Bears, eagles, whales, seals, salmon, and icebergs. There is still a place in America where nature rules. Where glaciers gleam like jewels set into majestic mountains, where ice-fed waterfalls plummet from tidewater glaciers, where the spirits of ancient ancestors linger in the mist. Where their signs can be seen on rock cliffs near the bones of their great wooden lodges, their weather-worn totems still standing guard in virgin forests. The inside passage, from Washington state in the U.S. up the coast of Canada, to Juneau, Alaska is a waterway window into the past with majestic scenery and hidden anchorages where time stands still. Sail with skipper Dave Perdew on Irish Rose as novice and experienced sailors join him on different legs as they cruise the famed inside passage.
Irish Rose is a 40 foot Bob Perry Design 1979 cutter completely refurbished for adventure sailing in the high latitudes. She tows a 15 foot RIB with 50hp outboard for exploring narrow channels where a larger boat can't go.
A short impression of an island hopping trip in the Caribbean on board De Eendracht from Sint Maarten to the British Virgin Islands, Jost van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, The Baths, The Bitter End and Saba back to Sint Maarten. An incredible sailing trip, best enjoyed with a tropical cocktail in hand.
Shot with a Sony Z1, edited with Premiere Pro CS3.
A film by Paul Burgess
From the southern tip of Africa, sail northwest across the Atlantic to the Caribbean island of Grenada, aboard the 50 foot catamaran, "Suliere," on her maiden voyage. Find out what it's like to sail one of the world's longest ocean passages. Your port of departure is St. Francis in South Africa then onto Cape Town for final commissioning. Once underway, stop in the middle of the Atlantic on the famous island of St. Helena where Napoleon was imprisoned before making the final passage to Grenada, gateway to the exotic Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. Through this documentary, learn and feel what it's like to live the dream of long range cruising under sail.