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

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

  1. Bruce Wayne says:

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

  2. Edson Dantas says:

    Minha rainha vocer e uma linda modelo

  3. Davidandrew S says:

    Have a globe next to a flat map on the computer. Brainwashing at its finest.

  4. alan mac says:

    She's right, you should reef.

    What I always consider is, What if we need to turn around for a MOB?

  5. Anna Boese says:

    What did your boat cost?

  6. Ronin Warrior says:

    Wow, what a way of life! I just subscribed, and am allready hooked. One day i hope i will be able to do the same! Greets from The Netherlands ✌

  7. Mike Apilado says:

    Got to be honest and real. I love several sailing channels, yours included. When one crew says its time to reef, it's time to reef. That jocular bravado stuff flies out the window when something breaks in the middle of nowhere. This kinda turned me off to ya'll.

  8. Christopher Walch says:

    I love you channel I am far behind in videos my daughter just showed me this channel. What an amazing life keep it up. So wished I did this before my time had passed. One question if you even see this. Do you just use weather updates to make sure your not suck in open water with big storms? Do you plan it so your in port for storms?

  9. TM Adventures says:

    Lived every moment of that 😫🇬🇧👍

  10. Anthony Urbanski says:

    It looks like panic on a boat….but fun.

  11. Zach Z says:

    I want to be able to say "Hoist the main" lol

  12. Jamie Lancaster says:

    Your boyfriend isn’t the Captain – girl YOU are the Captain he’s YOUR first mate!

  13. Whigger Hunter says:

    Warm, Sunny and Windy day, what is she complaining about?..

  14. MrZeddy100 says:

    What does "take a reeve" mean?

  15. drCasey555 says:

    Having some weed in the boat sure would make the trip a lot better

  16. tommy arciniega says:

    Love you guys…

  17. AcidCristals says:

    I wouldn't last a minute hahaha id be so sea sick

  18. Dancing Man says:

    if i were there i would shouting all day long

  19. Grant Grove says:

    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. ⛵

  20. JA! says:

    Great channel you have …what cat are you using

  21. Twardcompilation TV says:

    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

  22. conorrowens says:

    Trust fund babies going for a sail! How captivating 😂

  23. Leonard Breau says:

    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.

  24. Andrew D says:

    That must have fun at night in the cabin

  25. Robert Kennedy says:

    Thats what the boat was designed to do. Go fast.

  26. Chuck Logan says:

    Your luck is going to run out one of these days!! No harnesses in that type of weather and conditions…

  27. TheCuilinn says:

    that humming noise was from the rigging lines straining under the stress. Oh well

  28. jjjoooojjj says:

    I think it's fantastic fun!!! And I'm skydiving for almost 40 years 🙂

  29. jjjoooojjj says:

    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..

  30. Anthony Wong says:

    Lifes of crew at risk to satisfy the skipper's ego. What a prick!

  31. BLUE WATER PINES says:

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

  32. Sugarsail1 says:

    That boat can handle 22 knot surfs no worries.

  33. SYLVIE CIRODE says:

    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

  34. Alicia Cullen says:

    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 ❤️

  35. lil sammy says:

    Thank god Lenny wasn't here

  36. kragseven says:

    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!

  37. Baited says:

    I've got Elayna looking out for boys. Haha

  38. Peggyt1243 says:

    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.

  39. Lilly Moeller says:

    Wait how was there no gravity. What

  40. MissRandomComment says:

    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.

  41. Tambi Jo says:

    🤙 22 knots…….. WoW You guys are Awesome!! 💦⛵️

  42. Melinda Lara says:

    Why do you think the dolphins like to swim in front of the boats? They always do this so cool

  43. Steven Singh says:

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

  44. Jesus First To-the-Point End Time Signs says:

    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!

  45. Plo rer says:

    Sailing just starts to get funny with this wind:D

  46. Catherine Petroski says:

    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 🙂

  47. dcbee z says:

    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. 🙏😄🇦🇺

  48. Finnlay Taylor-Milroy says:

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

  49. Weberman Elisheva says:

    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☺☺

  50. Sarah Watto says:

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

  51. pwi barb says:

    What did Outremer have to say about that? We're all the loads on the rig just fine?

  52. Jordan #gamergirl says:

    And what’s are reef

  53. Justin Dyer says:

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

  54. Thomas Beatty says:

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

  55. Trudy jeannine says:


  56. Abdirahman Mohammed says:

    this channel deserves discovery channel i want watch it on the tv

  57. Siena Saffari says:

    u guys should do a boat tour

  58. Tron Alpha says:

    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.

  59. Rick Bourne says:

    Impressively fast sailing. Why are you dragging a line?

  60. Andy C says:

    Honey and cider without the fizz…. Sounds like it could be Mead? Xx

  61. Chris McCollum says:

    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

  62. Jeff Dickerson says:

    How’d y’all find each other??

  63. Luiz carlos Da Rosa silva says:

    É muita loucura esse mar muito bravo,abraço

  64. Brad Taylor says:

    The Flying La Vagabonde

  65. Carole Warner says:

    YEEEEEEEEEE HAW!!!!! What a wild and exciting ride! Looks like the dolphins agreed! : – D

  66. mike fraser says:

    Wow! looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  67. postersonwall says:

    I think what you're drinking is mead. Made from Honey, very sweet. Kinda like cider, but not

  68. Di Miseta says:

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

  69. Dee Coutts says:

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

  70. Michael J says:

    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

  71. Sharpshooter 250 says:

    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 .

  72. Nelpa Capio says:

    Hi I am from the Philippines. Lenny is so cute.

  73. Sarah Watson says:

    Glass jar in a sailboat in heavy seas.

  74. Hi Hi says:

    20 knots isn’t much I’ve gone 60 knots in a boat

  75. Lori Novak says:

    There is no closed caption. I watched but what you guys talked about????

  76. Brar Ramandeep says:

    Lovely couple….

  77. harddazeknight says:

    d'armor is a mead made from honey and apple cider… lovely drink, truly delicious!

  78. Eskii NZL says:

    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!

  79. Steve Castro says:

    WOW, you guys were flying…..

  80. HowboutThese says:

    @ 7:38 I don't think it's a good idea to keep knives up like that on a boat…just saying.

  81. Blondie-Anon says:

    I’m so jealous that I actually hate you guys.

  82. Veneil says:

    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.

  83. dante dante says:


  84. JC Baily says:

    How exciting that must have been….I was sitting on pins and needles!

  85. J t says:

    Go for 25 knots fly baby relax all’s good

  86. J t says:

    See if she planes

  87. J t says:

    Love your channel life’s an adventure

  88. Jessica LT says:

    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.

  89. barebare says:

    You know you have a fast boat when sailing close haul trim in broad reach/running wind lol

  90. Thomas Jacobs says:

    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!

  91. Cris Moore says:

    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.

  92. Paul Vincent says:

    Still my favourite episode (105) 22 knots !!!! Wow

  93. Wendy Dietze says:

    what a wonderful thing to do when you are young.

  94. Rasmussilberg says:

    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:)

  95. Bryson Walker says:

    There’s a lot of professionals in these comments. If you don’t like what they do….simply don’t watch.

  96. Matt Nicholls says:

    Like the music, who is it ?

  97. JAY EM says:

    Clowns at sea… no sailors there… just clowns!

  98. Alexandros Retsinas says:

    That's a good Chanel nut I don't understand a word of you guys. I need to use the subtitles

  99. Chris Trinder says:

    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!

  100. Marc Anthony Marquez says:

    legendary brother;)

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