Plan for YouTube vlog of Our Past Season Sailing to Cuba, Transiting the Panama Canal, and Crossing the Equator

The first of three Cuba videos is up.  The rest will be released in the next several weeks.  I only make visually-interesting, short videos, with lots of cuts based on the sailing we have done. If we haven’t done the sailing or visited an interesting port, then I won’t post a video in our new vlog series season 1 on YouTube.

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The current season has three episodes videos up with more to come. Check out the trailer preview. In 2017 we sailing to Galapagos and French Polynesia. I think there are a lot of popular channels with episode 100, and they have never left their home county and are still fixing their boat, but they say they are sailing around the world. Our vlog will put you in the 31′ sailboat of the round the world trip right away your won’t have to wait until video 500 to see us get on the trade wind circumnavigation route transiting the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal transit is scheduled to be video 9.  The season finale of sailing offshore two weeks for Ecuador will not be released until summer 2017. I expect the first 9 videos will be out before the end of 2016.

S1E0: Trailer for Sailing to Cuba, Panama Canal, and Ecuador

S1E1: Sailing Offshore from New Orleans to St. Petersburg

S1E2: Venice Inlet, Preparing to Sail Offshore to Cuba

S1E3: Sailing to Cuba’s Cabo San Antonio, the End of the Earth

S1E4: Neuva Gerona, Cuba, Sailing to the City Stuck in the Past (not released)

S1E5: Cayo Largo, Cuba, Sailing to Paradise (not released)

S1E6: Providencia, Sailing Across the Caribbean to the Pirate Island (not released)

S1E7: Sailing Offshore to Panama to Shelter Bay Marina in Colon (not released)

S1E8: Detained by Customs in Panama City Airport After Visiting New Orleans (not released)

S1E9: Transiting the Panama Canal in a 31′ Sailboat (not released)

S1E10: Crossing the Equator in a Sailboat with a 5-year-old Fighting Seasickness, Headwinds, and Engine Breakdown (not released)

Subscribe and like videos you have enjoyed and watched. Your interaction with the videos and free subscription on YouTube tells us if it is worth while to keep filming in 2017 and beyond. If there is not enough interest, we will sail, snorkel, and hike more next summer and film less.

Happy sailing and viewing.

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Episode 24: Sailing Miss Lone Star and the Slow Boat’s Trip Across the Equator

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This week I talk about Janna, Sophie, Daly (dog), and my long and winding offshore trip from Panama City to Salinas, Ecuador. We also talk to the Aubrey and Robb Hamic from the Sailing Miss Lone Star YouTube channel and blog about sailing with two young kids and a big dog. They tell about their big expensive gas guzzling trip from Texas to the Florida keys by way of the Mississippi River and the Slow Boat’s home port of New Orleans to the the Florida Keys. After paying $6,000 in gas, they decided to switch from power to sail and got a deal on a big cruising boat in Maine. We talk about home schooling, sea sickness, and keeping the little crew members occupied underway. They tell us about In the bonus episode exclusively for Patreon supporters of the podcast they tell how their dog climbs ladders and how they are outfitting their boat.

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This episode is sponsored by Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream. The Slow Boat crew relied on Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream for their trip to Ecuador. Call 410-286-5270 or e-mail gulfstream@comcast.net so you can find out how their current and weather routing can aid you in your next blue water voyage.

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YOU CAN GET ALL THE BONUS EPISODES IF YOU PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1 TO THE SLOW BOAT SAILING PODAST’S PATREON SITE.  HALF OF THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PLEDGE ON PATREON. EVERY EPISODE SINCE EPISODE 10 HAS HAD A BONUS EPISODE.  PATRONS GET TO LISTEN TO ALL THE BONUS EPISODES.  ALL PATRONS ARE GIVEN THE AUDIOBOOK OF THE #1 SAILING BESTSELLER HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTubeSubscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books.  Finally, have some fun on the water!

Episode 23: Annie Dike Author and Blogger at HaveWindWillTravel.com Interviewed by Linus Wilson

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Annie Dike author of Keys to the Kingdom: A rising young lawyer who found the key by losing the lock, Salt of a Sailor: The true origins of a durable, but not-so-dainty sailor, and None Such Like It: An enlightening voyage through the nine stages of boat-buying grief visited the Slow Boat and told us about how much a Blogger, YouTube sensation, and bestselling author really makes. (It’s less than you think.) She talks about cruising in her boyfreind’s boat in Florida and other crewing trips she has done on other people’s boats. Even if you are a big fan you will learn many things you did not know about Annie.

I talk about the transit of the Panama Canal in the Slow Boat also.  We are in the Pacific now! On the way, I got the honors of informing La Vagabond’s and our line handlers that they were superstars.mast climb

This episode is sponsored by Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream. The Slow Boat crew relied on Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream for their Panama trip thus far. Call 410-286-5270 or e-mail gulfstream@comcast.net so you can find out how their current and weather routing can aid you in your next blue water voyage.

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 YOU CAN GET ALL THE BONUS EPISODES IF YOU PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1 TO THE SLOW BOAT SAILING PODAST’S PATREON SITE.  HALF OF THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PLEDGE ON PATREON. EVERY EPISODE SINCE EPISODE 10 HAS HAD A BONUS EPISODE.  PATRONS GET TO LISTEN TO ALL THE BONUS EPISODES.  ALL PATRONS ARE GIVEN THE AUDIOBOOK OF THE #1 SAILING BESTSELLER HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTubeSubscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books.  Finally, have some fun on the water!

Episode 22: Trey Benefield of Blue Moon Adventures Sails Through a Gale with His Daughter from St. Martin to Panama

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Trey Benefield of Blue Moon Adventures talks about how he wanted to finance his big cruise by buying a boat in the Eastern Caribbean and selling it in Australia for a profit. He talks about the first part of his trip in this episode from buying the boat in St. Martin and his transit of the Panama Canal. His college student daughter was his crew member on this trip and they survived 30 foot waves and gale conditions on their way.

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Trey and his daugher pose in Opinuhoo Bay in Moorea.

You can get $200 off your next luxury, captained charter with Blue Moon Adventures in an exotic location by just mentioning this podcast.  They take sailors of all abilities on the cruises of their dreams. Contact Trey  by e-mail or phone at 865-310-8562.

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This episode is sponsored by Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream. The Slow Boat crew relied on Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream for their Panama trip thus far. Call 410-286-5270 or e-mail gulfstream@comcast.net so you can find out how their current and weather routing can aid you in your next blue water voyage.
YOU CAN GET ALL THE BONUS EPISODES IF YOU PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1 TO THE SLOW BOAT SAILING PODAST’S PATREON SITE.  HALF OF THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PLEDGE ON PATREON. EVERY EPISODE SINCE EPISODE 10 HAS HAD A BONUS EPISODE.  PATRONS GET TO LISTEN TO ALL THE BONUS EPISODES.  ALL PATRONS ARE GIVEN THE AUDIOBOOK OF THE #1 SAILING BESTSELLER HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTubeSubscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books.  Finally, have some fun on the water!

 

 

Episode 21: The Slow Boat Checks into Panama, Port Captains, Immigration, and Agents

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Checking into Panama was not easy or quick.  In this episode, I explain how I and the Slow Boat skipper ended up over $400 poorer and made two trips into Colon over four days and four government office visits including paying an agent. In my experience, both the immigration officer and Cristobal Port Captain refused to process my completed paperwork. I muse whether the government officials financially benefit from boater’s employment of agents to facilitate the check in process in Colon, Panama. I hope they do not, but their behavior suggests they may.

I spent over $50 on internet in Panama to bring episode 20 to you. That does not include my podcast and website hosting expenses. It is not free to create a podcast. Help out if you can.

YOU CAN GET ALL THE BONUS EPISODES IF YOU PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1 TO THE SLOW BOAT SAILING PODAST’S PATREON SITE.  HALF OF THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PLEDGE ON PATREON. EVERY EPISODE SINCE EPISODE 10 HAS HAD A BONUS EPISODE.  PATRONS GET TO LISTEN TO ALL THE BONUS EPISODES.  ALL PATRONS ARE GIVEN THE AUDIOBOOK OF THE #1 SAILING BESTSELLER HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTubeSubscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books.  Finally, have some fun on the water!

Episode 20: SV Sea Wolf Sails with a Dog in the Bahamas, Cuba, Belize, Colombia, and Panama Interviewed by Linus Wilson

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We are podcasting from Panama! The Slow Boat sailed from Providencia, Colombia to Colon, Panama, the entrance to the Panama canal about 250 miles on the 4th multiple night passage since leaving New Orleans on April 29. Get details of the engine blowout 45 miles from Panama and how the crew of the Slow Boat came into port under their own power.

11949400_589335781198604_7616719689819002846_nThis week’s guest is Dominique Truelove of the S/V SeaWolf Sailing and the YouTube channel of the same name. The SV Sea Wolf crew sailed with dog Bear to the Bahamas, Cuba, Honduras, Colombia and Panama before returning to the USA. Next season they’ll be sailing with their new born son. They literally bought a boat and went cruising immediately. Dominique tells about the customs challenges of sailing with a dog, and how they survived a broken forestay in the remote far southern part of the Bahamas.

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This episode is sponsored by Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream. The Slow Boat crew relied on Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream for their Panama trip thus far. Call 410-286-5270 or e-mail gulfstream@comcast.net so you can find out how their current and weather routing can aid you in your next blue water voyage.
YOU CAN GET ALL THE BONUS EPISODES IF YOU PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1 TO THE SLOW BOAT SAILING PODAST’S PATREON SITE.  HALF OF THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PLEDGE ON PATREON. EVERY EPISODE SINCE EPISODE 10 HAS HAD A BONUS EPISODE.  PATRONS GET TO LISTEN TO ALL THE BONUS EPISODES.  ALL PATRONS ARE GIVEN THE AUDIOBOOK OF THE #1 SAILING BESTSELLER HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTubeSubscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books.  Finally, have some fun on the water!

 

Episode 19: 2018 Golden Globe Race Founder Don McIntyre Interviewed by Linus Wilson

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We’re podcasting from Providencia, Colombia in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. We are preparing for the next weather window to take us to Panama.
We talked to Don McIntyre the creator of the 2018 50th Anniversary Golden Globe race. Small stout boats without electrical gadgetry like GPS will engage in the “slowest race in the world,” reliving the famous 1968 race.  Mr. McIntyre think the winner will be alone on the ocean for 8 months or more in the update of the race that made Robin Knox Johnston and Bernard Moitessier household names.
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The 2018 Golden Globe Race Route
Don McIntyre told about some of his past adventures such as his reenactment of the Lt. Bligh’s open boat voyage from Tofu, Tonga to Batavia, Indonesia.
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Below is a picture of Mr. McIntyre and another lover of the sea.
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This episode is sponsored by Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream. The Slow Boat crew relied on Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream for their Panama trip thus far. Call 410-286-5270 or e-mail gulfstream@comcast.net so you can find out how their current and weather routing can aid you in your next blue water voyage.
YOU CAN GET ALL THE BONUS EPISODES IF YOU PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1 TO THE SLOW BOAT SAILING PODAST’S PATREON SITE.  HALF OF THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PLEDGE ON PATREON.  THAT SECOND HALF OF THE INTERVIEW WITH CHERYL BARR TALKS ABOUT VISITING HAVANA AND VARADERO. THIS IS ONE OF MANY BONUS EPISODES AVAILABLE TO PATRONS ONLY. ALL PATRONS ARE GIVEN THE AUDIOBOOK OF THE #1 SAILING BESTSELLER HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTubeSubscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books.  Finally, have some fun on the water!