La Vagabonde

Sailing La Vagabonde YouTube

Sailing La Vagabonde are Riley and Elayna and their two boys, an Australian family documenting their journey around the world by sail. Their website says "despite no previous sailing experience". Well, they have plenty of that now and our closing in on 2 million subscribers.

They now have two boys in tow: Lenny and Darwin.

This couple has been filming their adventures on YouTube since 2014, first on a monohull (a 43ft Beneteau Cyclades), then on an Outremer 45 and lately on a Rapido 60 trimaran. Watch from the start to experience lightning storms, pirate scares, financial problems, kit failures, water shortages, and everything in between.

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Their content includes:

  • Sailing Adventures: documenting their life aboard their yachts La Vagabonde I, II and II, including the transition from a monohull to a catamaran and then to a trimaran, reflecting their growth and changes in sailing lifestyle over the years​.
  • Travel Logs: They share their experiences sailing across various parts of the world, such as the Bahamas, South East Asia, Australia, the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Mediterranean, the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, and even the Arctic.
  • Family Life at Sea: Including sailing with children and the challenges and joys it brings. This includes dealing with lightning storms, pirate scares, financial breakdowns, equipment failures, water shortages, and more, all while raising a family onboard​.
  • Environmental topics: highlighted by their journey sailing Greta Thunberg across the Atlantic to the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid​.


They have built a loyal following by being genuine and relatable, producing high-quality content, being consistent with their uploads, and engaging with their audience regularly. They hold regular live streams, respond to comments, and create a sense of community with their viewers​.

These two sailing entrepreneurs have branched out into a whole load of stuff such as swimwear (Vagabella Swim), chartering (Vagabonde Adventures) and apps (Sea People). Good for them!

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YouTube Sailing La Vagabonde
Boat Rapido 60
Crew Elena, Riley, Darwin and Lenny
Previously on... Outremer 45, Beneteau 43' Cyclades.
Destinations Bahamas, Australia, New Zealand, the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, the Arctic, South East Asia incl. Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Portugal, Spain, Greece
Topics Sailing Adventures, Family Life Aboard, Boat Life, Budgeting, Travel Destinations, Keeping Fit While Sailing, Mental Health, Sailing Techniques and Tips, Cultural Experiences, Environmental Issues, Cooking and Provisioning, Sustainable Living, Energy Management, Parenting While Sailing, Community Engagement, Sailing in Rough Seas, Monohulls vs Catamarans vs Trimarans, Free Diving, Spear Fishing, Sailing with Friends, Woman Sailors, Dealing with Storms, Having a Baby, Sailing around Reefs, Electric Yachts (Silent Yacht 55), Boat Life in Raw Unedited Footage, Stonefish, Jellyfish, Boat Tours, Diving Shipwrecks, Sailing with Nicola Henderson, Fasting and Detox
Since 2014
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