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Aground! Shallow Drinking water Piloting in the Bahamas Prior to Hurricane Dorian

Numerous of you have been inquiring why we appreciate variable-draft Southerly Yachts. Afterall, we have owned a few of the them during the 30 a long time we have been cruising. So in this most recent video, we respond to your concerns, supplying you our totally biased see on Southerlies 🙂 as we sail from the Turks and Caicos Islands to cruise the shallow seas of the Bahamas, right before Hurricane Dorian hits. We sail in firm with other six other Southerly Yacht homeowners and demonstrate the independence the variable-draft keels give us to explore shoal-draft anchorages and bays that further draft yachts are unable to get gain accessibility to. At the exact same time, we share our procedures for shallow-draft piloting in the islands, no make a difference what your boat draws. The Bahamas is one of our incredibly favourite cruising grounds and in this video we present you why.

– lifting the keel to beach front the boat
– Navigating Hog Cay Reduce Exumas
– Hurricane Dorian Update

Assets for cruising in the Bahamas:

A summary of our cruises via the Bahamas in excess of the a long time.

“The Explorer Chartbooks are the ideal cruising guides we found and are utilised by most cruising sailors in the Bahamas.

Hd downloads and DVDs of the numerous 50 %-hour Distant Shores television applications we filmed about the Bahamas cruises we have designed.

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Principal images by Paul and Sheryl Shard.
More photograpy by Nick Gill.



Current Boat:
Southerly 480 by Discovery with variable-draft swing-keel

Discovery Yachts Team / Southerly Yachts:

Brunton’s Propellers:
Elvstrøm Sails:
Epex Sail Technology:
Seldén Mast / Furlex:
Navionics Charts:
GN Espace Ocean Chef:
Highfield Typical Inflatable:
Honda Outboard:
Integrel On-Motor Generator:
Extremely Anchor (35 kg):
Pantaenius Yacht Insurance:

Get an introduction to the cruising everyday living and sign up for Paul and Sheryl on a leg of their All over the Entire world voyage. Understand more about their Sail Away Months which include the Southern Bahamas listed here:

Items for Sailors! Personal the entire Distant Shores assortment:
All one hundred thirty full 50 %-hour episodes of the Distant Shores Sailing Experience Television set series are accessible as a collectors set as Hd downloads and also on DVD via the Distant Shores web page. The Distant Shores DVD Super Pack box set contains both equally DVDs and bonus Hd downloads. It is fantastic for binge-viewing and tends to make a excellent reward for the sailor in your everyday living! Details and get listed here:


You can also connect with us on:
Business INQUIRIES: distantshores@rogers.com

Thank you for viewing!

Sheryl and Paul


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