TheSailingChannel co-produces "Adventures in Sailing" with public tv station, WPBT2, Miami. The half-hour series presents classic and critically acclaimed films that capture the magic and adventure of sailing. The series originally test aired on WLIW21 NY Public TV as "Sailing Channel Theater" during summer 2009, reaching nearly 200,000 viewers.
In Episode 107, show host Tory Salvia introduces extended excerpts from Hollywood cinematographer Bob Steadman's cruising lifestyle documentary, "Cruising with Bettie: L.A. Bahamas.
When you're a Hollywood cameraman and sailor, hopefully the two skills will meet. When Robert Steadman retired from feature-film gigs like James Bond, Blue Lagoon, and Treasure Island, he finally cast off the lines of his 1978, Cascade 36 cutter, "Bettie," with no return date on the calendar. Luckily for us, Bob just couldn't leave his camera at the dock. The result is "Cruising with Bettie: L.A. to the Bahamas," a first hand look at the cruising lifestyle. Joining Bob is Kaye Nottbusch, a Hollywood custom designer turned canvas maker and sail mender.
Together, the couple take us on a fast paced cruise down the west coast of Mexico, Central America, and through the Panama Canal with many interesting stops along the way. Once in the Caribbean, Bob and Kaye cruise up a jungle river, explore a reef-bound wreck, avert near disaster at an anchorage, Hookah dive in pristine waters, and enjoy a classic Bahamian sailing regatta.
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