Yachting World has a detailed article on how to fly your DJI drone from a sailboat, according to sailors. Three drone piloting experts explain how they do it and how they make sure that the drone doesn’t land in the drink. In the article are some really good tips and advice. For instance, one professional videographer who shot some of the amazing Volvo Ocean Race footage suggests gluing a light-weight plastic tripod to the underside of the DJI Mavic to make hand-catching easier and safer. Keep reading for more.
Volvo Ocean Race Stories July 26, 2019
Volvo Ocean Race Stories September 20, 2018
Check out some of the best drone video footage of the Volvo Ocean Race 17/18. We have reported on this race before with some amazing drone flying and catching skills. This time the video shows only the best drone footage that was collected during this epic event, in which 65-feet long monohull racing yachts compete. Check it out!
Volvo Ocean Race Stories May 27, 2018
Day 5 of Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race has been one of record-breaking sailing. Both Team AkzoNobel (Dutch) and Team Brunel (Dutch) broke the 600 mile barrier in 24 hours. A feat that up until now had never been achieved with a sailboat. To capture spectacular footage and photos Team Brunel flew their DJI Phantom 4 drone in 30 knots of wind. Check out this video and the landing of the drone afterward. Simply amazing!
Volvo Ocean Race Stories April 6, 2018
Many people have lost their drones flying over water. There are plenty of videos on YouTube and Facebook of drone pilots crashing their drones into creeks, canals, lakes, and oceans. So when I saw this video of a crew flying and catching what seems to be a DJI Phantom in strong winds and high waves, from a racing sailboat at full speed during the Volvo Ocean Race, I was beyond impressed.