In 2008 the Volvo Ocean Race had a stopover in Boston. I was fortunate to be invited there. One problem the race had is that between stopovers the yachts were racing flat out and nobody had time to create content. So the organisers introduced a new crew category. We made this film about one of the Media Crew Members, Rick Deppe.
A very long time ago (2011) I was crewing as navigator for a friend. We left his boat for a week in St Malo on the north coast of France. On my return I was introduced to Erling Matz, a journalist living on his boat. We spent most of the afternoon in the yacht club bar and, when thrown out in the late afternoon, repaired to his boat Elise, where there was more to drink. He is such an interesting bloke that I felt it incumbent to interview him drunk though we were. This is one of my early write, shoot, edit and upload jobs on my iPhone 4s. The job took half an hour from end to end, which impressed the heck out of me.
Heinz Neiman bought, lived aboard and took Serafina across the Atlantic. After sailing around the Caribbean, he brought her back to the UK. Part of this voyage was single-handed. He stopped me from buying an inferior boat and sold his to me. He was kind enough to give me an interview before heading back to Australia.