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VIDEO: Smooth Sailing To Bermuda


Leo Goolden is on a quest to rebuild the Albert Strange-designed sailing yacht Tally Ho. The top-to-bottom restoration is requiring a great deal of time and money, but fortunately Goolden has skills as a self-employed shipwright to bring the yacht back to life. He takes on boat-building projects, writing commissions and serves as professional crew to fund the project.

In a recent update on his blog, Goolden shared his experiences on a voyage aboard the three-masted schooner Adix, where he served as first officer from Newport, Rhode Island, to Bermuda.

You’ll need to set aside just over 12 minutes of time to watch it, but this video has excerpts of the ocean voyage from beginning to end:

You can read more about Goolden’s quest to restore Tally Ho in Soundings’ November 2017 issue and you can stay up-to-date with his escapades at Sampson Boat Co.



Sea Stories - August 2019

The books, videos and podcasts we’re bringing on board this month


Jennifer and Mark Ullmann

A bad day at work was the inspiration. We love to travel and realized that many of the places we wanted to see could be reached by a boat.

Steve Helber / AP

Slow, Steady and Deadly

Hurricane Florence leaves flooding and destruction in her wake, particularly in New Bern, North Carolina, where boat owners and builders were forced to stay vigilant.


John and Paulette Lee

The less-developed islands of the Dominican Republic and Dominica taught us that less is more and demonstrated the unity of a “village.”


Joel and Dominique Marc

We’ve cruised around New Zealand; to Kamchatka, Russia; and then to Kodiak Island, Alaska. Fjordland and Steward Island in New Zealand were highlights.


Ron and Nancy Goldberg

We started with sailboats in 1993 and chartered in the British Virgin Islands, Grenada and Guadalupe.


Richard Bost

Simplicity is more important than redundancy when crossing oceans because you must have the confidence to fix any problems or breakdowns.


VIDEO: Skype Founder Brings Electric Propulsion To Yacht Racing

Two competitive sailors, one a billionaire, the other a yacht designer, have teamed up to create a revolutionary all-electric propulsion system for performance yachts that makes sailboat racing even greener. They want to develop the technology further, so that it can be applied to larger vessels and other boating markets. WATCH