The Ryan and Sophie Sailing YouTube channel always includes life jackets, with harnesses worn for night watches. Facebook photo.

VIDEO: Cruising YouTubers Inspire Sailors at Annapolis Boat Show

Finishing touches are underway for the United States Sailboat in Annapolis, opening Thursday morning after a dizzying turnaround from the United States Powerboat Show.

Some sailors will come with dreams of cruising beyond the Chesapeake, taking on the world from their cockpit. This life seems more attainable than ever, thanks to a growing number of young people with wildly popular cruising YouTube channels. They put their lives on display for viewers living vicariously from home.

More than a dozen of these internet-famous cruising couples will be at the Sailboat Show, and Cheryl Costello went for a pre-show sail with one of them. Watch below: