A Safe Place for Tropical Storm Season

Boaters often insist on moving their boats to large rich countries like New Zealand, Australia, or the USA during cyclone or hurricane season. None of these places are ouside the tropical storm zones. Being in the developed world is no guarantee against tropical storm losses as these Texas boaters found after Category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall.

Our first sailboat was housed in a marina in New Orleans that had a lot of vacancies because all the sailboats there were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.

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Top 10 Sailing Vlogs by Subscribers: La Vagabonde, SV Delos, Gone with the Wynns, and More

We count down the top ten sailing vlog channels by subscribers. These are sailors sailing the seven seas, crossing the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and cruising the Caribbean and the Mediterranean Seas. This is hosted by the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast host Linus Wilson. He has interviewed the creators of Sailing SV Delos, White Spot Pirates, Sailing Doodles, Wicked Salty, Sailing Miss Lone Star and many more.

Videos Featured:

#10 Chase the Story
It doesn’t get better than this!! Sailing the Pacific – Chase the Story 43

#9 Sailing Uma
The Reality of Living Minimally on a Sailboat in the Caribbean — Sailing Uma [Step 84]

#8 Sailing Nandji-Frothlyfe
Sailing Nandji – Ep 44, Ship Wrecks & Pina Coladas

#7 Wicked Salty
BUYING A SAILBOAT – The Entire Process

#6 Sailing Doodles
Sunday Funday in Key West – Sailing Doodles Episode 44

#5 White Spot Pirates
UNTIE THE LINES III #06 – Chaos And Creation

#4 Ambient Real Life
SSL 91 ~ Time to go Sailing, ‘SOPHISTICATED LADY’ Style! (in 4K UltraHD)

#3 Gone with the Wynns
Mission Panamania 02: Operation Nassau to George Town (Sailing Curiosity)

#2 Sailing SV Delos
Ze Germans are here! Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 132

#1 Sailing La Vagabonde
I Crashed our Boat in the Marina, Way to Make an Entrance! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 101

Subscribe to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail the Marquesas.
We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to Cuba

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.
Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson
Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Check out http://www.sailing-channels.com to learn about all the great sailing video creators on YouTube!

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music by http://www.BenSound.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

 

Free Boat Show Seminar of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time

You don’t have to pay for an expensive hotel, drive of fly hundreds of miles, and pay for a seminar. You can unlock the secrets of the bestselling How to Sail Around the World Part-Time by watching Linus Wilson’s only public talk about his book to date of his book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time. Watch to take the next step to casting off the dock lines on your round the world voyage.

Kicked Out of Ecuador by Customs Slow Boat Sailing S2E1

Captain Linus has to miss Thanksgiving and Christmas because Ecuadorian customs only gives the boat a six-month extension. That means the boat cannot stay in Ecuador for the full teaching year. Linus flies from the New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Miami (MIA) to Guayaquil (GYE) on American Airlines over Thanksgiving break to prepare and splash the boat for the Pacific Crossing to the Marquesas. The Slow Boat has been hauled-out in the Puerto Lucia Yacht Club for five months. The boat is put back in the water by the travel lift. Linus buys diesel, gas, and changes the antifreeze on the boat’s Yanmar diesel engine. Linus deals with battery issues, and the boat has rusted due to the lack of rain and desert climate of the Santa Elana Peninsula of Ecuador.

After returning to Louisiana teach the last week of classes, Linus repeats the trip and is joined by Ben and Sahia for the 3,500 Pacific Crossing. He buys a new life raft watermaker (desalinator) because the eBay ones are so overpriced and usually have bad membranes. Janna and Sophie will not be coming on the trip and the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast episode 29 guests Ryan Horsnail and Tasha Hacker of the Chase the Story YouTube Channel and Turf to Surf blog convinced Linus that it would be impossible to sail with the toy poodle Daly because of French Polynesian regulations prohibiting dogs from leaving the boat to fly back to their home country without at least a month’s observation in Tahiti.

The Slow Boat has just over a month to sail the 3,500 nautical miles to Hiva Oa from La Libertad, Ecuador. There would be no time for the extra 700 nm to Tahiti or a month’s quarantine.

Sahia, Ben, and Linus depart the yacht club and sail west overnight. The crew gets seasick and headwinds make them turn north of the rhumb line or the great circle route to the Marquesas.
Subscribe to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail to Tahiti.
We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.
Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson
Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com
music by http://www.BenSound.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

Ep. 37: Mayday! Shipwrecked on a reef in the South Pacific. Dan Govatos of www.adventuresofatribe.com interviewed by Linus Wilson on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast

A few weeks ago the crew of the Tanda Malaika crashed onto a reef near the southern tip of Huahine in the Society Islands of French Polynesia. The family of six was rescued by helicopter and their 46-foot Leopard sailing catamaran was a total loss. Indeed, they are required to pay to tow their wrecked boat out to sea. Linus, Janna, and Sophie met the Tanda Malaika crew days before the wreck in Papeete, Tahiti. Linus Wilson talks to the skipper and dad Dan Govatos about the accident.

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Linus outlines three decisions that he believed contributed to the wreck.

  1. They should not have tried to enter an unfamiliar harbor at night. In daylight they could have seen the breakers. An overly optimistic sailing plan ran late, and Mr. Govatos did not heave to or turn around when they were running late. They hit the reef more than three hours after sunset.
  2. They had too much faith in unreliable electronic charts. In the final seconds, depth sounder readings were ignored.
  3. They were too close to shore. 200 foot depths in the South Pacific are too close to shore especially at night at an unfamiliar landfall. The sea is steep and the difference between 200 foot depths and exposed reef can be less than one-hundred feet in many places. His decision to hug the reef was do to the rough seas, which could be expected from the pre-departure forecast of 20-25 knot winds.

Many cruisers in French Polynesia make the first mistake according to Linus, but few pay as steep a price as Mr. Govatos and his family. This is a sad story and our hearts go out to the Govatos family in this difficult time. The podcast’s episode 37 Patreon revenues are being donated to the GoFundMe campaign to help the Govatos/Willis family pay for the sinking of their boat and their flights back to the USA.

Pictures are reproduced with the permission of Dan Govatos, Adventuresofatribe.com

When they were salvaging the wreck the Tanda Mailaka was on the reef at 16 degrees 49’41” South and 150 degrees 59″41″ West on the southern tip of the reef of Huahine.

Below is a video with Dan and his children filmed just before the shipwreck:

Catch my boat show seminar mentioned in the podcast about my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time.

Our boat has a heavy duty Mantus anchor swivel, Mantus anchor, and a Mantus chain grabber. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15. Linus Wilson speaks to Deneen Taylor of Mantus Anchors about the Mantus anchor swivel.

Mantus Anchors is our first corporate sponsor on www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas,

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017