KeepTurningLeft Season 6 part 6 Scarborough, Whitby and Staithes

on up the North Sea with the winds staying more or less on the beam. Three classic North Sea Harbours.


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 You can download two different compressed versions from the film above - or if you set up a free Vimeo account for yourself then you can download the same digits I uploaded.

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This is about KTL 6: Humber to the Forth, Sailing around Britain.

13 Responses to “KeepTurningLeft Season 6 part 6 Scarborough, Whitby and Staithes”

  1. 12 December, 2014 at 8:51 pmRalph says:

    Excellent film!
    The Vimeo download (720P/578MB) looked great on my laptop.

  2. 12 December, 2014 at 11:40 pmAquaplane says:

    Nice shots of Scarborough. My Gran’s ashes are scattered up near the castle. Note to self, as a Tyke, I must sail round the East Coast, anyone fancy a boat swap with a Centaur in Loch Sween, Sound of Jura area?

  3. 12 December, 2014 at 11:57 pmdylan winter says:

    some circumnavigators talk about the east coast being the boring bit – well it got me pretty excited and kept me entertained for six years

  4. 13 December, 2014 at 12:34 amAquaplane says:

    Yer but you are talking East Coast, I’m talking east coast of Yorkshire. It may well be boring compared with the twidly bits round where I sail, but as a Yorkshireman I feel a need to at least give it a try.
    My folks had one season trying to sail out of Grimsby in the late ’70’s and it was a disaster. They moved to the Clyde the following season.
    I may do a circumnavigation one day. Getting the balance right between doing it in a season or two and doing it to your time scale won’t be easy.

  5. 13 December, 2014 at 10:35 amdylan winter says:

    I buried my bow in the Humber system for almost a year – lovely trips along the rivers and I barely scratched the surface

    small boat, easy drop mast, shallow draft – the world is you oyster

    buy something cheap and cheerful from boats and outboards

    reliable outboard, origo, lilo…what more do you need


  6. 13 December, 2014 at 3:24 pmPhil says:

    I am thoroughly enjoying the season 6 films and hopefully will be exploring this area next year, any recommendations on a good pilot guide. My library only extends to the Humber at the moment and no further north.

  7. 13 December, 2014 at 3:44 pmdylan winter says:

    here we go

    this is a most excellent book and was the one I used most

    what boat? send snaps asap

  8. 13 December, 2014 at 3:58 pmPhil says:

    Thanks Dylan, It’s a depth challenged Ohlson 38, so should make its new home of the wash quite interesting, under repairs at the moment at the river blackwater and looking a bit sorry for herself but will send a picture when she is better and makes it to Wells next to the Sea hopefully in spring.

  9. 13 December, 2014 at 6:12 pmPhil says:

    If only mine looked as good as that, that’s concours, mines more barn find but looking forward to taking her to some of the deeper parts you visited on you travels up the east coat. Thanks for the book recommendation cheques in the post to them now.

  10. 16 December, 2014 at 6:10 amPhil Sitch says:

    Loved the film. After the comment about the burial of Jimmy Saville I not sure the expression ” bummer” was the best choice of phrase …………..

  11. 13 January, 2015 at 4:56 pmjoachim power says:

    Wonderful film, much superior to the BBC ‘coast’ with the guy with th annoying screechy scotch accent

  12. 6 April, 2015 at 11:19 amAndy Wiles says:

    Fantastic series, much enjoying the slow pace.
    The classic yacht shown in the Scarborough footage is my own boat ‘Suna’ (1936). She is one of the fleet of German Navy ‘Windfall Yachts’ claimed by UK forces in 1939 as an payment for vessels lost in the War. There were about 50 yachts sized from Kiel and spread out around UK and Europe. Suna, a 30sqm, was used as sail training and RnR by the Army in Malta until the 1960s. There are about 10 vessels left of the fleet and we try and share stories and photos on

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