For all mariners in northern climes waiting through winter for summer sailing, here's a treat from George DuBose who posted this great video of a trip last summer from IJmuiden, in the Netherlands to St. Peter Port, Guernsey in the Channel Islands aboard his boat Skylark, a 1973 Pearson 36. DuBose is an American living in Cologne, Germany. One of his crew, Holger Franzen, shot and assembled the video. The music is "Letting In" (Prod. by NoMBe) by Beauville.
Speaking of music, expat and Skylark owner DuBose has has photographed and designed more than 300 album covers, collecting 18 gold and platinum albums for groups as diverse as REM, The Go Gos, Melissa Etheridge, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane. The Ramones commissioned him to photograph or design their last nine covers and it is their only gold record for Ramonesmania that he treasures most. He continues to provide creative guidance, art direction, computer graphic design, photography, manufacturing assistance for major record companies and up-and coming artists that want to produce their own albums.