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Okay, I just found this today and I see the last post is about 4 years old, but is this show's seasons worth purchasing? I'm not looking to learn, but being landlocked (other than Lake Lanier) I am hungering for some sailing fun. To give you an idea of how desperate I am to see blue seas and sailboats, I recorded and rewatch 'Sailing Away' the kids TV show as well as watch 'Captain Ron' on a regular basis. Granted I could and will get some more serious sailing DVD's but for mindless enjoyment is this worth getting or is there something better?

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but being landlocked (other than Lake Lanier) I am hungering for some sailing fun.

Yer not that far from Savannah, get on down there and pop a sail or two
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check out a couple sailing clips I took recently.

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Okay, I just found this today and I see the last post is about 4 years old, but is this show's seasons worth purchasing? I'm not looking to learn, but being landlocked (other than Lake Lanier) I am hungering for some sailing fun. To give you an idea of how desperate I am to see blue seas and sailboats, I recorded and rewatch 'Sailing Away' the kids TV show as well as watch 'Captain Ron' on a regular basis. Granted I could and will get some more serious sailing DVD's but for mindless enjoyment is this worth getting or is there something better?
Depends what you are after really. From what I have seen of it it's about level with Paris Hiltons acting ability but for some that may not be a negative. Basically fluff with an awful lot of advertorial. I subscribed to the online magazine for one year but couldn't think of any valid reason to renew. You can see some preview clips of the show on the website. (or you could last time I looked which is a while back now).

As to something better, it seems to me that other than racing footage, sailing on TV is a black hole. Anything about cruising is usually advertorial for various charter operators and is aimed at the sailing holiday maker rather than cruising as a life style.

(one of these days I guess I'd better watch that Capt Ron thing.)

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(one of these days I guess I'd better watch that Capt Ron thing.)[/QUOTE]

It's an American thing, you wouldn't see the humor in it...
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(one of these days I guess I'd better watch that Capt Ron thing.)
It's an American thing, you wouldn't see the humor in it...[/quote]

Hmmm, with Martin Short in it you might be right. He can be quite amusing but I find his constant histrionics somewhat irritating.

OTOH, some of my favourite humour is American. I only crap on your government. Your writers, musicians and comedians can be as good as anything produced anywhere although I do have to say that the Brits have the edge when it comes to comedy and drama. You lot have the edge musically but it's a tough call.

If I can find Capt Ron , I'll rent it.

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