The Sailing Life

  1. Genre: Sailing documentary
    Format: HD Video
    Length: 56 minutes (Part 1+ Part 2)
    Rating: G

    Also available in its entirety at Oyster Yachting http://www.oysteryachting.com/baja-ha-ha-documentary.html

    "Gales, Whales and the Baja Ha-Ha" is a sailing documentary video depicting the events surrounding the Baja Ha-Ha XVI (Oct. 25-Nov. 7, 2009).

    The film follows the 750-mile course of Baja Ha-Ha race to the cape, which begins in San Diego, California and ends in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. With normal scheduled stops in Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) and Bahia Santa Maria, the fleet gets in some rest and partying at the layovers. The class of 2009, which was the setting of the documentary, experienced unusual circumstances. Leg one of the race got underway in mild conditions but forecasted bad weather hit the sailors on the second and third day as winds of 25+ knots and waves topping 25 feet hit the fleet. In addition to the gale conditions, a rare close encounter with whales caused the sinking of one of the vessels, a J/120 sailboat. The video includes a segment of the actual Coast Guard footage from the helicopter showing the rescue of the five-person crew who drifted at sea for four hours in their life raft..

    The film provides tips on how to prepare for the cruise, what works, and what to expect along the way. The video depicts life aboard a 1977 Islander 36, "Freedom Won" as it races to the cape.

    The annual event, founded by Latitude 38 magazine, set a record for the number of boats registered. In the class of 2009, 165 boats and 601 sailors participated (crossed the starting line).

    The musically rich video was filmed in HD format and features the trop rock music of Dave Calhoun and Gene Mitchell.

    (Release Date: 4/15/2010)

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  2. Genre: Sailing documentary
    Format: HD Video
    Length: 56 minutes (Part 1+ Part 2)
    Rating: G
    Release Date: 4/15/2010

    Also available in its entirety at Oyster Yachting http://www.oysteryachting.com/baja-ha-ha-documentary.html

    "Gales, Whales and the Baja Ha-Ha" is a sailing documentary video depicting the events surrounding the Baja Ha-Ha XVI (Oct. 25-Nov. 7, 2009).

    The film follows the 750-mile course of Baja Ha-Ha race to the cape, which begins in San Diego, California and ends in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. With normal scheduled stops in Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) and Bahia Santa Maria, the fleet gets in some rest and partying at the layovers. The class of 2009, which was the setting of the documentary, experienced unusual circumstances. Leg one of the race got underway in mild conditions but forecasted bad weather hit the sailors on the second and third day as winds of 25+ knots and waves topping 25 feet hit the fleet. In addition to the gale conditions, a rare close encounter with whales caused the sinking of one of the vessels, a J/120 sailboat. The video includes a segment of the actual Coast Guard footage from the helicopter showing the rescue of the five-person crew who drifted at sea for four hours in their life raft..

    The film provides tips on how to prepare for the cruise, what works, and what to expect along the way. The video depicts life aboard a 1977 Islander 36, "Freedom Won" as it races to the cape.

    The annual event, founded by Latitude 38 magazine, set a record for the number of boats registered. In the class of 2009, 165 boats and 601 sailors participated (crossed the starting line).

    The musically rich video was filmed in HD format and features the trop rock music of Dave Calhoun and Gene Mitchell.

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  3. Genre: Sailing documentary
    Format: HD Video
    Length: 56:29 minutes (Part 1+ Part 2)
    Rating: G

    The Pacific Puddle Jump sail rally is an annual migration of private sailing yachts leaving various ports on the West coast of the Americas. The uniting mission of the rally is that all vessels are bound for French Polynesia to arrive in April, May or June.

    The Puddle Jump video documents the 2009 Puddle Jump seminar held at West Marine in San Diego on Oct. 24, 2009 prior to the Baja Ha-Ha. Andy Turpin, managing editor of Latitude magazine, and Clark straw of s/v Final Straw provide advice, tips and a veteran voyager's perspective on the event. Turpin who has been an active Puddle Jumper since the beginning was tagged with the moniker "Mr. Puddle Jump."

    The video features the trop rock music of Eric Stone and the images of French Polynesia from Tahiti Tourism.

    (Released 2/6/2010)

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  4. Genre: Sailing documentary
    Format: HD Video
    Length: 56:29 minutes (Part 1+ Part 2)
    Rating: G

    The Pacific Puddle Jump sail rally is an annual migration of private sailing yachts leaving various ports on the West coast of the Americas. The uniting mission of the rally is that all vessels are bound for French Polynesia to arrive in April, May or June.

    The Puddle Jump video documents the 2009 Puddle Jump seminar held at West Marine in San Diego on Oct. 24, 2009 prior to the Baja Ha-Ha. Andy Turpin, managing editor of Latitude magazine, and Clark straw of s/v Final Straw provide advice, tips and a veteran voyager's perspective on the event. Turpin who has been an active Puddle Jumper since the beginning was tagged with the moniker "Mr. Puddle Jump."

    The video features the trop rock music of Eric Stone and the images of French Polynesia from Tahiti Tourism.

    (Released 2/6/2010)

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  5. Genre: Sailing Documentary
    Format: SD Video
    Length: 52:18 minutes
    Rating: G

    "Windows of Wonder" documents the voyage of Allie's Song to Desolation Sound in British Columbia in October of 2007. This musical and personal cruising video was filmed in the Gulf Islands, British Columbia and covers stops in Poet's Cove, Pender Island; Snug Harbor, Bowen Island; Pender Harbor, BC; Refuge Cove, BC; Squirrel Cove, Cortes Island; Prideaux Haven, BC; Toba Wildernest Resort, BC; Point Roberts, USA.

    The voyage departed from Allie's Song's home port in Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham, Washington and sailed up Georgia Straight to the Gulf Islands. After four days, Allie's Song reached its destinations in Desolation Sound, a somewhat remote and astoundingly beautiful archipelago of inlets and islands. It is all part of the Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park.

    The trip was marked by a variety of conditions: good sailing weather, currents, strong winds, calm, fog, rain, cold and sun.

    (Released 3/1/2008)

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The Sailing Life

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The Sound of the Sea

My soul is full of longing
For the secret of the sea
And the heart of the great ocean
Sends a thrilling pulse through me

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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