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Second Video Contest Winners: Down Below During a Blow

The winner of CW's second video contest is community member tinybubbles, whose video "Hot-n-Bothered" showed the reality of life at sea, leaks and all.

March 8, 2008

More often than not, submissions to CW‘s video contests give us glimpses of places we would rather be–a beach in the British Virgin Islands, the deck of a ketch bound for Antigua. The video that won our most recent contest, however, showed us a place a little less enticing: the cramped cabin of a 25-foot Pacific Seacraft too busy tossing and turning in turbulent seas to prevent a slow parade of water from seeping through its portholes and dripping on the passengers below. Tiny Bubbles, your perseverance just won your caretakers a $500 American Express gift card. Maybe now they’ll spring for some Captain Tolley’s Creeping Crack Cure Hairline Crack Sealer.

(Click each screenshot to watch the video)

First Place

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Contributor: tinybubbles
Title: “Hot-n-Bothered”
tinybubbles’s Description:
“Hove to about 35 miles off of Niuatoputopu, Tonga, in sustained 35-knot winds and 10- to 12-foot seas on our 25-foot, engineless Pacific Seacraft Tiny Bubbles
Judges’ comments:
“I liked this video because of the narration and the lookaround the boat with the leaky ports. It did a good job of showing what it’sreally like to be at sea during a blow.” -Andrew Burton

Second Place

Contributor: dadelo
Title: “BVI Treasure Hunt”
dadelo’s Description:
“Maiden voyage of the kids enjoying a charter in the BVI.”
Judges’ comments:
“Fun video–I like the idea of the treasure hunt. The kids looked liked they were having a blast.” -Pete Matchett
“This was the only one that made me laugh at the end!” -Elizabeth Wishe

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Third Place

Contributor: mudlark
Title: “Barbarossa”
mudlark’s Description:
“A gaff ketch sailing from London, England, to Washington, D.C.”
Judges’ comments:
“Quite a voyage! I like the style of this one, an interesting, nicely condensed and presented 15 minutes of highlights from the voyage. I liked the two different moments in the video where the videographer describes the history of the sails (one that he traded for in Indonesia, another he got 25 years ago). I also liked the narration and the lingo. Some of the camera angles and camera mount shots were nice, too.” -Pete Matchett

To enter the third video contest, click here.

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest.

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