Sailing Triteia: What Happened To Camille? Did They Divorce? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Triteia for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent 57 hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing Triteia to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with James’ simple channel 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Triteia afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Where is Camille and why did they divorce

➜ How you can start crossing oceans

Then you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Before we start, a quick introduction from me…

The Cruising Freedom Author

Ahoy, Matey! I’m Joshua from Australia.

I’ve built the perfect business to sail the world.

A business model which can allow me to:

➜ Own a catamaran debt-free

➜ Go for weeks without WIFI

➜ Create semi-passive income

➜ Inspire others to dream big

But more on that later… 🙂

Sailing Triteia FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Triteia

Crew Members

James Frederick (age 35)

Camille Frederick (age 33) left James recently as she wanted a different life. The divorce has been finalized with more details below.

James is now just sailing with his Australian cattle dog known as Mister Steady but Kimberly Wood has made an appearance in some recent videos, as had Sarah.

Camielle Divorce

The divorce was the most controversial thing to have happened to James from Sailing Triteia. While on his trip from LA to Hawaii, he received a long email from Camielle “It’s over, I’m gone!”

Strategic timing for her, worst timing for him.

You can see hints that Camielle was going to leave James eventually, particularly in her final appearance on his YouTube channel:

Where is Camielle today? No one really knows but she is safe and well. Most people didn’t like her on the channel as she seemed..cold.

Anyway, back to sailing around the world. 🙂

The Boat

Sailing Triteia has a 1965 Alberg 30 sloop. It took him 4 years to refit this and make it ready for world cruising. You can view a boat tour here:


What upgrades has James done? A ton actually. It’s worth looking through his playlist on YouTube, particularly the electronics and Renogy solar panels in recent videos.


S/V Triteia is currently in the South Pacific.

You can track his vessel’s location via Predict Wind.

Past Cruising

James has sailed from the United States to Hawaii, but has also explored the Mediterranean in the past

Affording It

He’s clearly not rich by any means, and paid only a few thousand for his yacht which he restored on weekends while working a full-time job.

Net Worth

YouTubers are typically wealthier than us, but not in this case…

As of 2023, Sailing Triteia has a net worth of $125,000 which has based on his boat value and business income.

This might appear surprisingly small, but James cares very little about wealth and instead chooses to pursue freedom and new frontiers.

Making Loot

Does James upload videos to YouTube for money? Much like other YouTubers, yes, but James is way more knowledgeable and down-to-earth than 90% of them.

(Yes, I am looking at you…million-dollar catamaran owners in bikinis! 😉)

James is quite casual with his channel and makes around $2,700/month which is enough to keep his dream alive.

His income streams include:

➜ Allowing ads to run on his YouTube channel

➜ Accepting donations via Patreon and PayPal

➜ Sales of his books (which I highly recommend reading!)

Occasionally he’ll link to some of the gear he has used on his boat.


Has he been featured on other channels? Not really.

Sam Holmes Sailing is a big fan of his channel, and there are many synergies between Sam and James.

James did a special episode with the owners of VIDA MIA in Hawaii which was a beautiful boat…I must say!

He was also featured recently in the popular Cruising World Magazine:

Big Moments

Sailing hasn’t been an easy feat for James, especially in an older boat and has had some incidents along the way.

His worst experience was getting stranded 1,000 miles from shore due to losing his rudder. James has written a 258-page book about this which is worth reading:

Future Plans

James is heading from LA to Hawaii. From here he will head to Australia via the South Pacific, and we’ll definitely welcome him with open arms!

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this man-on-a-mission? A ton!

➜ Buy a simple boat to cruise on

➜ Learn to do your own boat work

➜ Be willing to roll with the punches

➜ The cruising community is here to help

And above all else, make the most of every day!


James is an inspiration to many (including myself) to make our cruising dreams happen. He’s willing to do what others won’t to see the world and share his wisdom.

I certainly never want him to stop sailing, and would love you to start your own adventures soon too!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Triteia and their travels…

Some say I’m obsessed, but sailing the world is my childhood dream.

James is living the dream, but that dream isn’t actually that far away.

I mentioned earlier about discovering the #1 cruising business model.

With this exciting opportunity, I’ll be able to:

➜ Generate a sustainable full-time income through learning basic skills

➜ Fund the purchase of my first sailing catamaran without any loans

➜ Do it without selling to friends and family (I found a better solution!)

➜ Share my lifetime passion for sailing, cruising and global adventures

Keen to discover more? Jump on the free training right now. 👨🏻‍💻

(I share more about it on the next page…🙂)