Have you ever dreamed of dropping the lines and sailing away from it all? Do you spend your time living vicariously through the families, couples, and individuals that do? Well, here is your chance to meet some of the biggest names who are living this dream and sharing their adventures through video.
New to the United States Sailboat Show is the Sailing Channels Booth. Located in Vacation Basin, this booth will host a rotating schedule of some of the top sailing vloggers and new-to-the-scene creators. Stop in and hear their stories, snap your photo with them, and meet other like-minded sailors. Find out their favorite reasons to be at the show, head out and explore, and then stop back later to meet someone new.
This is bound to be one of the most happening spots of the Show. Make your plans today.
2022 Sailing Vloggers
Sailing La Vagabonde
Sailing La Vagabonde is an Australian couple with the dream of circumnavigating the globe by sail boat… initially having no clue of how to sail. They have now sailed over 90,000nm each across many oceans. Through their videos they hope to inspire others to explore alternative options of living and to spread ocean awareness.
Sailing SV Delos
Bobby White first set sail with his two dogs, Maverick and Goose. Together, they traveled the world; showcasing beautiful and exotic destinations all while having a good laugh. Now, Bobby and Goose continue their adventures with some new friends!
Website | YouTube Channel
Odd Life Crafting
Duca and Roberta, are a Brazilian couple that have bought a 44ft steel sailboat (Dinieper Tropic 1200, designed by Joubert and Nivelt) that was neglected on the hard for 22 years in Guarujá, Brazil. They are on the mission of refitting her to travel the world taking their house with them!
Colin spent his life savings from a 10 year career as a Superyacht engineer to buy a hurricane damaged 2012 Lagoon 450 catamaran. Spending months fixing her up with friends, Colin and crew now get her to sail around the world. The next mission – to sail across the Pacific to make it to Auckland, Colin’s home town!
Website | YouTube Channel | Facebook
Brett and Jade Evans are going to sail the world. But first they have to fix their newly purchased, salvaged 2008 Beneteau 49! It’s going to be an long battle with fiberglass….. lol Fortunately they really like working on projects together and they are super excited to be making this boat a home for all their expeditions to come.
Taylor lives an alternative lifestyle; she went from living in a van, to living on a sailboat. She’s always got her guitar by her side and has made lifelong friends along the way. Taylor’s first crew experience with Sailing Doodles in the fall of 2019. It was during this time that Taylor truly discovered her passion for sailing.
After shipwrecking in a storm 100nm off the coast of Hawaii, Captain James is at it again! This time on a HUGE, very heavily-built monohull. He has gone where no other Sailing YouTuber has been (Easter Island, Pitcairn, Fanning Island, Makatea) and plans to round cape horn with the new yacht. James loves to teach, and has a natural easy-to-understand style. Currently documenting live-aboard life during the refit of the Oyster 485.
Sailing into Freedom
Plukky & Margarida are on an adventure to sail to remote places around the world, live off the land where they can and try to keep their footprint as small as possible. It’s all about the challenges they face, the people they meet and take on as crew and the sharing of their way of life which leads to some interesting moments.
David Shih Sails
First we sold everything and sunk it all into our dream boat, a Lagoon 450 catamaran. Then we found out it had broken bulkheads which would cost $100k to fix. The manufacturer refused to take responsibility or even assist so I searched the world for help and somehow connected with Sailing Parlay Revival. I abandoned my family in Texas and sailed across the entire Carribean to Panama to figure out a way to make our boat whole again.
An adventurous couple from Australia bought a sailboat to explore the amazing sites of the world. With zero clue on how to sail, they left our desk jobs, sold everything they had and bolted for Zephyr in the Caribbean. With their followers’ support, this couple share their adventures, hilarious moments and amazing sights from the places they visit.
Website | YouTube Channel
Sailing One Life
Captain Gary and Mer-mate Brooke, just an average couple in their 30’s who decided to quit the 8-5 office grind and experience a simpler life. They bought a sailboat, quit their jobs and decided to see where their journey would take them. As sailing newbies, they are figuring it out as they go. Nothing glamorous, just their story to share with friends, family and anyone else who wants to follow along. Join them as they figure out this crazy, beautiful One Life.
Maddie and Herby of Rigging Doctor hail from Baltimore, Maryland and have been cruising full time in their classic sailboat: a Morgan 45 from 1968. Their past five years of cruising have included two Atlantic crossings and journeys to fascinating unique destinations such as Madeira, Morocco, and Suriname. Their next adventure is a total refit of an abandoned Alberg 30 from 1966. They invite you to follow along!