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The year 2020 will go down as many things, but I never expected to add two cyclones in one week to the hit list (Yasa & Zazu). Much less for it to be the same week we splashed our sailboat after being stranded for a year because of a pandemic. Welcome back, sailors?!
I mean seriously, who needs fiction when you have 2020. I can’t make this stuff up!
We have worked like mad dogs, for three months straight, refitting our sailboat. “All we have to do is get in the water. We’ll take a break once we’re in the water.” These are the phrases we have uttered to ourselves repeatedly. Little did we know the initiation Mother Nature had in store for us.
We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn. We been living #OffTheGrid and exploring the world for 10 years.
Our first six years of #travel were an epic road trip around North America.
Now we’re on a #sailing voyage about the world. Did we have any previous sailing experience, of course not!
Neither of us is overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far-flung destinations, having wild #adventures and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible.
We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life.
And this is why we publish our lives on the world wide web. We share in hopes of inspiring you to find your adventure.
Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 Pouring Buckets & Intro
01:00 Splash Day & Final Boat Projects
03:57 Jason's Losing It!!!
05:07 Launching our Catamaran With a Tractor
06:11 Engines Work? Are We Floating or Sinking?
09:08 Home Sweet Home (Mooring)
11:07 First Boat Problem - Dinghy Winch
14:28 Our Plan Is Blown Away
15:15 A Cyclone is Coming
16:13 Our Cyclone Plan
19:37 No Generator, No Watermaker
20:07 Tropical Storm is Here
22:31 Winds are Building
23:38 Is the Storm Over?
24:50 It's a Cyclone and it's Here!
28:28 New Top Wind Speed Record
29:34 2 Cyclones in 1 Week?!?
30:34 We're Taking a Break & Bye Bye 2020
31:37 Bloopers
#BoatLife #Catamaran #TravelVlog #DigitalNomad #LifeStyle #Sailboats
© Gone With the Wynns 2020

  • Hello Everyone! There is some debate about how we tied up to our mooring ball in this video and we wanted to clear up the questions. Here’s the video link at the moment we start tying up: WE DID IT WRONG! We attached to our crossbeam which is not meant for taking heavy loads (i.e. heavy winds/weather). We should have attached to our bridal (which is a pain the butt to attach to a mooring on our boat…aka, we were being lazy). We underestimated Mother Nature. We based our preparations too strongly on the weather predictions. We did not follow that age old adage: _Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best!_ We expected 30 knots or so of wind and a small tropical storm. The system sat on top of Vava’u for nearly 2 days while it built and formed into a category one cyclone (named ZAZU). Fortunately, we learned this lesson without any consequence. When the winds started building to 40-knots we knew we were under-secured to our mooring. We did man the helm and continuously checked our holding. Once Tropical Cyclone ZAZU passed, in preparation for tropical cyclone YASA (a category 4 cyclone), we beefed up our holding to the mooring. Which we showed on our Instagram stories (@the_wynns) under the cyclone highlights. Here’s what we did to beef up our holding in preparation for the big cyclone: *Main Lines*: 2 Lines run to the anchor bridal ring. 2 slacked lines run to the outside forward cleats with chafe guard. *1st Backup*: Large Anchor line tied to mooring chain (3 links below the shackle) attached at anchor bridal ring. *2nd Backup*: Slacked lines to the crossbeam We suggest if you’re prepping for a cyclone you should discuss techniques with your boat manufacturer and talk to the local boaters as they may have insight that’s worth consideration.

    Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns4 muaj më parë
    • You guys are brilliant !!!

      Donna KawanaDonna KawanaMuaj më parë
    • Oops! Had to take my own advice! Re-watched end of this vid. They taking break too. My naughty!

      MikeyTube100MikeyTube1003 muaj më parë
    • Hmm... either slow upload or someone forgot to hit "PUBLISH" on new video. Will come back tomorrow.

      MikeyTube100MikeyTube1003 muaj më parë
    • @robert jones Zatara took holidays off... see their last video.

      MikeyTube100MikeyTube1003 muaj më parë
    • glad all is well on a boat i be worried . and on that note have you heard from zatara ? have seen anything in awhile

      robert jonesrobert jones4 muaj më parë
  • It was a sleepless night ;)

    StanfranStanfran7 ditë më parë
  • You are living the Dream! Congratulations on doing more than just existing like most of us. I only remember what my Dad told me about 60 yrs ago though... " A boat is a hole in the water that you throw money into."... Happy trails!

    Dave BartlettDave Bartlett8 ditë më parë
  • May be its too late to comment on this video but hope this will still finds you. I just wanted to let you know that the life you are living on this boat particularly, despite of all odds (which you think are) is a life that can not even be imagined by the richests in our country. SO DON'T EVEN THINK OF CRYING, JUST ENJOY AND THANK ALL MIGHTY ALLAH WHO BESTOWED YOU WITH SUCH OPPORTUNITIES TO LIVE SUCH A WONDERFUL, ACTIVE AND ADVENTURE LIFE LETTING YOU ROAM ALL AROUND.

    Tariq MansoorTariq Mansoor9 ditë më parë
  • Love U 2!!! Great couple!!! So positive! We are boaters also and U give us the confidence and Hope we need with our boat!!!

    Tina BrownTina Brown12 ditë më parë
  • A reminder that the romance of sailing is blinkin’ hard work! 🇳🇿🇳🇿🐑🐑🤗🤗🤣 So educative relieved you weren’t out on the ocean! That bay served you well.

    Anne MacleodAnne Macleod16 ditë më parë
  • I think, I just landed here after watching team Zatara basically flip a coin and dodge Yasa. Im not watching anything in order(except for Rick n morty I never follow any order to shows, just wherever whoever was watching left off) so I just saw that yesterday and these are from 2020. Anyway, its an interesting coincidence.

    Bernard KariukiBernard Kariuki17 ditë më parë
  • You 2 are so cute, I just love your videos better than tv!!

    Cj HerringtonCj Herrington17 ditë më parë
  • When will you be able to repair or replace your generator so you can make water if you need it? I’m a waterholic, I would worry about relying on the rain! So much work you do on the boat but so smart & knowledgeable!! ❤️❤️⛵️

    K ItK It20 ditë më parë
    • @Gone with the Wynns lol you always call me a Curious Minion!! 🤪😋😆

      K ItK It19 ditë më parë
    • Not until they get to NZ or Australia. Wanh wanh. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns19 ditë më parë
  • just joined you on board...wher are you as of April 1st? What are your travel plans? North South? East coast West?

    Norman CookNorman Cook23 ditë më parë
  • And I thot my Camper Trailer gave me Fits !! At least it won’t Sink 🙏🏼

    Tree ClimberTree Climber24 ditë më parë
  • you closed your eyes while wearing a mask as the water was thrown at you. LOL

    Shelby CoonShelby Coon29 ditë më parë
  • I just bumped on your channel from following La Vagabonde, you guys seem to paint a much more realistic view on this kind of adventure, and btw your misses looks like Elisabeth Hurley when she was smoking hot!

    Stormzy CoinlifeStormzy Coinlife29 ditë më parë
  • Recommendation from a long time Director, filmmaker & photographer; invest in a camera strap.

    magiscichoammagiscichoamMuaj më parë
  • You guys always happy I don’t think so go to Goodwill great day learning a lot thank you

    Joseph arsenaultJoseph arsenaultMuaj më parë
  • 😊👌🙏🧜‍♀️☀️😊🇩🇰

    vilster pedersenvilster pedersenMuaj më parë
  • Love your sense of humor!!!

    Desde Mi Cocina By WandaDesde Mi Cocina By WandaMuaj më parë
  • Really! Just 1min of cylon and the whole befor and after well as any other video 2 h of intro etc.

    Moj MojmojMoj MojmojMuaj më parë
  • Wow.. u made me tear up ! Happy it went well. Love your channel!

    Gary PascoeGary PascoeMuaj më parë
  • Hi James & Nikki. I'm really wondering ? You're living in/on rhe sea and you're still eating the dough ?? How this!! If I was in your place everyday from fishing and eating only 🐟 meat. Come on guys you arf the best and wish to hit the jackpot of 1M. God bless you.

    ZAK-MAD VlogsZAK-MAD VlogsMuaj më parë
  • You both are great! Regards from Veracruz, Mexico

    juan manueljuan manuelMuaj më parë
  • Did you guys used to go around in an RV?

    SkyEarthOceanSkyEarthOceanMuaj më parë
    • ​@Gone with the Wynns Yeah, I vaguely remember seeing one of their vids when I was looking into RV living. And I ended up living part-time on a boat for a while, great minds I guess.

      SkyEarthOceanSkyEarthOceanMuaj më parë
    • Yes they did, and all those vids are still up if you're looking for something to binge! Sort by "oldest first" on YT or click on the RV tab on the blog. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMuaj më parë
  • I dream about going on the water my whole life but I'm 60 years old don't see it happing now. Guess it will just be a dream event got my passport

    Mark FisherMark FisherMuaj më parë
  • You have the prettiest outfits. Love that blouse and red dress. Where did you get it? If online you can help us and make some money with links🤗

    L. S.L. S.Muaj më parë
  • For reference; even the weakest category hurricane can have winds in the low 80s

    Rathernot DiscloseRathernot DiscloseMuaj më parë
  • What a beautiful informative video, Thank you for sharing!

    Memories of World TravelerMemories of World TravelerMuaj më parë
  • But, at least you're NOT cold 👍😃😃😃. YIKES, HOLD ON 😂😂🙏🙏

    Brittsa 1963Brittsa 1963Muaj më parë
  • I tried so hard, and got so far, but in the end it doesn't even matter.

    mrnickbig1mrnickbig1Muaj më parë
  • This is what BOAT Means, Bust Out Another Thousand $$$$$$$ I also learned that the hard way 😞

    GL ClarkGL ClarkMuaj më parë
  • At 4:50 That’s a perfect rendition of a man that owns and operates a boat...

    Kevin TuckerKevin TuckerMuaj më parë
  • The more you watch the storm the worse it gets. All you can do is prepare, then go play cards or something. Just ride it out.

    TexanUSMC8089TexanUSMC8089Muaj më parë
  • Great life you have there! Stay safe and happy

    tourdoggtourdoggMuaj më parë
  • Good luck guys but be VERY CAREFUL this year will be like none other. CRAZY WEATHER LEARN HOW TO PRAY FOR PROTECTION. Have a wonderful life😁❤️🙏

    Annette HudsonAnnette HudsonMuaj më parë
  • 4:15 yeah!!. tell me about it !.. I hear you, my friend.

    steve dumansteve dumanMuaj më parë
  • Great video's. Love the boat ! Keep the video's coming .

    David RayburnDavid RayburnMuaj më parë
  • Nami?

    qdrkhairumqdrkhairumMuaj më parë
  • BOAT = Bout another Thousand

    Kevin TibballsKevin TibballsMuaj më parë

    Ken SchauerKen SchauerMuaj më parë
  • Yep, the small ones are fun. Thank God most of them are small ones. David, from Tampa.

    David WeeksDavid WeeksMuaj më parë
  • I really enjoy following your travails and travels - from my wheelchair!😊 ... Many moons ago I was a pro photographer working as a photojournalist and other fields. There was one short scene in this video when I gasped in fear! That was when I saw you holding your expensive camera and lens in one hand while on deck in a cyclone and not a neck strap to be seen! I know opinions vary widely from one photographer to the next about the merits of wearing a neck strap and I guess it finally boils down to what you can afford to loose. I often carried about $7000 around my neck and I definitely could not afford to put it at unnecessary risk so I learned early on to wear my strap whenever practical and yes, there are times when it's not but as a general rule I wore mine. I can tell you that the practice saved my cameras - I often carried two - from certain total loss a few times. A few pros seem to think of an insurance claim as some kind of status symbol but I certainly wasn't one of that elite! I only offer you my experience in case it may be helpful. As far as wearing a neck strap is concerned I would always recommend that you use the one that comes with the camera first because it's tailored specifically to that camera but if you have to buy one avoid the narrow ones and remember that strength and durability are the key requisites. As for adjusting the strap that's a personal preference but I used to wear my cameras at waist level because I found that position made for instant access to the camera and also allowed sufficient length of the strap so as not to impede movement. Well that's my helpful tip FWIW ! I'm looking forward to hearing what decision you make re Australia or NZ - either country will make you feel welcome !

    David CallardDavid Callard2 muaj më parë
  • 7:28 Guy's, if I were you, I'd have cheap camera's permanently mounted to all the potential water leak spots you show here, with little LED lights for illumination, just for peace of mind. They also make water alarms that will alert you if.... the unthinkable! Do you have a "fix" for all the potential leaks? Like that stuff that seals under water?

    J RJ R2 muaj më parë
  • I am a new sub and y’all have a beautiful life and thank you for sharing with us.

    David MoodyDavid Moody2 muaj më parë
  • the first time you help someone new with the problums you have delt with it will feel good that you know how!!!!

    budsbus TBIbudsbus TBI2 muaj më parë
  • LOL! 😆 “my pants are falling off...”

    MaryjMaryj2 muaj më parë
  • How do you know someone didn’t climb up in there and exchange their rusted out starter for your working starter? Frankly I don’t trust leaving my stuff with anyone without supervision.

    MaryjMaryj2 muaj më parë
    • @Gone with the Wynns thats good to know.

      MaryjMaryj2 muaj më parë
    • The islands are pretty safe places with good, honest people. It is a gated yard with 24/7 security. On top of that, very, very little crime here. The boat and the gene are 15 years old. So things are aging naturally...including the starter. 🙃

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns2 muaj më parë
  • I can feel it. One step forward, two steps back. Geez you guys are resilient!

    PedirkaPedirka2 muaj më parë
  • Congratulations on making it all the way back!

    Milan PetrovichMilan Petrovich2 muaj më parë
  • Glad to see yall back in the water and by todays date you have filmed more, i have almost caught up so :// good in one way but means i will not see a bunch of yall like i have been. Hope yall had a marry Christmas and a happy new year. see you in the next one.

    Joel ChippJoel Chipp2 muaj më parë
  • You guys are awesome, keep it up. It takes a lot of effort to keep this lifestyle.

    Nature and OutdoorsNature and Outdoors2 muaj më parë
  • DammitJanetDammitJanet2 muaj më parë
  • Brand new viewer. Dam that looks hard and so frustrating mentally, physically and emotionally. But, let me say that again, BUUUT you're living the dream. Anything else better than the dream; family, friends and the love of your life. Which you have all right there with you. I peeked to see if your videos in the future are on the water. Living the dream ;). I wish the best memory making moments of your lives. May the wind always be in your favor and may the water nourish your souls. - Karma

    KarmaKarma2 muaj më parë
  • 4:14 Soooo, it's exactly like day trading stocks. Interesting.

    Fjord DriverFjord Driver3 muaj më parë
  • Well done!

    James ThomsonJames Thomson3 muaj më parë
  • Jason & Nikki's minds are starting to break. fist step to being a real sailor, the ocean breaks you down and builds you back up. Keep it up!

    ErnestErnest3 muaj më parë
  • Nikki you sound like a scientist reading out the cyclone plan 😂

    Sandy JSandy J3 muaj më parë
  • I just had the best 33 minutes watching your video....not only did I get to spend time anchored during a cyclone but I had a throughly enjoyable subscriber to your channel and thanks for the intro to Tonga and boating with Gone with the Wynns.

    Donna LemmoDonna Lemmo3 muaj më parë
    • Welcome Aboard! 💙💛💙

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns3 muaj më parë
  • The most fun I ever had was sailing my NACRA 5.8 catamaran in Long Beach harbor (aka Hurricane Alley) during the Santa Ana Winds, which makes it extra hairy sailing. I had a rooster tail wake behind the boat like a speed boat. Went out twice in it.

    Robert FromOCRobert FromOC3 muaj më parë
  • what kimd of boat do you have?

    Brandon w TinerBrandon w Tiner3 muaj më parë
  • 🙏🙏prayers for you guys to stay safe

    connie howeconnie howe3 muaj më parë
  • what is the model of your catamaran? I loved the video, good winds always!

    marina brizardmarina brizard3 muaj më parë
    • Everything you always wanted to know about Curiosity is here! Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns3 muaj më parë
  • 1:17 . You're insane bringing those things.

    T0rPid_BeatLabT0rPid_BeatLab3 muaj më parë
  • i"ve seen hundreds of your episodes before, however it is my opinion that Nicky is superficial and aggressive forwards her spouse . Agree to disagree but she is money driven. let see what happens in the future ??

    Nic CharlezNic Charlez3 muaj më parë
  • Stomach in knots from a cyclone or uti? We will never know! 😆

    Shannon HarperShannon Harper3 muaj më parë
  • How sure of that mooring were you? Sometimes your own tackle is better if there's space and you are allowed to anchor. Hope you dive inspected it as so many boats have gotten damged from bad moorings failing.

    Steve TuranskySteve Turansky3 muaj më parë
  • new viewing loving it, Cant afford a boat so letting someone else live my dreams :)

    Sunshine CatcherSunshine Catcher3 muaj më parë
  • Remember from a looong time boater a boat is a hole to throw money in.

    kong3kong33 muaj më parë
  • Well done for powering through all those boat projects (geeze, they are NEVER ENDING! 😆) Anyway, nice to see you finally back on the water, good baptize back into boat life lol All the best for this new year 😁👍🏻🙏🏻

    AfricanFlightStarAfricanFlightStar3 muaj më parë
  • Wave size is never captured on camera. Wow.

    David EmanuelsonDavid Emanuelson3 muaj më parë
  • the wynns bought the winds

    The Hawaiian RedneckThe Hawaiian Redneck3 muaj më parë
  • Were you ready to start the engines, and move forward if you broke lose?

    Mark EggMark Egg3 muaj më parë
  • wow.... scary, plenty scary... glad all is good.... happy to see you are back in the water. be safe, enjoy!!!!

    ABAB3 muaj më parë
  • Maybe add "Run jack lines" to your cyclone list.

    BostonClipperBostonClipper3 muaj më parë
  • I hope that your insurance company isn't watching.

    Allan FifieldAllan Fifield3 muaj më parë
  • We are waiting with baited breach for the next video, but rest is important for Nikki and Jason...

    Michael HollidayMichael Holliday3 muaj më parë
  • Where are you all??

    Eddy HartEddy Hart3 muaj më parë
    • Tonga, Vava'u

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns3 muaj më parë
  • We miss the videos and updates

    Paul BarnettPaul Barnett3 muaj më parë
    • I know, but on average they spend about 60 hours a week working on this content and everything needed to support it, so taking 2 weeks off is a well-deserved break. They'll be back Sunday. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns3 muaj më parë
  • Are they ok, MIA.

    Shadow Of PainShadow Of Pain3 muaj më parë
    • They said at the end of the video that they were going to take a short vacay and be back after the first of the year. On average, they spend about 60 hours a week working on this content and everything needed to support it, so taking 2 weeks off is a well-deserved break. They'll be back Sunday. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns3 muaj më parë
  • Where have the Wynns gone??

    Henry DrewHenry Drew3 muaj më parë
    • They're took a short vacation - be back this Sunday! Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns3 muaj më parë
  • All the good in the year 2021! Seven feet under your keel!

    Vladimir FVladimir F3 muaj më parë
  • What a way to finish out 2020 with a little cyclone. Looking forward to some sailing videos this year. Best of luck and happy new years!

    Jeff BradburnJeff Bradburn3 muaj më parë
  • Electrical connectors/salt water. Nuff said. To give myself a little extra wire, I’ll take a few wraps around a screwdriver before putting on the connector.

    Sabre TomSabre Tom3 muaj më parë
  • BTW, how's your friend that you raised money for so he could get his medication! Is he doing okay? Teresa

    tinchina85tinchina853 muaj më parë
    • Mark is doing great! He is regularly receiving his medication and he made it through the cyclone just fine. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns3 muaj më parë
  • SO cool to see you guys on open water again! :) You must be ecstatic!

    tinchina85tinchina853 muaj më parë
  • Onward you safe you guys.

    McNally Yacht SalesMcNally Yacht Sales3 muaj më parë
  • It has been 2 weeks.... 😔

    Sai PierreSai Pierre3 muaj më parë
  • First off Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and hope that 2021 is better for all. It was pretty cool to see a commercial for Great American Country and your RV and Nikki in it very nice.

    michael scaranomichael scarano3 muaj më parë
  • This is THE best sailing channel, very educational for people like me still only dreaming about sailing... you guys talk about the all boring stuff as well and I appreciate that you keep it professional and classy by not doing the tired old thumbnail baiting with butt/boob shots I see so often on other boating youtubers. Since I started binging from the start I noticed production value improved a LOT, also you guys seem overall happier and more relaxed now, not sure if that's because you got more used to being in front of the camera or if its a side effect of living the boat life, lol! Thanks for the hard work and keep rocking!

    spelled341spelled3413 muaj më parë
  • Her:“Just like riding a bicycle!” Me:”Uhmmmmm.....?”

    Crafty OwlCrafty Owl3 muaj më parë
  • Where’s zatara? They haven’t posted for about 3 weeks and they posted a picture of a map 🗺 with the cyclone right where they are

    Crafty OwlCrafty Owl3 muaj më parë
  • I hope and trust this email finds you in good order, I became worried when you missed 2 weeks of videos, I know you told us it would be a week off, hoping you decided on 2 weeks,

    Rob CollinsRob Collins3 muaj më parë
    • @Gone with the Wynns great, that's what I was hoping,

      Rob CollinsRob Collins3 muaj më parë
    • They left it open, saying they'll be back "after the New Year" so even I don't know when the next vid will come out. You didn't miss anything though and they are fine - enjoying their down time. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns3 muaj më parë
  • Happy new year to both of you...

    FalconXE302FalconXE3023 muaj më parë
  • hi guys, I'm happy you are sailing again. good winds....Could you let me know the Mark's contact in SA, maybe I will have a short job for a Captan like Mark. thanks

    Luiz BertuolLuiz Bertuol3 muaj më parë
    • @Gone with the Wynns thanks

      Luiz BertuolLuiz Bertuol3 muaj më parë
    • Mark is still in Fiji at the moment.....

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns3 muaj më parë
  • I hope you all are okay.

    Corozal ShoeCorozal Shoe3 muaj më parë
  • Wow. Sure beats the motor home right?

    jim drakejim drake3 muaj më parë
  • 2021 will be better !! Happy New year to you both. You guys are incredible! From Vero Beach Florida

    Debra HallDebra Hall3 muaj më parë
  • I loved the part when Jason splashed Nikki with a bucket of water! 😂

    TrilinieTrilinie3 muaj më parë
  • Just discovered your channel it’s fantastic thank you so much looking forward to seeing loads more!

    Charlie HallCharlie Hall3 muaj më parë
  • Boat - "a hole in the water where you throw your money"

    David ForanDavid Foran3 muaj më parë
    • 💙💛💙

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns3 muaj më parë
    • "And life"

      David ForanDavid Foran3 muaj më parë
    • "Time"

      David ForanDavid Foran3 muaj më parë
  • Wynns, you KNOW thousands of people are smiling while watching this.

    nemo227nemo2273 muaj më parë
  • As in everything sailing, preparation is the key! Well done staying safe and keeping Curiousity protected.

    Go Leafs GoGo Leafs Go3 muaj më parë