I Crashed our Boat in the Marina, Way to Make an Entrance! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 101


I am the captain now. Last time on SLV in Spain we headed up the coast to take shelter from the Tramontane winds that were about to blast us from the north We bunkered down in a magical spot called Puerto de Cadaqués. What are you up to? I’m gonna go free dive… Well, I’m going to go spearfishing over there, but I’m in Europe There’s not that many fish. So what I say, is I am going to go free diving with my gun and then I don’t get disappointed. With my gun. With your gun. I’m going over there where that flag is. There’s a bit of a drop off on the other side and the wind going that way So there’s not much… swell in that little place there. I heard there’s a grover We’ll see what happens. How’s the stainless looking? Well…I’m nearly finished. I want to know if that stuff’s good or not? And I also want to know, do you leave a little bit of goo… like slime on there, when you finish to stop it from rusting in the future, like as a bit of a protection? Or you wipe it all off. If you wipe it all off it looks beautiful, but .. yeah. I don’t know. It’s another one of those five AM starts. We have just dropped mooring line and we are motoring out of the bay, just to get away from the little mooring balls and we’re going to hoist the main. We are going to La Grande Motte today. I forget how many nautical miles it is, but we are going to try and do it in a day. With no wind. So yeah… Wish us luck. Riley hoisted the main. Riley has just gone back to bed. We are going… I need to stop yawning, it’s ridiculous? We’re going five knots into an eight knot breeze which isn’t too bad but I think It’s going to die off even more and we’ll probably put the code zero up when Riley wakes up Which, I’m betting, won’t be too long Being on our way back to where our new journey had begun only a few months ago It was good to finally feel like a new La Vagabond We had learned what all the new sounds mean How the new systems work and how to deal with sails as a team quickly and efficiently. She’s a very beautiful boat and we’re all pretty much still in awe Hell yeah, the winds just picked up. We’ve got 11 knots true and now going six point seven, so… Things are starting to move now, folks What can I do? Ah nothing. It’s alright We need to… I want to get there before the sun goes down We’ve gone far enough East I think I’m going to have to motor directly on course for an hour or two whilst the wind changes direction Hopefully, it’s a tick to and then it should swing around to here Then I’ll hoist the main again and we’ll sail off again. I obviously prefer to sail the whole way, but… we’re on a tight schedule with that Tramontane and… booking in and stuff we’ve just got to get there so… And I’m just making lunch in the kitchen after sleeping most of the morning. We’re having burritos today How many sails have you rolled in and out today? I’ve put up and down the code D twice sorry the code zero and I put the code D up once I’ll put the main up twice. and I’ve rolled the head sail in three times. and it’s quarter past three we just reached- [In the background] Eleven point 5! Whoo! We just got our top speed on La Vagabond. We got we got an eleven nine. We got an eleven point nine. Hammering La Vagabond I was nearly gonna title this episode motoring La Vagabond Because I didn’t think we where going to get sail very much. and here we are we’re flying along What? 12.9 What? yeah! Holy crap. Holy crap Perfect conditions team. Yup, I can work in 13 knots. I never thought that would be possible. Yeah, actually I didn’t think about that That’s crazy. I’m having a great time. So yeah, I’ve got to pay attention I’ve got my eye on the apparent wind speed if that picks up to more than 15 knots I just go downwind a little bit which will reduce that and We’ll go just slightly off course which is fine when you’re doing 12 knots and then As it drops down a bit we come we point a little bit higher and the wind picks up and … yeah That’s the game we’re playing at the moment Now I’m sitting on the toilet, but I’m not really on the toilet I needed to show you the view from here Seriously, it feels like I’m going a million miles an hour So I’ve got the autopilot on performance level 4, which I’d never used to really use on the old boat, because it would suck power, but look at how fast and how accurate it is. This is the rudder here I think that’s the degrees plus and minus, and it’s just… when you feel a wave come and pick you up you feel a wave come behind you like this, and I’m sitting here going- well I’d steer into and then back down here and Before I can even think about it This thing, look at that, it’s gone to ten and then back to normal and then minus two and then back again, it’s just No one could steer as good as this thing. [Elayna in the background] 18 knots! Yeah it’s alright Wow Oh, it’s on a hinge Be careful. Oh my God Thats scary! We just came outside to drive And there’s a drone flying around the boat And guess who it is? It’s bloody Mathew on the drone again! It’s behind the sail now Aww, we’ve missed you too, Mathew. Can you keep it on that one? Hey Mathew I absolutely hated that Holy crap Took me four attempts to be able to get into this little place. And I hope never to have to do it again A mass I bash the boat on the pillar as well They got rubber around them, so I don’t think there is any damage, but… The first scars. Oh dear. Sorry And they said it couldn’t be done, but I did it wow so we didn’t put a second line over this side and uh Daniel has just- what do you call that? Lassoed Lassoed it. But not over the whole pillar, Just like back on the ranch that I didn’t live on I think that would be okay, though Might be yeah Yeah, if you’re tying it down, then it can’t lift up, if it’s super tight Think I’ve stretch the rigging on the right hand side, not so sure about the left, but the left I think will need some. So, just thought I should explain why it took me, like three goes, to get into our berth And it was less of a mistake and more of a panic attack, sort of thing, I guess But, you know, I’m going to show you, anyway So here’s all the boats, all the Outremers nearby and the wind was coming from this direction At about- what was it, like 15 knots or something? and so, when I came in, what I was doing was, I was heading into the wind, like this … and reversing back in, but by the time I got to here got in between the pillars, the wind had already grabbed my nose and like swung me around, so … I had to attempt it three times, and I didn’t stop and think about what I was doing, because I remembered JP Who gave a sailing lessons before we left, we had no wind during these few days So this is the way he taught us, and then I thought again later and I did remember, that he said: in stronger winds you have to put your butt to the wind, because This is where you have most control, and it’s common sense really, because both of the propellers are at the back So, what I should have done, and I did in the end after Mathew was yelling and screaming at me from the dock Is yeah, I turned my butt to the wind and I reversed all the way back And then I used this pillar as, sort of like my pivot point kind of thing And I was able to put my portside back to the pillar and then bring the starboard side engine all the way back And my own nose is turned around and I was able to come straight back in and it was so easy Like I got it straight away So yeah, that is what happened We picked Mathew’s brain about a few things and as the sun set we regaled him with tales of our exploits in the western Mediterranean I see the rock. and it’s running smoother. Up there. Yeah Usually that’s when you want some twists in your face All righty, who is it this week? It is Graat Strone. We’re inviting 10 Patrons on board. Graat Strone. You’re the next one, mate, congratulation Luckily I called your name, because Elayna was going to call you Grant Stretching so Send us an email at [email protected] and Yeah, we’d love to get you on board. We want to try and meet as many of you people, as possible This boat is amazing. We want to get you on here and to experience, what it is that we’re doing, so Really looking forward to seeing you, mate.

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100 thoughts on “I Crashed our Boat in the Marina, Way to Make an Entrance! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 101

  1. Elayna you rock girl!!! Those little marks are just little life memories that you will look back on and remember the good times!! Safe travels guys! Love watching!

  2. I just wanted to tell you both that I love your channel and I'm seriously considering getting a catamaran and living aboard.

  3. Just the other day I tried to dock my fathers TP52 in San Francisco it was blowing 37kts and as you can imagine it did not end to well. Luckily my dad said you only live once right. As my punishment I had to swim up and down the harbor in my foulies

  4. Hi Riley, just an easy way to scaling a fish, is by putting one of Elayna's egg beaters into your cordless drill and put it in reverse, and away you go, even Elayna could do it…ha ha

  5. Elayna, a Captain once told me that "piling are your friends" in docking. This is especially true in higher winds. You have now learned a great lesson and will never have a problem docking again.

  6. Great job folks. Re docking, Crew should have been about with a roving fender! it might have been possible to get a line on the windward pole to stop you sliding too far to leeward? An alternative could have been to drop a stern anchor to stop you sliding, having crew to control the lines, or drop the dinghy and carry lines ashore to warp in like they did in the olden days : ) Love what you do.

  7. Now little missy (said only with the deepest respect  
     and fondness) does Riley say my boat like you do about your spear gun. El-can you tell us about your background when it comes to swimming with sharks. I have noticed that you have no fear. I have no idea where you are from so please tell us about your life before Mr Riley.

  8. Never trust a woman. They are more stupid than wild dogs. And the accent. Oh god. It's like listening to re runs of neighbours. Kyle minogue eat your heart out. Retarded ausies.

  9. Elayna, I've got scares on my body worst than that! You did just fine, you stuck with it and corrected. Great job Lady! "w.w."

  10. Nice Boat. Must have cost a lot, i'll probably never be able to afford one like that, but one can always dream.

  11. Really love watching you guys sail around the world!! Riley you should try out super stainless, you just brush it on leave it there for about an hour and pour some water on it!👍🏼

  12. Is Mathew a guest star??? Can't believe he's still offering his help and guidance, pretty nice of him! Great vid 🙂

  13. Just started watching you guys i think what you are doing is amazing,i have just watched 100 chapter in a few days,camera 📷 works great,both ⛵ are great,keep making me happy🍷

  14. You never sin by try Mr clean magic erasers to clean up the scar sail up to st Anthony nfld in July there's whales here and icebergs

  15. Good you guys are very good aboard towards one another and not drunken skunks. !!
    Herd the term cussing like a drunken sailor as a prime example of lowly foul person ?? Remember drunken sailors cant cus or curse out like….drunken celebrities. Yuppp….
    Fair following seas to you and vessel.

  16. Thanks for explaining the docking issue and correct method, I enjoy slowly learning the technical aspects of sailing, so thanks again Elayna

  17. what kind of boat do you guys have? Like make/ model? And i hope you dont mind me asking but how do you guys afford this lifestyle? Looks like something i might he interested in some day and just wondering what kind of funds are needed and how you guys manage to cover your expenses.

  18. Holy I love Andrew belle ive listened to him for a long time I’m so glad to find another fan especially from another country!

  19. I love your channel and the way you invite us into your life with passion and personality! You visit the most stunning places in the world if you write up your best destinations and experiences I would not hesitate a minute to buy it from you. Hope to see you on the water. Cheers!

  20. Dont feel bad a about docking girl … i watch people on dry land backing Tractor trailers into loading docks on dry land ,,, hitting the door frames and other trucks … you would prob do better than most new pilots docking … "My moto is your only as good as your last task " so many would be afraid to try or give up , but you only get better with challenges

  21. Remember any boat sail or power you always face the wind 🌬 <. The tiny scuff will buff out. Love all the videos yourself and Riley share with us. Thanks

  22. Right and Left Riley??? Come on use your Salty Dog terms…Starboard & Port !!   LOL just kidding  mate!    Re-watched all past episode and just as good as 1st time!!  Thank you La Vagabond for all your adventures and the ones to come!!  Fair winds and following seas Riley & Elayna!

  23. I think the sponsorships are a reality. In this case i think its done quite tastefully. Great work guys 😊

  24. Fun fact: Yawning is a symptom of not getting enough air. People equate it with tiredness because when you're tired, you slump down and decrease your air intake. Love ya

  25. Wow, you guys must've had steam coming off of the hull lol That was a tiny little place to place the boat, add a crosswind and I think you did a great job.

  26. It is very awesome that you let others experience a little sailing with you. I'm terrified of the open sea and couldn't do it. But… If I ever decided to try, I would not want to go with anyone but y'all. Honestly would trust!

  27. Y’all inspire me to live more carelessly and not take everything so seriously .. definitely feel like im on the journey with y’all !

  28. I feel ur pain.

    I dinged my boat. The saying, it will buff out did not apply in my situation, thankfully it was small

  29. Did he just call us (you people? ) Lol You got to be careful with your words too many damn Democrats around here nowadays. They're get so offended especially from the phrase YOU PEOPLE. next thing you know they're start calling you a racist a bigot and a trump supporter. I'm pretty sure YouTube itself is a bunch of Democrats as well they will certainly demonetize your video . 🙂 YOU PEOPLE have a good day

  30. Rabble rabble about women drivers..but the truth is that everybody has days where it seems you're more bumble than good 😉 Realize this is ancient now, but didn't comment on it before.

  31. I know this is an old vid now, but I only recently discovered you guys and am on catch up.
    Riley, if you want stainless nice and clean use baby lotion. We have Johnson's in the UK. It's a clear liquid. My dad was an engineer and swore by this stuff.

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  33. Geeze, I thought you were going to cry; broke my heart that you were so upset, made me upset and concerned about you. Your a tough gal though

  34. I curious , did you guys take a sailing course, or Riley , also. do you guys still travel during the night ? and if by any chance , as a sailor, is there any usage of sailing in the Biblical context in using the stars.. 🌟 just curious.?

  35. As to your question about leaving polish residue on your brightware… definitely not! A bright shining bit of equipment is protected the most. If you leave residue you leave a textured surface for salt and crud to accumulate on.

  36. If I knew the product you were using on you rigging I could give you an answer. Best bet is keep your rigging clean which allows water to drain. Flush periodically to keep dirt from penetrating, dirt catches water then creates rust. It is best to not seal in any manner because this traps water and stainless and deoxygenated water is a sure thing for rusting stainless.

  37. You guys are the BEST! Honestly! Love all of your videos! Exciting! Beautiful! Fun! Isn’t that what life should be all about? You are such a beautiful family (with that gorgeous little Lenny!). I’m thinking I better start from the very, VERY beginning and binge my way through to the present……but I just can’t help myself….when I see one of your vids pop up ….Well…I just gotta watch it immediately! LOL! Thanks for taking me along on your warm sunny trips….especially with fall and winter creeping up on us here atop our mountain in northeast Pennsylvania……yeah…..pretty darn chilly! A different world entirely! Loving yours, though! 💕❤️💕👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  38. I could never have done what you have accomplished even when I was young. There's no way I could have docked that goal. My husband wouldn't even let me run his small boat when we were younger for fear that I was going to do something horrible to HIS boat. I used to laugh at the way he treated his boats. I hated when he couldn't handle one anymore because of arthritis. He sold both his boats to our neighbors, and still regrets having to have done it. Just enough every minute you guys have traveling and living the way you enjoy life the most.

  39. @7:18 the view from the toilet😁No problem having to tinkle with all the water you see!!✌🏝 #davesandersstepdaughter

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