I was doing my usual daily searches today when I ran across an interesting sailing video, of which of course, I have seen plenty. Few however have grabbed my attention like this one! It is a rough cut of a trailer for an upcoming documentary called Sea Gypsies.
Well, that of course got me wondering who are these people, and why are they willingly sailing through hurricane force winds in a motorized sail boat in Antarctica?? The answer I found, certainly wasn't the one I was expecting! I dug deeper and found an earlier trailer on Vimeo.
Ok, more cool sailing in Antarctica, a little bit more of an explanation, lack of official permits and penguins! I cant even begin to describe what these people do and do it any justice, so I won't even try. I will let them, and their videos speak for themselves. There was a bit more information in the description of the video :
And this one over on Youtube :
Then I found their web page over at www.infinityexpedition.org, where they have an even more detailed description of who they are and what they do, and even better, how you can join them! The term Sea Gypsies is very appropriate! They have been doing these voyages since 2004, why have a never heard of these people before?? These guys are awesome!
There are far more videos than I could possibly ever post here on both their channels on Vimeo and Youtube. I highly recommend you have a look through them, they are absolutely incredible! You can also follow their sailing adventures through Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.