A FIRST CLASS SAILING ADVENTURE
A FIRST CLASS GIFT
and his family spent eleven years sailing around the world on their
Privilege 39 catamaran, Exit Only. During the trip, the crew of Exit
Only shot 200 hours of video with professional cameras to show people
what it's like to sail on a small boat around the world.
The Red Sea Chronicles is a one hour and twenty-two minute feature
film showing their adventures as Exit Only sails through Pirate
Alley in the Gulf of Aden and up the Red Sea. The professional footage
documents their experiences in Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, and
the Suez Canal. It chronicles the rigors of traveling in a remote
section of the world rarely visited by cruisers. Exit Only dodges
Yemeni pirates, fights a gale and sand storms in the Bab al Mandeb at
the southern entrance to the Red Sea. The crew explores deserted
islands on the western shores of the Red Sea, and learns to check the
cruising guides for land mines before venturing ashore.
The Red Sea Chronicles also has outstanding Special Features
including an Instructional Video on Storm Management that
tells sailors how to deal with storms at sea.
The Red Sea Chronicles is a first class adventure that stokes the
sailing dreams of both experienced and wannabe sailors alike. Order
your copy of the Red Sea Chronicles and experience the adventures of
Exit Only as they sail around the world and up the Red Sea.
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Meet The Crew
Dave Abbott - Captain
Captain Dave always dreamed of sailing around the world on his
own sailboat, and his eleven year circumnavigation with his
family made his dream come true.
Donna Abbott - First Mate
Donna earned her stripes the REALLY old fashioned way...by
enduring the rigors of passage making for the thrill of
exploring exotic ports across the globe.
Sarah Abbott - Deck Swab
Sarah is the newest member of the family and crew. Despite her
limited sailing experience, she jumped right in to life on the
high seas. Her fresh and enthusiastic perspective on cruising
help make the Red Sea Chronicles so special.
David Abbott - Cameraman/Director/Editor/Narrator/Composer
David shot over 170 hours of footage on the voyage from
Australia to Florida. He then spent a year and a half on dry
land editing and producing the Red Sea Chronicles DVD. In
addition to the narrating the film, David also scored,
performed, and recorded the entire soundtrack for the project.
Wendy Abbott - Voice of Ninja Crab
Wendy is the daughter of Capt Dave and Donna. She sailed on Exit
Only from Florida to New Zealand. Wendy guest stars as the voice
of a Ninja Hermit Crab in the Red Sea
TOP TEN REASONS TO BUY THE RED SEA
10. The Red Sea Chronicles is an
affordable gift for the sailor in my life. Where else can I get
a totally awesome gift for only twenty bucks?
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deserve to reward myself with the Red Sea Chronicles.
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7. Every minute spent watching The
Red Sea Chronicles extends my life by a full year.
6. I want to see what it's like to
cruise on a catamaran before I spend a bazillion dollars
5. I want to see how a catamaran
handles in heavy weather.
4. I want to see the Storm
Management video so I understand what I need to do when I get in
a storm at sea.
3. If I buy The Red Sea Chronicles,
then Maxing Out Media will start production on two new DVD's -
Australia to the Red Sea, and Med Sea to the Caribbean.
2. I like the Maxing Out web site,
and I would like to support the website by purchasing their DVD.
1. After watching the Red Sea
Chronicles, I can finally see myself sailing on the ocean of my
quality, music, people, boat... Just excellent."
got the DVD yesterday and watched it last night (we had no problem
with the different format at all), what a great adventure and well
put together DVD it was entertaining as well as informative and
funny at times, a great combination. Well done you guys are natural
movie stars, Laura and I watched the DVD twice and I am sure we will
watch it many more times in the future."
hope you guys are going to make more DVDís of your previous sailing
trips for us to enjoy."
"Amazing...Just watched your dvd The Red Sea Chronicles for the
third time today...I called my boss at home and turned in my
notice...I'm going sailing!"
"The best cruising video to date
from any source and should be on the shelf of every one who shares
the cruising spirit even if only in dreams."
"...a great video that transported
me from a damp, cold day in Wales to cruising aboard Maxing Out in
the Red Sea - pure nectar."
"The only "problem" is that this has left me wanting more of the
same stuff, just from some of the other places Maxing Out has
"Thumbs up. I also wish the entire circumnavigation was documented,
but this small portion in the Red Sea is excellent. Well done."
"I just watched the
Red Sea Chronicles and second what all the others have said. I'd
love to see a whole series of Maxing Out DVDs...Good job!"
Red Sea Chronicles DVD Previews
The Red Sea Chronicles is now available!
We are attacked by flying fish as we cross the Indian Ocean on
our way to Salalah, Oman. When we make landfall, the local suq
(market) helps us regain our land legs.
The riskier side of world cruising. In this episode we prepare
to sail through "Pirate Alley" in the Gulf of Aden
We arrive in Aden with a damaged alternator and are delighted to
find a superb local machine shop. As we prepare to leave, fellow
cruisers are attacked by pirates.
We must sail through the notorious Bab el Mandeb (Gate of
Sorrows) to enter the Red Sea. 50 knot winds and relentless
sandstorms are ready and waiting on the other side
$19.95 + $5 shipping/handling
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