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Crossing The English Channel On A Small Catamaran | Sailing Kittiwake – Ep. 3





In this episode, filmed in June and July 2017, we cross the English Channel at its widest point, from the Isles of Scilly (UK) to L’Aber Wrac’h (France), on our 26ft catamaran and continue our sailing adventures in Brittany through Argenton, the Chenal Du Four, and Camaret-Sur-Mer.

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36 comments

  1. Great to see such a nice voyage through a wonderfull sailing area. Inspiring too! Video well done.

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  2. Nice Video! I like your idea of doing it the cheap way instead of working for 10 more years to buy yourself a bigger boat.
    What sailing experience did you have before buying the boat?

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  3. Really touched at how you thought about what happened. Please don't for a moment blame yourself for what happened to the lifeboat man – you did absolutely the right thing to call them and you might have saved some lives by doing that. And I think you were unlucky – I have been sailing for many, many years and never had an experience like this. Great video.

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  4. Good vid and Good crossing tactics. Do you pull up or rotate your outboard so your prop is out of the water while sailing?

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  5. Another wonderful video, guys. Keep up the great work!

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  6. Great work guys.  Careful with Rayban Aviators sunglasses.  I lost a few pairs in my first year of sailing.  They tend to slip off easily when bending over.  Decathalon sell great value elastic strap, high UV wrap arounds.  Save the Raybans for land.

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  7. Gently lovely!

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  8. Love your music choices! Where can I find a similar playlist?

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  9. I like these vids only down side is elena saying "erm" before anything she says every episode.

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  10. Very very good. Thanks for posting.

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  11. Nice videos. Keep up the good work!

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  12. hi guys I’m glad I found your channel I’m lovin your videos. What a cool little boat you have! I was wondering if you plan on adding some kind of Bimini for shelter as you get to the hotter climates?

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  13. Just found your channel – hope to follow in your wake once we are ready prepping our boat – great vids and looking forward to the next – thanks

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  14. Great stuff 🙂 That really is the trip I'd like to do next year. Looking forward to the next installment. Over & out SV Avalon… Subcribed

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  15. Great crossing!

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  16. May I ask as to why the storm jib was not full during filming, was that intentional or were you staying that close to zero? Also do you have a spinnaker? I will go back and have another look at you boat tour! I subed and shared, great vids! Also winter in Sicily,

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  17. I like the soothing music in your videos.
    It goes well with the moments you realize it was ok to not have to talk through.

    I crossed the English Channel once on a ferry from Calais to Dover. I was stationed in West Germany in the US Army and I got a 4 day pass and took a long weekend Bus Tour to London. I used to try to buy a hat that was specifically identified to each country I visited back then. When I visited Paris I bought a French Beret. IN Germany I bought a green felt German Hunters hat with the big brush on the side. In Spain I collected a Flamenco Dancer's hat. I visited the Island of Crete and so got a genuine Greek Fisherman's cap.

    Now guess what type of hat I bought when I visited London.

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    Yes, as soon as i got settled into my hotel and figured how to use the " Tube " I whisked off to Harrods Department Store
    and i bought a genuine " Deerstalker Cap ". I am sure Mr Holmes would have considered my choice quite elementary.

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  18. Great work! Thanks. I'm curious what is the fastest you have had the Kittiwake going?

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  19. Another Great video guys! You guys are inspiring me to hurry up and get my Cat finished and get out there.

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  20. Is the month up yet, is there a new video soon, it's great that you are so informative with your sailing and it's techniques, my kids shared some music with me,
    'X X I X pillow talk' should find it on you tube its become an ear worm now. Cornwall is wet and autumnal bodmin moor where I live is full of sloes, back berry and nuts. I trust the weather is with you, be safe.
    Regards
    Rossington

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  21. Gret video Elena and Ryan! Good luck on your continuing adventures. Fair winds! Chris & Rossella 👍

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  22. Sweet video. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Great video and interests to see some places I have yet to explore. Not being picky but I could not help but notice your shroud bottle screws have no seizing wire or split pins to stop then coming loose. Might be wise to do that as, from experience, under tension they do loosen. Safe passage and look forward to more videos. Andy. Sussex, UK

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  24. Wonderful video, more please, and thank you

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  25. Nice Chenal Du Four passage eh! Trying to place your accents. Where are you guys from? Never mind. I just went to your blog and found out! Ciao Elena.

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  26. Nice music, nice insight into your passage. Did you eat? Ha

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  27. Nice video. Did you calculate a course to steer taking into account the tide crossing the Channel, or did you just point at NW France? Good luck for the rest of your voyage.

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  28. Hello! Lovely to "see" you both. So very well done for all your achieving! xx

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  29. hi great videos love to see a cat like that in action

    some audio issues where recordings are much louder than the edited audio

    also throw that dinghy on deck, you go faster

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  30. Hi 🙂 I stumbled onto you guys on Insta, so cool and very inspiring! Looking forward to following your adventures. I found a saying on another blogg, "Never buy a sofa !"… that's when you end up in the trap… 'cos then its the TV and the fridge etc etc = Freedom gone and you're just a 9-5 slave… I unfortunately landed myself in this trap but am working hard to escape 🙂 All the best wishes to you both from a weekend sailor stranded in Norway 🙂

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  31. First comes the music, next comes the bikinis heheheheh…🤣😆
    You're going well you two ejoying the vids.

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  32. Congratulations to you both on your first safe Channel crossing. Much better sound handling and super views – thanks. English Channel has one the world's busiest Shipping lanes, so good hear you crossed them without incident. Do you have AIS? It's a great safety device and an essential Nav Aid for long distance passages. Safe journey and happy times.

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  33. Excellent start to your adventures. I'm not normally a fan of music on sailing videos, but the songs you chose really matched the mood. The places you stopped off at look lovely.

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  34. Really enjoyed your video. Looking forward to the next one. Fair winds!

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  35. Excellent. Shows what you can do with a simple boat. But you need to fiddle with your slots a bit. The staysail was collapsing the genny 🙂

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  36. smackkkkk

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