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Before Starry Horizons was launched, we spent years dreaming about cruising. Back in the day, there weren’t nearly the number of sailing channels that there are now. In fact – La Vagabonde, undoubtably the most famous YouTube channel, started the same week we did!
Sailing channels are a great way to learn about sailing and cruising. While our videos are more about the destinations we visit, there are many videos out there of boat reviews or even just glamour shots of boats sailing. I hope these inspire you to consider cruising!
This is the official Fountaine Pajot channel for their sailing catamarans. It’s the best place to see the marketing tour of each model and the features.
Helia 44 Channels
Of course, you watch our sailing channel, right? But here are some other ones if you just can’t get enough of the Helia!
Clive & Jennifer got their boat new in 2019 and are cruising the Mediterranean. Jennifer’s new to sailing, while Clive has quite a few miles under his belt.
We had the pleasure of meeting this couple when we were up in Canada. Their videos show Maple Cookie sailing around the BVIs. There are a lot of great angles of a Helia doing what its supposed to do: sail. Maple Cookie is currently available for charter in the BVIs with Horizon Yacht Charters.
Jill and Shelley are an Aussie couple who’ve just picked up their Helia in early 2019. Their videos are short and cute home videos of their time so far picking up the boat and cruising to the Mediterranean. While we haven’t met Jill & Shelley, they met Starry Horizons at The Boat Works while they were boat shopping.
A Helia that’s been cruising Florida and the Bahamas for a bit. Just a bunch of short, unedited videos showing some of the Bahamian Wildlife!
We had the pleasure of meeting Ryan and Tasha at the Miami Boat Show in 2015 – a few months after Starry Horizons was launched. They were boat shopping at the time, looking to upgrade to a cruising catamaran. They sailed from La Rochelle to Tahiti, but sadly they sold the boat and stopped making videos.
You might remember Susan and Tom from when we crossed the Pacific Ocean over 35 days onboard S/V Julia. They only have a few, minimally edited videos up and I believe they are cruising their last season on Julia.
Another Aussie couple, Marita and Michael picked up their Lucia and are starting their third season in the Mediterranean. The full-length episodes document their adventures while slowly sailing back to Australia.
The most active Fountaine Pajot channel behind us, Jo and Rob are Kiwis who bought their boat in New Zealand and have been exploring the Pacific Islands ever since.
John’s been sailing his Lipari for a while now, and there are a lot of videos to watch documenting cruising the Bahamas. The boat’s been sold, so we’ll see what’s next for John.
This American family has a few videos out of cruising the Mediterranean. They haven’t published a video in about 8 months. They have sailed down to Grenada, so hopefully, we’ll get to see their stories about crossing the Atlantic soon!
Another set of family cruisers, these Kiwis are cruising the South Pacific.
Karen, Brad, and their two boys are a Canadian family off on a sailing adventure. Being from Nova Scotia, they sailed their boat up to the Maritimes, some of our favorite cruising grounds. It’s a pretty new channel, and the videos are short but enjoyable.
Holly & Stephane are just getting started, but their channel already has a few well-edited videos, including an interview and a test sail.
Nic and Cath have been dazzling us with their IG photos for years, and they have recently put out their “first properly edited video” on YouTube (their words). If their YouTube channel ends up anything like their IG, this is one to watch! We hope to meet these South Africans when we pass through this year.
This American family documented commissioning their new boat, but unfortunately, they are no longer cruising or publishing videos of their adventures.