Ep033 11 kts Riding the Gulf Stream, Broken Shroud, Torn Sail...400 mile passage to the USA!

We leave the Bahamas for a 400nm passage to Charleston, SC using the Gulf Stream to whip us north at 11 kts before the wind turns against us. After a rough start the previous episode we find our headsail is torn, then during this passage one of the chain plates pops out of the deck! More things to add to the list, oh well that's #boatlife but we're super excited to have sailed to the States all the way from little old Devon, UK..... **PATREON** https://www.patreon.com/svborabora If you would like to support the making of our videos and help worthwhile causes at the same time, click the link above to become a Patron. We give 50% of our earnings to animal, environmental and humanitarian charities and projects. Check out our blog for more information on what it's really like to live on a boat, great anchorages we've found, Alternative Living tips, recipes from the Galley and more... https://sailingsvborabora.wordpress.com/ Also find us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sailingsvborabora/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sailing_borabora/ Music: They Say by WowaMusik https://soundcloud.com/wowamusik Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/E6LCO7SH8kA NOWË - Under The Sun (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/MRMyXNJoi2g LiQWYD - Love Life (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/c8ecNldefGU

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We leave the Bahamas for a 400nm passage to Charleston, SC using the Gulf Stream to whip us north at 11 kts before the wind turns against us. After a rough start the previous episode we find our headsail is torn, then during this passage one of the chain plates pops out of the deck! More things to add to the list, oh well that's #boatlife but we're super excited to have sailed to the States all the way from little old Devon, UK..... **PATREON** https://www.patreon.com/svborabora If you would like to support the making of our videos and help worthwhile causes at the same time, click the link above to become a Patron. We give 50% of our earnings to animal, environmental and humanitarian charities and projects. Check out our blog for more information on what it's really like to live on a boat, great anchorages we've found, Alternative Living tips, recipes from the Galley and more... https://sailingsvborabora.wordpress.com/ Also find us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sailingsvborabora/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sailing_borabora/ Music: They Say by WowaMusik https://soundcloud.com/wowamusik Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/E6LCO7SH8kA NOWË - Under The Sun (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/MRMyXNJoi2g LiQWYD - Love Life (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/c8ecNldefGU

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2 C Waves
2 C Waves - 2 years ago
Hi guys just a simple question how do you find the productwind app and which one do you have and the cost of it for one year
2 C Waves
2 C Waves - 2 years ago
Sailing SV Bora Bora brilliant thank you
Sailing SV Bora Bora
Sailing SV Bora Bora - 2 years ago
Predictwind is as good as any other I guess, it's free to use over a normal data connection, but if you need to use it off shore through a satalite connection you must buy a subscription. we were lucky and given a free 12 months professional level subscription for a year, because of a software problem that meant we couldnt run the app on the new android device I had bought for the purpose. Anyway it gives you all the weather forcast scenarios from the top 4 computer models available, each time you download, this is good because it allows us to cross reference. It's not always correct, local influences will not always be forecast, but it has never been dangerously wrong. This season I will probably go for the same professional subscription for 3 months to cover our east to west Atlantic crossing. I think it's 250 usd for three months 500 for a year. I would go for the standard subscription @ 99usd fo 3 months, but I want the ocean currents data for this crossing, because it involves working with the gulf stream. Hope that all helps. Fair winds!
LifeFourPointZero
LifeFourPointZero - 2 years ago
Great work on the video, as always! You both do a fine job of capturing true life onboard a cruising sailboat, from broken shrouds to fresh baked bread. Keep up the great work!
Kim Tregidgo
Kim Tregidgo - 2 years ago
What a trip ! watched every episode of yours and always look forward to the next!
j cisko
j cisko - 2 years ago
P.S. ALWAYS REMEMBER.....HATERS ENVY YOU, SO IGNORE THEM.....BESIDES, IGNORANCE IS BLITZ....... :-)
j cisko
j cisko - 2 years ago
GREETINGS FROM NEW YORK CITY: LOVE YOUR VIDEOS. kEEPS MY LIVE A BIT MORE HAPPY SEEING YOU GUYS ENJOYING LIFE. ...SHOULD YOU COME TO NEW YORK CITY, SEND ME AN E-MAIL SO THAT WE CAN GET TOGETHER.... GOD SPEED AND MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE WINDS ON YOUR BACKS......CIAO
Rusty Comer
Rusty Comer - 2 years ago
I can’t think of two more pleasant people that I’d want to go cruising with than Nicki and Ben! You both have great temperaments for close-quarters sailing and you make for a fabulous team! Hope you guys got to enjoy a bit of Charleston while doing the boat repairs. That is definitely one of my favorite American cities! When will you and Ben be heading back to the States?
Sailing SV Bora Bora
Sailing SV Bora Bora - 2 years ago
Thanks so much! We fly back to the States on the 26th!!
Captin7Seas
Captin7Seas - 2 years ago
Congrats on a successful passage - now you are in my home town and I know you are well off in advance of what you are posting but if still around maybe we can buy you a beer? Or dinner and a beer? If so let me know and we'll work on details. My sailboat is at Bohicket Marina but I'll be sailing over April to Charleston 4/15 for a long weekend
MrOliverwoods
MrOliverwoods - 2 years ago
How far North are you going ?
MrOliverwoods
MrOliverwoods - 2 years ago
+Sailing SV Bora Bora Thank you and best of luck and all the fun
Sailing SV Bora Bora
Sailing SV Bora Bora - 2 years ago
Up to Maine...possibly further but we'll have to see how much time we have
Matthew Rose
Matthew Rose - 2 years ago
Well Done welcome to North America. I am in Canada and love the fact that I find more and more sailors finding their way across the Atlantic. Now I need to find the courage to sail East. I will say hi for you, lol. Brand new subscriber and will follow you to on your journey, In Canada Look Me up. P.E.I. the locksmith call any of them, they have my number.

10. comment for Ep033 11 kts Riding the Gulf Stream, Broken Shroud, Torn Sail...400 mile passage to the USA!

Peter Hulsebos
Peter Hulsebos - 2 years ago
Hope y'all enjoyed Charleston!
Sailing SV Bora Bora
Sailing SV Bora Bora - 2 years ago
We loved Charleston! Amazing place wonderful people.
grant rodgers
grant rodgers - 2 years ago
This is right up there with my favourite episodes. Well done on this landmark achievement.
jwrappuhn71
jwrappuhn71 - 2 years ago
Great vid ya'll.
smacksman1
smacksman1 - 2 years ago
Bought my last boat in Charleston and loved it there. Nice people. When you visit the sights and take on board a bit of culture be prepared to learn how the nasty English behaved towards their colonials and started the War of Independence there!
captain lee
captain lee - 2 years ago
What a nice couple you guys are one of the most laid back natural peeps on the boating circuit I know. happy voyages from San Diego Ca. Cap.
Nick Head
Nick Head - 2 years ago
If you hate killing such beautiful fish then don't. I made the decision not to kill anything for any reason and now that moral dilema is resolved my mind is eased. I still eat well on my boat at sea now I have a new way of getting my everything I need in my diet. Just takes a little time to learn what you need and what works for you. Well worth the effort and I recommend to all seafarers who love the ocean and its life.
Reload 'n Charge!
Reload 'n Charge! - 2 years ago
fun episode.....You are a baking fool Nikki! I just learned how to make raisin scones (recipe from a friend in Norwich UK) but bread loaves! Enjoy Charleston and the trip from Charleston up through Beaufort and into the Chesapeake..great time of year to see it. Annapolis is a must see for a few days. Beautiful part of the country, lots of history (dating back to when the rednecks spanked the Redcoats) and plenty of very professional businesses to assist with repairs, supplies or other. Have fun! Thanks! Andrew
makenzie river
makenzie river - 2 years ago
Y'alls videos helped me get through a brutal American Midwest winter. So thank you from the great State of Missouri.
John Elser
John Elser - 2 years ago
Move chain plates to outside of haul threw deck chain plates always fail they will look new inside and out but where it goes threw deck can fall 2 years verse 10 or more on haulside
Trace Raley
Trace Raley - 2 years ago
Sorry l fell asleep.

20. comment for Ep033 11 kts Riding the Gulf Stream, Broken Shroud, Torn Sail...400 mile passage to the USA!

alex bowling
alex bowling - 2 years ago
Nice! You don't know how good it is to hear local voices as you cruise round the Bahamas and the States soon enough. Big admiration from Somerset you two!
Mikael Karlendal
Mikael Karlendal - 2 years ago
As always - a very nice sailing video! I think your sailing channel is among my top three favourites. I like your focus on sailing, not everything else. And I like your boat. It is different. Sturdy, and beautiful. I hope you will continue for a very long time with your sailing adventures and your videos! In the future, I hope I will have the good fortune to buy a boat similar to yours.
jan svingen
jan svingen - 2 years ago
What did the Lion say when it killed the wildebeest? Nothing...
Sailing Yacht Talisman
Sailing Yacht Talisman - 2 years ago
You know, I really liked this episode. Great work.
Amber & Nena Dalydisanto
Amber & Nena Dalydisanto - 2 years ago
Congratulations, job well done! I just can’t believe you can cook like that, making a cake and some bread while the boat moves so much, what a champion you are! I absolutely hate killing anything, except bugs, so I can relate to you and that fish but it must have been some great meals for you both. I hope all your repairs went well and your visit with the friends epic! Love your stories, always exciting to see what happens next! Safe travels you two!
jamie clarkin
jamie clarkin - 2 years ago
me too hate it
jimjam3s
jimjam3s - 2 years ago
Sailed into the Charleston SC harbor myself, will be 30 years ago next October :) Enjoy your vids, you have a nice down to earth sailing channel. Jim
chris scott
chris scott - 2 years ago
Good morning guys, very nice to see you doing so well. This video reminds me of the trip last august from Luperon. I crossed from Bimini to Fort Lauderdale. Charleston is lovely and I trust you will enjoy it. Take care and thanks again for your help in getting me ready last fall.
Peter Haan
Peter Haan - 2 years ago
Looked up "fully backed sail" and found nothing. What did you mean and why not buy it?
Jc Regal
Jc Regal - 2 years ago
I think he is referring to the stays (or maybe they are called battens) in the sail. If they run fully across the sail when the wind or the rolling of the boat causes the sail to flip-flop from side to side it makes a "popping" noise. After while he finds the constant popping annoying. And he doesn't think the advantages of a fully stayed sail outweigh the annoyance of the constant "popping" in light air. That's my take on it.
Sailing SV Bora Bora
Sailing SV Bora Bora - 2 years ago
Fully battened. Instead of short sail battens or plain old cloth with no battens like they did in them olden days. Sorry, must be my accent. I guess the argument is that on an boat like ours that doesn't point well there isn't much point in having battened sails, but we do keep the main up when motoring to stop the boat rolling. It's much quieter with no battens. Thanks for watching!
Money Grip
Money Grip - 2 years ago
Thanks guys! Hope y’all had some shrimp n grits they are the best in the world. Did you visit Fort Sumter? The start of the Civil War was there and how about all those steeples! Welcome to America We love Y’all ! Lix&Matt Houston, Texas

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deep6this deep6this
deep6this deep6this - 2 years ago
congratulations! being the tech weenie that i am. i'm looking forward to learning more about that chainplate failure. :)
Antoine Ammoury
Antoine Ammoury - 2 years ago
Always fun watching your videos.
Concerning the stream prediction from PredictWind forecasts , is it available from the free application or the professional one? Thank you
Sailing SV Bora Bora
Sailing SV Bora Bora - 2 years ago
Hi Antoine, predict wind is free to use in its standard form, but to work via a satalite connection, you need to have a subscription. They do 3 months or yearly subscriptions, but the gulf stream data I used was from the Passage Weather web site. A great site that I consider to be one if not the most accurate. I dounloaded those charts before we lost cell service and unfortunately they don't have a satalite compatible format as far as I know. Thanks for watching and fair winds.
CHRIS198490
CHRIS198490 - 2 years ago
why you did not purchase catamaran better comfort
directorstu
directorstu - 2 years ago
Cats are like a table with one leg shorter than the others. Might be less of an issue with the bigger boats but I'm not likely to be in that world.
Charles Andrew
Charles Andrew - 2 years ago
Plus a cat is usually much more expensive to purchase plus dock, haul out etc.
Mark Welch
Mark Welch - 2 years ago
Actually, cats have an odd reaction to wave action on a beam reach. The hulls react to them at slightly different times which can create a real jerky motion.
Karen Waddell
Karen Waddell - 2 years ago
Well done both. A great achievement.
Fordyce Eldred
Fordyce Eldred - 2 years ago
Don’t miss Lewis’s Barbecue in Charleston.
Nellie
Nellie - 2 years ago
Can’t say enough about your videos; the both of you are the real “thing” in cruising showing it’s not always cocktails and beaches. The reality of it is something always breaks and at the most in opportune time. Safe passages ahead. Cheers.
Shane Villis
Shane Villis - 2 years ago
if you hate killing fish that much...stop fishing then..SMH
Sailing SV Bora Bora
Sailing SV Bora Bora - 2 years ago
Just because something is hard to do doesn't mean you should not do it. The reason we feel bad is because we have respect for the life we have taken. We'd much rather catch, kill and eat a wild fish in this way, and feel some empathy whilst doing it, than buy it in a supermarket where it's been fished in hugely damaging ways to both the species population and the health of the oceans. If we find it hard, but it connects us to where our food comes from, and means we can eat fish in a sustainable way, we'd choose the hard way every time.
Oracle1
Oracle1 - 2 years ago
perhaps they should starve?
anjong austre jr
anjong austre jr - 2 years ago
you make sailing always look easy that is why i always like and watch your video guys.....cheers....
6r4metroman
6r4metroman - 2 years ago
Looks like you're really pushing on at 9:15 :-)
James Wilson
James Wilson - 2 years ago
First view and first comment. Love you guys and love your boat, what is she? Life here in the west country is pretty much the same as normal, getting ready for another summer season, rather be with you!

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