By Sailing Quarterly producers, Rob and Dee Dubin.
After filming Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine for 6 years and 24 episodes, the Dubin's purchased a new bluewater cruising boat, "Ventana" - an Island Packet 40. They outfitted her with many of the gear and customizations featured in the series. In this video, the Dee and Rob give you a tour above and below decks, describing boat construction, sails, rigging, ground tackle, and other gear and features they selected. Regardless of the boat you decide on, you'll find their advice extremely helpful.
SEE HOW IT ALL WORKED OUT!
In 1996, the Dubin's embarked on a 17 year, 50,000 mile circumnavigation aboard their customized IP40 cutter. On January 18, 2012 they crossed their outbound track in the Caribbean to complete their circumnavigation. Visit the Ventana Voyage website for the story of the Dubin's sailing adventures and a wealth of knowledge about cruising the world.
Watch more Sailing Quarterly Master Collection videos on SailFlix.
ABOUT ROB & DEE DUBIN
Rob & Dee were married in 1982 and at that time Dee discontinued her job as a condominium construction superintendent and joined Rob in his company, Alpine Film Productions. Over the next 15 years they produced hundreds of TV commercials, television programs, corporate films and sports documentaries. With Dee working as a Producer and Rob as a Director/Cameraman they traveled throughout the world for clients such as ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, The Travel Channel and many Fortune 500 companies.
In 1989 they launched Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine, a videotape series
covering the sport of sailing. In the process of videotaping these programs the Dubins learned sailing from their program hosts including America's Cup veteran Gary Jobson and ocean veterans Tristan Jones, Hal Roth, Don Street, John Rousmanierre, Robert Perry and others. Spending 10 -15 days of each month on the water from 1989 - 1995 the Dubins had the opportunity to sail on hundreds of boats from Tonga to Norway, Romania to New Zealand. The boats included typical charter boats to circumnavigators to America's Cup and Whitbread racers resulting in a broad experience covering all aspects of the fascinating sport of sailing.
In 1995 the Dubins put down the cameras sold the house, bought a new boat and began to live the life they had been filming.