I can smell land! FINALLY Made it to the AZORES ISLANDS!

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Sailing La Vagabonde

2 muaj më parë

#265 "I've never been this sick before..."
It's pretty rough when you have some bad seasickness which you can't escape. Lenny and Riley at the helm as we wrangle some bad weather at the very first stretch of our foray into the Atlantic. The Azores better be worth it!
Bonus: Riley puts on his meteorologist hat for a forensic post-mortem of the journey to the Azores. Every hour and day matters and timing, as you'll see, is so critical to planning and executing our journeys.
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02:06 Brother Mane - Vibin - open.spotify.com/artist/2vC1DrTfUraHejWRM6e9Bm?si=CCzX4xs6SH6tHFKH5PoPHQ
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Sailing La Vagabonde
Sailing La Vagabonde 2 muaj më parë
Thanks for watching! Hope you enjoyed our short but hectic crossing to the Azores. We look forward to showing you these beautiful islands over the coming weeks. If you'd like to see them earlier, would like to catch up with us live each month or you would just like to support the show, check out our support page here: bit.ly/SLVPatreon Thanks again! x
Susan Spencer
Susan Spencer Muaj më parë
Howdy partners! As a former weather and climate prof, I can tell you the updrafts and downdrafts from a few clouds, especially non precipitating, won't be enough to affect prevailing winds. (Unless it's a pretty badass front). Upper atmospheric, lower atmospheric cloud rotations on a grand scale may confuse the air. Hmmmm. Either way, great video, and I think it would be a super fun next step in your biz for y'all to dive into weather. Hugs!!
Captain Mark Gray
Captain Mark Gray Muaj më parë
With this virus 1/2 of the world is out of work and many jobs will never come back. people out of business lost everything they had etc... count your blessings, thank God and get ready for our NEW world.
A Ric
A Ric 2 muaj më parë
Sailing La Vagabonde great bit Riley. Very important. I don’t think most are here for the pretty parts.
Emmy Mularky
Emmy Mularky 2 muaj më parë
Arthur Ellis keemi
Captain Mark Gray
Captain Mark Gray 2 muaj më parë
Go for comfort not for speed = NEVER be in a hurry because that's when most "avoidable" things go wrong including major injuries and death. Comfort sailing also reduces sea sickness too. come off the wind or spill the wind or take the longer but more comfortable course etc... It makes sailing enjoyable, besides, what's the hurry? Always take a lot more food than you will ever need too. Love ya and now you have Lenny so no more running out of food. PS: That's too funny: I wrote this before I saw the end where you talk about comfort sailing etc... At least you learned that lesson. That is why we old salts try to pass on what we learned (often the hard way too), ti save others form our mistakes. Now you are passing on the lessons you have learned. Good 4 U R :-) Welcome aboard :-))) Yes Big R, always pass on what you learn. Every new boater will thank you and you may even save their life or the life of a loved one!
Gossak Gossland
Gossak Gossland 3 ditë më parë
You guys are the most charming bunch on YT & the stowaway is so delightful ,he's like the universal boy. Anyway it's such a pleasure to watch your journey, thank you from the bottom of my heart, you're making this ghastly lockdown scam more bearable
Sam Wiley
Sam Wiley 3 ditë më parë
Love the detailed information! Thank you for sharing your learnings! Keep it coming!
Bill Inns
Bill Inns 26 ditë më parë
Lenny...easy day...
Robert Cowan
Robert Cowan 27 ditë më parë
MrSplithead 29 ditë më parë
Thanks for the lesson, it is worth while to explain these things, so you should have set a course sw correct?
Addam Cao
Addam Cao Muaj më parë
Great video. Really like hearing the not so good parts and what you’ve learnt. Keep it up 👍
Paul Hunter
Paul Hunter Muaj më parë
Yeah, thank for the vid and eatin' up the technical content "mistakes" whatever.
herojh Muaj më parë
I like Riley's segment at the end. I'm always interested in the nav and mechanical aspects of sailing. Perhaps always having that at the end gives folks the option to 'abandon ship' at that time.
Jason Mitchell
Jason Mitchell Muaj më parë
I feel your pain, Elayna. When I was 13, we steamed from San Francisco to Auckland on the QE2, and as soon as we left the safety of San Francisco Bay, we hit huge swells due to the coastal shelf AND a Force 9 gale. We were stuck powering through the gale for three or four days. The ocean was just a dark gray the whole time, and the ship was pitching and rolling all over the place. I sat out on deck (other than coming in to flop in bed) and threw up for at least two days straight. Pots and pans and china were crashing in the kitchen and dining rooms. It was pretty epic. Not scary after the first few hours, but still epic...
Chris Kelly
Chris Kelly Muaj më parë
Love when you explain what the heck you're doing, sailing wise. Riles has grown into quite the sailor.
Kelly S
Kelly S Muaj më parë
The extra information was awesome. So glad everyone arrived safely.
Sydney Bickerstaff
Sydney Bickerstaff Muaj më parë
You should definitely talk more about weather routing at the end of your episodes! It’s super interesting and helpful for people who actually sail 😊
L C Muaj më parë
As a dreamer of sailing and a technical thinker, all your information about sailing is well received by me and I'm sure by many. Thank you for all you do.
Michael Ruhe
Michael Ruhe Muaj më parë
Hi, I like the de-brief at the end very much and I wonder why so many use windy... It never made any sense to me as I am sailing in the mediterranean and if you want to get into trouble, use windy. What are your feelings towards just watching high and low pressure areas and interpretating the weather by yourself? As this is my first comment to you, I am glad that you are still around as I watched you the first time as you had some 200 followers.... good job, good sailing, stay healthy and safe and be the good vibes with you all time! :-)
Joe Radford
Joe Radford Muaj më parë
I have to say I really enjoyed your little weather analysis / lesson at the end Riley. It would be nice to continue that trend now and again and I think adding it at the end of the video is a nice compromise so that those who want to watch on and dig into the technical can do so, and anyone who isn't fussed can leave after the main content :) (but basically you guys continue to rock, keep up the good work, including sharing the "normalities" of not always having the "perfect" or most happiest of days all the time. It's healthier for you to share those moments with us too). We love you guys x
Ben Muaj më parë
loved Riley's how NOT to sail at the end. Props to ya Captain!
funnyglow Muaj më parë
The scenery is so beautiful and stunning.Very enjoyable! Reminds me of my trips where I take the good music like the Guns N Roses, Imagine Draongs or the Delta Parole and then enjoy the powerful feeling of the sea. ¡vamos!
Mark Halbish
Mark Halbish Muaj më parë
Excellent commentary by Riley on his thinking of how to understand and tackle the sea and wind conditions. Goodonya for owning your decisions, learning from them and using it as a teachable moment. Well done mate!
Dein Lawson-Matthew
Dein Lawson-Matthew Muaj më parë
Great video again guys! Riley, also enjoyed the 'learn what not to do' session, cheers big ears.
Mattia Virtuani
Mattia Virtuani Muaj më parë
Hi guys, it's probably the first time that I'm writing to you even though I do follow you since the very first moments (almost). I think I'll write more to you, 'cause I'm seeing that for you it's like something that you value and maybe could be even useful. Btw to answer at your last question Riley, yes I'm really enjoying all the sailing explanation and all the drawings to really let us immerse in what you are living out there in some situation. So thank you guys for everything. P.s. I've also bought one of your great sweaters last year, I'll definitely send you a pic :) p.p.s. I'm a bit in late with the videos, that's why I'm writing a comment here See you!
Elizabeth Flowers
Elizabeth Flowers Muaj më parë
Love the analysis at the end.
Anouk L.
Anouk L. Muaj më parë
A very interesting video ! Thank you to share some technical advices ! ❤️⛵️
Paultschoppmota Muaj më parë
Can't believe nobody spoke about Riley's Dr. Zoidberg impersonation (4:00)
Bryon Ensminger
Bryon Ensminger Muaj më parë
FYI You guys need to give that cat a serious inspection I been watching a lot of these sailing channels and in the last 6 months I have seen 2 other catamarans with one or the other of their hauls cracking of the boat the first one was so bad that they had to tie the haul to the rest of the boat with dinema rope they were on passage from the Galapagos Islands to Hawaii there were about five six days out of Hawaii when they found it in the middle of the night. Due to water on the sole they managed to get the boat to in the port but it was totaled and the other one was getting ready they just went through the canal and they were getting ready to set out across the Pacific heading for Australia and they were doing a big inspection getting ready to go and they found the cracks in the bulkhead between the bulkhead and the haul so might want to take a good look around first chance you get I dont believe they were designed to sail all them miles I think they were desined as a weekend boat or a run around the islands but dont think they are tuff enough for real blue water sailing I was thinking about changing for the room but now believe I'll stay with a monohaul
Bryon Ensminger
Bryon Ensminger Muaj më parë
What you need I'd metal leaders with a swivel on it pretty much everything in there has teeth and o e or two little rub against them teeth and their gone
Bryon Ensminger
Bryon Ensminger Muaj më parë
You need to be in a Marina by the end of October so Lenny can go trick or treating if you guys are heading back to the States I think they do it in Canada to , the whole family needs to get dressed up and go the secret is apartments. Complexes lots of doors close together clean up on the candy
Bryon Ensminger
Bryon Ensminger Muaj më parë
Lenny is a natural born sailor he was born with his sea legs having done that since 9 months before he was born onto your crew
Bryon Ensminger
Bryon Ensminger Muaj më parë
The one big mistake you made was in going all the way across the Atlantic just to give someone you just jet a ride the Europe I mean I'll give someone a ride home from the car if its not too far out of my way but thats a bit much
Lindsay L
Lindsay L Muaj më parë
More predict wind info on your passages! Awesome to see it and then dissect them for others to learn from!
Don Marin
Don Marin Muaj më parë
Thanks for the lesson! I liked the weather info.
Matthew Strydom
Matthew Strydom Muaj më parë
I enjoyed the explanation at the end. Nice to see what you have to go through to plan ahead for a trip.
FLightma' x
FLightma' x Muaj më parë
I believe that this type of info and learnings are really helpful and appreciated by your followers. Maybe you will keep more the graphic info on screen, having your voice in background, than other way around, in order to be more explicit. Life is nothing than a long lesson, stay safe and have fair winds ! PS: pity that you did not sail across Med and Adria sees....
Samantha Levang
Samantha Levang Muaj më parë
I really appreciate the weather and sail trim info. Getting ready to leave for our own travels soon, so the more we can learn, the better. In hindsight, would you have selected one of the low wind days to depart and just hoped for just enough to keep you moving (maybe motor sailing?) or would you have just waited longer for a better weather window?
Darth Vader
Darth Vader Muaj më parë
Hey guys, new subscriber here from South Africa ... love your videos ... love the locations ... love your energies ... love the extra info :) ... stay happy and safe ... much love to all of you!
Daniel Rezende
Daniel Rezende Muaj më parë
Love the informations =]
Steve Stott
Steve Stott Muaj më parë
Great job with the reason for your sail plan . Plus great video again you all . From Steve Stott in Sutherlin Oregon U.S.A.
CRISAPAIXONADA 2 muaj më parë
Medimove 2 muaj më parë
found the extra info really helpful
shpluk 2 muaj më parë
and same lame shit music in the end of the video Riley thank you for the weather update
shpluk 2 muaj më parë
at around 5:00 minutes background music is shit. please don't let your editor to get lazy and use some lame background noise like some "travel vloger" in thailand
Shanuka Uditha
Shanuka Uditha 2 muaj më parë
Happy family,Happy travels...By the way Beautiful spinnaker guys...An Outremer product... XOXO
John Bock
John Bock 2 muaj më parë
Love the weather explanation - keep providing the sailing info!
Sailing Let's Enjoy Life
Sailing Let's Enjoy Life 2 muaj më parë
Hi, make some great videos and shoot wonderful places, I will definitely take a cue from you for my future videos.
TheGuyYouKnowFromSomewhere 2 muaj më parë
Not a sailor but I definitely found that last bit of info super interesting!
Richard Stubbs
Richard Stubbs 2 muaj më parë
You meant to say the waves were more from the NW, not the N or NE ... ? So bearing away to the S didn't help much ?
Thomas Blesinger
Thomas Blesinger 2 muaj më parë
Great Vid as always. Just to let know, I found the info on your decisionmaking very enlightening. Just the kind of questions we always face before setting out. Good to know it is as hard for you as it is for me. I always struggle 😂
Manuel Cabrera
Manuel Cabrera 2 muaj më parë
Hey Riley, Teaching us about sailing is super awesome man. I love your "day in the life" videos. But I really found that last bit about the winds, guts, and waves super interesting. I know zip about sailing so keep it coming! Thank you to all three of you and your video editor for all of the awesome content! Cheers
Carson C
Carson C 2 muaj më parë
Just in case you guys don't realize it... It's there little educational moments in these videos that are 80% why some of us are here. So please do share the tid bits that you learn along the way!
fres kicks
fres kicks 2 muaj më parë
I used to row back in high school and I had mates who used to vomit during physically demanding fitness tests. To stop the vomiting they used to have ginger to equalize the acids in their stomachs; and it worked very well for them. Not entirely sure if it’ll stop the nausea you get from sea sickness but it may stop the vomiting. Give it a try if you want :)
Tweetybird Smith
Tweetybird Smith 2 muaj më parë
Loved it great information
His Eminence
His Eminence 2 muaj më parë
Lessons learned are always very valuable. Thanks Riley!
jcrodriguez197413 2 muaj më parë
Riley, we all learn a little everyday. You just gave me my daily dose. Fare winds
Troy Anderson
Troy Anderson 2 muaj më parë
The most amazing thing is Grug is still around 😂😂
SEDAT OFLUOĞLU 2 muaj më parë
TERRY WOODS 2 muaj më parë
Ok.. I see that you now have lil'people onboard. KNIVES ON A MAGNET? In a sudden impact of water. Those KNIVES will "IMPART GRAVE INJURY" please SECURE them in a child friendly location and manner. Just a thought *Be careful of one another and smile often it's FREE.*
Sailing La Vagabonde
Sailing La Vagabonde 2 muaj më parë
You’re on a motorbike. Don’t offer thoughts about safety from your death rocket.
# SCANNER 2 muaj më parë
amazing video, if you can head to madeira (the pearl of the atlantic )after that
Timothy Watson
Timothy Watson 2 muaj më parë
Loved the technical sailing bit at the end, Riley. Please do more of that if you can, or maybe in a different video. We have only sailed in and around San Francisco and then a bit in French Polynesia, so it’s great to hear how you go about it on the open ocean.
Edward Finn
Edward Finn 2 muaj më parë
Riley, good on ya for sharing the retrospective. But look at the weather on Windy at 18:45.... Just No, don’t head out into that. And J**ze, its like a traffic light, green means go ahead, amber means caution , and red means don’t go!
Sophie May
Sophie May 2 muaj më parë
Very informative bit at the end there, I have never sailed but found it facinating and look forward to learning more from Captain Riley!
Alastair Jenkin
Alastair Jenkin 2 muaj më parë
Hi Riley - I think you are being a bit harsh on yourself in terms of 'mistakes'. The decision making pressures on a skipper are pretty constant and always significant, and whenever schedule, comfort versus speed, forecasts and all the other variables come in to play, there are always different decisions that might have been made when looking back. Learning from each and every sailing experience shapes future decisions (I like your thought that the West to East crossing had raised your threshold beyond, with hindsight, a possibly more cautious decision). In my experience as an Instructor, I find the majority of people miss great opportunities because they rarely if ever test their own boundaries of experience and therefore don't really develop their skills and understanding. Been following the show since the start, and continue to enjoy immensely the truths of sailing you're having. Best wishes
SSstormwalker1 2 muaj më parë
I liked the last bit Riley!
NAGJRC JasonBower
NAGJRC JasonBower 2 muaj më parë
Thanks for the “mistakes” breakdown. As a Commercially licensed pilot we always like debrief that way whenever possible. Keep on living the dream!
Norman A
Norman A 2 muaj më parë
Thank you for supporting Greta ! You are part of A future Nobel Peace Prize Alumni team now MM
Dixon Williams
Dixon Williams 2 muaj më parë
Thanks for the end of video instruction. I've also noticed the down draft and up draft phenomenon but have never been able to understand what causes one cloud to be a down draft and the next to be up draft. Any thoughts on why this happens? We've been sailing 30 years and are still learning. I think that's one of the things that makes it so much fun. Fair winds and keep the videos coming.
Norman A
Norman A 2 muaj më parë
Great video tnx captain and crew!
KiwiGurn 2 muaj më parë
Looks like Rieley has some work up front
aardvarkansaw 2 muaj më parë
important info at the end !
Tooneysdad 2 muaj më parë
Hey Riley: Love your whole lives sailing the world. Been watching you for a year. Quick question: Do you ever run into trees floating just under the surface?? Here, In Seattle, we call em deadheads. Sometimes they’re really large and hard to see. Yes?
Camilla 2 muaj më parë
Love the sailing diagrams to do with the different cloud types. What a great way to show it especially with the boat drawing being your mini la vagabonde
Brooklyn Cochrane
Brooklyn Cochrane 2 muaj më parë
Please keep the informational sections!!! I enjoy seeing the adventures, but love the learning. Thank you for being everyones buffoon. Much appreciated.
Sean 2 muaj më parë
If you're heading west from the Azores, by all means stop by Bermuda. Happy to show you guys around!
Elle Bauchant
Elle Bauchant 2 muaj më parë
I really like the explanation Riley! Great to learn the technical stuff with the visuals, thanks so much! Loving the videos every week 💗🌈
Neil Swart
Neil Swart 2 muaj më parë
More weather briefings please sir. That was great.
Valerie Llauke
Valerie Llauke 2 muaj më parë
interesting thank you Ri!
bguth05 2 muaj më parë
I’ll be everyone’s bafoon 😂 we need more ppl like you Riley!
Davina Noakes
Davina Noakes 2 muaj më parë
The detailed info at the end Riley was fantastic. Keep doing these please.
TheJamesthe13 2 muaj më parë
Liked the weather commentary Riles, had a similar experience 2 weeks ago, but heading north from Lisbon to Gosport. Glad you guys made it ok, but might I suggest that keeping a supply of Stugeron on board would be a good idea?
Quirin 2 muaj më parë
please please please don't be one of those yt-channels with that kind of music :(
Quirin 2 muaj më parë
4:00 onwards
CnCEndeavors 2 muaj më parë
Love the extra info Riley. Please keep them coming - I am trying to learn as much as I can!
Elissa Starshine
Elissa Starshine 2 muaj më parë
Vagabond? Hi from a neptunian missing the seas
Lisha bright
Lisha bright 2 muaj më parë
Really liked the little sailing lesson at the end. Would love to see more
Jakub Bialachowski
Jakub Bialachowski 2 muaj më parë
Great video, keep more of the sailing-knowledge coming! Really appreciated this one! Thanks, and lots of love!
ZowieFawn 2 muaj më parë
Great explaining! My kids enjoyed it.
Thomas Silva
Thomas Silva 2 muaj më parë
Enjoyed the vid. The azores are amazing little island with many adventures to be had and very friendly people. My family is from there and I have been there twice the best time I had on vacation. The land scape is amazing.enjoy. keep making these wonderful vids
Silvia Barberio
Silvia Barberio 2 muaj më parë
I'm not a sailor and don't understand much of it but for some reason I find it very entertaining when you guys talk about sailing and the more technical aspects of it. at this point after having watched loaaaads of your vids I think I've acquired a bit of sailing knowledge hahaha
TO TO 2 muaj më parë
Really good analysis of the wave/wind using Predict and balancing the need for speed with comfort of all aboard. More weather analysis is my preference since your asking . Happy days
Bill Harrington
Bill Harrington 2 muaj më parë
Riles, love the discussion on route planning!
Mad Dog
Mad Dog 2 muaj më parë
what a gem of a kid ❤
Cape CodBob
Cape CodBob 2 muaj më parë
definetly like the xtra weather and why/how you sailed.
Timothy Parsons
Timothy Parsons 2 muaj më parë
Loved the weather analysis. As a pilot, weather has always fascinated me. Excellent presentation about updraft and downdraft clouds. Happy sailing!
Todd Miller-Jones
Todd Miller-Jones 2 muaj më parë
Great explanation at the end! Thank you! Totally makes sense and in line with continuous learning. Never have claimed to know it all and every time out there is knowledge gained. Stay safe all
Oscar Gil
Oscar Gil 2 muaj më parë
You guys are doing 3D sound now! i saw the video with headphones and oh surprise! sometimes I felt lile it was raining on me! Super cool!
Bavarianabroad 2 muaj më parë
The information at the end was great, Riley! And... you should know better having sailed for more than 5 years now :D
Simon Stanyer
Simon Stanyer 2 muaj më parë
Very useful information
Stu Disco
Stu Disco 2 muaj më parë
Really useful info at the end and it is always a pleasure and refreshing to see someone recognising and most importantly learning from their mistakes! PredictWind is a great tool and service, but has to be used correctly and appropriately, not something that can be done easily! Well Done to you all on a successful crossing!
Foresight88ify 2 muaj më parë
Sneaky Sponsor by Corona beers? Or just the only beer I been seeing you drink? :P
Prudensity 2 muaj më parë
Haven’t watched in awhile whose bri?
Thomas Brown
Thomas Brown 2 muaj më parë
I liked that little extra bit of information.
Eli Korcz
Eli Korcz 2 muaj më parë
Loved the advise. I'm getting ready to buy my first sail boat in the next 3 weeks so ill be re watching some of your videos and trying to absorb as much as i can.
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