None better. Je suis un lucky bugger. She took me on what I persuaded her were the standard Essex skippering terms of a shag and a shilling. I still have the shilling.
I suspect someone with no sailing experience is much easier to relate to for the average shorebound dreamer than someone who is efficient and competent. They can see themselves there making the same mistakes and surviving with a shrug and a good laugh about it.With Vag raking in $8500/week, I can't blame them for trying. My question would be....why watch someone with neglible sailing experience?
On the other hand....seems like a good gig for a bloke who can get a decent boat and establish a good youtube presence. Getting a continually new crew of bikinis almost assuredly guarantees a full life, or a life full of drama?
Who really loses anyway? It isn't like anyone is being forced to watch.
There are still some in the Millennium generation that can sail, have better skin, AND aren't shaking the Patreon cup.I suspect someone with no sailing experience is much easier to relate to for the average shorebound dreamer than someone who is efficient and competent. They can see themselves there making the same mistakes and surviving with a shrug and a good laugh about it.
Also...by the time you have lots of experience sailing, you're older. Hot twenty & early thirty-somethings sell better with skin than us old farts.
Definitely click bait and a pioneer of the medium I suspect. If you look carefully I believe the photo was taken in their backyard on the Isle of Wight and the model a lass from Greenland who worked down at the local cafe. No wonder he sold s lot of books.
This isn't a new scenario. Coming from the windsurfing industry, many people think about how awesome it must be traveling around the world, going to various beaches, selling, competing, being in the rags, and promoting. But, at the end of the day, you find your self windsurfing less, and "working" more. And suddenly, you start to loath the whole scene and you burn out. Turing your hobby into job kinda kills the fun of your hobby. I've heard similar stories from those coming from the golf industry as well. I suppose if you are making reams of cash, it softens the blow, but if you are just making a living like any other duffer out there, it wears thin. I suppose the sailing industry could be similar. You end up living booth to booth to booth, rather then actually getting out on the water like you used to. I do wonder if "La Vag" is having as much fun as they seemed to be having when they first started out. I've stopped watching so, I dont know. Im sure they put on a good show.They've turned their dream job into a Nightmare. Must be hard to keep this all going with mounting costs. I guess they've got a few peoples with a vested interest to make sure it succeeds now but still has to put a lot of stress on their relationship having to keep to a strict schedule.
5 hours ago, dylan winter said:
La Vag are getting some excellent advice
they are revamping their offer - the cameraman, the teeshirts, beer coolers etc etc.
They also have 1300 people paying to see the films(and new busters) before anyone else.
Their patreon numbers are rising all the time - which I think is jolly good.
Contrary to some comments that these two just begging their way around the planet these two work bloody hard at what they are doing - and are exceptionally good at it. To dismiss it as beggging is to fail to understand what the project is about
the main focus is still those 1300 patreon tappers who chip in $5 or $6 a week - week in week out. The 200,000 hits per film help Outremar to offer them a good deal on a cat (not free) but the people who count are those patreon people
all the rest of us who watch the films two weeks late count for zip all - those other 190,000 freeloading hits on youtube are merely a pool of potential recruits to the patreon buster watccchers.
this is what counts
and for people who don't like reading
There's an old saying- "Don't turn your hobby into your vocation."They've turned their dream job into a Nightmare. Must be hard to keep this all going with mounting costs. I guess they've got a few peoples with a vested interest to make sure it succeeds now but still has to put a lot of stress on their relationship having to keep to a strict schedule.
Except what happens when your hobby needs a vocation to afford to keep the boat bucks flowing?There's an old saying- "Don't turn your hobby into your vocation."