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Sail Away
Created by H. Marshall Golnick
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Susan Whittaker
Producer(s) Ellen Levy-Sarnoff
Running time 30 Minutes (including commercials)
Original network Discovery Kids
Original release 26 May (2001-05-26) – 7 July 2001 (2001-07-07)

Sail Away is a 2001 short-lived children's reality television series which follows ten teenagers sailing aboard the Simpatico off the Bahamas with assistance from their leader Nicolas Popov and Dragan Popov. There are no plans for a second series. The series was produced by Discovery Kids. The first series was filmed in 2000, aired in early 2001 and consisted of 13 episodes.


The series follows ten (13-15 year olds) teenagers as they sail a ship called the Simpatico just off the Bahamas. They are assisted by professional sailors Nicolas Popov and Dragan Popov. They have to learn to live in confined spaces, learn new skills and accept the differences between people. Each day they participate in challenges such as diving with sharks, exploring sunken wrecks and swimming with wild dolphins.


Series 1

  • Calvin White
  • Carlos Farias
  • Zach Fentress
  • Petra Harvey
  • Alex Julius
  • Aubrey Parsley
  • Charlotte Ronveaux
  • Geo Seery
  • Whitney Berry
  • Elie Haswell


Series 1: 2001

Episode # Title Original Airdate
1 "Leaving Nassau" 26 May 2001 (2001-05-26)
The participants begin their adventure by boarding the ship called Simpatico and start sailing just off the Bahamas and leaving the island Nassau
2 "Iguana Island" 4 June 2001 (2001-06-04)
The participants' first stop is Iguana Island
3 "Plane Wreck Dive" 4 June 2001 (2001-06-04)
The participants have to dive to retrieve items from a sunken plane
4 "Whitney Goes Home" 11 June 2001 (2001-06-11)
Whitney is home sick and decides to leave
5 "Thunderball Cave" 11 June 2001 (2001-06-11)
The participants try to navigate through Thunderball Cave
6 "Fat Albert and the Sea Park" 18 June 2001 (2001-06-18)
The participants have fun at a Sea Park
7 "Night Sail" 18 June 2001 (2001-06-18)
The participants have to sail at night in a huge storm
8 "Cat Island" 23 June 2001 (2001-06-23)
As the mysterious Cat Island draws near the participants start getting egdy.
9 "Goombay Festival" 23 June 2001 (2001-06-23)
The participants relax at the Goombay festival
10 "Shark Dive" 31 June 2001 (2001-06-31)
The participants have to face their fears by diving with sharks
11 "Dolphins" 31 June 2001 (2001-06-31)
The group go swimming with the dolphins
12 "Sugar Wreck Dive" 7 July 2001 (2001-07-07)
The participants dive to locate items from a shipwreck
13 "Saying Goodbye" 7 July 2001 (2001-07-07)
The participants have to say goodbye to one another as their ship docks at port.

International Broadcasts

Country Channel Series Premiere
 United States Discovery Kids 2001
Latin America Discovery Kids Latin America 2001
 Australia ABC3 2009

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