Show of Interest for Attending ‘Big Splash’ in Montpellier, France [MARCH 4, 2017]

Riley & I are over the moon to announce a date for the ‘Big Splash’ for La Vagabonde Deux!! We have received a heap of enquiries about the event and we would love for the lot of you to come celebrate the launch and this new chapter in our lives. We understand Montpellier – France isn’t close for everyone, but for those who are up for the adventure, you’re more than welcome to celebrate our new boat on Saturday, March 4, 2017. We especially would love to see our VIP guests (our patrons) there and will be sending you more information via Patreon in the near future.

So, we’re not sure if there will be 10 people attending … or 10,000!! So this ‘show of interest’ emailing list is for two reasons:

1) to give us a ballpark figure of how many would consider attending
2) to help us plan and communicate the day

Show your interest by filling in the form below and we will get in touch with you soon.

Riley & Elayna xo

PLEASE NOTE: After submitting the form below, it will send a confirmation request to your inbox. In some cases it goes into your spam folder.

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Comments 57

  1. Gerard fraser

    Riley & Elayna,
    I wouldn’t be able to join although would love too. Good luck and cant wait to see your video.

  2. kieran

    Love to see the new girl on the water, for my work I travel by there at least 2 times in the month and with some carefull planning I will be there

  3. Pattiann Boisvert

    So happy for you! Russ and I share the love of “life atop the sea” in a more localized way in New England. We enjoy following your journey when we are landlocked, sipping Margaritas on our deck. We are happy for you, fully living in the present and enjoying your youth! Watching your posts and sharing the music has been a gift.
    Thank You Riles & Elayna🐬

    1. Toby Maersk

      Yeah, It could be great if you guys could Stream It LIVE on YouTube or Twitch, so those who can’t make it get a chance to Feel the Vibe ;). Thanks guys, and good luck.

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  5. Andrew Juckes

    Hi there you beautiful people I have been following your adventure since October 2015 and have watched with fascination as your popularity has grown, what an incredible adventure it has turned out to be and now this chance to jump on to a dream bateaux to continue your journey, wow.
    I live in SW France so not to much of a hike to come and see the launch of your new ride.
    RSVP.
    All the best, Andrew xx

    PS have a look at my rather tired old home-made web site to get an idea of me!

  6. Loz

    Hi Guys,
    I hope I can make this event, should be fun!
    Probably fly from Amsterdam!

    All the best,
    and it went to my spam??

    Ciao

  7. CHARLIE WRIGHT

    I ENVY YOUR NEW BOAT, OF COURSE, BUT…I’VE HELPED COMMISSION A NEW SAIL AND I DON’T ENVY THE HELLISH AMOUNT OF WORK YOU ARE FACING. THERE ARE NINE AND A HALF MILLION DETAILS, HALF OF WHICH ARE UNANTICIPATED.
    AN OLD SONG OF THE SEA; MORE BOAT, MORE WORK, MORE COST. AND, FEWER MARINA BERTHS, FEWER HAULING FACILITIES, GREATER YARD STORAGE COSTS. BUT – THE BIGGER THE BOAT THE EASIER TO SAIL.
    I’M A MONO SAILOR FOREVER. I DON’T LIKE CATS OR TRI’S. I SAW ONE AGO AT ANTIGUA 17 OF MY STEPS ABEAM BERTHED STERN-TO AT THE DOCKYARD, EVERYONE ELSE CURSING ALL THE SPACE TAKEN.
    HAVING SAID THAT…I WISH I WERE YOUNGER – I’D BE THERE!

  8. PAULET Pascal

    Hi Riley & Elayna,

    I live in Montpellier and it would be a pleasure to be there, my wife and I for your new boat launching.

    Pascal & Indi

  9. James Kennington

    I would be up for coming over i could be working in France at the time anyway, and my birthdays in March. You guy are doing exactly what i want to do once i can actually afford to fund a boat! Following on patreon because id rather pay to watch you than pay for a TV licence as nothing good is ever on!

  10. Simon Witham

    oh dear…I can see where this is going . big money advertising…love your vids to date, admire your pluck, understand your luck, admire the quality mostly of your work……..but cats….?
    Nah.
    old school me. Traditional wooden cutter rig ketch.

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  12. Tyson Aaron

    You two have me working on my Australian accent impressions, trying to use the word mate and ending my sentences with a nice happy upswing like Elayna. Hope you would laugh. You two are a pleasure to watch and your happy personalities and looks blend in with the tranquil blue ocean seamlessly (which is hard to do). I think you guys do some accents too. We might have a laugh if we met. Pleasant show. Take care.

  13. Dale Berman

    Congrats on the new boat. I am sure the auto pilot will work like a charm. I will look forward to the new videos of you guys sailing to interesting and fun destinations. I wish I could join the party but it is a bit far from Los Angeles. Be cool if you could do a live Facebook from the party and please give all your fans a tour of the new boat. I wish you the best and safe sailing.

  14. Paul

    The arrival of the New Cat is so exciting. I just wished it could have been made in the USA!. As far as big advertisement, life comes at you only once so grab every opportunity you can. No matter what vessel you two sail on, your amazing charm is where the real story is.
    Thanks for getting us thru these long Connecticut winters
    Paul

  15. Oliver

    six hours train ride from my place, nice! Call me in, and I’ll bring you swiss chocolate 😉

    Oliver

    PS: I couldn’t find your form 🙁 so I try it this way

  16. Oriol Tomas

    Definately will be attending! I live in Spain, in the north-east region and only a two hour trip to Montpellier. Looking forward to see lavagagonde deux!

  17. Emides Ávila

    Hi Elayna & Riley
    I am the biggest fan of you. I follow his journeys since 2015, because I am an amateur
    On sailboats. It’s a shame to be living in Brazil and not being able to see you in France.
    I wish the winds would always be favorable for you.
    Big hug

  18. Camille

    Hi guys! My bestie and I would love to join you in Montpellier, we live in South of France so we could easily reach your anchor 🙂 Keep us updated you’re amazing! Enjoy NZ!

  19. Roberto Ingenito

    I would love to go…let me see how the things goes next year and i will join you in this new adventure

  20. Jim Moultrup

    Hi guys, you don’t know me, but I am a big fan of your posts. We are sailors, my wife, Tracie and I. If you are ever looking for “crew,” we would love to join you, and pay for the trip. This summer in June would be of interest, or next winter vacation. My wife Tracie is a teacher, and I am a financial advisor, put political economic / climate change writer, by passion. Here are some links to who we are. We own a Hunter 30 on Tahoe, come sail with us. Plus we have bareboated the BVI’s twice and St. Martin/St. Barts/Anguilla once. I am from Northern Michigan and learned to sail on a Santa Cruz 27. So we are competent sailors, and I am an experienced diver, Tracie is a novice. So if you are looking for some crew that is willing to pay for the trip, let us know. We can plan on joining you sometime in the future.

    https://www.facebook.com/jimmoultrup
    https://www.facebook.com/tracie.moultrup?fref=ts

    My personal website:

    http://www.itistheend.com/

    Love your posts, you guys, and the life you lead.

    Hope to sail together sometime.

    Happy Holidays,

    Jim Moultrup

  21. Andrew Peppin

    I have always wanted to go to France, maybe I’ve got a good excuse now!
    Been a pleasure to enjoy your videos each week, always looking forward to the next. You two have got something amazing with this channel, every episode leaves me feeling more revived and inspired! Really helps around this time in Wisconsin, you forget how warm other places are sometimes.
    Crossing my fingers I can make it to Montpelier in March to meet you wonderful people.

    Jusqu’à ce que nous rencontrez!

  22. Brian Taverner

    Sure it will be fun to meet with you guys ….and likeminded soules London, Any others leaving from London Driving? Also anywhere to sleep night warm and dry

  23. Lilli Volkhardt

    Hey Elayna and Riley,

    we would love to join you on this event, but unfortunately we have no time 🙁
    On March 3rd we get married in Germany and then fly to Sardienia on March 11th to start our big trip.
    We hope you have a great time with an maybe we will meet somewhere in the Mediterranean.

    We love to watch your movies…

    Happy Holiday yours Lilli and Oliver with (Jakob and Emily) and our Hallberg Rassy 38 ALIA

  24. John Courant

    G’day mates, My good friends, Elayna & Riley, I can understand why you would want a Cat., but I’m a traditionalist when it comes to saIL boats, My great grandfather was a schooner captain at age 18 and at the he brought in catch of 300,000lbs of Cod and set a record. I was born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts and everything in my life was fishing. I know Catamaransa are lest rocky and that it is easy for me to say. I think it will be much better for you both, Aussies🤠. I feel like you both are family so please except my humor. Riley, you are quite a purler⛵️. How’d I do? Stay well you two.
    Sincerely, You chief engineer, John

  25. Elizabeth

    Ahoy!

    My partner and I have been following you guys for a while now, long enough for us to quit our jobs, sell our house and leave Australia on an epic journey through Europe…and maybe buy a boat along our travels 😉

    We are in Italy right now and should be back down near France in time to celebrate Lavags Duex. Will bring the beer! Yeww.

    X

  26. Adrien

    Hi guys,

    I would love to join! I should be in Bordeaux around the time of the event, a lot closer to Montpellier than my usual Brittany. I hope to make it!

    Cheers

  27. Ben & Josette Johnson

    Hi, Elayna & Riley,
    Perhaps a little bit late, but we would appreciate celebrating the splash of the new boat with you in March.
    Coming from Antibes near Nice.
    Ben & Josette.

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  29. Tony Stott

    Holy crap! I envisage that your friends at Outremer are going to be overwhelmed by the size of the launch party! I just wish I could be there, but remain a committed virtual crew member.

    It is a shame that people seem to think you have sold your souls to the commercial world, as well as (gasp!) throwing away all sailing credibility buy getting a catamaran, but I am sure you will both remain the same two who have captivated such a big audience. (stuff ’em, I say! lol)

    Looking forward to many more excellent vids, with absolutely no sign of a French accent!

  30. Gina & Florian

    Hello dear both,

    Gina and I would love to join the event, as you are living a dream which we are planning to do as well 😉
    Unfortunately we can’t register as our email address is not accepted by your system. Same as with Dan who left a comment already on the 13th December, it’s a “gmail account”.

    Gina & Florian

  31. Kate

    Wish I could be there but I will not be able to attend. If I ever get a boat or perhaps a husband who has a boat, I would like it to be a Cat and at least 42+ feet. Just seems like this kind of boat is easier on the body and handles the squalls better, plus I love the big main cabin on these. Gives one so much more room to move about. The Trio Travels has a 42 ft Cat that they sail with their 10 year old son on youube. When I watch their videos, I can see why you would like a Cat. Great choice. If you ever get to the east coast Florida, I will definitely come see you. I love you two and your wonderfully positive energy. Always a pleasure to watch your videos.

  32. Ken

    Riley and Elayna,
    I have so loved watching the two of you grow together while adventuring around the world! This is by far the most fascinating site ever. Sadly France would be a stretch but I do wish all my best! Can’t wait to see you in your new catamaran!!

  33. Colin

    Couldn’t make your reply work but I would definitely love to attend in Montpellier . Please let me know if it is possible and I’ll book a flight . I’ve been following you’re videos from the beginning and they are great !

  34. Gaston and Bonita

    Hi my name is Gaston and my wife Bonita will be planning to go for the Big Splash from Tampa FL. USA. It will be a big trip for us but it would be worth getting to know some of France and seeing you guys there. We been following since the beginning and bought your music downloads.. we wish you guys the best with the new boat and hope to be there on the 4th .. Buon Vento !!!!! 🙂

  35. David Pritchard

    Good luck with your launch in March. Very early in the season to be sailing in La Grande Motte. Last year I took a new 46 ft cat down to Malta from LGM in May post multihull show and we had 56 kts and 4 meter waves for the first night escaping the mistral wind. If I had waited one more day, we would have had no wind at all but I had a very keen to leave new owner…

  36. Captain Dave

    Looking forward to the video on the new boat. Best of luck to you both. Happy New Year and May God Bless you both.

  37. SV Tahnee Mara

    Your subscription form seems to reject all our email addresses?
    But we (x2) are thinking of coming along.

  38. Sebastian Reitz

    Hi Guys
    Would like to see the new boat lanched.
    And if it is possible, I would like to talk to you.
    Your Videos are amazing, and they keep my spirit up!

    Cheers Sebastian

  39. Bogdan

    We would love to drive down from Switzerland to meet you both for the launch of your shiny new boat.

    Bogdan

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