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What REALLY happened to Patrick Childress Sailing on SV Brick House!?!? (#66)

What REALLY happened to Patrick Childress Sailing on SV Brick House!?!? (#66)

Whats the REAL story behind Patrick Childress, sailing the last storm of his life? Whats the future for his wife and first mate Rebecca Childress onboard their 1976 Valiant 40, Brick House, after a near circumnavigation, and the Patrick Childress Sailing Channel here on YouTube?
Patrick and Rebecca Childress have been sailing around the world for 13 years, and recently sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, the Cape of storms, to Hout Bay, and then to one of Patrick Childress’ most remembered places in the world, Cape Town, where he had visited nearly 40 years ago on his first circumnavigation aboard Juggernaut, a Catalina 27. He had spoken fondly about the Royal Cape Yacht Club for a decade before arriving here. Its interesting that Cape Town turned out to be his final resting place. Rebecca Childress now decides where her liveaboard sailing life will lead her, what to do about her liveaboard home of 25+ years, Brick House, and explains the trauma of getting very sick in a foreign country, and then losing her captain in Cape Town, South Africa.

Special Thanks to Paper Boat Project, Sailing Uma , The OKelley’s, Follow the Boat and other sailing channels who helped spread the word of the fundraiser so kindly started by Leanne Coffman and Matt Ray to pay for what health insurance refused to pay. There will be full details of the day by day experience on my blog soon. (sign up below)

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PLEASE watch your favorite video of Patrick’s from down below…and consider sharing it with your sailing friends in his honor:

Weather, Lightning Storms & Sailing the MOST FEARED CAPES of South Africa!

Sailing WILD WEATHER w/ Electronics on the WILD Coast of Africa!

Propspeed & Coppercoat FAILURE? SUCCESS? Does Antifouling Paint EVER WORK??

How to Heat a Boat: Our Cubic Mini Wood Burning Stove is HOT ? HOT!

RUDDER FAILURE on an Ocean Passage? Let’s find out!

Is Fixing up an old sailboat w/ 500 ROTTEN BLISTERS even worth it ??

500 ROTTEN, FESTERING Blisters!! – Blister Repair on a Fiberglass Sail boat!

Our Coppercoat Antifouling Application -DISASTER or SUCCESS?

Cockpit Floor Repairs – Water Drainage – NO WET SOCKS!

How to Clean the Bottom of a Sailboat Underwater!


What if you HIT A WHALE and the WHALE STRIKES back!

Peeing Off a Boat … How to Use a Sailboat Toilet /Head

Don’t Buy New Anchor Chain CHEAP! (+ Chain, Windlass, Anchor Chain Locker)

How to Fix a Sailboat Deck, Repair it BEFORE the Windlass RIPS OUT!!

How to Rebuild a Battery Box (LEAKING lead acid batteries on a Sailboat!!)

Leaking Lead Acid Batteries on a Sailboat! (Battery Box is Destroyed!)

How to Repair a Heat Exchanger /Insulate an Exhaust Riser:Yanmar Engine-

Un-Armed Pirates, Intruders, & Thieves:Self Defense for Sailboats

Sailboat Keel Repair/Problem: SOMETHING IS MISSING FROM OUR KEEL !!

How to Remove Old Bottom Paint the EASY WAY? Heat gun? Sanding? Sandblasting?

How to Prepare a Sailboat for a Haul out in South Africa

Offshore Sailing Tips: Storms at Sea, Tame the Autopilot + Mainsail Battens

Nothing like a Mozambique Cyclone for some FAST SAILING!

STORM & PASSAGE PREPARATION:Sailing Tanzania to S Africa

MARINE ELECTRONICS: Communications at Sea, Navigation, and Sailing Apps (Iridium Go? Sextant?)

Is Sailing in East Africa Dangerous? Preparing for Passage when DANGER LURKS!

Bluewater Sailboat “How To” Sailing Videos Series


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