Episode 43 of The Sailing Podcast is with Paul Burgess and Lesley Roberts of Multihulls4us who were in Fort Lauderdale preparing for their next adventure. Their Francis 50′, Suliere, was built in South Africa and for a shakedown they sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, up to St Helena Island and on to Grenada.
While traveling they have been recording and putting together footage of their trip – some of which is available now on DVD and some of it which is going into a 13 part TV series of their sailing travels. You can find details of their DVDs both at the Multihulls4us.com website and the Sailingvideos4us.com website.
In this episode we hear about
- Their transition from motor boat to sail boat
- Learning to sail their St Francis 50′ Suliere
- Why Paul started the Multihulls4us.com forums
- Where to find their DVDs
- Their upcoming 13 part TV series
- How to find The Sailing Podcast Forum and enter to win a free copy of Suliere – The Crossing
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Show Notes for Sailing Suliere and Multihulls4us.com
Paul has generously offered to give away 6 copies of their DVD called ‘Suliere, The Crossing’ which covers their first trip after picking up their yacht in South Africa and sailing it around the Cape of Good Hope and across to Grenada in the Caribbean.
If you would like to enter into the draw for a free DVD you just need to head over to www.multihulls4us.com and inside The Sailing Podcast Forum – just answer the question for us – “How do you describe cruising?”
We all know the cliché that cruising is basically carrying out maintenance if foreign ports, but maybe you can share an experience of cruising or how you hope cruising will help you meet your future goals?
It’s now the end of February 2014 so we will give listeners until the end of March 2014 to post a comment and then we will have a draw with all the listeners who commented and pick 6 names at random for receiving the free DVD of Suliere, The Crossing.
So just head over to www.multihulls4us.com and answer the question “How do you describe cruising?”
If you would like to check out the sailing videos that Paul and Lesley have for sale just head to www.sailingvideos4us.com
The videos available are:
- Suliere – The Crossing
- Sailing The Leewards
You can also catch up with their blog at www.suliere.com
On the Radar
I had a recommendation from Sarah via facebook that I check out www.svhydroquest.com which has the adventures of Will and Sarah from Vancouver’s North Shore.
They have sailed their yacht, Hydroquest, across the Pacific and although it appears that the voyage has ended in Australia, there is a lot of information about the trip from Mexico to Australia and current information on sailing the South Pacific on their blog. Their website is www.svhydroquest.com and their yacht, a Beneteau 405 is currently up for sale in Australia. You will find links to that on their blog.
Next mention goes to SV Full Monty at www.svfullmonty.com whose updates I have been getting from my bloglovin feed. At the moment Wil and Jenny and the kids are in Tahiti so if you would like to follow along with a family having a great time out sailing you should check them out. You can either catch them at svfullmonty.com or add them to your favourite RSS catcher such as www.bloglovin.com
Sailing Podcast News
At the moment I am busy scheduling some more interviews and also putting together an app through Libsyn for The Sailing Podcast which will be available in iTunes and as an app for Android phones as well.
Hopefully this will make it easier for listeners to stay up to date with the interviews and see when a new episode is available.
I look forward to hearing your comments on The Sailing Podcast Forum and I have recorded another couple of interviews:
- with Harley Earl from Kailani Ocean Adventures
- with Hanneke Boon and James Wharram
so keep an eye out for those upcoming episodes
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