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cordvision 28-06-2020 08:30

Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
Does anybody know what happened to the youtube channel "Shaun & Julia Sailing"? Their channel got deactivated, no activity on FB for over half a year, their domain is no longer registered etc... Are they ok?

barnakiel 28-06-2020 08:48

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
What about their AIS?


What is the boat name?


I noticed all their reports stopped about 6 months ago.


barnakiel

cordvision 28-06-2020 08:50

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barnakiel (Post 3173946)
What about their AIS?


What is the boat name?


I noticed all their reports stopped about 6 months ago.


barnakiel

Name of the boat is Nemea (I believe it is a Tartan 37)

barnakiel 28-06-2020 08:50

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Have you emailed them already?


b.

cordvision 28-06-2020 08:54

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barnakiel (Post 3173949)
Have you emailed them already?


b.

I haven't. Their email probably won't work either because their domain expired. AIS is out of range: https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...0/vessel:NEMEA

I just though maybe somebody here knows about it....

barnakiel 28-06-2020 08:55

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Their domain is on sale.


b.

barnakiel 28-06-2020 09:03

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https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...0/vessel:NEMEA


I tried to find their email but since they were so big on marketing everything is Insta fb etc yet no email.


Insta returns nothing and some equally worried requests.


However, there seem to be some very brief responses promising 'updates soon'. Yet, 6 months later nothing new appears.


Since they had so many followers, I assume somebody knows the rest of the story.


b.

cordvision 28-06-2020 09:07

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
I also tried posting the the link to the AIS info, but it is "awaiting moderation"... probably because my account is new.
I thought that there's a good chance that somebody here would know something. I briefly emailed with them about joining them on a crossing. Unfortunately, I couldn't do it as another project came in-between. I assume that their crossing was successful because their last post is from the end of December.

barnakiel 28-06-2020 09:32

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Because I know of another odd disappearance, I posted another thread here:


https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...80#post3173980


perhaps somebody knows that story. Hope they are all fine but it is indeed very odd how suddenly people and boats disappear.



barnakiel

JPA Cate 28-06-2020 18:31

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
Six months ago it was just the very early discovery of the Covid19 pandemic. I would think that intelligent cruisers would be tucked down, minimizing contact with strangers as much as possible, and observing social distancing.

That is something that it is hard to make an interesting blog about. Maybe they've decided to do something else for a while. No reason to assume something extra terrible has happened, though, as there are a zillion possible explanations, including just wanting some privacy following a lot of exposure.

Ann

cordvision 28-06-2020 18:44

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JPA Cate (Post 3174289)
Six months ago it was just the very early discovery of the Covid19 pandemic. I would think that intelligent cruisers would be tucked down, minimizing contact with strangers as much as possible, and observing social distancing.

That is something that it is hard to make an interesting blog about. Maybe they've decided to do something else for a while. No reason to assume something extra terrible has happened, though, as there are a zillion possible explanations, including just wanting some privacy following a lot of exposure.

Ann

I'm not assuming something terrible happened. However it is odd that they just abandoned everything if you consider that they spent a ton of time/effort to create a successful youtube channel with tens of thousands of subscribers and millions of views. They even gave up their domain which you can't just easily reactivate. Covid-19 is not a good explanation for that.

Karimbel 28-06-2020 18:59

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
Hello, new member here. I noticed a few months ago a Tartan 37 “Nemea” for sale in Florida. The add was in Yachtworld. Assume it’s their vessel.

barnakiel 29-06-2020 11:01

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JPA Cate (Post 3174289)
Six months ago it was just the very early discovery of the Covid19 pandemic. I would think that intelligent cruisers would be tucked down, minimizing contact with strangers as much as possible, and observing social distancing.

That is something that it is hard to make an interesting blog about. Maybe they've decided to do something else for a while. No reason to assume something extra terrible has happened, though, as there are a zillion possible explanations, including just wanting some privacy following a lot of exposure.

Ann


Ann,


I am not clear here.


Are you saying it is normal to be hyper-active on all social media canals, collect kickstarter money and promise things to people and then disappear from the radar like a finger-snap?


Or are you saying that Covid stopped anybody from using social media? Well, I always imagined Instagram was a smartphone App. And I have not heard of mobile networks getting switched off during Covid.


Neither is, imho, normal to see the last AIS breadcrumb of a boat some distance offshore. The AIS clearly stopped functioning, switched off by the owners, or the boat sank.(See my other thread on German sailor Jonna in another thread).



As we have no reason to assume the boat sank, we would expect some kind of follow up from people who made much ado about their (mostly planned, less so effected) round the world adventure.


Perhaps they got sick, perhaps they got pregnant, perhaps disillusioned with what sailing is as compared to talking about sailing. Cool. No objections in any case and plenty of support granted.


Just that disappearing like 'that' is not what OP is comfortable with. And neither am I.


One line on Instagram would explain everything. Just that this one line is not there (nor on any other of their endless list of channels, vlogs, blogs or websites).



Regards,
barnakiel

barnakiel 29-06-2020 11:03

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Karimbel (Post 3174306)
Hello, new member here. I noticed a few months ago a Tartan 37 “Nemea” for sale in Florida. The add was in Yachtworld. Assume it’s their vessel.


Google still returns her images from cache. But I cannot read the dates from cache.


Can anybody google up these images and tell us when these were posted maybe?


So the boat is either sold or else withdrawn from sale (???)



barnakiel

cordvision 29-06-2020 11:21

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
I just want to make something clear: I just got a little worried when I checked their youtube channel yesterday (haven't checked it for almost a year) and realized that their entire online presence is gone. It's just unusual for somebody to disappear like that, especially considering that their social media presence was basically their business. People usually don't just disappear with no trace and leave their job behind unless something bad happened.
It's not that I think they owe anybody anything, they might have a good reason to keep it all private.

Tortuga's Lie 29-06-2020 11:49

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Well, if their boat is for sale, and their YouTube channel was all about sailing, it is logical that they swallowed the hook and gave up on the sailing life (crazy idea). Another conclusion, which I hate to think, is being together 24/7 was a little much for the couple to stay together???

Group9 29-06-2020 11:56

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Maybe Julia just got pregnant. That seems to happen a lot.

That can bring the big adventure to a screeching halt for most people.

Grandkids can do it, too. I have a just retired friend who was all ready to go cruising with his wife, right up until one of their daughters got a bun in the oven. His wife then told him she wasn't going anywhere.

ohdrinkboy 29-06-2020 12:39

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I recall they got married and put the boat for sale. Probably swallowed the hook and are done (at least for now). Disappointing they didn't at least post a goodbye video.

The ORB 24-07-2020 11:55

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
I noticed the boat was listed for sale in Florida back in the late winter sometime. I asked them about it in one of their last YouTube video comments section. No response and now the YouTube account is gone too. Very weird.

barnakiel 24-07-2020 12:27

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
Extremely disappointing attitude.


Just one post, few words. Saying we are fine. Saying we are not fine. Anything.


This is the huge problem of s.c. 'social' media - it caters for extremely a-social attitudes.


And everybody claiming the are sailing around the world. Then getting stuck at the first opportunity.


Makes me think of all those America's Got Talent contestants who come on stage and claim they will show us something unheard of. And then they start farting.



I am glad they are alive though. That broken AIS track ...



b.

Westcliffe01 24-07-2020 13:28

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
Here is the wedding video
https://youtu.be/pSZ_orOhH-Q

Macblaze 24-07-2020 14:57

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Westcliffe01 (Post 3193321)
Here is the wedding video
https://youtu.be/pSZ_orOhH-Q

So not them :-)

Biljrat 24-07-2020 15:01

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
They packed it in, got dirt house n jobs, landlubbers now.

Group9 25-07-2020 07:40

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Biljrat (Post 3193400)
They packed it in, got dirt house n jobs, landlubbers now.

And/or split up, and don't want to be reminded of the trip, which may have been a contributing factor in their minds.

Who knows? I did some minor internet sleuthing myself after reading this thread, and they do appear to have dropped of the face of the earth.

stk 02-08-2020 14:24

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I did some internet sleuthing, too.
I think Shaun is co-owner of Level Post.
https://www.levelposts.com/
And Julia is at Verve Designs
https://www.linkedin.com/in/julialewczuk
Kind of scary how easy it is to look people up.

BlackHeron 22-08-2020 04:41

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
The real reason was that Julia's sailor swearing got her banned from both YouTube and Patreon for life

:D

Weird story with the cliffhanger ending. Wish I knew more but maybe we should respect their privacy if it is that important to them. They went to such ends to back off from making videos, and took their entire channel offline.

I saw that the boat was for sale and then later the listing was taken down. Probably sold, but maybe not. Who knows? The AIS hasn't been seen since December off Cumberland Island heading towards the St Mary's Inlet. If new owners they never turned it back on or changed boat name and AIS number..

Maybe someday they will come back when they are ready to tell us the rest of the story. Maybe they turned off the videos until the boat sold?

I miss watching them even though I never knew them personally. They were one of a very rare few sailing video makers that didn't get boring after a few episodes.

Group9 24-08-2020 07:23

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by stk (Post 3200102)
I did some internet sleuthing, too.
I think Shaun is co-owner of Level Post.
Level Posts | Post Digging & Setting | 226.239.1942
And Julia is at Verve Designs
https://www.linkedin.com/in/julialewczuk
Kind of scary how easy it is to look people up.

You are definitely better at it than me!

MaineBill 28-08-2020 04:43

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it's a mystery, thats for sure. I doubt very much it's Covid related. Most if not all of the sailing channels I watch seem to kept up one way or another and shared their experience(s) with it. Shaun and Julia had plenty of supporters which must have been bringing in a bit of money, and it seems rather odd or sad that they would just duck out on that! They didn't seem like the type to take a criminal route (they never do eh?) To just STOP and strip the world of all your social media presence. Thats not simple, somebody took some thought and did it. Theres also a trail somewhere. I think she did graphics work on the side. I'm almost sure a good detective could head to Canada and work a trail out. Follow the Money etc. Not a bad story for one of those mystery shows on the tele that deals with disappearances. I mean hell, newlyweds with such a following and not a trace? I liked them, followed them and was inspired about the adventure of it all. Of course there is always the thought of a new sailboat, a little money and heading out on the trail to find them at sea. Maybe when the borders open up. Let's see, Florida, the old boat, then out across the gulf stream...

barnakiel 28-08-2020 12:46

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MaineBill (Post 3218865)


(...)



To just STOP and strip the world of all your social media presence.


(...)



Poor world. ;-)


Frankly, having a lot of media presence and claiming to 'be sailing around the world' before you even leave the local marina (but you already have a kick-starter, a patreon and a youtube channel, a twitter, an insta and a FB, and ...


Not speaking implicit of these people above, rather of the whole class of social media denizens - bloggers, vloggers, influencers, and otherwise entertainers.



There are countless early signs somebody is pulling our leg. We just choose to disregard these signs.


To me it is a complete lack of morals to ask and receive financial help from the crowd and then to disappear in thin air. Not proper theft, but quite close to one.


barnakiel

MaineBill 28-08-2020 15:15

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I think it's an outright crime. Fraudulent as hell, to say the least. definitely disheartening. in a few ways. Let the buyer beware? If anything happened to Patreon, probably more than half the sailing channels would end and so would the extended vacations that people are videotaping. It's a business for quite a few folks and with any business(s) we see fraud, evasion, politics, bad bookkeeping etc. etc. Too bad.. I sure was fooled. I would love to be a fly on the wall, when these things get planned. sort of a Catch Me if you Can.

NaClyDog 28-08-2020 15:20

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MaineBill (Post 3219365)
I think it's an outright crime. Fraudulent as hell, to say the least. definitely disheartening. in a few ways. Let the buyer beware? If anything happened to Patreon, probably more than half the sailing channels would end and so would the extended vacations that people are videotaping. It's a business for quite a few folks and with any business(s) we see fraud, evasion, politics, bad bookkeeping etc. etc. Too bad.. I sure was fooled. I would love to be a fly on the wall, when these things get planned. sort of a Catch Me if you Can.

Are you trying to tell me that being an internet panhandler isn't a sustainable life choice? :biggrin:

carlosproa 28-08-2020 15:38

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Quote:

Originally Posted by NaClyDog (Post 3219368)
Are you trying to tell me that being an internet panhandler isn't a sustainable life choice? :biggrin:



Wow, lots of strong opinions. The way I see it, watching YouTube channels is no different than watching Netflix. Is entertainment you pay for in monthly fee or by watching commercials. No need to get upset that some people are done and want out. Heck some people got it worse as they died of Covid ( Patrick Childress)

MaineBill 28-08-2020 15:39

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Interesting, in Julias portfolio, in BRANDING - samples is the Shaun and Julia sailing logo..., Looks like shaun is running a real estate business . I'll leave this alone, maybe that's as far as I need to know....

NaClyDog 28-08-2020 15:42

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Quote:

Originally Posted by carlosproa (Post 3219387)
Wow, lots of strong opinions. The way I see it, watching YouTube channels is no different than watching Netflix. Is entertainment you pay for in monthly fee or by watching commercials. No need to get upset that some people are done and want out. Heck some people got it worse as they died of Covid ( Patrick Childress)

I'm not the least bit upset, I have no idea who those people are or were.


Just saying that begging for money on patron (or whatever it's called) is akin to panhandling.


If you want to put content on youtube, knock yourself out. If I do choose to watch something, I'm forced to watch ads... that's more than enough payment in my opinion.

Muaddib1116 28-08-2020 16:08

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It's far more similar to a street performer. If you enjoy the show they are putting on and feel like donating, you can. Nobody is forcing you to give them money, and certainly nobody is forcing you to watch their content. There seems to be a misconception that the content you watch just poofs into existence. By all accounts, it takes a lot of time and effort to make the high quality videos that the popular channels are putting out. How is that really different than television? Because there's not a large corporate studio taking most of the profit? Everything involved in this is voluntary.

NaClyDog 28-08-2020 16:15

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Muaddib1116 (Post 3219410)
It's far more similar to a street performer. If you enjoy the show they are putting on and feel like donating, you can. Nobody is forcing you to give them money, and certainly nobody is forcing you to watch their content. There seems to be a misconception that the content you watch just poofs into existence. By all accounts, it takes a lot of time and effort to make the high quality videos that the popular channels are putting out. How is that really different than television? Because there's not a large corporate studio taking most of the profit? Everything involved in this is voluntary.

As much as television studios would love to, they don't make you watch ads AND ask you to pay a subscription.


Also, a busker doesn't make you watch ads either. Just puts the hat out.


I agree that everything is voluntary but, in my feeble mind, it's still the same thing as a panhandler on the side of the road. Knock yourself out but don't get upset when the rules change right from under you.

Fore and Aft 28-08-2020 17:01

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I think it happens a fair bit with the whole dream not meeting reality. There was a Queensland family that we started following online. We even met them and the wife said straight away they are not going to make it. Sure enough a few months later it was all over and the yacht was on the market. They at least had the decency to post why they were quitting.
I to find it annoying when someone you have been following drops out of sight. A bit like finding the last few pages of a book missing. It's a pity sailors are not super famous so we could have a sailing version of People magazine. Then you could get the juicy gossip. Just imagine a reporter right in your face while you and the wife are doing a difficult docking!
Cheers

zboss 28-08-2020 17:37

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Seriously... you guys are a bunch of curmudgeons. We should root for young couples to start up their own small business... thats the whole purpose of YOUtube. Don't like it - don't watch.

I happen to like their channel - they didn't get as far as they wanted because they are having a kid? Great! Congrats on the kid and recognizing you needed to change to take care of family. No fault in that.

MaineBill 29-08-2020 03:33

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Yes, a lot of opinions here. I for one, feel better to know they are alive and well no matter what they are doing. I guess how anyone feels is how or why they were viewing the whole show to start with and what they were expecting. There are so many variables involved and approaches to the subject that we all could just have and ongoing discussion about our personal approach and feelings forever I guess. Good luck to the Bockmaster family Julia and Shaun, I learned a few lessons here in this round. My eyes might be a bit more open as I take on new series and continue others. I'd love to have the luck some have had along the way. My book would reveal a few things I'd guess, Snake Oil, Elixers, and Sailing what I learned along the way...Now, how do I start a channel and get others to fund the whole damn thing....HHHhhhhmmmm.....

Pegu Club 29-08-2020 10:49

Re: Shaun & Julia Sailing... What happened?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NaClyDog (Post 3219368)
Are you trying to tell me that being an internet panhandler isn't a sustainable life choice? :biggrin:

Ya don’t say...:biggrin:


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