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

We just got 22 knots, and I’m telling Riley we need to take a reeve now, babe, come on Last time here on the east coast of France we anchored at an island called Porquerolle This morning we set off for a new adventure to a new country and its a beautiful day Oh cool there’s a castle up there Today we were going to Corsica which was about 116 nautical miles as the crow flies We’d heard tales from other sailors about crystal blue waters and endless castles It was a place not to be missed and we would be sailing down the west coast line starting at Calvi We were expecting a max of 30 knots from the West but up until about 2:00 p.m. The winds were fluky and there was a lot of pulling up and down the sails all morning, but there were dolphins Yeah Riley was just grumpy cause there was no wind and now the airs gone cold, and there’s clearly some serious wind coming so we’ve got to hoist the main again quick lets go We were so focused on getting the mainsail back up and to get moving again we’d forgotten about our code D That was still up from this morning pass me the cranker This was a big mistake. We should have had it stowed away. We had it blocked off by wrapping It around a cleat But only once and the force of the wind was able to unfurl it We headed downwind but we still had a fair bit of wrangling in order to get her under control The winds going in a different direction to the waves It is extremely windy I want to show you something look at that Look at that Brilliant So yeah, that’s the conditions And we’re just sitting level it’s amazing. We are probably averaging ten and a half knots I’d say, we’ve got 25 knots from apparent wind angle is 120 so we are fairly flying along at the moment got a full main up and a full jib so apparent wind speed of between 17 and 18 and I don’t we don’t need to put a reeve in the main just yet we’re going along quite nicely we just got 22 knots and I am telling Riley we need to take a reeve now, babe, come on this is ridiculous 17 knots apparent and we’re absolutely fine. There’s some weird hum that happens hey Riley, we need to take a reeve What’s that weird hum that happens I dont know but lets not wait to find out Yeah, that’s when the boat babe thats when the bow buries and you’re f*&$% we’ve snapped.. we’ve got the line off It’s all good Oh Riles im scared, i dont wanna go 22 knots.. yes you do no i dont Oh shit yea babe no Thats a big wave right here Coffee machine, just went mental I just went to lay down in our hull, because im pretty tired And there’s just no way I can relax down there, you can really.. Hear all the noises down there a lot better than out here and like at one stage There was no gravity and Riley says that’s ok, but it lasted for just so long. I was just floating on my bed and I couldn’t hear any water sounds on the hull 14 knots So I’ve just come back upstairs cuz yeah, I don’t like being down there by myself What do you do when your boyfriend’s the captain I cant fight him It was 28 knots. It’s it’s 23 now so like there’s not generally a lot of relaxing going on on any boat in those conditions We just happen to be going sailing 17 and there’s a hum, 17 yeah 18 Theres that hum Alright whats going on guys? We’re going to take a reeve Now we’re all really excited here on La Vagabond. I’ve just called out another patrons name congratulations to Emily Hare We would love to have you on board if you can make it If 22 knots boat speed it’s not something you’re interested in don’t stress We usually sit on about 10 knots so yeah, otherwise if you’d like to go 22 knots I’m sure Riley wouldn’t mind attempting that one again cool. Thank you for your support and yeah Cheers How was your little nap darling good, i woke up to Riley saying, “get your favourite bottle of wine” But instead what’s that thing? Matteiu gave us to going-away present and it is, I’m not going to try and pronounce it but people from France will understand, It’s local and apparently it’s quite Sweet like honey It’s from the Brittany Yes, its from Brittany, Merci Mattieu You know me too Well Mattieu this is absolutely delicious, it’s like a I cant explain it that is so damn good, its like honey and cider, but without the fizziness A well-deserved drink for the team, we’d arrived in Corsica and had clocked 22 knots as our top speed on La Vagabond it was to be the hot topic of our conversation for weeks and weeks to come they’re right behind us We are just coming into our anchorage now, and there’s no moon tonight, so we’re gonna need a lot of torches, its gonna be quite scary I just brushed my hair, this is what happens all the time Im not used to coming into an anchorage at like 10 knots So ive got Elayna, — night vision Ive got her looking out for buoys and I dunno, It’s way different hey, coming in at this speed but we’re still in a hundred meters of water, so it’s fine, but it’s just vastly different to pottering in at four knots Thanks for watching join us next time as we roam around the famous town of Calvi

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

  1. 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. ⛵

  2. I've been planning for a while now to go sailing in the sea but I was wondering is there even someone doing it until I found u. You really motivated me to keep it up.
    But please I'm wondering how much can I get a boat like yours

  3. I certainly can't talk from experience, but wouldn't tethering yourself to a line when at high speed & rough water be more dangerous? If you fell overboard & were dragged along at 22 knots I think you would certainly drown. I think wearing a life vest would be a good idea.

  4. Oh common people! Do you even remember meaning of fun? Stop be so judgemental … You gotta know limits of your vehicle so you can trust it.. Riley did good job. Nothing was broken and everyone is safe. Fact..

  5. Question,what do you do when your Father is a Captain?No whining that's for sure.😉☀️🙌🏼

  6. You make me so well you are extra i follow you for just few days and it's amazing extraordinary…. life on boat must be hard some time but what else better than freedom…. i love you

  7. 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 ❤️

  8. So this channel is basically a TV show with produced excitement to draw in viewers. Time to unsubscribe . To think,these people have a baby on board now . Yikes!

  9. Wow Elayna. You have more tolerance I would have had. I likely would have gotten off at the first docking and said my life more valuable than speed. Riley: you must change your attitude. What you do on a solo sail is your business but when others are on board you must respect their feelings and be mindful of their safety.

  10. Elayna was uncomfortable, I would have been a crying ball of anxiety. If my gut is telling me I should be on edge there's usually a good reason.

  11. Greetings! I appreciate your videos, but I do have to point out that we did not always have Youtube. I would imagine that because you are making a video for all to see that this could be somewhat of a minor distraction, no? I am by no means trying to be snarky. This is just truly food for thought. There was a day when people would hit the high seas and have a few pictures to bring back. I actually appreciate all the informative videos everyone is putting up on Youtube about sailing, but I think we do need to consider just how much of a distraction it potentially is to the boat crew, whether they realize it or not. Peace and Love be with you and yours!

  12. 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 🙂

  13. Safety first but the thrill of harnessing the wind to travel with the best of your abilities and knowing the potential of your yacht certainly is exciting bravery! great team work, know your limits, super ride and thank you for sharing your adventures with us! Stunning!!! Formidable yachtsman, your parents must be proud! And love your choice of music. 🙏😄🇦🇺

  14. Not sure if you know this now but the humming sound is the boat planning, it happens in small dinghies as well

  15. Allready in the past but I love watching you 2 &proud of you &pray for you.Love your take on life &have my kids your age doing their things &you 2 are lovely, the baby also.Proud of you.Come see me when you get to Israel☺☺

  16. Nice run but safety safety safety! Come off that deck in those conditions you arent catching your boat up 😉 Clip on!

  17. When wind and seas are as they are in the video you should both be in safety harnesses when you're on deck.

  18. The need for speed… The humm that you hear is the boat going through what is called hull speed. The boat has reached the desing the boat is capable of going at but faster. in short
    like a jet going through the sound barrier. hope that helps. well done.

  19. 1. Open another browser with youtube and search for "Shark Fin Blues" with the album cover tile.
    2. Start it with this video at 5:30 or so and mute the Vaga volume
    3. Turn up The Drones volume
    4. You're welcome

  20. With Riley’s hat and sun glasses on, he looks like kid rock lol anyone else see that. Or is it just me.?

  21. Nobody:
    I mean absolutely nobody..
    My dad (in this same situation): Well boys it looks like its a good day to die, lets get it.. yeeha hahah riding 9-10 metre waves like they're nothing

    Absolutely motoring though

  22. Wow ….
    WOW …..
    That was very cool . I can't truly understand how you feel going that fast , but it's way more than just going fast . It takes a lot of skill to handle a Cat that fast and size of the boat . Its like you understand the waves and the boat as one . Not many people live to do that . You can sail your whole life on a boat and never have a chance at going that fast . But you knew what to do ..and that's what Life is all about . Take Life by the Balls and go with it .
    Now on the other side of things , it's very dangerous to push a boat like that and I'm sure you know that already . But try not to do that anymore .

  23. 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!

  24. Passengers on that passing Holland America Line ship had quite a show if they were watching, but it would have been a bit messy if La Vagabonde had in fact dug in and nose-dived. She is, in the end, a "performance cat" and faster than most other cats in her class, so I understand the exhilaration. I do have have mixed feelings about this vid, it's exciting and you got away with it, but in all honesty, Elayna was absolutely right, that reef should have been taken sooner. I realise it's easy to criticise when you're not there yourself, but maybe some lessons were learned? Some months earlier, Dutch-flagged Lagoon 52 cat "Greatcircle" hit 27.2 knots in 50+winds while on passage from Gibraltar to Ibiza. That was supposed to have been the record, certainly for this class of catamaran, but it does show that catamarans can handle some pretty freaky conditions.

  25. Should u have a life vest on at this point? When outside working the boat?
    I don’t know boats but if u fell overboard.

  26. What a life. You are a lucky man bro. Sailing around the world with a beautiful woman by your side… One that could rivial the most beautiful woman from any country you visit on your travels. Must be nice. Lol, even though it sounds like your not from the USA, would that be considered white privilege, to have the ability financially the sail around world? Does White Privilege even exist anywhere outside the US? Probably not lmfao!

  27. The scirocco blows from Africa and blows across elba and corsico coming down at high speed. We raced along the coast 1x with 6 people on a cat. Smaller than yours… I have never before or after experienced such speed. It was too thrilling to be scared.

  28. Hey I’ve seen your films non-stop for a week or so, wondered, have ye considered to soundproof your engine-bay. Just like you would if us had a car – perhaps ye can find that on Google (car soundproof.) it usually quite effectively.. Cheers:)

  29. You guys know differently but because of its configuration the med weather at sea is often underestimated by people, tricky when waves are at odds with the wind!

  30. Anybody else notice that black police Catamaran with lights on trying to pull them over for doing 18 in a 6.5 knot channel?

  31. Awesome video guys love seeing all these parts of the world that I haven't been to been to a lot of them but not all of them!

  32. Omg like 2 weeks ago i was literally in porquerolles on a holiday haha idk i find it cool also i know im like super late lol

  33. This is insane. Did the adults forget there’s a baby on board? You’re in the middle of the ocean if something goes wrong you’re all screwed…the level of disrespect Riley showed Elayna by not caring about her being scared is such a red flag not only as an adult but as a significant other…

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