6 Game of Thrones Sailing FAILS

You will find out the 6 things wrong with the sailing in Game of Thrones (GOT), according to a sailboat captain. He talks about the sailing shortcomings for the epic series and gives a prediction for pirate king Euron Greyjoy in season 8. Who will take the throne? Will it be won on the high seas?

The hit fantasy, HBO series was inspired by the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. Watch and find out what that is. There are SPOILERS for people who have not yet seen seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 of hit TV show. Game of Thrones premiers its final season 8 on Home Box Office (HBO) on April 14, 2019. The final season is scheduled to have 6 episodes.


Clips from
6-10 The Winds of Winter: Dany sails for Westeros
5-05 Kill the Boy: Tyrion and Jorah sail into the Doom of Valyria and get their hands full of greyscale and the stone men
Dragonstone: Dany returns to Dragonstone the seat of House Baratheon and earlier House Targaryen
7-01 Dragonstone: King Euron Greyjoy of the Iron Islands on holder of the driftwood crown sails the Iron Fleet to King’s Landing to woo Queen Cersei Lannister, but he has to get the Golden Company in Season 8 first.
3-01 Valar Dohaeris: Daenerys Targaryen sails to Astapor with her young Dragons to buy the army of unsullied slave warriors
5-08 Hardhome: Jon Snow gets beat back to the row boats with Tormund as Night King turns Karsi and many of the wildlings and the Night’s Watch into wights
2-09 Blackwater: Stannis Baratheon’s fleet led by the Onion Knight Davos Seaworth attacks King’s Landing. Tyrion burns the attacking ships wildfire.
Game of Thrones | Season 8 | Official Trailer (HBO)


Thumbnail Pilou Asbaek in photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

The narrator draws upon his watching of the series and his listening to the complete unabridged audiobooks of George R.R. Martin. Those books are

Below are the books that the narrator listened to prior to recording this video:
A Song of Ice and Fire Series
A Game of Thrones (Book 1)
A Clash of Kings (Book 2)
A Storm of Swords (Book 3)
A Feast for Crows (Book 4)
A Dance with Dragons (Book 5)
Winds of Winter (Not yet released Book 6)
A Dream of Spring (Not yet released Book 7)
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones
Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History)

Sailing ships, sailing dinghys, fishing boats, and row boats are some of the fastest ways of getting around the the Seven Kingdoms and Essos. Will the Iron Throne of Westeros be won at sea? King’s Landing sequences were filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

A non-exhaustive list of characters featured in the clips or mentioned in the narration were the following (and the actor who played them in the HBO TV show) were:
Tyrion Lannister, (Peter Dinklage), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), Varys (Conleth Hill), Lancel Lannister (Eugene Simon), Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham), Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman), Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan), Tormund (Kristofer Hivju), Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson), and Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)
DAVID BENIOFF – Executive Producer
D.B. WEISS – Executive Producer


We corresponded with HBO and Cinemax PR about the making of this video about sailing in GOT. Any errors are those of Linus Wilson,Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC alone.

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