Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Two super-yacht videos and a question
J-Class Bicentenary 2015 from J Class Association on Vimeo.
So I was watching the video above and had this thought.
It's a great video of its type, full of clips of beautiful Js racing along the Solent. But it's a very traditional view of sailing, jackets and ties on the lawn of an exclusive club, full of.... shall we say "seniors"? That hat at 03:47....
Was this sort of thing, I wondered, the best way to attract new-comers into sailing? Would it, rather, give the wrong impression: that there are barriers and that socialising isn't open and inclusive?
Then today I was surprised, not for the first time, by finding out that a non-sailing colleague knew all about S/V Delos, and others like them on YouTube, enjoying videos such as this one:
Go Brady and Josje!
The Delos crew are doing a fantastic job - great videos and sailing, with some sweet world cruising, very different from the profile of a traditional yachty.
And I wondered, have you too been surprised by discovering that someone you know who you didn't think was into sailing has enjoyed these videos?