It's hard to avoid sailing channels on YouTube these days, and quite frankly there a lot of them that are self serving, inauthentic, and vapid. So when I come across a channel that avoids those things I appreciate it very much. A recent find is the channel The Sailing Brothers.
The brothers, Luke and Adam, are from South Wales in the U.K. The description on their YouTube page does a good job of summing it up:
Never been on a plane so decided to explore the world by boat. From supermarket workers to full time sailors. We are two brothers who love sailing, adventuring, exploring and believe you don't have to be rolling in money to live your dreams We started off from South Wales in the UK. In 2021 we circumnavigated the United Kingdom and we have carried on sailing since then. We live on our boat all year round a Rival 34, 1979. Named : Atlas We would like to share our adventures and goings-on through videos here on YouTube for you all to see. If you would like to follow our story, Please subscribe if you wish. Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a wonderful day! Live Your Dreams Luke and Adam
The episodes are roughly 20-25 minutes and easy viewing. Their journey started with a circumnavigation of the United Kingdom, and lucky for us they decided to keep the journey going. They've chronicled passages all the way across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean and up the East Coast of America. They are currently in Nova Scotia according to the tracker that their Patrons can view.
What I truly enjoy about this channel is their authenticity and touch of almost childhood innocence. They share their journeys in a way that is true and quite pleasant. They don't come across as attention seeking or self serving. Their honest enthusiasm for experiencing new things, exploring interesting places, and sharing their experiences with their audience feels clean and true.
Some of my favorite moments in their travels have been when they've shared their impressions of American items/culture such as our currency, the size of our vehicles, and the towns they've explored while traveling north up the east coast.
Another area of their videos that is resourceful for me as a new sailor is when they share their thoughts on their route planning, anchorages, and general thought processes for the passages they make.
There are no click bait video thumbnails, bullshit titles, or risqué images.. these guys rely on creating quality content and documenting their amazing experiences traveling the world. It's honest, pleasant, and worth investing your time.
The Sailing Brothers
YOUTUBE: The Sailing Brothers
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FACEBOOK: The Sailing Brothers
Mike D. is the founder of Sail Junky Magazine. Striving to find more purpose in life, Mike writes and shares about his journey to rediscover his passion for living a fulfilled life, especially through the medium of sailing. email@example.com