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The Best Sailing Channels On YouTube – By Subscriptions

In addition to the entertainment value, YouTube is a great tool to learn things or win things. If you don’t know where to find the fuse box on your vehicle, or how what the difference is between a boat and a ship, there’s probably a YouTube video showing you. Occasionally, some YouTube channels even give things away.

What if you find yourself interested in getting a boat but don’t know anything about boating and sea life? YouTube can come to the rescue again. But, how do you cut through the boat noise and find the quality channels? The answer is to see how many subscribers a channel has. The higher the amount, the more likely the channel has developed quality material and a good way to share it with viewers. To get you started, below is a list of sailing channels with a high subscriber count.

Sailing Doodles

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Tourists sail during a colorful sunset at White Beach in Boracay Island, the Philippines | Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

The Sailing Doodles channel currently has 316,000 subscribers. The videos here follow the life of a gentleman who had a life-altering experience. He had a stroke. That was a turning point for him. He sold everything and bought a boat with the intention of sailing around the world. He also started filming for YouTube to document his journey. This channel has been around since 2012.

Sailing Zatara

Sailing Zarata is a YouTube channel with 342,000 subscribers. The channel revolves around a family of six that gave up on corporate America and decided to make a change. The YouTube videos chronicle how this family began a worldwide sailing adventure with no prior boat experience. The channel began back in 2016.

Gone with the Wynns

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The Gone with the Wynns YouTube channel has 360,000 subscribers at the time of this writing. The videos follow a young couple with no prior sailing experience as they get acquainted with their boat, sailing in general, and the idea of living on a boat full time. The channel started in 2010, but their shift to sailing began four years ago.

Sailing SV Delos

Sailing SV Delos is a YouTube channel with 622,000 subscribers. Here, a software analyst teaches himself to circumnavigate the globe aboard his sailing vessel. The boat is named after a mythical island off the coast of Greece. The channel started in 2007 but didn’t start the boat living story until 10 years ago.

Sailing La Vagabonde

The Sailing La Vagabonde YouTube channel currently has 1.5 million subscribers. The videos follow a young Australian couple as they attempt to circumnavigate the world via their boat. Each of them started with little boating experience and have learned along the way how to make sailing work, and how to make income off of their videos as well. The channel started in back in 2014.

If you are considering purchasing a boat, take a look at YouTube boating channels, such as the ones above about sailing. They will be full of information about full-time boat life. From watching these videos, you’ll learn the difference between a monohull and a catamaran, rigging, the names and purposes of each of the sails, how sailing into marinas can be tricky, and more. Heck, you can even binge-watch episodes until you feel like you’ve received a full eduction from them.