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Want to show your support, say thankyou or buy us a beer? Here’s how.

Since starting our YouTube channel back in January 2017, we’ve received a steady stream of messages, emails and correspondence from you, our lovely followers, wanting to say thankyou. I must say, those messages are quite thanks enough; nothing is more rewarding than the frankly bewildering number of you who have credited us with the inspiration to take that next step in your journey towards life on the water. You may think that we’re inspiring you, but honestly, it’s the other way around. Those messages and comments inspire us to keep creating and to continuously push ourselves to make better and more authentic content.

Just had to get that out the way before we went any further.

However, I’m assuming if you’re reading this, an email or message isn’t enough, and you’d like to do something more to help us out. Well, thankyou very much, and please read on.

Watch our YouTube videos- and the ads, if you can

This one’s pretty easy, and I can only assume you’re doing part of this already. Every view on our channel helps, and it helps even more if you can be bothered to sit through the advertisement (if you can’t, I definitely don’t blame you). We earn revenue through advertising on YouTube, but, as far as I can tell (things are pretty murky over in YouTube Land), we only actually get paid if someone watches the entire advert- or clicks on it. So, by all means, use those 30 seconds to check your Facebook wall or scroll through Instagram, and then come back to the video when it starts.

Comment, like and share!

There’s a reason we like to remind our audience to comment, like and share our videos. It’s because all of this activity counts towards our ‘engagement rate’. Google- who owns YouTube- take this into account in their mysterious algorithms, so the more thumbs ups, comments and general activity on our videos, the more likely our video will ‘rank’ (in other words, be visible to people using the search tool, or appear on the ‘Suggested’ list). And that high ranking will, of course, generate more views, which means more subscribers- hopefully- and ultimately our channel will continue to grow.

By the way, we don’t just encourage comments for their own sake- we LOVE hearing from you guys. Did you read my very first paragraph? This interaction is what keeps us going. So please show the love. We read every single comment (and reply to most), and they really do warm our hearts and push us to keep improving.

Join us on Social Media

Again, the more subscribers and followers we have on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the more our channel will grow. Your activity on these platforms raises our profile and if you’re sharing our posts, your friends and followers will see our channel as well, and hopefully they’ll also be interested in what we do! It’s like a big jigsaw puzzle; all this activity really helps us to grow. Plus it’s fun for you guys to see a bit of behind-the-scenes stuff, as well as give us another platform to interact on!

Shop our store

We have some awesome Ruby Rose gear for purchase in our store. Think t-shirts, trucker hats, hoodies, tank tops, as well as stickers and koozies. We’ll soon be launching our “Totes Not Trash” recyclable shopping bags, the proceeds of which will go towards cleaning up our oceans. (See, this is where you need to follow us on social media, so you can keep up to date with these things!) All purchases put a bit of cash into our account, which helps us to keep this channel running.

Tip Jar

If you’d like to send us a tip or buy us a beer then look no further than this PayPal button right here:

And thankyou very much!

Join our Patreon community

If you’d like to become a bigger part of the adventure, consider becoming a Patron. It’s a platform where you get all sorts of awesome perks and benefits in exchange for contributing to our video production. You can cap your contributions at whatever figure you’re happy with, so there’s no need to worry about your bank balance if we go on a video-publishing frenzy. In exchange, you get access to all sorts of cool stuff: exclusive photos, behind the scenes videos, polls, Live Chats, free merchandise, priority correspondence, and more- it’s pretty sweet. I could write a long, detailed post about it, but honestly, it’s better if you just check it out.


Much love,

Nick & Terysa



Ingrid and Alan August 25, 2018 at 11:10 pm

We watch every YouTube one, love them😍

Louis March 19, 2020 at 12:38 am

I really enjoy your vidéos, both of you are talented communicators. Thank you very much for the great times. Stay healthy and safe. In épisode 72 what is the title of that beautiful song at the end. Best wishes Louis

Peter Barnett February 2, 2021 at 7:56 pm

Fabulous work. We start our journey in hopefully May for Sardinia from UK. Wish us luck.

Terysa February 8, 2021 at 8:57 pm

Best of luck!

Peter Bradley September 17, 2021 at 11:34 pm

Hi Nick and Teresa, John Talley let me know you saw the video of my demisting. Glad you liked it.
I wear your Hoodie around where ever I can. Very impressed with the quality, still in shape. I had your light blue t shirt but have misplaced it somewhere.
It was following you guys that inspired me to sail my own boat. I love to catch up with you guys at some stage over a beer.
I come out of the water on 12 October for my repairs. I’m at the Boat Works Coomera River Gold Coast.

Nikos Vasdekas August 27, 2018 at 8:05 am

I have been watching you since you left England on board your s/v Ruby Rose. I’m really enjoying every single day of you. I wish you keep on living such a wonderful life for long . Very inspiring life journey.

Christopher Haley August 27, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Love your story and have been watching your entire journey. I wish you both continued safe and successful journeys,,, stay safe !!!

Donn DeWitt September 18, 2018 at 1:11 pm

Love your videos. You make it real with no bullshit. Keep up the great work and happy safe sailing. One day you may see me as I too will pursue the dream.

Henri December 24, 2018 at 10:05 am

May I Wish Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2019 !!

sandy February 1, 2019 at 10:04 pm

I just read the article ‘How much does it cost to sail around the world? The real costs of liveaboard cruising’…very informative!
Thanks for all of the info!

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Steven Black August 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

If you haven’t seen video on new 50 foot Wayfinder https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=OxsnE-gtawc

Christer Whitworth September 3, 2019 at 3:23 pm

I am feeling terrible about the Hurricane that is wreaking havoc on the Abacos. I know it is one of your favorite places. I pray for your friends and acquaintances who live there.

Marco September 6, 2019 at 11:13 pm

Love you vids

Would you consider a cat like this? https://www.elcieexpeditions.com/

possible a little large, but a lot of catamaran for the money and would be a fantastic passagemaker

Jack October 21, 2019 at 9:04 am

So we watch you guys and the Wynns , enjoy your content. We are thinking of buying cat so your reviews are timely. My question is, what are s your budget ? I consistently comment for you guys is… this boat is more than our budget. Assuming you are getting ideas for a used boat? Growing up in Miami I know all to well there are great used boats available… if you are patient

Thanks again


Catherine Glanz October 21, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Hi Nick and Terysa
I’m from Australia , visiting France for a
Month with the next ten days in the south
Of France not far from Canal du Midi.
My husband and I have been inspired by
You, among others to commence saving and
Planning for our own sailing adventure.

I love how you’re episodes have developed over
The years and your generosity in sharing
Your journey with us.

I’d love to catch up and shout you a beer!!! And
Share sailing stories if possible. Where are
You guys currently?

Cathie Glanz (from Perth Western Australia but currently staying for ten days in a village
In the Dordogne).

Miguel Alberto Vilaró-Munet November 24, 2019 at 2:54 am

Ciao Bellos,
I have been greatly enjoying your channel recently and particularly like they way you have gone about providing us content of your boat buying experience. That being said, have you considered the Broadblue Rapier 550? The design fascinates me a seems like something right up your alley.


Ryan Potter December 7, 2019 at 4:43 am

Hi guys, just got done watching the video on the Balance 52 review from Annapolis. Fantastic episode thanks so much. We were at Annapolis and were on the Knysna while you were filming. We purchased a Leopard 45 and were going back and forth on the Knysna. We had been watching your Channel for about 6 months before Annapolis, and thought we were going to buy a Fontain Pajot next year, but with a long lead time and there attention to detail settled on the Leopard. As for the Balance episode, your review at the end and the commentary was spot on. It is amazing how your perspective changes after spending some time on the boats. We will be taking delivery next September and with the sale of my company and everything else hope to be full time by this time next year. Keep up the great work and don’t let the trolls get to you.

Michael Carey December 17, 2019 at 8:35 am

I wish to extend a thankyou for your wondaful site. I am attempting to become a patron- first a one time offer. This concept is new to me. Perhaps it is I am American or just old and maybe a little slow lol.. Thank you for a very nice and informative website..

Al February 10, 2020 at 5:35 am

Just watched the live feed today. Again, congrats and best wishes for the impending nuptials. Good to hear that a cat manufacturer is actually listening to your rants. You do talk sense. Hope that’s not Nicks’ wedding shirt….. Good luck with the build and look forward to watching this season.

Fraser Eadie February 18, 2020 at 8:47 am

Hi guys, I’ve been following you guys on Youtube for a few years now and love what you guys are doing – it’s inspirational!

I’ve just watched your short video explaining that you will be working with a major manufacturer and I was really impressed. Not only by the work that you guys have done to acheive the position that you now have but the fact that a manufacturer is listening too and collaberating with Youtub’ers! It is really forward thinking of them and I’m delighted that they have chosen you two for the collaberation. I know you guys will always be brutally honest and I’m excited to see the results.

Thanks again for everything that you do and hopefully meet you out on the water one day 🙂

Ian & Annie March 4, 2020 at 11:14 am

if and when you decide on your new vessel – and I have an inkling you may already have this well developed – here is an article from a pretty competent and experienced sailor about building a sail wardrobe – the article speaks for itself – https://sailpuffin.com/2019/06/02/sail-planning/

Brad Rothenbach March 16, 2020 at 3:43 pm

Have you seen/researched theChris White Designs – Mastfoil Rig? What are your thoughts on it? Would you want to have one, could it be put on Ruby Rose 2? It seems to be easier to sail and reef quickly, added benefit is the rig is short enough to use the ICW on the US east coast. Loved your catamaran reviews, but rig height is one thing that you never much paid attention to, but to us sailors on the US east coast it is an important feature/selling point.

rose daniels March 28, 2020 at 8:32 pm

thank you so much for all the inspiration, smiles and laughter that i get out of watching all your videos, you guys are the best.. i cant wait for all this crazyness and social distancing is over so you can get back to sailing i love following your adventures.

Bill Bird April 10, 2020 at 11:53 am

Actually, trying to find one spot, where a message can be left, in hopes that you’ll actually see it, is sort of hard with all this digital creativity about… You guys are great. Loved the hair-do by Nick as I awoke this morning, having my first cuppa… You two seem/are so “Genuine” in a sea of You Tubers, podcasters and the like. i really have gathered a lot of inspiration and knowledge from the two of you. Putting money away for my first boat, it’s about time really, I grew up here on the coast of Maine. Hope to catch you at a boat show or someplace, you are defiantly getting me through the corono…., couple of quick questions: Series or parallel?, Sailrite or rebuilt REX?, PG Tips or Maxwellhouse?, Cowgirl.. Reverse or Forward? Say hello to Shina, Cheers! to you both. No need to change a thing… stay healthy…

Shannon May 13, 2020 at 6:03 pm

Hey guys,

I love your content. It is informative and entertaining. While watching your review of the Balance 526, I noticed that Terysa experienced a slight eye twitch at 24:43 in the video. I’m not a medical doctor. I’m just someone who had a mother who constantly was concerned about our health and well-being. Best wishes and safe travels.


Wayne Baumunk July 11, 2020 at 3:12 pm

Congrats on your collaboration for Ruby Rose 2
I m sure this has been considered by many catamaran owners
Almost every damaged catamaran I have seen seems not to sink. But floats near the deck line
What if you carried several Float Bags say 4 ft by 8 ft that you could pass under the hull between the dagger board and rudder then inflate. This would produce about 2000 pounds of lift which would prevent the boat from sinking too much further
If this bag could be positioned over the hull breach it should slow or stop the leak
Most rescue theories recommend staying with the boat as long as possible.
Just a thought

Phil Petrucci July 27, 2020 at 8:13 pm

Love your videos, eps the technical ones. You have really turned me on the Hydrovane, so much so that I really want to buy one once I finally get my boat.

Question: do you plan on buying a Hydrovane for the Ruby Rose 2?

I’ve seen that on Hydrovane’s website that some Cats do have Hydrovanes installed, and I would love to know if you plan on installing one on Ruby Rose 2.


Thanks & your videos are really inspiring

Terysa July 31, 2020 at 11:42 am

Hey Phil- we are not planning to get a hydrovane for RR2 at present, although that may change in the future. We should have enough power to run the autopilot when offshore, so a hydrovane shouldn’t be necessary except perhaps for redundancy. Thanks for the lovely comments 😊

Mark September 23, 2020 at 5:35 pm

I notice on the home page of your blog you have a quote attributed to Mark Twain. For some reason, I often see this mistake on sailing blogs. The quote was actually by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. The first published work containing the quotation even he did not take credit for it. His book “P.S. I Love You” contained a collection of wise aphorisms from Brown’s mother, Sarah Frances Brown. Each page contained one thought, and this quote was printed on page 13. Each remark was prefaced with “P.S.” and ended with “I love you, Mom”. So, this quote should correctly be attributed to Sarah Frances Brown.

Steve October 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your reviews and your YouTube’s are one of the very few I’ve watched with any regularity. Thank you for your time and effort.

I know you’re on to Ruby Rose 2 but I wonder if you might consider doing a review on the Vision 444?

Terysa October 22, 2020 at 1:32 pm

Many thanks Steve. Yes, we're hoping to review the Vision 444 when it becomes available.

Steven LeGrand November 4, 2020 at 9:52 pm

Thank you for interesting detailed content. Also your creative, colorful, and high resolution videography is brilliantly beautiful. I watch via YouTube tv and it doesn’t give comment option. Rest assured I am watching and enjoying what you are sharing.

Terysa November 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Thankyou Steven!

Karl November 7, 2020 at 1:31 pm

There are three sailing channels that i never miss an episode of – Ran Sailing, Sailing Uma and Rigging Doctor (Herby is also a dentist – maybe him and Nick could do a Healthy Teeth At Sea special! ; ….and after having just spent the last couple of months watching all of your videos from the start – Sailing Ruby Rose has now been added to that list.

Have to say what a terrifically entertaining sailing channel…love your honesty and mix of Aussie sarcasm and grumpy British humour – the warts n’ all descriptions of boat life – the technical/how-to vids – and the chemistry between you two – all contribute to make it a compulsive watch and i look forward to following you on all your future travels.

Just one thing though – Nick looked great with that little swashbuckling muzzy and beard combo! ..actually made him look younger…maybe let him sport it again for a season if he behaves himself? )


Terysa November 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Thankyou so much Karl!

Tim Bowers January 3, 2021 at 5:07 am

Hi Guys, recently started watching you. I’m a retired Navy Diver Veteran living on the Gold Coast Australia. Find your videos very inspiring. How much all up was the Ruby Rose seawind version? Hope you can drop in to the Gold Coast one day soon.

Terysa January 4, 2021 at 1:15 pm

Hey mate, thanks for the lovely comment! We’re still finalising our specifications for RR2 so don’t yet have an absolute final price I’m afraid but I believe the base price is 689k USD.

Patrick Mahoney February 11, 2021 at 8:16 pm

I have really enjoyed watching your travels. It is especially nice with being cooped up at home so much. Oh to be 20 or 30 years younger and be able to climb up a mast, I would now want to follow in your trail!


Rob April 12, 2021 at 9:37 pm

I’ve been following your channel for the last three year and have watched every video. It’s been a lot of fun and I’ll miss Ruby Rose, but I’m looking forward to seeing your new cat. We’re all with you every step of the way.

Susan May 17, 2021 at 5:23 pm

Hi Nick and Terysa,
We’re new to sailing and have enjoyed watching your videos sailing the coast of France (craving those pastries and baguettes).
Your technical Tuesday’s have inspired us to take on some projects to improve our newly acquire sailboat to have it ready for summer adventures here in BC Canada.

We have a question about the solar panel installation.
Did your canvas to canvas fasteners that you sewed into your “ravioli” keep the solar panels well secured to the bimini?

Thanks for putting out inspiring, interesting videos. We’re enjoying the humor and slice of your life on the sea. Looking forward to the new catamaran videos!

All the best!

Susan and Brad

Terysa May 30, 2021 at 5:34 am

Hi Susan- yes, it worked well but the problem is that you could see the fasteners through the bimini, so next time I’d sew little straps with eyelets to the bimini and fasten the solar panels using cord. Hope that makes sense!

Chris Whitehead September 21, 2021 at 2:18 pm

Dear Nick and Terysa,
I’m a weekend sailor myself and am constantly in awe of your commitment to your great adventure. It must be an amazing experience living the way you do.
I would like to ask one question however and I hope you will take it in the spirit it is intended – not one of criticism but of genuine enquiry.
This is it…
Do you ever feel that you are not really contributing to society in the way most of us do by being involved in the give and take of ordinary life?
Is there perhaps an element of self-centeredness in the life you have chosen?
I ask because I can easily see myself doing what you do but I think I would always have an uneasy feeling in the back of my mind about my motivations.
I could say “asking for a friend” but I wont.
Keep safe, Chris

D.S. September 21, 2021 at 8:43 pm

The link below is to a Climbing / outdoor shoe company with really sticky rubber (good for hiking and GREAT for walking on talus/scree. I personally would stay away from any Gore-Tex (GTX) version of them, they just make your shoe really hot and sweaty and it’s kind of useless when you step your entire foot in a puddle and all the water goes in through your ankle and because it’s “watertight” the water wont drain out as easily. I like their Mountain Running version even for just hiking.


I hope this helps. oh yeah, they are not cheap but they are good quality.


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