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Alien, where yat? Are you paying attention here?
I believe the bugger went to bed to dream about sailing the oceans...
LOL. You don't know how true that is. Was reading an old (60's printing) book called Piloting and Navigation last night as bed time story.
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We've talked about movies somewhere else but the "Riddle of the Sands" is my favourite sailing movie. Even though I'm not a huge O'Brien fan "Master and Commander" was very good and a special favourite of mine, available commercially, is a British TV Series of the 70s called the Onedin Line.
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Yea, don't fork out the $80 for the TV show. I did and was very disapointed. There is hardly any sailing and the show is like something from the early 80's. Not to mention Bob Bitchin is a flippin wanker.
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But you need the "Carry On Gang" for a really laid back cruise through the British Isles.
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Alien, Snug Harbor folks on the lake there have some cheap deals often. My daughter lives in Marietta. We got some friends with a big house boat on the lake.
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SailingAlien, your avatar is very cool! Where is that photo taken? You can try a few samples of our TV show as a "test sail". Just go to the website and click on Free Downloads, then TV Show Samples.

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Yes, it's not for everyone (but then what is? Even some people don't like vanilla...), but for every flippin wanker like eskfreedom there are thousands of happy fans out there. Sorry, esk, but Bob is a friend of mine. He's a helluva good guy who has probably turned more people on to the cruising lifestyle in the last 10 years than anyone. And you know what, he never has a bad thing to say about anybody. Even the most annoying fans who corner him at boat shows he still talks to. Sorry, gotta defend your buddies, right?

Someone else wrote that there is a black hole out there for TV shows on sailing. Unfortunately true. Probably because it's expensive to produce and air a television series, especially when you want content from all over the world. We're currently working on the fourth season and we have sailing content from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, South Pacific, Red Sea, and Great Lakes.

Believe me, we're trying to improve every step of the way. One big problem is the economic state of sailing. I mean, even venerable Pacific Seacraft went bankrupt for Pete's sake! It's hard to find support - yes I mean advertising support - to pay for the dang thing. What keeps us going? Well, it's fun, for one. But for every negative comment, we get literally hundreds of positive ones. I've had more people walk up to me at boat shows and personally thank me for making the TV show, and that they don't miss an episode, etc. That is what definitely keeps us going.

And I know better than anyone we ain't making a PBS show!...
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Ratings most be very low, sounds like your trying to drum up business, rather then promote sailing.
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Not at all. To drum up business we talk to companies in the business of sailing. On this forum, if someone has an interest in the TV show, I'll let them know about the free samples on our web site. That way, a person can make up their own mind.

People in the "business" of sailing have been complaining for years that the sailing market is in a slump and shrinking. Everyone wants to attract new people into sailing, to help grow the market (and to counteract the growth in stink potters!). And for years the problem has been that we've been "preaching to the choir". Meaning that we can write all we want about it in the magazines, but we're not reaching enough new people to turn them on to sailing in the first place - to the point they have enough interest to pick up a magazine. Even the "other" sailing magazines have taken notice that we've reached a whole new audience by being on TV. When you have someone from one of the competing media conglomerates walking up and thanking Bob for what he's doing in that regard, you know you're doing something good.

So, yes, we are trying to promote sailing. It's the lifestyle we love. Most of us involved live it everyday. And if we can get one person to go sailing rather than buy a fuel guzzling powerboat, well that's a good thing. Don't you agree?
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Call me selfish if you like but I'm not convinced I want any more people to embrace the idea of cruising under sail. Too many of the buggers already.
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Call me selfish if you like but I'm not convinced I want any more people to embrace the idea of cruising under sail. Too many of the buggers already.
Nothing a gatling gun can't fix. At least locally.
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