The Oaken Yarn is the life of James Aiken aboard a 33-foot yacht in the North Atlantic. The vessel is a platform to explore remote and unlikely people, places, and perspectives.
Filmmaker James Aiken lives aboard a 33-foot yacht, which he sails around the North Atlantic, searching for waves and stories to tell from those who live at the wild edges of the world.
Last year he sailed from Cornwall to The Hebrides, with the trip documented in this brand new short, and is already planning future voyages to The Faroes and The Orkneys.
“I purchased the boat and spent some time on a partial refit in Cornwall before setting off and making my way North to Stornaway in the Hebrides. She’s a Tradewind 33 so a solid and very capable vessel, and managable singe handed. My dream is to spend time sailing in the Northern waters, Scotland, The Faroes and Norway, surfing where possible, and meeting and documenting local people.“