SCARED FOR MY LIFE! Sailing at 22 knots boat speed down HUGE waves (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 105

  • Publicado el 10 sep 2017
  • Yep, La Vagabonde reached 22.7 knots boat speed. We couldn’t believe it. With a max of 28 knots wind behind us from about 120 degrees, we surfed down one wave and then caught the next one in front of that. Before we knew it we were all looking at a 22.7 on the nav gear. I had a close eye on the bows making sure they weren't going to bury, they looked like they might but Riley "promised" me that it was normal and fine!! Matthieu says we could have got 25 knots so looks like Riley will be aiming for that next time… I never thought I’d go this fast on a sail boat. Still in recovery from this wild experience. Very happy to still be here to tell you this tale, to be alive and writing this very description is a miracle. I love you guys, Elayna.
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Comentarios • 2 005

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne Hace 5 años +538

    I subscribe to about 50 channels. Yours is bat FAR the one I love the most!! Keep up the good work and thanks!!

  • James McCarty
    James McCarty Hace 5 años +10

    I think the humming comes from some sort of cavitation along the dagger or rudder that is created at high speeds. My old 23' Corsair use to hum at 11 - 14knts. The hum lets you know that you're really flying! But the cavitation robs you of speed and makes the boat less efficient. Love the sailing footage, keep it coming!

  • Ryan McClintock
    Ryan McClintock Hace 4 años +13

    Having Daniel filming has been a game changer, both in the previous episode when I really felt his presence in filming you both walking down the road with the sunsetting in front of you, keeping the depth of field shallow, to this episode where we'd not have seen much of this at all without him. He's also pretty funny when on camera. Great hire!

  • Troy Davis
    Troy Davis Hace 5 años +2

    Great teamwork. Good for you guys. Thanks for posting!

  • Hihat Dug
    Hihat Dug Hace 4 años +1

    These vids are so therapeutic for me.. been studying all week for final exams and watching these vids let me escape the stress for a bit.. best of luck with all your adventures

  • David Drass
    David Drass Hace 5 años +3

    I really can't explain it, but this was the best video in a while. I love watching you guys sail.

  • Philip Morehouse
    Philip Morehouse Hace 2 años +4

    Congrats on setting a new speed record for your boat. Wild as it gets, what a great feeling.

  • Natalie Smith
    Natalie Smith Hace 4 años +1

    Y'all seem like awesome people. Would love to go sailing with y'all.

  • Rolling Tattoo Therapy
    Rolling Tattoo Therapy Hace 4 años +2

    woooooow the outremer is flying with you ! Feels like being with you on the boat ! Keep speed sailing !

  • Happy Texan
    Happy Texan Hace 3 años +1

    I really appreciate what you are doing and sharing with these videos.

  • Zone Television
    Zone Television Hace 5 años +9

    Multi's Rule 🙌 ⛵️ ⛵️ ⛵️ 🙌 Best episode by far. Real sailing!! .. More sailing !!!!!!! Rylie's laugh says it all.

  • Catherine Petroski
    Catherine Petroski Hace 3 años +4

    Wow those are some really strong winds , huge waves. Hey you guys handled it that's all that matters. Great team work. Loving life , mother nature's unpredictable moments !!! Love u guys :)

  • Memorable Sailing with Shanique & Reg

    Love the video. The captains love it when they are going extremely fast.

  • Jacob Jensen
    Jacob Jensen Hace 5 años +4

    Perhaps my favorite episode of all! I absolutely loved seeing the struggles and difficulties - the realities - of blue water sailing. Thank you!

  • Chesca is Lost
    Chesca is Lost Hace 5 años +3

    Yessss. This is what you guys do best! Loved this video. More epic sailing please :D

  • Nate
    Nate Hace 3 años +1

    These videos are very well made. Almost like a show. Great job.

  • Christopher Jerard
    Christopher Jerard Hace 5 años +1

    Love what you guys are putting out there. So good! Check out @roam on instagram. Great story right now about Travis Rice and Ian Walsh (snowboarder and surfer) sailing from Tahiti to Hawaii via the Line Island Chain in Gunboat48.

  • Trevor Abrahams
    Trevor Abrahams Hace 2 años +8

    Very impressed with the speed and stability. It relays a lot of perceptions of cats in rough seas. Great vid.

  • Eskii NZL
    Eskii NZL Hace 3 años +3

    Ive spent the last month binging as much as the channel as i can 😂 every spare minute i get im watching SLV and i dont have one regret about it! Stay safe out there guys and bring on more adventures!

  • Bonnie Strefford
    Bonnie Strefford Hace 5 años +5

    Bloody loved this episode! The rawness of it 👍🏼 felt like I was there with you three haha. Great stuff

  • Lawrence D
    Lawrence D Hace 4 años +2

    Crazy! I love this episode. I would so dig flying thru 22 knots - Epic!

  • Steve Fisch
    Steve Fisch Hace 4 años +1

    Thank you so much for the great content. I am now a subscriber. I am homebound due to a brain injury and when I watch your videos I feel as if I'm with you and can almost feel the wind in my hair. I wish I could be as free as you. Thanks to you though I feel free. Much love to you both and GOD speed.

  • Van Jo
    Van Jo Hace 2 años +2

    Sailing 22 knots + Corsica =experience of a lifetime! Keep Sailin!

  • Conrad Voyles
    Conrad Voyles Hace 5 años +5

    Hah! I can't remember the last time I saw you guys move so fast, lol. This was by far the best sailing {most action} I've seen you guys do. Absolutely epic!! Loved it!! Cheers!

  • Scott Wilson
    Scott Wilson Hace un año +1

    Serious question, does Riley ever:
    1) Get nervous
    2) Get sea-sick
    3) Worry

  • Melchior AO
    Melchior AO Hace 5 años +1

    Putting all that expertise earned over your time at sea to good use! Great to see and I commend you on a great video ^^

  • Toto
    Toto Hace 5 años +7

    Love you guys! Elayna, watch out for the rings in your fingers when holding the ropes! Before entering an emblematic Spanish Naval Army sailing ship, there is a lonely finger hanging from a string with an engagement ring on along a wry sign that reads "How beautiful is love" to encourage sailors to store their rings aside. Harrowing stuff! While I'm at it, I will say that you guys are very inspiring and have encouraged me to reflect on the actual freedom we have as to how we can choose to live our lives! ps. was psyched to see you guys mentioned on the Patreon TED talk. Hope to meet you one day!

  • manfred schmalbach
    manfred schmalbach Hace 5 años +1

    The weird humming sound when sailing FAST might be a sort of resonance the hull entries into while surfing.
    Didn't yet experience this on cruisers myself though, just aboard (vastly overpowered) class A Libera racers and dinghies like Lasers or FDs to date.
    Catamarans do have some potential speedwise, so a hummin' surf is kinda likely with that amount of sails You sported in 120 deg apparent.

  • Sarah Watto
    Sarah Watto Hace 3 años +2

    Omg you guys get the best shots, of the sunrise, the sunset and just amazing views!

  • Links Media ®️
    Links Media ®️ Hace 3 años +3

    Love your videos . Truly amazing what you guys are doing ❤️

  • Kenny Caselli
    Kenny Caselli Hace 5 años

    Great episode! Keep it up guys!!

  • Harry Pemberton
    Harry Pemberton Hace 5 años +2

    Your living the dream .. love you two rock on xx

  • Ben Pearre
    Ben Pearre Hace 4 años +2

    Beautiful! Looks like a blast! I usually love to push hard, too, but I kind of lean toward the idea that the best time to put in a reef is as soon as someone onboard would be happier with a reef. (Especially an experienced sailor, but regardless.) Something about enthusiastic consent, perhaps? Glad all was well in the end!

  • TopTribute BandsNstuff
    TopTribute BandsNstuff Hace 5 años +7

    Love ya guys (and gal :-)! Always keep someone on deck on watch and VERY ALERT near the wheel 24/7 when sailing. Autopilot can go out or you can see a log or shipping container only a few inches out of the water (to steer around ASAP) etc etc etc... Safety is job #1.

  • Dan Denali
    Dan Denali Hace 5 años +3

    Now THIS is a sailing video!!! Best one yet!!!!!! I loved it! Reminds me of the first 70 videos when it was almost all about sailing. Love love love it!!!!!

  • Matthew Taheri
    Matthew Taheri Hace 4 años

    I love that you show and narrate your mistakes to help others learn. That's big of you guys.

  • Okay Hill
    Okay Hill Hace 3 años +1

    I used to sail a 18' catamaran it's hull speed was 32 kts when it reached that number the boat would make that same vibration, that was the boat telling me it was HAPPY! That sound is NOTHING to fear just enjoy it!!!

  • Tracey Deakin
    Tracey Deakin Hace 5 años

    Riley's having the time of his life - Be safe!

  • Lotte Schreck
    Lotte Schreck Hace 4 años +1

    I enjoy your videos so much, they are really inspiring to travel more. I always wanna head off when I watch them. Also I really like that you always put the songs down in the description because you have an awesome taste in music!!! love what you are doing and keep on sailing :)

  • John Quinn
    John Quinn Hace 5 años +5

    Great video! This is the first time I felt almost like I was there with you experiencing the actual sailing

  • Doug Smith
    Doug Smith Hace 5 años +37

    Great to have an entire episode on the water again!! Best vid yet with the new guy.

  • Barbara Burdick
    Barbara Burdick Hace 2 años +2

    Stay safe in those wind conditions!

  • zennmomma
    zennmomma Hace 5 años

    Holy smokes! I'm only a few minutes in but I am LOVING this episode. Elayna's voice over, the frantic (beautifully captured) sail, Riley's voice over.... BRAVO SLV. This vid captured the charm of your old videos with the beauty of your new style. Keep up the gorgeous work! I absolutely feel like I'm there sailing along side you ☺

  • Grady
    Grady Hace 4 años

    I love your boat! What a great life experience.

  • Angela Chapman
    Angela Chapman Hace 5 meses +22

    Felicidades, es un buen ejemplo.
    250 sentadillas son unos KISSSS.Uno muchas y un buen ejercicio.
    5:25 Se deja ver que hay muy buenos resultados 😍👍
    Saludos desde la Cd.. de world 🌹😉💖
    los mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer.

  • Victor van Dyke
    Victor van Dyke Hace 4 años

    Wow, fantastic journey! How lucky you are!

  • Kieran Sault
    Kieran Sault Hace 3 años

    The humming noice can be caused from an imperfection in the trailing edge of your rudders. Most of the time it’s nothing to really worry about and you will only really hear it when going fast

  • Thomas Williams
    Thomas Williams Hace 5 años +1

    Elayne, you are so cool. You come across sometimes like your a scaredy cat who want's to control Riley but then you let him be himself and it ends up being the best times ever. Thanks for sharing guys, it's a lot of fun for all of us, Don't get me wrong though Elayna, You are still the capt. of good judgement and safety. Be safe but have as much fun as possible because we only live once.

  • Rolly Usatorres
    Rolly Usatorres Hace 3 años +1

    I love how far the editing skills have come love you guys so much

  • Harrison Gresham
    Harrison Gresham Hace 5 años +131

    So glad you now have the filming guy (forgot his name sorry) because you probably wouldn't have much of that epic sail on film if you didn't have him 👌🏻

    • Mark Harrod
      Mark Harrod Hace 5 años +10

      Harrison: His name is Daniel ... but gets called Troyer (his surname) quite often. And, yes ... he and Elayna do a terrific job; among the best ESclips has to offer.

    • Bridget Merryweather
      Bridget Merryweather Hace 5 años +17

      Having the third set of eyes that concentrates on the documentary side of things adds much to the production value. Loving the energy of the new vids.

  • SailAway World Sailing
    SailAway World Sailing Hace 5 años +1

    Because of you guys we're now addicted to multiple sailing channels. Started with your first vid and got hooked. If your US trip takes you by Charleston, SC, we hope to see you!

  • Stanislav Kostarnov
    Stanislav Kostarnov Hace 4 años

    that looked like some Rolex Race speed to me, wow
    great sailing and a beautiful, strong, boat.
    by the way were you actually trampolining off the crests of those waves at any point?
    seemed like a real wild ride, glad you are safe!

  • Ted Jelke
    Ted Jelke Hace 5 años

    Good one, guys, happy sailings and stay safe out there! Thanks. 🐤

    AUS BOAT FUN Hace 5 años

    Another great video --- Fantastic !!! Hope to see you guys when you sail down to OZ!

  • Ron Gamache
    Ron Gamache Hace 2 años

    Just had to watch this again after your recent trip back across the Atlantic to deliver the 16 year old and dad. You guys are awesome

  • Vermont's Own Boy
    Vermont's Own Boy Hace 4 años +1

    The humming sound heard at the higher speeds sounds like a vibration or flutter in the skeg/centerboard, or some other foil-shaped object moving through the water. Used to get a similar sound in my laser's centerboard when sailing/surfing at speed.

  • Dave O'Donoghue
    Dave O'Donoghue Hace 5 años

    Wow how much fun can you have on a sail boat, looked fantastic

  • Adam Robl
    Adam Robl Hace 3 años +2

    Loved it guys !!!
    But please don't fall overboard , to lose one of you , would be like losing a family member now .
    Love you guys .

  • Michael Rousey
    Michael Rousey Hace 4 años

    What a life you have.. you guys seem so happy.. what more can you ask for out of life . YOUR so lucky to be out of this rat race.. smooth sailing to you all and be safe

  • Brandon Kent
    Brandon Kent Hace 5 años

    Great video guys! Thankfully, you have all these comments to sharpen your expertise for everything you possibly do on video. Otherwise you might not make it around the world ;-). ESclips comments never cease to amaze me. I was super excited to see how fast she would go. Beautiful boat. Good on ya!

  • Sailing Rad Mode
    Sailing Rad Mode Hace 5 años

    Dudes, I can't imagine going that fast on a sailboat. :O Cool vid!

  • Anna Lucia
    Anna Lucia Hace 3 años +1

    I don’t know about big boats as I only sail small but when the boat is humming it means that your going as fast as possible as in your using the 5 points of sail ❤️ hope this was helpful xo Anna

  • La Grotty
    La Grotty Hace 5 años

    Great vid guys, thanks so much!!! It must be hard to read everyone's "expert" comments on what you are doing wrong. Thanks for showing us awa and aws with boatspeeds. Cheers 💨

  • Luca Tutino
    Luca Tutino Hace 5 años +2

    Well done, great boat and great sailing!
    I confess I got scared at 2 things:
    - 1: those huge knives hanging in the open visible at 5:14 and 6:45. I would not like to see one of those flying across the room! Or somebody bumping on them... If you need so many large knives, I strongly suggest getting them protected and in a secured drawer during navigation.
    - 2: (I might be wrong but looks very common in videos) the apparent scarce attention to what lies ahead. Max visibility is

  • paanikki
    paanikki Hace 5 años +2

    I might not take a reef in those conditions if in a race, if I knew the performance of the yacht well enough. But I would DEFINITELY take a reef when cruising.
    Even if taking a reef a bit too early may not be necessary for safety, or even crew comfort, it will save lots of money and trouble in the long run (in repair and maintenance). Racers have to buy new, expensive sails and change/fix parts of the rigging all the time, while cruisers' sails last much longer. Because racers often take the boat and sails to the limit.
    BTW, I laughed, when Elayna said "We must take a reef". Because in our small sail racing team "I'm going to take a reef" usually means using the head, rather than reducing sail area. :)

  • Grant Grove
    Grant Grove Hace 3 años

    Nice for the wind to come up at daylight. We had similar conditions that came on at 0200. Reefing and sailing in big seas you can't see are a challenge. Elephants on the horizon. Sail safe and enjoy life. ⛵

  • Alf Torp
    Alf Torp Hace 5 años +5

    Prepare for A LOT of wind like this if/when you go north. This will be a walk in the park in comparison.

  • Alicia Cullen
    Alicia Cullen Hace 3 años +1

    I’m adiddcted to your videos you guys just have such a cool video about u , your boat is sooo kewllll.. I been going back and watching alll of your old videos. My favourite you tubers by far ❤️

  • Nick Sullivan
    Nick Sullivan Hace 5 años +2

    This has been by far my the most exciting mediterranean sailing episode. I was suspect like many when you guys brought Daniel on board, but between the three I think you get both the look and feel of the video's that Riley and Eleyna shot back in the day and no longer miss out on these sorts of events because this would be hard for just two people to capture in the way you did - sick, awesome, filthy, loving it!

  • Peak Torque
    Peak Torque Hace 5 años

    Question for the skipper: When you are in a rush to get somewhere, do you use any software to calculate VMG or optimal tack strategy? Or do it by hand?

  • nova dowdell
    nova dowdell Hace 3 años +1

    This is such a unique channel!!!! I LOVE

  • Levi Allen
    Levi Allen Hace 5 años +157

    Favourite episode by far! Wowzers. That was what dreams are made of. Stay safe and happy sailing

    • john air
      john air Hace 4 años +1

      Those camera angles from behind without music are quite good. Gives the video a sort of documentary-feel. Good job from the camera man!!!

    • Biem Leichel
      Biem Leichel Hace 5 años +1

      Hey friend, didn't know you were out here...

    • Levi Allen
      Levi Allen Hace 5 años

      I will seriously take you up on that Robin

    • Vital Chance
      Vital Chance Hace 5 años +1

      Only I say Wowzers, me and inspector gadget.

    • Clair
      Clair Hace 5 años +1

      Leftcoast I want to go

  • Martin Lang
    Martin Lang Hace 4 años +1

    Yerr, that speed hum is normal, and feel/hear it in the right situations, from Hobie 16 to 46 foot masthead sloop.
    Never knock back a bit of speed. By the way this 46 foot monohull did approx 24 knots (22, is the last marker and the stopper is roughly 24) this was downwind surfing with a massive rooster tail in the Sydney/Hobart in the last 1980's on masthead sloop yacht Impatience.
    This was with Main and Spinnaker ("Kite"), but with no Blooper. I was not on board but my father was. My fastest on board was again downwind surfing peaking at 15 knots and being on the helm at that speed was a damm good rush.
    22 is a fine speed, this is why I love cats. I love dogs too, don't get me wrong.
    Experiences like that you treasure for life.
    I'm sure you could beat it.

  • Di Miseta
    Di Miseta Hace 3 años +1

    I luv your vid's. I wish I could join you guys once in my lifetime. Good on ya. Bless ya ♥️♥️

  • Toxo
    Toxo Hace 3 años

    I've done 30 knots in the rain at night back in the Caribbean. Most unforgettable experience of my life. Boat was at a constant 45 degree angle.

  • Tsar
    Tsar Hace 4 años +1

    22 knots yet so comfortable !!! gotta love Catamarans

  • Rob Harris
    Rob Harris Hace 3 años +1

    'Sailing under' was a real and present danger to the old mariners. Running with too much press of sail is dangerous.

  • Martin Verlinden
    Martin Verlinden Hace 2 años

    I like to sail, even in rough seas. The security and the thrill have to be balanced, I would wear a lifejacket, when the ocean and the storm talking that loud to you, no matter how old you are.

  • Robert Nyikes
    Robert Nyikes Hace 5 años

    Loved it, I could see the adrenaline in your eyes.

  • goodwinlaw
    goodwinlaw Hace 4 años

    I remember as a teenager racing cats, we weren't really racing until we heard that hum. That told us we were perfectly trimmed and getting everything we could out of the boat. Exciting to hear that because THAT is when we were really sailing!

  • Itsp3rsonal
    Itsp3rsonal Hace 2 años

    Very well rehearsed and performed . Awesome job.

  • Patricia Mamani
    Patricia Mamani Hace 4 años

    It must be very exciting to live like that. Great video.

  • Glynis Brown
    Glynis Brown Hace 5 años

    Superb episode. Truly enjoyed watching the drama of the sail at speed. What a beautiful vessel. Can't imagine how much more you would feel it in a smaller monohull. Exhilarating!

  • relativeair
    relativeair Hace 4 años

    Hi guys, just discovered the channel via steveo1kinevo as I’m a pilot and spent my life obsessed with and flying aircraft. But I think after watching only a couple of your videos so far I might have a new obsession. You guys live quite the incredible life and very thankful you share it. Opened my mind a lot further

  • sendromtube
    sendromtube Hace 3 años

    Dear Vagabonde, congrads on your speed record ! A few things to consider; you need to get the bow to rise when you're speeding downwind with waves so that you would not sink the nose. Since you don't have a way to shift weight to the aft of the boat, consider double reefing the main while increasing the head sail, perhaps even flying a code 0.
    As far as I could see, the speed was not constant, therefore you sailed around 25AW, what is not a lot of wind, but as some of the other commentators mentioned, probably a good time for tethers. I don't really know who is who but she seems scared and trusts "babe" fully. If babe accidentally goes in to the water, the crew looks like they would not be able to slow the boat down, and do the maneuvers needed for a MOB.
    Btw, the line dragging in the water, if it is a drogue then adjust the slack on it. And indeed if it is (I know it is not) then conrads again, that would definitely help if things get out of control. God speed and be safe.

  • Brooklyn Always
    Brooklyn Always Hace 2 años

    You guys are so amazing, wish I can Live that way is such a peaceful life

  • Victor Sebastiao
    Victor Sebastiao Hace 16 días

    love you guys and that was amazing speed so much fun

  • Ella Freeman
    Ella Freeman Hace 2 años +1

    Going on your boat would be the best thing ever and your my favorite people ever❤️

  • EDOGG H201600
    EDOGG H201600 Hace 4 años

    So amazing watching you guys. I DREAM of being able to sail with my wife and some others on some sailboat someday. It looks like a dream out there on the sea . So beautiful

  • Budlightning
    Budlightning Hace 2 años +1

    22 knots! Great for crossing vast distance. Bad for hitting anything. Be safe you guys. :)

  • starke6666
    starke6666 Hace 2 años

    I am an experienced boater, with an 8’ red kayak from Costco. (2 cup holders). I see no safety issues in this episode.

  • Jeahne Harford
    Jeahne Harford Hace 5 años

    WOW what an amazing channel, we recently just bought a 48' Prout, can't wait to start sailing. Thank you for making me even more excited than I already am.

    • xl- huckle
      xl- huckle Hace 3 años

      no offnece but you chose a prout out of every design

  • Phil Greenall
    Phil Greenall Hace 5 años +9

    Action packed episode.... lots of speed and happy dolphins.... Two thumbs up :) Thanks guys.... Canadianholidayguy

  • iJusgo
    iJusgo Hace 5 años

    Awesome. 22 knots is hauling it. I will keep my fingers crossed that this happens again, Riley.

  • Michael Wallace
    Michael Wallace Hace 5 años +1

    I would have loved to see the small round window down the middle of the hull at water level at those speeds. I'll bet the water was just ripping by.

  • lucards rs
    lucards rs Hace 3 años

    É muita loucura esse mar muito bravo,abraço

  • Dave Roberts
    Dave Roberts Hace 4 años +1

    Have you guys talked to Outremer about high speeds while sailing. All I can think of is what if something breaks while you are surfing along very fast. Say the auto pilot or a steering fitting. The forces involved are great and the accident potential rises with speed. Take Care. A watcher in Newfoundland.

  • Jeff Voight
    Jeff Voight Hace 4 años +2

    An old sailing instructor once told me, "Humanity didn't conquer the globe by going *slow*."

  • Scooby Do
    Scooby Do Hace 5 años

    Great ! 22 knots ripping it up in a luxury cat. What a great boat and glad you are loving every moment on your new SLV. Riley 25 knots and Machu will buy you a drink while Elayna hits you with the frying pan, c'est la vie :)

  • chrisxz
    chrisxz Hace 9 meses

    Awesome video! Must also watch Sailing into Freedom’s Sailing into Hell series - just amazing!