Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Recent Travels & DVD

The last couple of weeks have been really crazy. We have been working late into the night on the final edits of my documentary Intrepid: The Zac Sunderland Story which has just come out.

Then I flew out to South Carolina to help out with the delivery of a Benteteau 46 down to Key West in Florda. It was a good trip - we managed to stay out of the Gulf Stream for the most part. The Gulf Stream rushes down the coast in the opposite direction to where we were going so we were about half of a mile off the beach where the current is less powerful all the way down the coast of Florida.

After a few days at sea, I steered Vama Nos into Key West dodging my way through all the reefs and sand bars that litter the coast line. We spent a day in Key West which was awesome during spring break, but then it was off to Chicago.

My good friend Will is going to a college called Wheaton up there so after a few hours in a plane I caught a train out there to visit. It was good times up there. I got to live some college life but the reason I was in Chicago was to speak at the Adventure and Travel show. So after a couple of days in the dorms I moved back to the hotel downtown and got ready for my speech.

Will and I freezing at Wheaton College

The show was good - they had some awesome speakers including Capt. Keith Colburn from the show Deadliest Catch. It was great to get a chance to hang out with him and talk about adventures on the sea.

On Sunday I did my speech and slideshow presentation. It went well with a packed out audience. I had to run straight to the airport to catch my flight home. I got home last night and am working hard on sending out these DVDs.

For those of you who may not know about my little sister Abby, she just entered the Furious 50s on her way to Cape Horn and is doing an amazing job. To follow her solo circumnavigation attempt, check out her web site at http://www.abbysunderland.com/.

Well I've gotta get back to it here but check out my DVD for sale in my store at http://www.zacsunderland.com/. It really shows you what it is like to single hand across oceans.



Friday, March 12, 2010

Adventures in Travel Chicago & DVD

Flying out to South Carolina to meet my dad and a client today. We will be delivering his Beneteau 46 from Charleston to Key West over the next few days. From there I will be flying to Chicago to speak at the Adventures in Travel Expo there on March 21st.

Life has been busy here...working on the book, doing some speaking, finishing my last few highschool classes. I have been snowboarding a few times this winter and love it. Trying to get myself up there as often as I can now.

The DVD is being printed and should be available by next Tuesday. All the preorders will be shipped out ASAP. I will update again to let you all know when they have gone out. Thanks again for your patience and support. I think it was worth the wait!