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The dream had been 10 years in the making. On March 26th, 2020 after five and half years, almost 45,000nm sailed (from France), and 35 countries visited, we crossed our wake sailing into Antigua and officially completed our world circumnavigation. It wasn't actually suppose to be this way. We had plans to sail into a different country and then go on a short sail with family and friends to cross our wake. But COVID got in the way, shutting down countries in the Caribbean during the middle of our passage and necessitating a change in destination. Still, nothing could take away from the excitement of this moment. Thanks for joining us on this incredible journey. Admiral Amy & Captain David (Footage from March 2020) 'Our World Circumnavigation Summary: https://outchasingstars.com/world-sailing-circumnavigation-summary/ As we mention in the end, we're going to take a bit of a break from making videos. But we'll still be posting on our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
3 days ago

Last Updated on September 23, 2020 by AmyWhether you are just starting out and learning how to sail or have completed a world circumnavigation like us, sometimes it helps to be reminded why we do this. There are many benefits to the cruising life, and some inspirational words always help me get there. And at...

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7 days ago
The passage sailing from Brazil up to Caribbean was supposed to be the last long passage of our circumnavigation. Little did we know it would end up being the LAST LEG as well! The sailing after leaving Brazil wasn't particularly easy. We faced constant squalls and the oh so fun area known as the doldrums as we approached the equator for the 4th time. That meant light and variable winds but we put all the skills we've learned over the last 6 years to use in order to sail as much as we possibly could. It may have been slow, but it was better than motoring! Sailing through the tough conditions took a toll on Starry Horizons, as we faced another issue with our forestay, necessitating an immediate at-sea fix. Going up the forestay on a rocking boat sucks, but we managed to solve the problem and kept the bows pointed towards the Caribbean! Thanks for watching! (Footage from March 2020) Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
10 days ago
Brazil is a great stopping point on a South Atlantic crossing up to the Caribbean. We chose to pull in to Recife for a very important reason. Our friend Hans and his family live there. But it turns out Recife is well worth a visit all on it's own! We've got 10 thoughts to share with you if you choose to sail into Brazil for a break on a South Atlantic crossing. Some thoughts are specific to Recife, but others will help you navigate cruising life in Brazil. (Note: We arrived into Recife on Feb 24th and departed Mar 11th) Be sure to check out our blog for even more information on Recife: https://outchasingstars.com/category/south-america/brazil/ Our Noonsite report has lots more specifics on Recife and also examines other options to stop in Brazil: https://www.noonsite.com/report/st-helena-to-the-caribbean-a-stopover-in-recife-brazil/ And if you're interested in a specific topic in the video, you can jump to the discussion here: 00:48 - Why We Chose Recife 01:55 - Formalities 04:17 - Marinas 06:08 - Marine Services in Recife 08:02 - Brazilian Food & Dining Out 09:19 - CFP: Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas 11:13 - Things To Do in Recife 15:06 - Language Barriers 16:54 - Provisioning 18:18 - Internet Access 19:22 - Wrap Up Music Thanks To: Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
14 days ago
Just wait until you watch our friend Hans pilot giant container ships into Brazil! We sailed into Recife, Brazil just in time for the last day of Carnival. After a long passage, we weren't prepared to party quite as hard as the Brazilians but we still had a great time. The best was yet to come though, as our friend Hans, who is a pilot in Recife, offered to take us on a couple of maneuvers. We had to climb up the side of the container ships and got to watch from the bridge as he maneuvered one ship out to sea and then brought the second one into port. It was absolutely amazing. The rest of our time in Brazil was primarily spent on boat projects for Starry Horizons. Our after passage checks revealed problems with our forestay/furler and a rip in a sail. There wasn't a lot of marine services available, but with Hans' help and a little bit of a 'let's just figure it out' spirit, we managed to get everything done. Thanks for watching! Thanks for watching! (Footage from Feb/March 2020) Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
21 days ago
We haven't had much luck with our big blue spinnaker, but this passage was our worst moment yet. The furler got jammed, the tack line chaffed through, the bowsprit block exploded and then the sail got dumped into the water when we tried to get the sail down on deck. Talk about a nightmare! The only good news of all this is that it happened at the beginning of our passage to Brazil and the rest of the sail was way less dramatic! Thanks for watching! (Footage from February 2020) Read more about our passage on our blog: https://outchasingstars.com/sailing-from-saint-helena-to-brazil-our-spinnaker-takes-a-hit/ Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
24 days ago
Almost every sailor crossing the South Atlantic stops in at Saint Helena along the way. It's located about halfway between Cape Town and Brazil and the combination of incredible beauty and history make it a can't miss spot. We spent 12 days exploring the island and working on our boat while we were here, so we've got 10 thoughts to share for any sailors who follow in our wake. If 10 thoughts aren't enough for you, you should definitely check out our blog post from our time there which has even more details! https://outchasingstars.com/saint-helena-a-south-atlantic-exploration/ And if you're interested in a specific topic in the video, you can jump to the discussion here: 00:43 - History of Saint Helena 01:49 - Formalities 05:21 - Mooring & Anchoring 06:19 - Ferry Service 08:25 - Dining Out 10:25 - Banks and ATMs (aka money!) 11:43 - Things To Do in Saint Helena 15:28 - The Airport 16:40 - Provisioning 17:40 - Internet Access 18:52 - Bonus! Boat Work in Saint Helena 19:10 - Wrap Up Music Thanks To: Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
28 days ago
Saint Helena, in the middle of the South Atlantic, has had it's share of famous visitors over the years. Napoleon was exiled here (for the second time!), Captain Cook stopped in, as did Joshua Slocum on his solo round the world voyage. And us of course!! We stopped at Saint Helena as a mid-way break during our South Atlantic crossing and fell in love with this gorgeous island and the wonderful people known as Saints. As we sailed into the island, it looked brown and rocky. But once we got to exploring, we discovered just how green and lush it is on the inside. There were stairs to climb at Jacob's Ladder (699 of them!), sights to see, and whale sharks to swim with. If only the swell in the mooring field wasn't so bad, we might have stayed forever! Thanks for watching! (Footage from February 2020) Read more about our adventures in St. Helena here: https://outchasingstars.com/saint-helena-a-south-atlantic-exploration/ Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
1 month ago
For the first time ever, on our passage from Cape Town to St. Helena, one of us got sick out at sea. This was a serious illness, not sea sickness, and it was completely nerve wracking. Do we need to divert course? Do we have the proper medicines? How do we adjust watch schedules on the fly to keep our boat sailing? Fortunately, for only the second time ever, we had family join us on a passage who was able to help out. Amy's Uncle Jim had finally hopped onboard to cross a 1,000nm passage off his bucket list and he proved to be a lifesaver. With his help, we were able to nurse Amy back to health and arrive safely into St. Helena! Thanks for watching! (Footage from January 2020. Note this was pre-Covid!) Read more about our med kit and the supplies we keep onboard: https://outchasingstars.com/offshore-medical-kit-contents/ Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
1 month ago
The coast of South Africa is one of the most challenge places in the world to sail. Massive currents, huge winds and lots of shipping traffic all combine to truly make this the Wild Coast. But the rewards of sailing through South Africa are so worth it! Join us as we discuss 10 thoughts you should consider if you're going to sail around South Africa. Note: We arrived in Richards Bay Nov 11th, 2019 and departed Cape Town Jan 20th, 2020. We've got lots more info on our blog, including safaris, marinas and where to go in Cape Town: https://outchasingstars.com/category/travel/africa/south-africa/ And if you're interested in a specific topic in the video, you can jump to the discussion here: 00:45 - Formalities 04:30 - Sailing Conditions 07:15 - General Thoughts on Anchoring/Navigating 08:25 - Marinas/Stops Around the Coast 17:09 - Where We Wish We'd Gone 18:52 - Things To Do in Cape Town 23:39 - Snorkeling & Diving in South Africa 25:25 - Provisioning 27:02 - Safaris 31:09 - Internet Access 31:43 - Bonus! Boat Work in South Africa 34:45 - Wrap Up Music Thanks To: Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
1 month ago
There's no way we were going to sail to Africa and not go on a proper safari. Fortunately, we had a guest coming to visit and that gave us the perfect excuse to head up to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park that straddles South Africa and Botswana. This isn't a park to see big game like elephants, but that doesn't mean it isn't absolutely amazing. We stayed at a lodge in the middle of the desert, going on several game drives and even getting out for a hike. This place was unlike any we'd ever seen and when we encountered a lion guarding it's kill, we knew we were not in Kansas anymore. Thanks for watching! (Footage from December 2019/January 2020) Read about Boulder's Beach and other things to do on a day trip from Cape Town: https://outchasingstars.com/driving-cape-peninsula-a-day-trip-from-cape-town/ Interested in delicious wine? Read about our time in Stellenbosch! https://outchasingstars.com/stellenbosch-wine-tour-day-trip-from-cape-town/ Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
1 month ago
Goodbye evil Indian Ocean, hello beautiful Atlantic!!! The Indian was by far the most difficult of the three oceans we've crossed, so when we rounded Cape Agulhas on our last passage around South Africa and officially entered into Atlantic waters again, it was worth celebrating. We had two more passages to complete to sail around South Africa, first sailing from East London to St. Francis and then on to Cape Town. The Indian Ocean made sure we didn't celebrate too early, as we discovered a significant leak in our escape hatches and faced more Force 9 conditions, including some huge waves. But a tour of the Nexus/Balance catamaran factory in St. Francis and the beautiful sight of Table Mountain appearing out of the fog was enough to keep spirits high! Thanks for watching! (Footage from December 2019) Check out more details on our escape hatch failure here: https://outchasingstars.com/goiot-escape-hatch-failures-on-cruising-catamarans/ Learn about some of the many South African catamaran manufacturers: https://outchasingstars.com/south-african-catamarans/ Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
2 months ago
South Africa's Wild Coast has definitely earned it's nickname! It is treacherous and sailing around it is a huge challenge. We had to very carefully find good weather windows that would allow us to sail down the coast safely. And "good" is relative. They're all short and if you get stuck out at sea when the weather turns, it can be extremely dangerous. That means there is a lot of waiting involved. We got stuck in Richard's Bay for 9 days before a long enough window opened up that allowed us to sail the 90nm down to Durban. And then it was another 10 days before we got a window long enough to do the next leg down to East London. But all that waiting isn't a bad thing as it allowed us to explore parts of the amazing country of South Africa! Thanks for watching! (Footage from November/December 2019) Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
2 months ago
Without a doubt, this was one of our craziest passages ever. Sailing across the Mozambique Channel is scary at the best of times, but when you lose a propeller and see storms with 40+ knots of wind, life gets very exciting! It took us just under 8 days to sail from Baly Bay, Madagascar to Richards Bay, South Africa and the truly amazing part is that we did it in one shot. Most boats have to make a stop somewhere to wait out for better weather. We had a 20 hour period where conditions got quite rough, but on the whole we got incredibly lucky with our weather window. Jumping into the water to fit our spare fixed propeller wasn't fun, but we got it done and got safely into South Africa! Thanks for watching! (Footage from November 2019) Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
2 months ago
Without a doubt, this was one of our craziest passages ever. Sailing across the Mozambique Channel is scary at the best of times, but when you lose a propeller and see storms with 40+ knots of wind, life gets very exciting! It took us just under 8 days to sail from Baly Bay, Madagascar to Richards Bay, South Africa and the truly amazing part is that we did it in one shot. Most boats have to make a stop somewhere to wait out for better weather. We had a 20 hour period where conditions got quite rough, but on the whole we got incredibly lucky with our weather window. Jumping into the water to fit our spare fixed propeller wasn't fun, but we got it done and got safely into South Africa! Thanks for watching! (Footage from November 2019) Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
2 months ago

As we sailed from Recife, Brazil to the Caribbean, the world started to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We’d made the decision to aim for Antigua, which ended up being absolutely perfect. We arrived in St John’s, the only port of entry open, on March 26th and cleared into the country, aware that...

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2 months ago
Cruising and sailing in Madagascar presents several challenges, but the rewards are so worth it! Join us as we discuss 10 thoughts you should consider if you're planning a sailing adventure in Madagascar. (We cruised Madagascar from October 1st, 2019 to November 3rd, 2019) Check out all our blog posts from our time in Madagascar: https://outchasingstars.com/category/travel/africa/madagascar/ Read more about formalities and other details (including lat/long coordinates!) in our Noonsite report: https://www.noonsite.com/report/sailing-over-the-top-of-madagascar-cap-de-ambre-from-seychelles/ And if you're interested in a specific topic in the video, you can jump to the discussion here: 00:53 - Formalities 05:12 - Sailing Conditions 07:37 - General Thoughts on Anchoring/Navigating 11:14 - Our Favorite Anchorages 14:41 - Where We Wish We'd Gone 15:24 - Things To Do in Madagascar 20:43 - Snorkeling & Diving in Madagascar 21:55 - Provisioning 23:51 - Trading With Locals 27:32 - Internet Access 28:45 - Wrap Up (Bonus!) Music Thanks To: Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
2 months ago
Cruising and sailing in Madagascar presents several challenges, but the rewards are so worth it! Join us as we discuss 10 thoughts you should consider if you're planning a sailing adventure in Madagascar. (We cruised Madagascar from October 1st, 2019 to November 3rd, 2019) Check out all our blog posts from our time in Madagascar: https://outchasingstars.com/category/travel/africa/madagascar/ Read more about formalities and other details (including lat/long coordinates!) in our Noonsite report: https://www.noonsite.com/report/sailing-over-the-top-of-madagascar-cap-de-ambre-from-seychelles/ And if you're interested in a specific topic in the video, you can jump to the discussion here: 00:53 - Formalities 05:12 - Sailing Conditions 07:37 - General Thoughts on Anchoring/Navigating 11:14 - Our Favorite Anchorages 14:41 - Where We Wish We'd Gone 15:24 - Things To Do in Madagascar 20:43 - Snorkeling & Diving in Madagascar 21:55 - Provisioning 23:51 - Trading With Locals 27:32 - Internet Access 28:45 - Wrap Up (Bonus!) Music Thanks To: Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
2 months ago
We were on our last sail in Madagascar and hadn't yet seen any baobab trees. That was an unacceptable situation and needed immediate remedying. Fortunately, a beautiful anchorage by the name of Moramba Bay came to our rescue. There were baobab trees on the beach and a hike through the jungle brought us up close and personal to several. Like the rest of Madagascar, it was incredible; just a raw, visceral beauty! Seeing the trees meant we'd crossed off all the items on our "must see" list and our time in Madagascar was coming to an end. We sailed a few more hops down the coast, making one last stop for diesel and then prepared to cross the Mozambique Channel! Thanks for watching! (Footage from October/November 2019) Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
2 months ago
We were on our last sail in Madagascar and hadn't yet seen any baobab trees. That was an unacceptable situation and needed immediate remedying. Fortunately, a beautiful anchorage by the name of Moramba Bay came to our rescue. There were baobab trees on the beach and a hike through the jungle brought us up close and personal to several. Like the rest of Madagascar, it was incredible; just a raw, visceral beauty! Seeing the trees meant we'd crossed off all the items on our "must see" list and our time in Madagascar was coming to an end. We sailed a few more hops down the coast, making one last stop for diesel and then prepared to cross the Mozambique Channel! Thanks for watching! (Footage from October/November 2019) Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
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