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SAILING AROUND THE WORLD ON A SAILBOAT

I bought SV Delos in May of 2008. At the time I had no intentions of documenting our life with YouTube Sailing Videos, but as sometimes happens one thing lead to another and here we are 45 countries, 70,000+ ocean miles, and over 200 YouTube Sailing Videos later. The decision to sell everything, buy a sailboat, and set off on a grand adventure was a defining point in my life.

My brother Brady (aka Señor Brady) joined Delos in Mexico for a month long sail to Tahiti. He decided to take all his savings, leave university behind and give 110% to the sailing life. Now 8 years later he is still aboard and has become my best friend. We’ve had more brotherly experiences together than any two man-boys have a right to.

I met the love of my life Karin (aka my Swedish Princess) on the other side of the Pacific in New Zealand, and asked her to go sailing for the weekend. Now 4 oceans and many hard sea miles later she has become an accomplished sailor and my wife! Alex Blue, joined Delos in South Africa and after Brady used some love potion to spark her interest, she has become a full time part of our floating family and production team! Together the 4 of us form the core of The Delos Crew.

A few years into the trip In Australia the cruising kitty ran dry, and we stopped sailing to work for a year. A fellow cruiser gave us the idea to document our travels with Youtube Sailing Videos so we purchased a small camcorder and started making our own homemade sailing movies about our experience. To date we’ve published over 200 videos on our scuba Diving and sailing adventures around this magnificent planet. The videos are all FREE. We’ve poured our heart and soul into them, and hope you enjoy watching as much as we did making them!

This website is dedicated to those of you that are considering a adventure of your own, and we hope you find it useful to pursue your own dreams, whether they be on land or at sea.

美丽的风和爱!Breeyawn上尉,Kazza,Brady先生和Blue!


德洛斯号帆船……告诉我们这艘船的情况。

我记得我第一次走下码头,看到德洛斯坐在那里。她只是尖叫着“带我穿越海洋!”。当时我在西雅图生活和工作,一年多以来我一直在购买一艘坚固的蓝色游轮。我参加了一系列的船艇表演,对一切都垂涎三尺,甚至考虑看这些 灰线铝船 所以我可以说我有一条自己的船,但后来听说 关于游轮研讨会上的阿米尔船。当时,美国西海岸只有一辆艾默尔超级马拉穆在出售。它刚好在贝灵汉,距离西雅图以北几个小时的车程,几乎就在加拿大边境上,所以我就去看看。

你什么时候在哪里买的?

他们说,当你找到你的船,你就知道它,这正是它的样子。我提出了一个报价,几个月后,销售在2008年6月结束。值得注意的是,此时“创建一个旅游博客”的想法会遭到茫然的凝视和怀疑。

“他们说,当你找到你的船时,你就知道它是什么样子的,那正是它的样子。”

你自己给她起名字了吗?如果是,这个名字是什么意思?

Delos是由之前的所有者命名的,历史有点像这样。我在这里转述一下,让它非常简短:

宙斯有点像一个玩家,他在和莱托鬼混。事实上,宙斯让她怀孕了。赫拉发现了并放逐了莱托。这是一个问题,因为显然神的孩子不能出生在人类的领域。宙斯请求他的兄弟波塞冬帮忙,波塞冬用他的三叉戟创造了一个神奇的岛屿,名叫德洛斯,位于天地之间。阿耳特弥斯和阿波罗随后安全出生在德洛斯岛。

我认为这是一个非常甜蜜的故事,所以保留了这个名字!


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这次史诗般的环球旅行是如何开始的?

Strangely with a trip to the library on a sunny Seattle Day. I was browsing the shelves and saw a book with a bright blue ocean on the cover. I can’t remember the exact title but it was something like “How to cross an ocean on your own boat.” What?!??! Was that even possible to do these days? I’d been sailing small boats around the lakes of Seattle for a few years but the thought of crossing an ocean blew me away. It then occurred to me that this was the ultimate way to travel! A way to mix adventure and self sufficiency with the art of sailing. And so the dream was born.

What were your initial plans?

The initial plan was to sail to New Zealand. I spent the next 4 years dreaming, saving, planning, and selling all my worldly possessions. Delos departed Seattle in August of 2009 and we arrived in New Zealand in October of 2010. There was no way I could stop now so another plan was born to sail to Australia via Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon’s. Most of my savings had been spent by this time so we stretched the budget razor thin to make it happen.


我们旅游博客的真正明星Delos

DELOS, THE TRUE STAR OF THE SV DELOS TRAVEL BLOG, HAULED OUT FOR SURVEY IN SEATTLE

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SHILESHOLE MARINE- SEATTLE

What hardships did you run into? How did your plans change after setting sail?

We sailed on and off the anchor to save diesel and lived off fish and rice. It was an amazing experience to see just how cheaply you can live on the ocean. We made it happen and arrived in Australia some 7 months after departing New Zealand. The entire crew was really, really broke so we parked Delos for a while and moved to Melbourne, Australia. At this point the crew was myself, Brady, Josje, and Karin. We weren’t done sailing, just flat out of cash so we all worked to put some money in the cruising kitty. Since we’re not retired that’s what we do to follow our dreams- sail, run out of money, work, sail again. Delos was parked for just over a year in Bundaberg, Australia while we scraped together enough for another season.

2013年5月,我们离开本达堡,开始沿澳大利亚东海岸航行,最终到达达尔文。。我们的计划是穿越印尼、菲律宾、马来西亚,进入泰国(从 苏拉塔尼至苏梅岛)我们如此热爱菲律宾,我们的计划被吹得支离破碎,我们最终在那里度过了8个月!我们刚刚进入马来西亚,计划继续向西航行。因此,基本上,最初的18个月计划已延长至5年,而且没有结束的迹象。

“我们如此热爱菲律宾,我们的计划被吹得支离破碎,我们最终在那里度过了8个月!”

瓦努阿图火山旅游博客sv delos您已经制作了近100个旅游博客视频,这些视频都是专业制作的,非常有趣。你在哪里学的录像技术?或者一般来说,旅游博客怎么样?

哦,哇,非常感谢!我们都脸红了!我记得当时在墨西哥,在纳维达巴拉与一个我刚在酒吧遇到的家伙进行了一次龙舌兰酒引发的对话。他也在旅行,我们开始谈论帆船运动。他坚持要我当时就出门,买一台高清摄像机,在我们穿越太平洋时不间断地拍摄东西。当时我认为一个旅游博客可能是一个很酷的项目,所以我花了大约200美元买了一台非常基本的摄像机,开始拍摄。我们没有想过要成为“专业旅游博主”。

“我花了大约200美元买了一台非常基本的摄像机,然后开始拍摄。”

起初,我们只是胡闹着用静态镜头、随机视频剪辑,也许还有几个字幕来制作东西。当我们本赛季回到澳大利亚的德洛斯时,我们想把我们的比赛提高一个档次,所以我们买了一台Go Pro和稍好一点的高清摄像机。我们得到了一份Adobe Premiere的副本,然后去了镇上进行编辑。这是一次很好的学习经历,但也很有趣。


我们怎么能在船上工作Was starting the travel blog part of the plan from the outset? Would you be able to afford your trip around the world if you weren’t documenting your travels in weekly vlogs and blogs?

It wasn’t really on our radar at all, no. We had started a travel blog on Blogspot for the sole purpose of keeping friends and family up-to-speed on where we were, and as a general travelogue chronicling all of the amazing things we were experiencing. This went on for YEARS with no one but a very small group of friends and family reading the travel blog and looking at pictures.

It wasn’t until quite a while later, after we had started producing more travel vlog style sailing videos and posting them to YouTube that things started to get some traction. Slowly but surely we were seeing the views on the sailing videos climb from the 10s to 100s to 1,000s. After the travel blog started getting hundreds of thousands of hits, that was the first time we looked at each other and said “hey, I think we can do this!”


raja ampat印尼You’ve had quite a contrasting crew over the last months. Where did they all come from?

That is the most unexpected surprise about this trip. I never could have guessed so many awesome people would sail on Delos. Since the trip began we’ve had 33 people from 9 different countries sail on Delos. Some have stayed for a only a week while others have stayed for a month or longer. Some are friends and family that have come to visit but most we’ve met while out sailing. Brady is my brother and he got onboard in Mexico to help with the Pacific crossing to Tahiti. He was going to stay a few months but ended up staying 5 years!

“自旅行开始以来,我们已经有来自14个不同国家的约50人在德洛斯航行。”

一路上,我们遇到了在新西兰背包旅行的Karin(来自瑞典)和在斐济乘坐叔叔的船航行的Josje(来自新西兰)。两人都被邀请出海度周末,但最终都没有离开!最近,我们在菲律宾遇到了一些了不起的人,他们通过我们的博客与我们联系。我们花了几个星期和他们在一起,他们实际上加入了我们从菲律宾到马来西亚的航线。太有趣了,值得一试 Princesa港至El Nido 只是为了看看他们迷人的海滩。


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1544960\u 241565522678292\u 7028575\u n在镜头下,你们似乎都相处得很好;总是这样吗?

我知道这可能很难相信,但我们都相处得非常好。每个人都更像是一家人,而不是其他任何人。我们都在这里玩得很开心,大多数时候,这里的压力都很小。即使在53英尺长的船上,你仍然可以找到自己的空间。只要跳下去游到最近的海滩,或者戴着耳机走到船头。这是你自己的小世界!我们有一个烹饪和清洁时间表,每个人都在船上发挥自己的力量,这真的很有帮助。

你离开了商界,开始了这次冒险;你认为你会回去吗?

这次旅行以我认为不可能的方式改变了我的DNA。我不可能像以前那样以同样的身份回去。德洛斯将继续向西航行,当我们到达某个地方并可能安定下来时,我会想办法的。我学到了很多关于生活中重要的东西,我知道这不是在做9-5的老鼠赛跑!

“这次旅行以一种我认为不可能的方式改变了我的DNA……我学到了很多关于生命中重要的东西,我知道这不是九五老鼠赛跑!”

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THE TRAUTMAN BROS- BEFORE AND AFTER SAILING!

el-nido-palawan-philippines-2Do you have a favourite spot so far in this part of the World?

Wow, that’s the toughest question so far. Each and every place has so many special things about it. I’d say it’s a three way competition between Vanuatu, New Zealand, and The Philippines. In Vanuatu we witnessed the true practices of the local tribes, from war dances to exploding volcanoes. In New Zealand we parked Delos in a marina and explored by land. The beautiful mountains, glaciers, and beaches just blew us away. Of course the Kiwi’s are just a fun loving, adventurous group so we got on real well.

In The Philippines I was blown away by the genuine smiles and friendliness of the people. In every town and every village we met someone that took us under their wing and showed us around, and that’s what inspired us to keep updating the travel blog, as we continually found inspiration everywhere we looked. We got pulled into village huts for Tagay with Tanduay and Coke, partied with Filipino seafarers for New Years, rode on the tops of Jeepney’s, and met some lifelong friends that brought us into their homes and showed us the crazy big city of Manila. Plus we really like San Miguel Beer. The Philippines were so much fun our 2 month plan turned into an 8 month adventure!


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印尼东米苏拉贾安巴特If one of our readers is considering embarking on a sailing around the world adventure, do you have any advice?

Just get out there and do it! Speaking from experience the hardest part is actually cutting the cord and going. I’ve met a lot of people that have been planning for 10 years or even longer. They’re making everything shiny, making covers for everything, then bags to store their covers in, etc. You and your boat will never be 100% ready but at some point you just have to cast off the lines and head out! You probably already know more than you think so just use good common sense. Oh yea- and bring lots of sunscreen!

你和你的船永远不会百分之百的准备好,但在某个时刻,你只需要抛开绳索出发!

关于乘帆船环游世界,还有什么其他的智慧之言吗?

有两种类型的水手——已经搁浅的和即将搁浅的!

与sv delos一起环球航行

现在,这个冒险、旅游博客以及围绕它的整个项目都完全由我们制作 帆船博客视频. 其中一些来自 YouTube 广告,但大部分来自 认捐和捐款 直接从那些喜欢观看帆船比赛视频的人那里获得。那有多酷?!?!由于我们得到的支持和爱,我们现在能够百分之百地资助我们的航行和旅行,并继续免费发布我们的视频!

如果你喜欢看帆船比赛的视频,阅读旅游博客,并且觉得自己很慷慨,那就向我们扔几美元吧。这笔钱将100%用于该项目,以保持Delos的最佳状态、相机设备,以及一些“创造性润滑剂”,以保持编辑过程的顺利进行。

单击此处支持Delos!