S3#18. New Boat ESSENTIAL Checks – Have you done them?

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Join Barefoot Doctors Sailing as the highly experienced cross ocean sailor, Paul Badenhurst runs through the checks that he does on every new boat he sails to avoid surprising breakdowns or mal functions on the long ocean crossings.

We release this video as we are on the water thanks to Starlink so this allows regular releases (subject to data availability…

The next few episodes will take us out on the water for the crossing as all our viewers are very excited to share in the actual crossing so we will work hard to get that footage edited on the go and bring it to you without too much delay. The next episode (#19) will share some experiences of the first two nights in 35 knots of wind and look at how the Leopards are built as the storm and pounding we get begs the question “How strong are the Leopards built?” and we show you how that is done in the factory.

The episode after that (#20) will have the details of the Atlantic Crossing departure day and then progressively take you with on the crossing to let you know what it is like to sail 8000 miles!

Our exciting Patreon option will allow our supporters to enjoy live updates on positions and daily logs on the Atlantic crossing as well as join us for sailing events in Gocek, Turkey (Sept 2023), Aegean Greece, May 2024. Then in Dubai Jan 2025 (aboard the new Portofino 52) join us for the launching party and test sails!!! We are also offering boat build tours with sailing off Dubai to share the progress of the P52 build and provide whatever sailing or life discussions that YOU want us to provide during all of these events….. It is a very exciting prospect and we have been requested repeatedly to give advice, take folk sailing, teach sailing techniques etc etc…. So here it is!!!

Any Patreons will have the choice to join us for these events which are usually about 5 days to be up close and personal with Eli and John and learn from their expertise… There will be sailing trips, excursions and chats during the events and the subjects will be designed to suit the participants that will be there. Patreons will receive all the sailing and talks with the Barefoot Doctors without any cost but will only have to cover their own travel, food and accomodation costs.

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