Sailing the Forth 10 Downstreaming


I have enough material in the can to see us through this winter – a short run about the Tay, a slightly longer run on the Moray. Then four runs with the sadly short lived second Centaur up in Scotland. Then the Cupboard will be bare until I get a warm boat for winter sailing in Scotland

If girls with patreon accounts sailing in hot places is your bag then youtube will provide you with an endless stream of pulchritudinous women sailing 40 footers and feeding pigs on sandy beaches.

If, on the other hand,  you are interested in sailing films that dig a bit deeper than the nearest bar that serves pizza and free internet…..

If like me, you are a cold water sailor who seldom skinny dips or barfs….

If you are just a little embarrassed to be caught watching “sailing” films featuring scantily clad women younger than your daughter and would like an alternative then now might be a good time to consider becoming a supporter of the art of the real sailing travelogue – real bloke, real boat, real slow.

Next up is a short run of films about the Tay – which is a wonderful river. Strong tides, crystal clear salmon rich waters that twist and turn on their journey to the sea.

Over to you chaps

This is about Sailing around Britain.

19 Responses to “Sailing the Forth 10 Downstreaming”

  1. 29 September, 2018 at 1:31 pmraymond gibbs says:

    Great films Dylan..Love the new format.Very peaceful

  2. 29 September, 2018 at 10:49 pmApplejack Jim says:

    A thoroughly enjoyable series of videos. Chipped in.

    • 29 September, 2018 at 11:01 pmdylan winter says:

      thanks G,

      I aim to give real sailors an idea of what it would be like to sail the Forth in a small boat – it is a wonderful place to sail. Lots to do and see.


  3. 30 September, 2018 at 7:04 amNiall says:

    Great mini-series D, I’ve chipped in a wee bit and really looking forward to the Tay now :)

  4. 1 October, 2018 at 8:49 amMark says:

    I have to say that I prefer the new sound format but only because I sometimes disagree with Dylan’s choice of music. Not all the time, I hasten to add, but occasionally the music grates to my ears. Nothing wrong with that, I just have different music tastes to Dylan.

    With the new format I can turn up the volume and just listen to the sound as recorded.

    I should also mention that on non-sailing days, when the wind is too strong or non-existent, I often go down to my boat after work and sit in the cockpit with a cup of tea and just listen to the river so it is something I really enjoy anyway.

    • 1 October, 2018 at 9:42 amdylan winter says:

      I will stick with this for a bit –

      One of reasons I use the folkie music is because I like to think that the music could be played on a boat

      in the film about reaper I mentioned the importance of music to old sailors 0 and I like ti imagine that The old dance school could re-create their music on Reaper.


      PS – your choice of music would be…..


      • 2 October, 2018 at 12:39 pmMark says:

        Mostly the same as yours. But occasionally I find that I disagree with your choice. Like I said, no big deal but it does mean that I prefer the music-free version.

  5. 1 October, 2018 at 1:05 pmSteve says:

    Excellent – another good’un… chipped in…

  6. 1 October, 2018 at 3:39 pmPeter T says:

    Yes. Thanks D. Very enjoyable series. Cheque in the post. P

  7. 1 October, 2018 at 4:49 pmDave says:

    I have always enjoyed your music selections and ‘mixes’. Music usually heightens the film experience so I miss the tunes. If not having music means the films come out I’m all for it!

    • 1 October, 2018 at 7:44 pmdylan winter says:


      did you follow any of the bands up through spotify – which is a miraculous resource.

      Making audio match the shots is more time consuming than using music…. however, I felt it was time to tweak the genre a bit


  8. 2 October, 2018 at 3:11 pmJim Legere says:

    Another series of quality films Dylan…thanks. I think voice-over sound issues that bugged me in the first couple have largely been mitigated, or perhaps I have become accustomed to a certain reediness. I must say that, while I sensed your enjoyment of the Firth of Forth, as a cruising area it didn’t appeal to me with all the power pylons, noisy bridges, ships’ wakes and old industrial detritus. You have an artist’s eye and manage to frame beauty in the wasteland, but I shall look forward to your sailing films in more pristine waters. Hurry up and find the perfect Fisher!

  9. 4 October, 2018 at 9:37 pmTim says:

    The pillars at 6:15 are from The Alloa Forth Swing Bridge.

    Now you have done The Firth of Forth,
    Here’s The Firth of Fifth…

    Very good clip illustrating the many contrasts of the Forth.
    Really do appreciate the high quality resolution of the footage.

    Brown envelope containing the usual in post.

  10. 13 October, 2018 at 8:22 pmNorman Birkett says:

    Like the latest ten. Particularly without background music! It’s good to hear the sounds of nature. Are those 2Fishers BK ? The best ones with ‘greenhouses’ seem to be about 30 ft up, but few BK. Good luck. Norman.

    • 14 October, 2018 at 7:15 pmdylan winter says:

      I would like to find a BK one – but they are as are as hens teeth. I shall have to modify my behavior with regards to going aground

  11. 14 October, 2018 at 7:57 pmRoger says:

    I liked the music, some I tried to get copies of

  12. 15 October, 2018 at 5:37 pmBryan T yacht Difran2 says:

    Hi Dylan Great set of vidos on the forth, really enjoyed. have chipped in once more. Not all bikini clad young lassies on you tube some are serious try Ran sailing. Swedish couple in Victoria alaska. An interesting journey.

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