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DrakeParagon
May 18, 2024
DrakeParagon

DrakeParagon

We are Drake and Monique cruising aboard our Westsail 42 sailboat and home ‘Paragon.’

We are devoted to exploring the world by sail and have big plans to bring you videos each week that tell stories about the cruising life. We are focused on offshore sailing, living aboard, cultural immersion, friendship, and adventure!  Join us as we sail from North Carolina to Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland, Ireland, Norway and Svalbard and explore many exciting ports along the way.

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Racing a Storm – Sailing to Spain from Ireland across the Bay of Biscay | DrakeParagon Sailing
Racing a Storm – Sailing to Spain from Ireland across the Bay of Biscay | DrakeParagon Sailing
This sail across the Bay of Biscay was a race against time, against weather. We were pushing the boat…pushing ourselves. All in pursuit of safe harbour. If you enjoyed this video, then give it a thumbs up, make a comment, share it, or support this docu...
Published: May 18, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:21:28
Big Decisions Sailing Across the Bay of Biscay | DrakeParagon Sailing
Big Decisions Sailing Across the Bay of Biscay | DrakeParagon Sailing
Too much wind, not enough wind. Is our speed good? Do we need to go faster? And where is this storm? If you enjoyed this video, then give it a thumbs up, make a comment, share it, or support this documentary on Patreon or via Paypal with the links below. ...
Published: Apr 27, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:19:50
Sailing Across the Bay of Biscay from Ireland to Spain, Day 3 | DrakeParagon Sailing
Sailing Across the Bay of Biscay from Ireland to Spain, Day 3 | DrakeParagon Sailing
We're sailing across the Bay of Biscay with a storm nipping at our heels and big weather forming at our destination. Do we shake the reef out of the main to go faster? Do we reef before the big winds overtake us? Do we make landfall in an unfamiliar harbou...
Published: Apr 13, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:34:32
Day 2 Sailing from Ireland to Spain | DrakeParagon Sailing
Day 2 Sailing from Ireland to Spain | DrakeParagon Sailing
It's our second day at sea and, between sails adjustments, keeping watch, and our first Hydrovane wind vane test, there's a lot going on! Drake and Éanna catch up and talk future plans, past trips, and...medical emergencies!?! Let's just say we learned th...
Published: Mar 30, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:30:25
Sailing from Ireland to Spain: First Day | DrakeParagon Sailing
Sailing from Ireland to Spain: First Day | DrakeParagon Sailing
Cast off the lines, we're sailing to Spain! We have a tiny weather window, so we're making a run for it! The first day at sea can be rough as we all get used to being underway, especially when it's rolly. A bit of food, a bit of rest, and we'll soon get in...
Published: Mar 16, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:23:43
Sailing to Spain from Dingle, Ireland with Our Amazing Crew Éanna! | DrakeParagon Sailing
Sailing to Spain from Dingle, Ireland with Our Amazing Crew Éanna! | DrakeParagon Sailing
He's back! Our friend and fantastic crew Éanna is joining us in Ireland to sail across the dreaded Bay of Biscay to Spain! He's got two weeks off of work which means we've got to get going. A schedule and sailing don't mix...have we made the right decisio...
Published: Mar 09, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:31:36

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Bermuda Nightmare, Part 1 of 6 (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
Bermuda Nightmare, Part 1 of 6 (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
7 day single handed sail from New York City to Bermuda aboard sailboat 'Paragon' (Westsail 42.) Encountered a 52 foot steel sailboat in distress with two aboard and towed them for 3 days and 150 miles towards Bermuda before we collided badly. If you enjoy...
Published: Mar 01, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:37
Single Handed Sailing: Saint Martin to NC, April 2010 (Westsail 42 Paragon – original)
Single Handed Sailing: Saint Martin to NC, April 2010 (Westsail 42 Paragon – original)
PLEASE SEE THE NEW REMASTERED VERSION OF THIS VIDEO AT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxQ3K7n-mn8 1500 nautical miles of wonderfully non eventful sailing from Dutch Saint Martin to Beaufort, NC. Hit the doldrums for day, caught a 3.5' tuna, and listened...
Published: Mar 01, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:03:47
Single Handed Sailing: NYC to Bermuda Nightmare, Part 2 (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
Single Handed Sailing: NYC to Bermuda Nightmare, Part 2 (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
7 day single handed sail from New York City to Bermuda aboard sailboat 'Paragon' (Westsail 42.) Encountered a 52 foot steel sailboat in distress with two aboard and towed them for 3 days and 150 miles towards Bermuda before we collided badly. If you enjoy...
Published: Mar 01, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:37
Single Handed Sailing: NYC to Bermuda Nightmare, Part 3 (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
Single Handed Sailing: NYC to Bermuda Nightmare, Part 3 (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
7 day single handed sail from New York City to Bermuda aboard sailboat 'Paragon' (Westsail 42.) Encountered a 52 foot steel sailboat in distress with two aboard and towed them for 3 days and 150 miles towards Bermuda before we collided badly. If you enjoy...
Published: Mar 01, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:49
Single Handed Sailing: NYC to Bermuda Nightmare, Part 4 (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
Single Handed Sailing: NYC to Bermuda Nightmare, Part 4 (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
7 day single handed sail from New York City to Bermuda aboard sailboat 'Paragon' (Westsail 42.) Encountered a 52 foot steel sailboat in distress with two aboard and towed them for 3 days and 150 miles towards Bermuda before we collided badly. If you enjoy...
Published: Mar 01, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:20
Single Handed Sailing: NYC to Bermuda Nightmare, Part 5 (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
Single Handed Sailing: NYC to Bermuda Nightmare, Part 5 (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
7 day single handed sail from New York City to Bermuda aboard sailboat 'Paragon' (Westsail 42.) Encountered a 52 foot steel sailboat in distress with two aboard and towed them for 3 days and 150 miles towards Bermuda before we collided badly. If you enjoy...
Published: Mar 01, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:10
Single Handed Sailing: NYC to Bermuda Nightmare, Part 6 (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
Single Handed Sailing: NYC to Bermuda Nightmare, Part 6 (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
This was the one of the most difficult and nightmarish sailing experiences of my life. The damage to Paragon's bowsprit and rig forced me to put off plans for sailing on to the Pacific and instead I had to limp back to North Carolina for repairs. Today I...
Published: Mar 01, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:07:32
Sailing Vessel Paragon Survives Hurricane Irene (Westsail 42 Sailboat)
Sailing Vessel Paragon Survives Hurricane Irene (Westsail 42 Sailboat)
Drake and Monique stay aboard s/v Paragon during Hurricane Irene to adjust dock lines with the 12 foot surge.
Published: Aug 31, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:43
Sailing from Boston to Bermuda – Saint Martin, part 2 (Westsail 32 Sailboat) – DrakeParagon Sailing
Sailing from Boston to Bermuda – Saint Martin, part 2 (Westsail 32 Sailboat) – DrakeParagon Sailing
Drake, Gigi and Aebi the cat sail from Boston to Bermuda in December of 2005 aboard Westsail 32 Valiant. If you enjoyed this video, then give it a thumbs up, make a comment, share it, or support this documentary on Patreon or via Paypal with the links bel...
Published: Sep 22, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:31
Sailing from Boston to Bermuda – Saint Martin, part 1 (Westsail 32 Sailboat) – DrakeParagon Sailing
Sailing from Boston to Bermuda – Saint Martin, part 1 (Westsail 32 Sailboat) – DrakeParagon Sailing
Drake, Gigi and Aebi the cat sail from Boston to Bermuda in December of 2005 aboard Westsail 32 Valiant. If you enjoyed this video, then give it a thumbs up, make a comment, share it, or support this documentary on Patreon or via Paypal with the links bel...
Published: Sep 22, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:02
10. Sailing offshore with Dolphins – Westsail 42 Fiona Sailboat
10. Sailing offshore with Dolphins – Westsail 42 Fiona Sailboat
Westsail 42 Fiona sailing offshore with dolphins riding the bow wave off the coast of Portugal.
Published: Oct 15, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:03:47
1. Deck Tour of the Liveaboard Offshore Cruising Sailboat Fiona (Westsail 42)
1. Deck Tour of the Liveaboard Offshore Cruising Sailboat Fiona (Westsail 42)
Drake Roberts introduces this 11 part series about sailing Eric Forsyth's Westsail 42 from Ireland to Portugal and gives a tour of Fiona's deck.
Published: Oct 27, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:44
2. Cabin Tour of the Liveaboard Offshore Cruising Sailboat Fiona (Westsail 42)
2. Cabin Tour of the Liveaboard Offshore Cruising Sailboat Fiona (Westsail 42)
Drake Roberts gives a tour of Westsail 42 Fiona's interior cabin.
Published: Nov 02, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:44
Single Handed Sailing: Saint Martin to North Carolina (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
Single Handed Sailing: Saint Martin to North Carolina (Westsail 42 Sailboat Paragon)
April 2010: Drake single hands Westsail 42 'Paragon' 1500 nautical miles from Dutch Saint Martin to Beaufort, NC in 13 days and catches a big tuna!
Published: Nov 07, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:44
3. Engine Room Tour of the Liveaboard Offshore Cruising Sailboat Fiona (Westsail 42)
3. Engine Room Tour of the Liveaboard Offshore Cruising Sailboat Fiona (Westsail 42)
Drake Roberts gives a tour of Westsail 42 Fiona's engine room.
Published: Nov 10, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:04:24
trailer: Fiona Ep 5: Exploring Viana do Castelo, Portugal
trailer: Fiona Ep 5: Exploring Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Preview of episode 5: "Exploring Viana do Castelo, Portugal." Westsail 42 'Fiona' docks in Viana do Castelo for 3 days and Eric, Eanna and Drake explore this wonderful new country. To watch the actual episode, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc62Ey...
Published: Nov 14, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:01:12
4. Sailing to Viana do Castelo, Portugal – Westsail 42 Fiona
4. Sailing to Viana do Castelo, Portugal – Westsail 42 Fiona
Westsail 42 Fiona sails from Dingle, Ireland to Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
Published: Nov 14, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:35
5. Exploring Viana do Castelo, Portugal – Sailboat Fiona (Westsail 42)
5. Exploring Viana do Castelo, Portugal – Sailboat Fiona (Westsail 42)
Fiona 5 - Exploring Viana do Castelo After 6 days at sea, Eric, Eanna and Drake from Westsail 42 Fiona spend 3 days exploring Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
Published: Nov 15, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:46
just painted Paragon’s mast with Awlgrip Awlcraft 2000 (Westsail 42 Sailboat)
just painted Paragon’s mast with Awlgrip Awlcraft 2000 (Westsail 42 Sailboat)
2011-11/15 - Finished painting Paragon's LaFiell mast with Awlcraft 2000, crewing on Vagabond 42 'Fellowship' going to Fort Lauderdale.
Published: Nov 16, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:04:22
trailer: Fiona Ep 6: Sailing to Nazaré, Portugal
trailer: Fiona Ep 6: Sailing to Nazaré, Portugal
Trailer for episode 6: "Westsail 42 Fiona Sailing to Nazaré, Portugal." To watch the actual episode go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np67v5JWSW0&list=PL135F60761B451C11&index=7
Published: Nov 18, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:01:26
6. Sailing to Nazaré, Portugal – Westsail 42 Fiona
6. Sailing to Nazaré, Portugal – Westsail 42 Fiona
Eric Forsyth, Eanna Ryan and Drake Roberts sailing Westsail 42 'Fiona' offshore from Viana do Costelo to Nazaré, Portugal. They use radar bearings to avoid colliding with ships in zero visibility fog. Eric teaches Eanna and Drake celestial navigation. Th...
Published: Dec 01, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:57
7. Exploring Nazaré, Portugal – Westsail 42 Fiona Sailboat
7. Exploring Nazaré, Portugal – Westsail 42 Fiona Sailboat
Eric, Eanna and Drake from Westsail 42 Fiona spend 2 days exploring the Portugese fishing port of Nazaré. After cleaning the boat and filling the water tanks, they walk to explore the town. They pass by majestic sandy beach with amazing breaking waves, ...
Published: Dec 08, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:52
8. Sailing to Cascais, Portugal – Westsail 42 Fiona
8. Sailing to Cascais, Portugal – Westsail 42 Fiona
Eric, Eanna and Drake sail Westsail 42 Fiona from Nazarre to Cascais, Portugal, completing this leg of Fiona's North Atlantic voyage... Eanna sees a mysterious flashing orange object floating in the water... a life raft? a submarine? ALIENS?!?!?
Published: Dec 14, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:28
An Interview with Record Sailing Circumnavigator Eric Forsyth, Nov 2011
An Interview with Record Sailing Circumnavigator Eric Forsyth, Nov 2011
Eric Forsyth has sailed over 250,000 nautical miles on his 42 foot sailing vessel 'Fiona.' He has circumnavigated the globe twice, once east to west and once west to east... He's sailed to the Arctic and the Antarctic 3 times each, including navigating t...
Published: Dec 17, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:02:29
2. Where have you sailed and where are you sailing now?
2. Where have you sailed and where are you sailing now?
Eric Forsyth has sailed over 250,000 nautical miles on sailing his 42 foot sailing vessel 'Fiona.' He has circumnavigated the globe twice, once east to west and once west to east... He's sailed to the Arctic and the Antarctic 3 times each, including navi...
Published: Dec 17, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:03:29
1. Please tell us about Fiona… and what do you think about the Westsail 42?
1. Please tell us about Fiona… and what do you think about the Westsail 42?
Eric Forsyth has sailed over 250,000 nautical miles on sailing his 42 foot sailing vessel 'Fiona.' He has circumnavigated the globe twice, once east to west and once west to east... He's sailed to the Arctic and the Antarctic 3 times each, including navi...
Published: Dec 17, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:22
4. What kind of food do you eat on Sailing Vessel Fiona?
4. What kind of food do you eat on Sailing Vessel Fiona?
Eric Forsyth has sailed over 250,000 nautical miles on sailing his 42 foot sailing vessel 'Fiona.' He has circumnavigated the globe twice, once east to west and once west to east... He's sailed to the Arctic and the Antarctic 3 times each, including navi...
Published: Dec 18, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:02:30
5. What about sailing in heavy weather offshore?
5. What about sailing in heavy weather offshore?
Eric Forsyth has sailed over 250,000 nautical miles on sailing his 42 foot sailing vessel 'Fiona.' He has circumnavigated the globe twice, once east to west and once west to east... He's sailed to the Arctic and the Antarctic 3 times each, including navi...
Published: Dec 18, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:28
6. When did you first start cruising and how has the cruising lifestyle changed since then?
6. When did you first start cruising and how has the cruising lifestyle changed since then?
Eric Forsyth has sailed over 250,000 nautical miles on sailing his 42 foot sailing vessel 'Fiona.' He has circumnavigated the globe twice, once east to west and once west to east... He's sailed to the Arctic and the Antarctic 3 times each, including navi...
Published: Dec 18, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:03:08
3. What do you look for in crew and what do you want them to bring?
3. What do you look for in crew and what do you want them to bring?
Eric Forsyth has sailed over 250,000 nautical miles on sailing his 42 foot sailing vessel 'Fiona.' He has circumnavigated the globe twice, once east to west and once west to east... He's sailed to the Arctic and the Antarctic 3 times each, including navi...
Published: Dec 18, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:03:51
7. It keeps you young…
7. It keeps you young…
Eric Forsyth has sailed over 250,000 nautical miles on sailing his 42 foot sailing vessel 'Fiona.' He has circumnavigated the globe twice, once east to west and once west to east... He's sailed to the Arctic and the Antarctic 3 times each, including navi...
Published: Dec 19, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:02:02
9. Exploring Lisbon and Cascais, Portugal – Westsail 42 Sailboat Fiona
9. Exploring Lisbon and Cascais, Portugal – Westsail 42 Sailboat Fiona
We've just arrived in Cascais, Portugal, completing our voyage. With Eanna's plane leaving tomorrow we get the boat into a marina and jump on the train to explore Lisbon.. Thanks for watching the 'Sailing Fiona from Ireland to Portugal' series!
Published: Dec 22, 2011
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:58
1. Introduction – Sailing Vagabond 42 Fellowship Offshore from North Carolina to Florida
1. Introduction – Sailing Vagabond 42 Fellowship Offshore from North Carolina to Florida
Drake Roberts introduces this new series about sailing Gary Nicholas' Vagabond 42 'Fellowship' from North Carolina to Florida.
Published: Jan 05, 2012
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:02:15
2. Deck Tour – Liveaboard Sailboat Vagabond 42 Fellowship
2. Deck Tour – Liveaboard Sailboat Vagabond 42 Fellowship
Drake Roberts gives a tour of the deck of Gary Nicholas' Vagabond 42 'Fellowship' while docked in Florida after their 650 nautical mile offshore sail from North Carolina.
Published: Jan 13, 2012
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:48
3. Cabin Tour – Liveaboard Sailboat Vagabond 42 Fellowship
3. Cabin Tour – Liveaboard Sailboat Vagabond 42 Fellowship
Drake Roberts gives a tour of the cabin of Vagabond 42 'Fellowship,' while docked in Florida after sailing 650 offshore nautical nautical miles from North Carolina.- For people who have been commenting that the boat is a mess, things may not always be as t...
Published: Jan 19, 2012
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:23
4. Sailing Fellowship from North Carolina to FL – Vagabond 42 Sailboat
4. Sailing Fellowship from North Carolina to FL – Vagabond 42 Sailboat
Vagabond 42 Fellowship pushes off on the first leg of her first offshore shakedown sail.
Published: Jan 23, 2012
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:24