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#27 Sailing Online video – Stormy Southern Ocean – Sailing South Pacific





Sailing from New Zealand to Tubuai, Australs. Sailing South to discover the westerlies. Starting of the storm in the roaring 40s. Working just before substantial seas with drogue and storm sail. Entering lagoon in Tubuai through the move in the reef.
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30 comments

  1. Epic! At 2:15, rocking and rollin, "Suzie, hold my coffee, film me dropping a drogue"… silly Marvel movies cant compete with this.

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  2. Beautiful Southern Pacific ocean islands. Paradise on earth. Happy sailing.

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  3. Those fish with wings, I’m dying 😂😂

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  4. I’m from San Diego looking for my sailboat now so happy to subscribe hope to see you out there

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  5. What with the tire dragging in the water stern

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  6. How is this the Southern Ocean ? Unless you went south first before turning north toward Tubuai.

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  7. Wooden ships and iron men. Good video. What a difference a drogue makes in a stern sea..

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  8. You guys do it so well – I just discovered this video and was a pleasure to watch as always – can't believe only 259 likes in 92k views, I guess a lot of watchers haven't been in 60kts, 2 up and 3 weeks out – impressed that you still had the enthusiasm to capture it on vid !!! :-)))

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  9. WOW!! Thats so crazy and awesome!!

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  10. had wondered if somehow you had a lifetime of fine weather sailing … this answer's ! Though the skipper and his finely designed and built ES made it look like a cake walk. super shot footage Susan.. most enjoyable .. and again .. compliment time: you both fine specimins.. strong and balanced .. focused and well spoken . Amazing couple !

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  11. I subbed. Remember me

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  12. Wow thats crazy. Well done.

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  13. In 1988 Nicholas Vartzikos crossed the Atlantic with his 38ft steel ketch (which he rebuild by himself in 3 years) single handed and non-stop from Chesapeake Bay to the island of Samos located in the Northeast Aegean Sea. In the Atlantic he encountered numerous storms up to 60kts winds and very high seas, which he dealt with ease like the real sailor he was. Then on the very last part of the journey a few hours away from Samos he was caught up in a storm that only that part of the world can produce. Brutal and unforgiving. He almost sunk. " Ive met Poseidon and he was angry with me" he said to the 10 year old boy that was hanging from his mouth, in awe, trying to absorb every single word that was coming out. That boy was me and I owe to captain Nicholas the deep love I have for the seas! For some reason your video reminded me of him and for that I thank you!
    My own journey back home is yet to be fulfilled but it won't be long now.

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  14. You really capture what it is like to sail in big seas. I had similar conditions from Aruba to San Blas islands. It was great when it was over.

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  15. Wow! Looks like such a great journey. Love seeing how well you handle the situations at hand, your confidence and the way you hold yourself during tougher times really shows your knowledge and you have a great demeanor throughout. Great inspiration, hope to be on that level some day!

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  16. the drogue worked very well and kept you from getting "pooped". thank you for the proper lesson of how to do it right. reefing and a droguea safe passage you are one fine sailor, SIR!

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  17. Great video! I'm wanting to do this in 9 years. What size would you recommend for 3-4 people to live on?

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  18. Apparently Suzie was an excellent welder!  Enjoying your videos.  Appreciate your sharing them here!  Salute!

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  19. Awesome film!  I hope to be next someday.

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  20. In 1987 was in weather like that in Panama on a 32' day sailer…. When we finally got back, I vowed to never wet my feet again.   B-)   Watching the video made me nervous all over again.  

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  21. Definitely one of the better sailing stories posted to youtube. Thus far this has been delightful to watch and I wish you both well.

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  22. Awesome storm footage! Great video. Thank's to share the way I like to live in a couple year, that realy hell me

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  23. Enjoyed more of your videos this evening. You three certainly know how to live. Emerald steel included. Thank you for sharing and seeding my dreams.

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  24. Were we so calm or so dumb, not knowing what we were getting into?? Thanks for watching

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  25. Wow, indeed. This is great stuff! Those troughs are deep and those waves are BIG! We've shot some footage in storms and the video always looks calmer than the reality…So this must have been really scary looking…You two seem so calm! Love the flying fish, too!

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  26. Glad you enjoyed the video. Building a boat requires commitment but if you stick with it, the rewards are great.As for being lucky. Yes, I'm well aware of it! Thankyou for the comments and for watching:)

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  27. Hello again just saw your picture & note on Bruce Roberts website I have a set of his cat plans with intention of buying one more your comments were persuasive re the sprays I only fancied the 55 but its a large undertaking. Your a lucky man to have someone who works with you. Thanks for the upload your note on Bruce's site explains all.

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  28. Good filming how long ago was this. And the first mate is she your daughter, how many crew in all & is the vessel still around?

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  29. Thankyou for thinking highly of the Spray. Not too many people think much of her design these days. ( Gaff rigged, shoal draft and a full keel.) That is exactly what makes her a good passage maker. Thanks again for watching.

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