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4 days ago
A very sad day for all of us in the rally as one of our Captains, Tim Brewer of 'Q4' passes away very suddenly during our Valentine's Day celebrations in the San Blas Islands of Panama. I hope we can all learn something from this day in how to be better prepared for when the worst happens... even simple things like knowing how to properly operate a VHF radio for use in emergencies, knowing where first aid kit is and how to use it, initiating first aid and/or CPR, and being able to relay an accurate GPS position can all make the difference between life and death when every moment counts. I'm sure we will all take something away from this experience, the question is, how will you live your life differently tomorrow based on what you learned today? Stay safe out there.. Captain Rick See who's helping SSL at: www.AmbientRealLife.com/sponsors For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Interested in our FULL TIME SECURITY GUARD onboard? Info at: http://www.PirateLights.com All SSL videos now powered by our new Lithium battery bank from: http://www.DragonflyEnergy.com SSL new SOLAR POWERED 12Vdc Watermaker produced by: http://www.SchenkerWatermakers.com Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com LOVING our anchoring system and accessories by: http://www.MantusMarine.com Our new SSL dinghy built by: http://www.HighfieldBoats.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
14 days ago
Last reported information about the disappearance of Andreas Sipsakas can be found here: https://www.noonsite.com/news/honduras-gorda-bank-missing-sailor/?fbclid=IwAR1pp2oqQ51rC4SWs75-AmojvyTftfDgDaZc27Mgl3aVO7g0oziJqMyCCWY Andreas youtube channel with last posted images can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k4bE7jUZD4 This sailor and his boat are missing from position 14 53.6 N by 080 26.8 W, or 26 NM ESE of the Gorda Bank off the coast of the border of Honduras and Nicaragua. Two EPIRBs were set off about midnight, and first vessel to respond was a freighter about 4 hours later. The only thing found was one of the activated EPIRBS and one life preserver. No debris field, normally associated with a collision at sea, or other sinking, was found. This area has been near the location of previous violent pirate attacks. See the Caribbean Safety & Security Net (safetyandsecuritynet.org) for past events. There is a possibility the vessel was taken over by pirates and towed or sailed to the coast of Nicaragua or Honduras. It is also possible the boat was stolen and re-named in order to make drug runs. If you have any information please contact your national or local police, or INTERPOL General Secretariat For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
19 days ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
23 days ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
30 days ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
1 month ago
A big THANK-YOU to all of you that have joined my Patreon recently and have us well on our way to next goal of being fully sustainable! $2 may not seem like much, but across 1000 people makes it all possible, so if you have enjoyed my videos for weeks, months, or even years, I hope you will consider joining my Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife and making all new destinations possible for the coming seasons! Thanks again everyone, and once you've signed up, don't forget to come and join our group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/SSLBackstage where everything is in real time, even SSL live tracking when we are on the move! Cheers, Captain Rick For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
1 month ago
A big THANK-YOU to all of you that have joined my Patreon recently and have us well on our way to next goal of being fully sustainable! $2 may not seem like much, but across 1000 people makes it all possible, so if you have enjoyed my videos for weeks, months, or even years, I hope you will consider joining my Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife and making all new destinations possible for the coming seasons! Thanks again everyone, and once you've signed up, don't forget to come and join our group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/SSLBackstage where everything is in real time, even SSL live tracking when we are on the move! Cheers, Captain Rick For more info on the new Mantus Dinghy anchor, visit: http://www.MantusMarine.com For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
1 month ago
A big THANK-YOU to all of you that have signed up to my Patreon recently and have us well on our way to next goal of being fully sustainable! $2 may not seem like much, but across 1000 people makes it all possible, so if you have enjoyed my videos for weeks, months, or even years, I hope you will consider joining my Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife and making all new destinations possible for the coming seasons! Thanks again everyone, and once you've signed up, don't forget to come and join our group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/SSLBackstage where everything is in real time, even SSL live tracking when we are on the move! Cheers, Captain Rick For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
2 months ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady Support SSL Videos at: http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
2 months ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady Support SSL Videos at: http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
2 months ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady Support SSL Videos at: http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
2 months ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady Support SSL Videos at: http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
2 months ago
So yes, the end of the rally has left me with a major decision to make that will greatly affect the future direction of SSL videos.. My goal is to keep going and filming new areas on into the Pacific. I am already about half way to full time sustainable travel between Youtube revenue and Patreon (Thank-YOU!), so it wouldn't take much to be able to keep going, but that places my future direction firmly in your hands. If you have enjoyed my videos and would like to help me meet this next goal, please consider joining my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife Every little bit helps, and it wouldn't take many of you to sign up for even $2-$5/mth and together we will continue taking SSL in all new directions. Thanks much to all of you that have already offered your support, I wouldn't be here doing this without you! :) Cheers, Captain Rick For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady Support SSL Videos at: http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
2 months ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady Support SSL Videos at: http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
2 months ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady Support SSL Videos at: http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
2 months ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady Support SSL Videos at: http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
2 months ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady Support SSL Videos at: http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
3 months ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady Support SSL Videos at: http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
3 months ago
For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady Support SSL Videos at: http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
3 months ago
If you are new to sailing/cruising or plan to be soon, the most important lesson you can take from our experience is to buy the biggest and best anchor you can afford, and learn how to secure it WELL! The squall in this video was over 60kts with a 180 degree wind reversal... not fun! When I chose my Mantus 105lb anchor from Mantus Marine it was because it had the best tested track record for resetting itself in extreme conditions due to the shape and distribution of weight at the tip of the anchor... todays situation affirmed in my mind that this was a good decision. You will all have to make decisions that your boat and/or lives may depend on, so make sure and base them on the best and most recent information available. You can find information on our anchor choice at: http://www.MantusMarine.com Safe sailing everyone. Cheers, Captain Rick Support SSL Videos at: http://www.patreon.com/AmbientRealLife For more real-time updates, follow us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/SailingSophisticatedLady New SSL Video Collections just released on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/ambientreallife/vod_pages Want info about our drones? Contact our friend Frank at: http://www.CarolinaDronz.com New SSL Gear available at: http://www.AmbientRealLife.com/shop
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