Category Archives: Video of the Week

Man Overboard “Happy to Be Alive” after Dramatic Rescue in Clipper Race

Following Derry, Londonderry, Doire’s dramatic North Pacific rescue operation, crew member Andrew Taylor is making a good recovery, with Skipper Sean McCarter explaining to Clipper Race officials:  “Andrew is in good spirits and has been chatting away with his crew, and … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Mast Walk

I guess there is more than one way to go up a rig…

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We featured this movie when it was in its infancy and now after making the rounds and winning awards at international film festivals, Maidentrip will be released on iTunes March 4, 2014. Fourteen-year-old Laura Dekker sets out—camera in hand—on a … Continue reading

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Submarine Interrupts Opti Fleet in Argentina Wow. Quite the mark rounding. We’re just glad nobody was hurt.

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Yachting World has been running an excellent series of videos on storm sailing techniques with Skip Novak. Here’s Part 5: Reefing.

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Here’s an interesting and very well done trailer from a previous Cruising Compass “Website of the Week“, Deep Green Wilderness. The Unknown Sea: A Voyage on the Salish Set sail with Orion’s crew as they voyage to the heart of … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Chasing Shackleton – Episode 3

The series follows a crew of five intrepid explorers led by renowned adventurer, scientist and author Tim Jarvis as they re-create Shackleton’s epic sea-and-land voyage in a replica of the original explorers’ boat, using only the tools and supplies his … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Chasing Shackleton – Episode 2

The series follows a crew of five intrepid explorers led by renowned adventurer, scientist and author Tim Jarvis as they re-create Shackleton’s epic sea-and-land voyage in a replica of the original explorers’ boat, using only the tools and supplies his … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Chasing Shackleton

The series follows a crew of five intrepid explorers led by renowned adventurer, scientist and author Tim Jarvis as they re-create Shackleton’s epic sea-and-land voyage in a replica of the original explorers’ boat, using only the tools and supplies his … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Warm Springs Bay, Sail Alaska 2013

Warm Springs Bay, Sail Alaska 2013: This is Pacific Northwest cruising at its finest!

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Documentary Celebrates Wooden Boats

The craft of building, restoring and loving wooden boats was celebrated Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Vineyard debut of the movie Wood Sails Dreams screened at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society in Vineyard Haven. The one-hour documentary is a New … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Wizard’s Eye Episode 10

Episode 10 chronicles the Wizard’s Eye Expedition’s journey through the Society Islands. Surfing crystal clear waves, swimming with whales, accomplishing a sailboat BASE jump, and finding a perfect BASE cliff in tropical paradise are just a few of the adventures … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Sailing a Volvo 65

What is the new VO65 really like? It’s wet, it’s hand held and shaky, but still gives abetter view than the naked eye when you’re being battered by green water and spray in 40+ knots of apparent breeze. Here are a … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: The Salty Dawgs are Ready!

The Salty Dawgs are congregating in Hampton, Virginia getting ready to leave for the BVI next week and the fleet has ballooned to 120 boats. Wow. Here’s a funny video put together by past participants of the Salty Dawg Rally.

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Video of the Week: BASE Jumping from a Sailboat

Watch out stand up paddle boarding, there might be a new favorite pastime for cruisers… The world has seen some interesting BASE jumps – but this is one of the few in which ‘B’ could stand for ‘boat’. Austrian skydiver … Continue reading

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Here’s episode #9 from the crew of Wizard’s Eye: From the Tuamotu Islands to the Society Islands, the Wizard’s Eye Expedition continues to traverse French Polynesia in search of waves, wind and untapped adventure.

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Amphibious Landing Craft Comes Ashore at Crowded Beach in Russia

A shocked crowd of holiday-makers at a beach near Russia’s western city of Kaliningrad had to make way for a landing craft carrier which unexpectedly slid onto the shore on its air cushion. The video of the incident, taken by … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle, is both sponsoring and leading the American team in this year’s America’s Cup. He spoke to Charlie Rose about sailing, racing, and designing boats.

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Video of the Week: Paradise

What is paradise? The Wizard’s Eye Expedition asks the central question of one of the most sought after destinations on the planet. Live the search with the crew of the Wizard’s Eye.

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Video of the Week: Congratulations Jeanne Socrates!

After many thousands of ocean miles spread over several attempts, the intrepid Jeanne Socrates crossed her outbound path in Victoria, British Colombia early Monday morning aboard her 38-footer, Nereida, to become the oldest woman to sail solo around the world. … Continue reading

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