Paul and Sheryl Shard Are Currently Filming in the Solent

Paul and Sheryl Shard Are Currently Filming in the Solent

6th April, 2010

Award-winning filmmakers and best-selling authors, Paul and Sheryl Shard, have sailed to over 50 countries and colonies in the Caribbean, South and North America, Europe, Mediterranean and the Middle East. They have logged over 76,000 nautical miles (50,000 nm on their Classic 37 sailboat and 16,000 nm on their Southerly 42) and have crossed the Atlantic Ocean four times.

They have just taken delivery of a new Southerly 49 sailboat and this season will be sailing around the Solent in England to countries of the Baltic Sea. The voyage will be documented in 13-half hour episodes for season 7 of their sailing adventure TV series, Distant Shores which airs weekly in over 200 countries and is translated into 18 languages. Distant Shores features international destinations and provides invaluable tips on travelling and visiting these countries by boat.

Distant Shores airs weekly in the UK on Sky on Travel Channel at prime time on Monday and Saturday nights at 9:00 p.m. For promos and schedule updates visit

All 78 episodes of the Distant Shores TV series are available on DVD and include additional reference material for avid sailors. These DVDs follow in the tradition of their bestselling 'Cruising with the Shards' DVD, which includes their instructional videos, Cruising the Bahamas, and Transatlantic Passage: A Guide to Offshore Cruising.

The Shards are the winners of 2 Worldfest Film and Video Production Awards for Best Sailing and Water-sports Documentary. Their sailing, travel, and nature documentaries have been broadcast on Discovery Channel, W Network, the New Network (now A-Channel), Sailing Channel, PBS, WealthTV, Canadian Learning Television and worldwide on Travel Channel.

The Shards are also the authors of the best-selling book, Sail Away! A Guide to Outfitting and provisioning for Cruising (Pelagic Press), which they are just updating to a third edition and are contributing writers for Cruising World, Sailing, Blue Water Cruising, Latitudes and Attitudes, DIY boat owner, and Canadian Yachting magazines.

They have been members of the Port Credit Yacht Club in Mississauga Canada and Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons since 1985 and are course directors and instructors for the CPS Extended Cruising Course. Paul is also a past-president of the Ontario Boat Builders Co-operative.To follow their continuing adventures and/or order their books and DVDs online, visit their website at