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She is the daughter of a sailor Both yachts and RN She came to me fully trained she can hold a course,  cook good food on one ring, loves rowing, can double declutch a land rover and ha

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3 hours ago, dylan winter said:

And this

Sign of the times

Vloggers giving up the video business

That was more depressing than rewatching Koyaanisqatsi, mainly because it was less kitschy than a twinkie production line and therefore more difficult to dismiss.

In my Misspent Youth (tm) I entertained the happy fantasy that I could cover my film and camera costs and perhaps make a little money selling stock photography.  I sold a slide or two and got millions of views on Wikipedia before realizing that the pie was shrinking and had never been big enough to support more than a lucky and privileged few, the firstest with the mostest, who happened to crack the code before anyone else.  Some things never change.

I am struck more than anything though by the technical, artistic, and storytelling qualities of the brief clips in the compilation.  Real artistry there.

So now we know that the window has largely closed and sailing videos are an amateur medium with no profit potential.  Is that bad?

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2 minutes ago, 2airishuman said:

So now we know that the window has largely closed and sailing videos are an amateur medium with no profit potential.  Is that bad?

Not in my mind.

The fact that people have a desire to do certain things in no way implies that they have a right to make money from doing those things. If there's a demand, it will be filled. If there's an oversupply, and IMO there is by the very nature of YouTube, then the higher quality productions keep getting views, provided they're doing something interesting. The others, the dreams die and they have to turn to other activities.

I like watching the 'Cruising the Cut' vids but there's no way at all I'd watch the van life ones from the same man.

I also wonder how much RAN Sailing has dropped viewer numbers now they're basically going nowhere. The last one was mainly about how their diesel heater had shagged itself and it was cold in the boat.

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1 hour ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

If there's an oversupply, and IMO there is by the very nature of YouTube, then the higher quality productions keep getting views, provided they're doing something interesting. The others, the dreams die and they have to turn to other activities.

I don't think that quality is what gets views. Mass appeal gets views, so plenty of tits gets more hits than exquisite landscape.

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2 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

I also wonder how much RAN Sailing has dropped viewer numbers now they're basically going nowhere. The last one was mainly about how their diesel heater had shagged itself and it was cold in the boat.

 

I don't think that's uniquely a RAN problem.  I think they've all had that to a greater or lesser degree.

-Delos spent 6 months partying on a beach and getting groceries.

-Wynns spent 6 months rescuing kittens.

-The Magic Carpet folks spent 6 months stuck in nowheresville, France.

-Somebody else was stuck in the St. Martin lagoon.

While its better now, no-one is really going anywhere yet.  Most of these folks will be stuck until after the hurricane season.  Get ready for lots of water maker maintenance videos.

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1 hour ago, Lurker19 said:

I don't think that's uniquely a RAN problem.  I think they've all had that to a greater or lesser degree.

Yes I agree. And there's only so much 'fettling' and actual boat building I can bear to watch. A lot of it reminds me far too much of hard dirty work. A bit like working on the wiring behind the dash of my Subaru - I don't want to do it and I most definitely don't want to watch someone else doing it.

But I'm not trying to maintain a cash flow from Patreon and others to fund my lifestyle.

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51 minutes ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

Yes I agree. And there's only so much 'fettling' and actual boat building I can bear to watch. A lot of it reminds me far too much of hard dirty work. A bit like working on the wiring behind the dash of my Subaru - I don't want to do it and I most definitely don't want to watch someone else doing it.

But I'm not trying to maintain a cash flow from Patreon and others to fund my lifestyle.

FKT

The combination of youtube algorithms and its love of bikininis and 4 x a month newness and the patreon system of coughing up per film regardless of quality has had a deleterious effect.

It has spurred creativity when attempting to turn an oily sump into a whole episode with sadness, happiness, despair, joy and bad advice.

Never did like patron.

 

The dollar per film.... or one pound per film as in the cut man .... has in some measure restored the long tail.... where people got paid for films they made some years in the past.

 

30,000 paid views on via my website were enough to get me a shit fisher....

30,000 you tube views are worth $70....a take away meal for three....provided you do not have any music or have not been demonetised by the Google algorithm.

D

Ps.... the long tail...has been swallowed by Google

http://www.ip.finance/2017/04/the-indie-film-industry-still-looking.html?m=

 

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I think it was Eluega that posted this:  

Very very nice work. No soft porn, no cloying selfies, nobody eating food in their selfies, no words, just beautiful scenery, good music and, (wait for it), sailing. Unfortunately, they haven't done another. 

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15 hours ago, dylan winter said:

And this

Sign of the times

Vloggers giving up the video business

 

 

 

Some have gone away, and then there are those that should go away, but refuse to.

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2 hours ago, Ajax said:

 

Some have gone away, and then there are those that should go away, but refuse to.

Making them go away is very easy. One click on the youtube feed and poof....gone

 

This one appeared in my feed as I was looking at Scottish sailing films to see if there was anything new I could say about the place

 

It takes all sorts

 

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14 hours ago, dylan winter said:

Making them go away is very easy. One click on the youtube feed and poof....gone

 

This one appeared in my feed as I was looking at Scottish sailing films to see if there was anything new I could say about the place

 

It takes all sorts

 

I just hope that there will be no bikini thumbnails and sexual pandering.

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5 hours ago, Dogscout said:

I just hope that there will be no bikini thumbnails and sexual pandering.

*(said no hetero male sailor.....ever).....:lol:

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1 hour ago, El Mariachi said:

*(said no hetero male sailor.....ever).....:lol:

You clearly haven't seen the couple on that video...

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7 hours ago, Dogscout said:

I just hope that there will be no bikini thumbnails and sexual pandering.

shudder...

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21 hours ago, dylan winter said:

Making them go away is very easy. One click on the youtube feed and poof....gone

 

This one appeared in my feed as I was looking at Scottish sailing films to see if there was anything new I could say about the place

 

It takes all sorts

 

The do seem to be better sailors than 90% of the 'tubers out there. 

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On 4/20/2021 at 1:26 PM, Kris Cringle said:

I think it was Eluega that posted this:  

Very very nice work. No soft porn, no cloying selfies, nobody eating food in their selfies, no words, just beautiful scenery, good music and, (wait for it), sailing. Unfortunately, they haven't done another. 

It is a 3 months trip, probably one of these once in a lifetime trip and they are now back to work! It is also probably why the video is like this as they didn't need it to finance the trip and it was as gratuitous as sailing a boat around the north sea for pleasure!

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On 4/19/2021 at 9:39 PM, Fah Kiew Tu said:

I like watching the 'Cruising the Cut' vids but there's no way at all I'd watch the van life ones from the same man...

I actually liked that Monday Never couple, and stuck with them when they sold their boat, didn't quite want to go back to work, so bought a sidecar Ural hack and rode across Europe.

 

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8 hours ago, freewheelin said:

Miss your yacht club bar while in lockdown? Miss hearing the guy with no real experience mansplaining ocean-crossing boats to you while you try to stay awake? Youtube has the solution!

That channel reminds me of the fact that, having a beard and liking craft beer isn't a personality.

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14 hours ago, Israel Hands said:

And this guy has painted his fingernails and wants to show us $10,000 worth of Lithium batteries that he scored

 

 

Sometimes I really wish that I could abandon any sense of shame and morality and pander for money at the level that these people do.

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6 hours ago, Ajax said:

 

Sometimes I really wish that I could abandon any sense of shame and morality and pander for money at the level that these people do.

Come on Ajax, you can do it.  Just be sure to record us for us to review.  Oh, and make sure there is enough T&A (preferably not yours).

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6 hours ago, Ajax said:

 

Sometimes I really wish that I could abandon any sense of shame and morality and pander for money at the level that these people do.

Now that’d be worth seeing. It’d be like watching Kevin Klein’s character meditating in a A Fish Called Wanda 

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Think pandering on the ocean in a sailboat is bad? You should see what some of THESE folk' pandering's look like....half of them act like they invented dirt and the round tire. And the other half think they invented the shovel and ratchet straps. Fuk me but I drove my Porsche to Scorpion Bay back in 1975....and back. 7 hours each way, with literally jack shit for parts, tools, recovery gear, maps, communications, 1st Aid nor provisions. Just a hot blonde Gal-Pal, a few hundred bucks, two boards, two beach chairs and an 8-Ball. Now these Kidz have more electronic shit stuffed into their rigs than a 737. AND they're trying to finance their 'offroad' expedition trips to the nearest Sonic Restaraunt. Cracks me the fuk up.......:lol:

 

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On 4/23/2021 at 11:18 AM, Ajax said:

 

Sometimes I really wish that I could abandon any sense of shame and morality and pander for money at the level that these people do.

Let’s see your tits.

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13 hours ago, Corryvreckan said:

Careful what you wish for Loneshark

Hotels.com Recruits Captain Obvious, but Is One Gag Enough for a Campaign?

Your FICO score needs to be chopped in half for posting that one.....

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1 hour ago, TwoLegged said:

Sailing Uma's conversion into a marketing tool for Skillshare has now gotten to the point where they are barely watchable

 

What? Are you telling me you’re not a full-fledged member (not just a tourist, but a Citizen, Ambassador, Demi-God) of the Uma Nation?  How can you resist? :-)

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Just now, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

What? Are you telling me you’re not a full-fledged member (not just a tourist, but a Citizen, Ambassador, Demi-God) of the Uma Nation?  How can you resist? :-)

The Uma pair sure have a well-honed "community"-type marketing spiel.  Like the "Delos Tribe".

I have a stash of sickbags to deal with it

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17 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

The Uma pair sure have a well-honed "community"-type marketing spiel.  Like the "Delos Tribe".

I have a stash of sickbags to deal with it

What’s that famous behavioural lab at Stanford University, the one that has trained Silicon Valley folks how to find and exploit the chinks in human psychology to get you to keep clicking or infinitely scrolling? :-)

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4 hours ago, olaf hart said:

An endearing and surprisingly capable couple who confirm every stereotype I have ever held...

 

The woman narrating the video has a voice made for print.

These people give vegans a bad name by so completely adhering to the stereotype. Thin, pasty, whispery reedy voices.

I have a vegan co-worker who is muscular, robust and has actual color in his skin. He should be the poster boy for veganism. The best part about my co-worker is that he doesn't feel the need to remind everyone every 5 minutes that he's vegan.

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5 minutes ago, Ajax said:

vegan co-worker who is muscular, robust and has actual color

Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. That guy is probably at 5 Guys or Fogo de Chao as soon as night falls.

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5 hours ago, olaf hart said:

An endearing and surprisingly capable couple who confirm every stereotype I have ever held...

 

Are you sure this isn't parody? It's perfect.

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1 hour ago, Ajax said:

The woman narrating the video has a voice made for print.

These people give vegans a bad name by so completely adhering to the stereotype. Thin, pasty, whispery reedy voices.

I have a vegan co-worker who is muscular, robust and has actual color in his skin. He should be the poster boy for veganism. The best part about my co-worker is that he doesn't feel the need to remind everyone every 5 minutes that he's vegan.

She's still better than the loudest guy doing the SailGP.

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10 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

Somebody give Mike Purpus a sailboat and a GoPro and we might get better video stories like this one!

 

My 'hood....

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8 hours ago, olaf hart said:

An endearing and surprisingly capable couple who confirm every stereotype I have ever held...

 

It's important to remember that the first step to making a vegan meal is the same as the first step making a vegetarian meal: catch and peel a vegan.

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18 minutes ago, Only Fools Rush In said:

What is wrong with her? I can't listen to her...

You mean her vocal fry?  That's a distinctive affectation of many under-40 females these days.  Maybe it was spawned by Britney Spears, but once you pick up on it you can't un-hear it.

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7 hours ago, Ajax said:

These people give vegans a bad name by so completely adhering to the stereotype. Thin, pasty, whispery reedy voices.

I have a vegan co-worker who is muscular, robust and has actual color in his skin. He should be the poster boy for veganism

I nominate Alex Honnold:

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4 minutes ago, Israel Hands said:

You mean her vocal fry?  That's a distinctive affectation of many under-40 females these days.  Maybe it was spawned by Britney Spears, but once you pick up on it you can't un-hear it.

Marge Simpson is apparently only 34, so your generational split works out.:P

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I like Uma.  I fast forward past their skillshare segments.  I know it pays their bills, which is fine.  I dont have to watch those sections.  Overall, though, their videos are pretty awesome.

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44 minutes ago, MauiPunter said:

I like Uma.  I fast forward past their skillshare segments.  I know it pays their bills, which is fine.  I dont have to watch those sections.  Overall, though, their videos are pretty awesome.

Agreed. They can be a bit heavy on the ads sometimes but yes, it pays the bills. Their practical knowledge and presentation is way above the mass of average youtube sailors. They do seem more mature and non hysterical overall.

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4 hours ago, Israel Hands said:

You mean her vocal fry?  That's a distinctive affectation of many under-40 females these days.  Maybe it was spawned by Britney Spears, but once you pick up on it you can't un-hear it.

Gave up after 15 seconds. That voice! 

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13 hours ago, MauiPunter said:

I like Uma.  I fast forward past their skillshare segments.  I know it pays their bills, which is fine.  I dont have to watch those sections.  Overall, though, their videos are pretty awesome.

Yes, their videos are very well-produced.  And as @leuk note they have much more sailing and technical skill than most Youtube sailors.

But their advertising stuff is not just really intrusive, it's also nauseatingly cringeworthy.   It's like watching decent people selling their souls.

Paying the bills is one thing, but wrecking your product and destroying your credibility is a bad way to do it.

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23 hours ago, Ajax said:

These people give vegans a bad name by so completely adhering to the stereotype. Thin, pasty, whispery reedy voices.

so I got sucked in to watching to see what their boat actually was, ('83 Roberts 34) but can I get a fact check on them ripping out the existing head to install a home-brew composting toilet because it is more environmentally friendly? apparently the idea of holding tanks full of crap while in a marina was unsettling, but the homemade composting toilet has a loose pee jug with no baffles and a nice wide open surface area... so that'll be fun in a heavy sea. They seem kind, nice, and gentle, like the couple you sit next to at a wedding and on the car ride home you turn to each other and both describe them as "really nice, but..." (I'm actually interested in what the biocide/antifouling choices of price sensitive, environmental activist vegans will be)

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8 minutes ago, quick_dry said:

(I'm actually interested in what the biocide/antifouling choices of price sensitive, environmental activist vegans will be)

If they're honest with themselves it'll be a metal scraper, mask and snorkel.

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18 hours ago, Only Fools Rush In said:

What is wrong with her? I can't listen to her..

Mrs P had a colleague who was speaking exactly like this! We were living in Bristol, IME not uncommon in the west of England. TBH, I'd rather spent an evening in a pub with a Bristol vegan architect, artsy person or designer than with a loud football fan... may be that is just me.

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2 hours ago, Ajax said:

If they're honest with themselves it'll be a metal scraper, mask and snorkel.

Skip the snorkel, real environmentalists grow their own oxygen.

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Nope. Metals are made with coal.  Mask & snorkel petroleum.  It's teeth or nothing.

 

I have to admit that, purely by accident, I almost went vegan this week.  Without realizing it, I haven't eaten anything but oats, gazpacho, cornbread, salad and the like for days.  But last night, I woke from a dream in which one of the emergency frozen pot pies in the freezer was floating in front of me. I could literally see and smell it.  

Its like some sort of emergency warning system my body has.

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On 4/26/2021 at 6:48 AM, Ajax said:

The woman narrating the video has a voice made for print.

These people give vegans a bad name by so completely adhering to the stereotype. Thin, pasty, whispery reedy voices.

I have a vegan co-worker who is muscular, robust and has actual color in his skin. He should be the poster boy for veganism. The best part about my co-worker is that he doesn't feel the need to remind everyone every 5 minutes that he's vegan.

Wish more New Yorkers would do the same......

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On 4/27/2021 at 7:08 AM, Israel Hands said:

People either seem to like or hate this guy...at least it's something different.

 

Thanks for posting, I just watched that. I liked it, it was interesting and well done. Christian Williams is a good video editor and it was a positive story on the Coast Guard, which I am happy to see. In general though I still think Christian is a pompous old self-involved snot.

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11 hours ago, Ishmael said:

When did they replace that with rocks?

During an episode of Flip or Flop: Neolithic Edition. In which Shära Kristene and Shär Tarek convince the timid new owners to Go Big on renovation for their growing family. Kristene flips thru sample books of sarsen and bluestone, While Tarek argues with contractors about the solar alignment.

HGTV has been in pain in the ass for a long time.

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17 hours ago, Israel Hands said:

Sam's methods are crude, but he keeps getting it done.

 

We enjoy watching Sam's videos. Unpretentious. The guy you want on your boat when stuff breaks. And stuff does break. Looking forward to his Atlantic crossing this spring/summer.

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7 minutes ago, bajakiter said:

We enjoy watching Sam's videos. Unpretentious. The guy you want on your boat when stuff breaks. And stuff does break. Looking forward to his Atlantic crossing this spring/summer.

He's only 45 minutes down the road from me, and I've intended all winter to drive by to hopefully catch him working on the boat. But looks like he's casting off in just over 30 days, so likely won't get the chance. 

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2 hours ago, Israel Hands said:

He's only 45 minutes down the road from me, and I've intended all winter to drive by to hopefully catch him working on the boat. But looks like he's casting off in just over 30 days, so likely won't get the chance. 

Think he said he is launching on May 3rd.

Thanks, wondered where he was working on the boat.

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On 4/26/2021 at 11:48 PM, Ajax said:

The woman narrating the video has a voice made for print.

These people give vegans a bad name by so completely adhering to the stereotype. Thin, pasty, whispery reedy voices.

I have a vegan co-worker who is muscular, robust and has actual color in his skin. He should be the poster boy for veganism. The best part about my co-worker is that he doesn't feel the need to remind everyone every 5 minutes that he's vegan.

I rather stupidly looked in on their latest effort, nice to see nice to see it’s now OK in the UK to attend an activist animal rights protest, who cares about COVID?

anyway, I think she has a nose problem, which contributes to the wierd voice. She mouth breathes, and probably needs someone to take a look at her adenoids...

his voice is just what happens to men when they go woke..

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14 hours ago, bajakiter said:

Think he said he is launching on May 3rd.

Thanks, wondered where he was working on the boat.

I think he's launching this weekend, then casting off for Bermuda on June 1. Ultimate destination Europe.

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4 hours ago, olaf hart said:

I rather stupidly looked in on their latest effort, nice to see nice to see it’s now OK in the UK to attend an activist animal rights protest, who cares about COVID?

anyway, I think she has a nose problem, which contributes to the wierd voice. She mouth breathes, and probably needs someone to take a look at her adenoids...

his voice is just what happens to men when they go woke..

Soybeans create soy-beings

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6 hours ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

 

Meant to add that this vid definitely will not appeal to anyone who likes mindless YouTube sailing video-type commentary.

It thankfully has no dialogue —zero— only music.  :-). 

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6 hours ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

Meant to add that this vid definitely will not appeal to anyone who likes mindless YouTube sailing video-type commentary.

It thankfully has no dialogue —zero— only music.  :-). 

Great video that really gives the feel of small boat sailing in higher latitudes. Kind of reminded me of Yves Gélinas' Alberg 30 film "Jean de Sud Around the World", but without the quality cinematography. The fisheye view from a GoPro gets old quick...

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11 hours ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

Meant to add that this vid definitely will not appeal to anyone who likes mindless YouTube sailing video-type commentary.

It thankfully has no dialogue —zero— only music.  :-). 

I like it. None of the usual nonsense. 

Good one.

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