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.
Lats and Atts Television
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!...