desing the boat is capable of going at but faster. in short
    like a jet going through the sound barrier. hope that helps. well done.
    Gerard.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 10:02 pm
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    Impressively fast sailing. Why are you dragging a line?

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  • July 7, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    Honey and cider without the fizz…. Sounds like it could be Mead? Xx

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  • July 8, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    1. Open another browser with youtube and search for "Shark Fin Blues" with the album cover tile.
    2. Start it with this video at 5:30 or so and mute the Vaga volume
    3. Turn up The Drones volume
    4. You're welcome

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  • July 11, 2019 at 6:51 pm
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    How’d y’all find each other??

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  • July 11, 2019 at 11:53 pm
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    É muita loucura esse mar muito bravo,abraço

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:24 pm
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    The Flying La Vagabonde

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  • July 15, 2019 at 2:23 am
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    YEEEEEEEEEE HAW!!!!! What a wild and exciting ride! Looks like the dolphins agreed! : – D

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  • July 15, 2019 at 6:06 am
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    Wow! looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  • July 17, 2019 at 9:30 pm
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    I think what you're drinking is mead. Made from Honey, very sweet. Kinda like cider, but not

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  • July 18, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    I luv your vid's. I wish I could join you guys once in my lifetime. Good on ya. Bless ya ♥️♥️

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  • July 19, 2019 at 4:25 pm
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    With Riley’s hat and sun glasses on, he looks like kid rock lol anyone else see that. Or is it just me.?

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  • July 22, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    Nobody:
    I mean absolutely nobody..
    My dad (in this same situation): Well boys it looks like its a good day to die, lets get it.. yeeha hahah riding 9-10 metre waves like they're nothing

    Absolutely motoring though

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  • July 22, 2019 at 10:31 am
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    Wow ….
    WOW …..
    That was very cool . I can't truly understand how you feel going that fast , but it's way more than just going fast . It takes a lot of skill to handle a Cat that fast and size of the boat . Its like you understand the waves and the boat as one . Not many people live to do that . You can sail your whole life on a boat and never have a chance at going that fast . But you knew what to do ..and that's what Life is all about . Take Life by the Balls and go with it .
    Now on the other side of things , it's very dangerous to push a boat like that and I'm sure you know that already . But try not to do that anymore .

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  • July 23, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    Hi I am from the Philippines. Lenny is so cute.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    Glass jar in a sailboat in heavy seas.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 5:01 pm
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    20 knots isn’t much I’ve gone 60 knots in a boat

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  • July 26, 2019 at 12:28 am
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    There is no closed caption. I watched but what you guys talked about????

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  • July 26, 2019 at 9:13 am
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    Lovely couple….

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  • July 26, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    Chouchenn
    d'armor is a mead made from honey and apple cider… lovely drink, truly delicious!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 3:59 am
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    Ive spent the last month binging as much as the channel as i can 😂 every spare minute i get im watching SLV and i dont have one regret about it! Stay safe out there guys and bring on more adventures!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    WOW, you guys were flying…..

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  • July 27, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    @ 7:38 I don't think it's a good idea to keep knives up like that on a boat…just saying.

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  • August 2, 2019 at 2:40 am
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    I’m so jealous that I actually hate you guys.

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  • August 2, 2019 at 3:35 am
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    Passengers on that passing Holland America Line ship had quite a show if they were watching, but it would have been a bit messy if La Vagabonde had in fact dug in and nose-dived. She is, in the end, a "performance cat" and faster than most other cats in her class, so I understand the exhilaration. I do have have mixed feelings about this vid, it's exciting and you got away with it, but in all honesty, Elayna was absolutely right, that reef should have been taken sooner. I realise it's easy to criticise when you're not there yourself, but maybe some lessons were learned? Some months earlier, Dutch-flagged Lagoon 52 cat "Greatcircle" hit 27.2 knots in 50+winds while on passage from Gibraltar to Ibiza. That was supposed to have been the record, certainly for this class of catamaran, but it does show that catamarans can handle some pretty freaky conditions.

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  • August 3, 2019 at 10:02 am
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    LEGEND EPIC…dd

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  • August 3, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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    How exciting that must have been….I was sitting on pins and needles!

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  • August 6, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    Go for 25 knots fly baby relax all’s good

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  • August 6, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    See if she planes

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  • August 6, 2019 at 9:05 pm
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    Love your channel life’s an adventure

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  • August 10, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    Should u have a life vest on at this point? When outside working the boat?
    I don’t know boats but if u fell overboard.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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    You know you have a fast boat when sailing close haul trim in broad reach/running wind lol

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  • August 11, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    What a life. You are a lucky man bro. Sailing around the world with a beautiful woman by your side… One that could rivial the most beautiful woman from any country you visit on your travels. Must be nice. Lol, even though it sounds like your not from the USA, would that be considered white privilege, to have the ability financially the sail around world? Does White Privilege even exist anywhere outside the US? Probably not lmfao!

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  • August 14, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    The scirocco blows from Africa and blows across elba and corsico coming down at high speed. We raced along the coast 1x with 6 people on a cat. Smaller than yours… I have never before or after experienced such speed. It was too thrilling to be scared.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 11:35 pm
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    Still my favourite episode (105) 22 knots !!!! Wow

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:57 pm
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    what a wonderful thing to do when you are young.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 3:51 pm
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    Hey I’ve seen your films non-stop for a week or so, wondered, have ye considered to soundproof your engine-bay. Just like you would if us had a car – perhaps ye can find that on Google (car soundproof.) it usually quite effectively.. Cheers:)

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  • August 16, 2019 at 2:06 am
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    There’s a lot of professionals in these comments. If you don’t like what they do….simply don’t watch.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Like the music, who is it ?

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  • August 19, 2019 at 1:42 am
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    Clowns at sea… no sailors there… just clowns!

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  • August 30, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    That's a good Chanel nut I don't understand a word of you guys. I need to use the subtitles

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  • August 30, 2019 at 6:42 pm
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    You guys know differently but because of its configuration the med weather at sea is often underestimated by people, tricky when waves are at odds with the wind!

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  • August 31, 2019 at 3:57 am
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    legendary brother;)

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  • August 31, 2019 at 4:14 pm
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    There is always an element of danger. What if the guy falls overboard? Will she be able to handle the situation?

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  • September 3, 2019 at 3:29 am
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    Anybody else notice that black police Catamaran with lights on trying to pull them over for doing 18 in a 6.5 knot channel?

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  • September 4, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    Awesome video guys love seeing all these parts of the world that I haven't been to been to a lot of them but not all of them!

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  • September 4, 2019 at 11:31 pm
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    Could you guys demonstrate how you reef the main. I think some folks might be interested.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 1:32 am
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    EPIC

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  • September 6, 2019 at 1:47 pm
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    Would love to see you guys at Brisbane one day would be great to see LVB in person

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  • September 7, 2019 at 5:13 pm
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    Omg like 2 weeks ago i was literally in porquerolles on a holiday haha idk i find it cool also i know im like super late lol

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  • September 13, 2019 at 8:55 pm
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    This is insane. Did the adults forget there’s a baby on board? You’re in the middle of the ocean if something goes wrong you’re all screwed…the level of disrespect Riley showed Elayna by not caring about her being scared is such a red flag not only as an adult but as a significant other…

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  • September 14, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    Cats can pitch pole, the final factor, hit a swell dig the hull , bury it, come to a stop, ugh, stuff breaks things fly, not good, no do overs, people and boat can get hurt badly

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  • September 14, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    Hey guys always watch ur channel, more like binge.. wish I was there with yous.👍👍

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  • September 15, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Johhny Depp!

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  • September 15, 2019 at 11:09 pm
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    I LOVE the humming hulls!! My hobie hums just before lifting a hull, or better yet if I can hike out and hold windward down to keep both in. I don't know exact cause but it seams to be a differential harmonic forming between both hulls when one is flying a little bit higher than the other. The Hobie makes a whhhhooooo or deep mmmmmmmmm hum, Id love to hear what the LaVaga's big pontoons sound like at full chat. I can only imagine its so loud and being in the salon the sound must be like coming form all around you at once. PS 10kts in 11-12kts of true is EPIC your house flies! Now get a trapeze set up and have Elay hang out in 18 kts flying a hull in your racing house.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    Echoing some of the other comments about a lack of basic seamanship. These are interesting videos, but aspiring sailors should not use them as ‘how to’. And the crew seems largely oblivious to many of dangers around them. Just one example that I haven’t seen mentioned previously: the knives were left on the magnetic strip in the galley. One really hard knock and those things would be flying through the cabin!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    I’ve got to remember to check the upload dates on yalls videos. I keep thinking…. what did they do with the baby.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    The drink is mead.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 5:06 am
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    Frauen nennen es "Todesangst", Männer sagen dazu "Mega Gaudi"

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  • September 25, 2019 at 6:48 am
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    😂
    Hammering along
    Epic

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  • September 26, 2019 at 10:01 am
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    Maestrale

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:32 am
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    11:21 looks like that battlefield 1 map

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  • October 4, 2019 at 12:32 pm
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    So lucky the boom didn’t just knock you overboard.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    I notice that there is a rope with the tail end in the water as if the catamaran is towing something. Could you explain its purpose, thanks?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:35 am
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    I love how far the editing skills have come love you guys so much

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  • October 6, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    omg I started flallowing you guys!!!!may God with You All throught out your Journeys!!! If You ever need a Cook I would do it for free cause the experience and The View Alone Would Be A Dream come true…

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:13 am
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    Where does one get to live the greatest life like this

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  • October 17, 2019 at 5:41 am
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    What's with the globe?

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  • October 17, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    That seems fun with those waves

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  • October 17, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    it's all good when dolphins are around 😛

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  • October 18, 2019 at 4:17 am
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    In other words … nothing worth reporting.

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  • October 19, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    11:02 is that OM i hear playing?

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  • October 21, 2019 at 12:13 am
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    It's all fun and games till you pitchpole your house.

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  • October 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    Riley was listening to OM "state of non return", 18/20 knots ……EPIC…

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  • October 23, 2019 at 5:11 am
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    5:00 Just riding double on a motorcycle, you only think of the person on the back.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 10:40 am
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    Great hull thru water shots . Real action . More hull sliding through the water please . The hull makes everything else possible ! ! Beautiful as a naked lady or a dolphin sliding thru the ocean ………

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  • October 25, 2019 at 2:30 am
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    awesome

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  • October 25, 2019 at 3:17 pm
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    Man love's speed,and big loving xx

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  • October 27, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    Safe is over rated, way to go y’all

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  • October 27, 2019 at 6:36 pm
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    it'll just be the noice of the foils like you get in dinghys

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  • November 2, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    Cool

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  • November 4, 2019 at 1:47 am
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    What an awesome yacht. Best of all worlds. Have a nice slow sail or outrun a cruise ship while enjoying stability. 😮👌👍🇺🇸

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  • November 4, 2019 at 5:24 am
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    10/10 oh and his boat is cool too 🔥😅

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  • November 4, 2019 at 8:16 am
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    are u a master class 5 skipper or better ??

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  • November 9, 2019 at 1:35 pm
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    What’s a reef

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