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‘On the Wind,’ is THE podcast about offshore sailing, where professional sailor & journalist Andy Schell interviews sailors from around the world to discover what inspires them in an effort to inspire you! Andy has interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, to tech gurus like Ni…

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    Annapolis Sailboat Show 2022 // 59 North Events

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 11:02


    A quick briefing from Andy & Mia on where you can find us at the upcoming Annapolis Sailboat Show! We'll be sharing a booth everyday with Andy's startup HARBORBURN CANNON CO. at Tent F-11 inside the show; hosting our two-day Offshore Sailing Workshop on Oct. 12-13 at Ram's Head OnStage; hosting a Women's Sailing Happy Hour at Federal House in the evening on Oct. 13; and going for a 59 North daysail on the Schooner WOODWIND on Sunday Oct. 16! Our full schedule of events is at 59-north.com/boatshow, and you MUST RSVP or buy tickets to all of them. See you in Annapolis!

    Nikki, Mia, & Emma // Debriefing Our Inaugural All-Women's Passage

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 62:09


    In this episode, Nikki, Emma, and Mia sit down together in the UK to debrief 59° North's inaugural all-women's sailing passage. It was an epic heavy weather trip. We sailed over a thousand miles from Marstrand, Sweden to Portsmouth, England, with six female crewmembers. This all-women passage is one of many steps towards a more inclusive and equitable sailing community. In the episode, we discuss the details of this passage, including weather routing decisions and medical situations onboard. We also talk about the big-picture goals behind this passage, and what the three of us learned along the way. We will be running another women's trip next summer on FALKEN! We also have a women's happy hour event coming up soon in Annapolis. And we have more announcements coming soon about some changes in the way we do things at 59° North that we hope will make an impact.  -- If you liked this conversation you'll LOVE The QUARTERDECK, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Join our interactive community and get involved in the conversation at quarterdeck.59-north.com. First two weeks FREE, then multiple pricing options thereafter.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by new sponsor Earth Fed Muscle and by our old friends at Weems & Plath. Learn more about both sponsors on the show, or follow the links above.

    Don McIntyre // Golden Globe Race 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 55:12


    Don McIntyre is a lifelong adventurer and sailor, and founder of the Golden Globe Race and Ocean Globe Race. The GGR fleet is currently underway in the 2022 race! We checked in with Don to hear more about this solo, nonstop, retro, round the world endeavor.  -- If you liked this conversation you'll LOVE The QUARTERDECK, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Join our interactive community and get involved in the conversation at quarterdeck.59-north.com. First two weeks FREE, then multiple pricing options thereafter.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by new sponsor Earth Fed Muscle and by our old friends at Weems & Plath. Learn more about both sponsors on the show, or follow the links above.

    Oyvind Nilssen & Jon Amtrup // Arctic Sailing Round Table

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 76:30


    #369: What happens when you put three of the saltiest, Norwegian, high latitude sailors on the same boat? They record a podcast, of course!  August and Emma were joined by Oyvind Nilssen and Jon Amtrup on ISBJØRN in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Oyvind founded and runs Duen Experience, offering charters on his epic sailboat in Arctic Norway. Jon is an author and sailor, and has literally written the books on sailing in Norway and the high latitudes. Jon has also been skippering ISBJØRN this past summer.  The four of us discuss what's unique about sailing in the high latitudes and the Arctic, from ice to polar bears to weather forecasting. We filmed this episode (thanks James Austrums!) and you can find that video on The QUARTERDECK. -- If you liked this conversation you'll LOVE The QUARTERDECK, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Join our interactive community and get involved in the conversation at quarterdeck.59-north.com. First two weeks FREE, then multiple pricing options thereafter.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by new sponsor Earth Fed Muscle and by our old friends at Weems & Plath. Learn more about both sponsors on the show, or follow the links above.

    August, Emma & James // Sailing in Svalbard

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 94:59


    August & Emma explored the High Arctic lands of Svalbard on ISBJØRN this summer with four crew and our ship's photographer James Austrums. James has been sailing with 59 North since 2017 as friend and photographer, and this was his second time to Svalbard aboard ISBJØRN. During our time in Svalbard, we sailed as high as 80 degrees North and saw incredible ice and wildlife. Freshly inspired after three weeks in the Arctic, we sat down in the main saloon to talk about our experiences. James is a photographer and videographer, spending most of his time in outdoor adventure spaces. He is also a professional arborist and avid climber of many things, from trees to rocks and ice. He has sailed many thousands of miles with 59 North, always documenting the trips expertly. You can find his work at jamesaustrums.com -- If you liked this conversation you'll LOVE The QUARTERDECK, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Join our interactive community and get involved in the conversation at quarterdeck.59-north.com. First two weeks FREE, then multiple pricing options thereafter.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by new sponsor Earth Fed Muscle and by our old friends at Weems & Plath. Learn more about both sponsors on the show, or follow the links above.

    Meg Reilly // The Magenta Project & Women in Sailing

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 68:09


    Meg Reilly of Ocean Racers (episode #267) returns to the podcast to talk about her new role with The Magenta Project with Andy & Nikki. After catching up with Meg about the last few years of her career with partner Morgen Watson, the conversation turns towards women in sailing and how to evolve the sport in a direction towards inclusivity. Applications for mentees and mentors are open at The Magenta Project through mid-September, so head over there if you're a woman aspiring to a career in professional sailing and apply! -- If you liked this conversation you'll LOVE The QUARTERDECK, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Join our interactive community and get involved in the conversation at quarterdeck.59-north.com. First two weeks FREE, then multiple pricing options thereafter.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by new sponsor Earth Fed Muscle and by our old friends at Weems & Plath. Learn more about both sponsors on the show, or follow the links above.

    John Harries // Lithium Batteries, Small Boats & Other Miscellany

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 92:50


    John Harries of morganscloud.com returns to ON THE WIND yet again for another rambling, technical chat with Andy on all things seamanship. John & Andy start things off with an extension of their lithium battery conversation, which started on The Quarterdeck, moved over to morganscloud.com, and is ultimately being published in an upcoming issue of SAIL Magazine. This is a technical episode with a lot of takeaways, so get your notebooks ready and enjoy! -- If you liked this conversation you'll LOVE The QUARTERDECK, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Join our interactive community and get involved in the conversation at quarterdeck.59-north.com. First two weeks FREE, then multiple pricing options thereafter.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by new sponsor Earth Fed Muscle and by our old friends at Weems & Plath. Learn more about both sponsors on the show, or follow the links above.

    Nikki Henderson Joins 59º North // ARCHIVE

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 87:09


    (#321 Replay). We're dipping into the archives for the next six weeks. ON THE WIND is on a new-episode hiatus until August 23, but we didn't want to leave you hanging for so long! So OTW host and founder Andy Schell has put together new intros for some of his favorite interviews of the past. Furthermore, all of these archive episodes have some kind of relevance in the present-tense. If you're new to the show, these are some of the best...if you're an old-hand, you'll love listening again! -- We've also announced 5 new passages on FALKEN for 2023 - two in February in the UK, the very first trips on the new boat; one cruising the west coast of Iceland; and two more in October 2023 sailing Portugal to the Azores and back again! Those are open for booking now at 59-north.com/2023. Join us at the Annapolis Boat Show for the SEAMANSHIP FOR OFFSHORE SAILING SEMINAR, hosted by Andy Schell & Nikki Henderson. And join The QUARTERDECK! Check out our seamanship community platform at quarterdeck.59-north.com.

    Skip Novak, Whitbread Legend & Expedition Sailor // ARCHIVE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 76:33


    (#210 Replay). We're dipping into the archives for the next six weeks. ON THE WIND is on a new-episode hiatus until August 23, but we didn't want to leave you hanging for so long! So OTW host and founder Andy Schell has put together new intros for some of his favorite interviews of the past. Furthermore, all of these archive episodes have some kind of relevance in the present-tense. If you're new to the show, these are some of the best...if you're an old-hand, you'll love listening again! -- We've also announced 5 new passages on FALKEN for 2023 - two in February in the UK, the very first trips on the new boat; one cruising the west coast of Iceland; and two more in October 2023 sailing Portugal to the Azores and back again! Those are open for booking now at 59-north.com/2023. Join us at the Annapolis Boat Show for the SEAMANSHIP FOR OFFSHORE SAILING SEMINAR, hosted by Andy Schell & Nikki Henderson. And join The QUARTERDECK! Check out our seamanship community platform at quarterdeck.59-north.com.

    Ben Doerr // Sail Bainbridge Origin Story ARCHIVE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 105:44


    #363 (#169 Replay). We're dipping into the archives for the next six weeks. ON THE WIND is on a new-episode hiatus until August 23, but we didn't want to leave you hanging for so long! So OTW host and founder Andy Schell has put together new intros for some of his favorite interviews of the past. Furthermore, all of these archive episodes have some kind of relevance in the present-tense. If you're new to the show, these are some of the best...if you're an old-hand, you'll love listening again! -- We've also announced 5 new passages on FALKEN for 2023 - two in February in the UK, the very first trips on the new boat; one cruising the west coast of Iceland; and two more in October 2023 sailing Portugal to the Azores and back again! Those are open for booking now at 59-north.com/2023. Join us at the Annapolis Boat Show for the SEAMANSHIP FOR OFFSHORE SAILING SEMINAR, hosted by Andy Schell & Nikki Henderson. And join The QUARTERDECK! Check out our seamanship community platform at quarterdeck.59-north.com.

    Haakon Vatle of Storm Weather Shanty Choir // ARCHIVE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 54:07


    #362 (#252 Replay). We're dipping into the archives for the next six weeks. ON THE WIND is on a new-episode hiatus until August 23, but we didn't want to leave you hanging for so long! So OTW host and founder Andy Schell has put together new intros for some of his favorite interviews of the past. Furthermore, all of these archive episodes have some kind of relevance in the present-tense. If you're new to the show, these are some of the best...if you're an old-hand, you'll love listening again! -- We've also announced 5 new passages on FALKEN for 2023 - two in February in the UK, the very first trips on the new boat; one cruising the west coast of Iceland; and two more in October 2023 sailing Portugal to the Azores and back again! Those are open for booking now at 59-north.com/2023. Join us at the Annapolis Boat Show for the SEAMANSHIP FOR OFFSHORE SAILING SEMINAR, hosted by Andy Schell & Nikki Henderson. And join The QUARTERDECK! Check out our seamanship community platform at quarterdeck.59-north.com.

    Bill Pinkney // Solo Circumnavigator, Captain, and Author Returns to the Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 76:02


    #361.  Captain Bill Pinkney returns to the podcast to chat with Emma about his life, career, and new book. In 1992, Bill became the first black man to circumnavigate solo, sailing via the five Great Capes. He made the 2 year voyage around the world on his Valiant 47 COMMITMENT. In addition to it being a remarkable sailing trip, Bill's circumnavigation was an educational opportunity for thousands of school kids who followed his journey. Pinkney also oversaw the building and subsequently captained the replica schooner AMISTAD, and spent years as a board member with Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum.  Born in Chicago's Bronzeville community, Pinkney is a US Navy veteran with eight years service as a Hospital Corpsman. He spoke with Emma for On the Wind from his home in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Visit Bill's website captainbillpinkney.com Buy Bill's new book in the Ship's Store on his website, here: http://captainbillpinkney.com/ships-store.html -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens. ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE! ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    Susie Goodall // Golden Globe Prep REPLAY

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 80:42


    REPLAY of #192. Susie Goodall is a badass. Mia & I met her in Antigua in February after she'd just completed a solo trans-Atlantic crossing in her Rustler 36. At just 26, she is the first woman to enter next year's Gold Globe Race, essentially a reenactment of the famous race that Sir Robin Knox-Johnston won in 1968, establishing nonstop solo ocean racing. Susie was prepping for the return voyage to England when we spoke, which will fulfill the races qualifying passage requirement. Despite her youth, she's an accomplished sailor, having worked as a skipper with Rubicon 3 in the Arctic and has sailed thousands of offshore miles. Follow Susie's adventures at susiegoodall.com. -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens. ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE! ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    Ian Herbert-Jones // Preparing for the 2022 Golden Globe Race

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 70:55


    In just over three months, the coolest yacht race in the world will start from Les Sables d'Olonne, France. On the start line, we'll find Ian Herbet Jones and his beloved boat Puffin, ready to sail race around the world together, with no modern equipment or outside help. -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens. ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE! ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    Liz Clark // From an Inspirational Pacific Crossing to Life in Tahiti

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 95:18


    Captain Liz Clark has sailed over 20,000 miles on her sailboat, Swell. She grew up sailing in San Diego, and cruised the coast of Mexico with her family at age 9. She became an avid and competitive surfer as a teenager, which took her traveling around the world. After finishing her degree in Environmental Science in Santa Barbara, Liz acquired Swell, her Cal 40. She undertook an extensive refit of the boat, then pushed off into the Pacific on a voyage of self-discovery. Liz's book Swell: A Sailing Surfer's Voyage of Awakening is an inspiring and beautifully illustrated memoir about her voyage. After cruising and surfing through the Pacific, Liz landed in Tahiti where she wrote her book and still lives with her partner. Swell sits on a mooring in view from her porch, ready for the next adventure. In the meantime, Liz is busy on the island, protecting the animals, lands, and ocean waters of Tahiti.  https://swellvoyage.com/ -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens. ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE! ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    Failures // Andy Schell & Mia Karlsson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 55:32


    #357. Andy & Mia discuss a string of recent failures with ICEBEAR and the 59 North business in general and reflect on what they've learned from them. -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens. ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE! ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    Paul Heiney // A Voyage Well Made

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 62:18


    Paul Heiney is a well-known writer and broadcaster, as well as a seasoned ocean sailor. His voyages include a singlehanded race across the Atlantic, a long passage from England to Cape Horn and back, and a cruise around Iceland. His work is published regularly in sailing magazines and he has written several books, some about his sailing trips. Paul is also the commodore of the Royal Cruising Club. Paul has also been an organic farmer and keeper of working farm horses. He is married to columnist and broadcaster, Libby Purves. They have a late son, Nicholas, and a daughter Rose. Paul and Libby live beside the seaside on the Suffolk coast with their dog. You can find his latest book, Farewell Mr Puffin, wherever books are sold. See more about Paul's life and work at paulheiney.com/ -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens. ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE! ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    59º North Gossip Hour // Jon Amtrup, August, Andy & James Austrums

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 73:59


    #355. Andy hosts a sit-down session at August's cabin in Bergen where a bunch of salty sea captains talk sailing. Honestly, we can't even tell you what this episode is about, as it's a rambling hour of shootin' the shit. But it's entertaining, we promise. Grab a coffee or a whisky and join us! -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens. ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE! ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    Jon Totten // Sailing Therapy at Dogsmile Adventures

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 129:05


    #354. Jon Totten is an outdoorsman, educator, sailor, and all-around great person. He spent 12 years leading outdoor adventures in Northern Idaho before he found a path as a professional sailor. Jon led sailing charters in the San Juan Islands and the Caribbean until life forced him to change paths. After an absolutely epic adventure in 2020, he went back to Idaho where he founded his nonprofit, Dogsmile Adventures. His organization is now in its second year creating therapeutic sailing opportunities for everyone. Check it out at dogsmileadventures.org and be sure to watch their Youtube videos to hear more stories from the folks who sail with Jon. In this episode, Emma and Jon discuss the path that led Jon to Dogsmile Adventures. They talk about addiction, mental health, the healing power of the outdoors, and how to make sailing available to more people.  -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens. ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”  ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com

    Tapio Lehtinen // Finnish Sailing Legend and Circumnavigator

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 96:25


    #353. Tapio Lehtinen is a legendary Finnish sailor who is preparing to race the Golden Globe Race this year, and the Ocean Globe Race in 2023. Tapio sailed the Whitbread Round the World Race as watch captain in 1980-81. He also completed an arduous Golden Globe Race in 2018, which made Tapio the first Finn to have raced single-handed nonstop around the world. In this episode, Andy and Tapio talk about the devastating war in Ukraine, raising children and losing loved ones, and, of course, offshore sailing. Follow Tapio's sailing programs at www.tapiolehtinensailing.fi -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens. ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”  ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com

    Robin Lee Graham // Fifty Years Since Sailing Dove

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 84:00


    #352. Robin Lee Graham made history when he left California in 1965, at the age of sixteen, to sail around the world alone on Dove. He met his wife Patti on this epic journey, which he completed in 1970. The voyage was followed by a flurry of media and a difficult return to life ashore. The Graham's moved to Montana soon after the circumnavigation, where they built a life with their two kids, Quimby and Ben. Robin and Patti still live on Flathead Lake, where their close-knit family gathers often. Robin wrote three books with the help of Derek Gill: Dove, The Boy Who Sailed Around the World Alone, and Home is the Sailor. Dove was adapted into a Hollywood movie in 1974. Emma's mother, Lynn, sailed across the Atlantic in 1978, when she was twelve years old. Lynn had the first edition of The Boy Who Sailed Around the World Alone on the shelf beside her bunk, and spent their 26 day passage from Maine to Ireland flipping through its pages. Emma grew up with that same copy on her shelf, which sparked her trajectory towards sailing. In February 2022, 50 years after Robin's circumnavigation, Emma traveled up to Montana to interview Robin in person, in the house he built on Flathead Lake. The two sailors talked about Robin's early sailing days, his relationship with his father, his faith, and how he and Patti have built their life. -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens. ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”  ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com

    Andy Chase // Sinking of the Bounty, Maritime Seamanship

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 82:36


    #351. Andy Chase is a professional mariner in every sense of the word. He's worked all over the world on all types of ships - big, small, sailing ships and container ships. Nonfiction writer John McPhee even based his wonderful book 'Looking for a Ship' on Andy's maritime career. Most recently, Andy's been a long-time professor at Maine Maritime Academy and even skippered the schooner BOWDOIN back to the Arctic. I spoke to Andy at length about his career and his thoughts on seamanship, which there are many. -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Weems & Plath, makers of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928. Visit weems-plath.com to see their full catalog. ON THE WIND is supported by Candlewick Press, publisher of Old Wood Boat, a new picture book by artist and sailor Nikki McClure. Old Wood Boat goes on sale May 10 wherever you buy your books. ON THE WIND is also supported by Buldano, our favorite brand of towels for at home and on the boats. Take 20% off your order at buldano.com with code 'onthewind'.

    Ryan Ellison // An Emotional Solo Trans-Atlantic

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 77:16


    Ryan Ellison, friend of the show, returns to talk about his emotional voyage solo across the Atlantic. Aboard POLAR SEAL, Ryan got involved in a migrant rescue at sea and helped save the lives of dozens of migrants as he stood by to mark their position while the helicopter rescue crews did their work. Ryan reflects on the traumatic experience and the life epiphany's that came from the experience, why he stopped in Cape Verde, why he continued solo after almost abandoning the attempt, and what he learned about himself in the process. Andy & Emma co-host today's show with Ryan. -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Weems & Plath, makers of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928. Visit weems-plath.com to see their full catalog. ON THE WIND is supported by Candlewick Press, publisher of Old Wood Boat, a new picture book by artist and sailor Nikki McClure. Old Wood Boat goes on sale May 10 wherever you buy your books. ON THE WIND is also supported by Buldano, our favorite brand of towels for at home and on the boats. Take 20% off your order at buldano.com with code 'onthewind'.

    Peter Gibbons-Neff // Mini-Transat Dreams

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 76:14


    #349. Peter Gibbons-Neff - the namesake of PGN Ocean Racing - is a solo sailor from Annapolis aiming for the single-handed Mini Transat next year in 2023. Peter & I have crossed paths many times, most recently in Kinsale, Ireland - we were outbound on ICEBEAR heading to Sweden, and Peter was inbound on his Mini arriving from France. We traded photos and I promised then I'd get him on the show! Peter tells me the story of how we wound up in the same harbor an ocean away from home.  -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Weems & Plath, makers of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928. Visit weems-plath.com to see their full catalog. ON THE WIND is supported by Candlewick Press, publisher of Old Wood Boat, a new picture book by artist and sailor Nikki McClure. Old Wood Boat goes on sale May 10 wherever you buy your books. ON THE WIND is also supported by Buldano, our favorite brand of towels for at home and on the boats. Take 20% off your order at buldano.com with code 'onthewind'.

    Emma Garschagen // 7 Months at Sea

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 80:50


    #348. 59º North's own Emma Garschagen is back in the interviewee-seat after having sailed 12,000 miles as the mate on ICEBEAR in 2021. Emma takes us through all of the ups and downs of her long voyage, from successfully completing her first trans-Atlantic crossing to an offshore medical emergency. New to the show? Listen to episode #311 to learn more about Emma and her sailing origins!  -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Weems & Plath, makers of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928. Visit weems-plath.com to see their full catalog. ON THE WIND is supported by Candlewick Press, publisher of Old Wood Boat, a new picture book by artist and sailor Nikki McClure. Old Wood Boat goes on sale May 10 wherever you buy your books. ON THE WIND is also supported by Buldano, our favorite brand of towels for at home and on the boats. Take 20% off your order at buldano.com with code 'onthewind'.

    Dawn Riley // Sailing Stories from the Whitbread, America's Cup, and Oakcliff

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 62:19


    #347. Dawn Riley is an expert big-boat and match-racing sailor, and a wonderful storyteller. Emma got Dawn on the phone for an hour of sailing stories from Dawn's incredible career. Dawn was the first woman to manage an entire America's Cup syndicate, the first American sailor to sail in three America's Cups and two Whitbread Round the World races. She was on the Maiden crew in the 1989-90 Whitbread Race. Dawn is the Executive Director at Oakcliff Sailing, an organization dedicated to raising the level of sailors and sailing in the United States. Learn more about Dawn's career here, and more about Oakcliff Sailing here.  -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Weems & Plath, makers of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928. Visit weems-plath.com to see their full catalog. ON THE WIND is supported by Candlewick Press, publisher of Old Wood Boat, a new picture book by artist and sailor Nikki McClure. Old Wood Boat goes on sale May 10 wherever you buy your books. ON THE WIND is also supported by Buldano, our favorite brand of towels for at home and on the boats. Take 20% off your order at buldano.com with code 'onthewind'.

    Chris Nolan // Practical Navigator: From the U.S. Coast Guard to Tall Ships

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 96:01


    #346. Chris Nolan is a former US Coast Guard cutterman and current USCG reservist. He is a faculty captain and interim academic dean at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Chris is also the founder of Practical Navigator where he provides educational resources to mariners. He also runs the Practical Naviator YouTube channel where he shares educational material and stories from his experience at sea. In this episode, Emma and Chris discuss Chris's time in the Coast Guard and subsequent transition into sailing education on tall ships. We explore questions around leadership, being a good shipmate, and how to take care of one's own needs while still looking out for others. -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Weems & Plath, makers of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928. Visit weems-plath.com to see their full catalog. ON THE WIND is supported by Candlewick Press, publisher of Old Wood Boat, a new picture book by artist and sailor Nikki McClure. Old Wood Boat goes on sale May 10 wherever you buy your books. ON THE WIND is also supported by Buldano, our favorite brand of towels for at home and on the boats. Take 20% off your order at buldano.com with code 'onthewind'.

    Matt Rutherford (Again!) // Refitting Old Boats, Greenland Expeditions & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 64:15


    #345. Matt Rutherford (again!). Matt & Andy shoot the shit about sailing origins, how far we've come since 2011, his big-ass schooner refit, missing solo sailing, and Matt's upcoming Greenland expedition with his Ocean Research Project. Want to sail with Matt? He's looking for a female mate to work alongside him, his first mate, and scientist Nicole Trenholm for the duration of the summer. Low pay, high adventure! Contact oceanresearchproject.org to apply. -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Weems & Plath, makers of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928. Visit weems-plath.com to see their full catalog. ON THE WIND is supported by Candlewick Press, publisher of Old Wood Boat, a new picture book by artist and sailor Nikki McClure. Old Wood Boat goes on sale May 10 wherever you buy your books. ON THE WIND is also supported by Buldano, our favorite brand of towels for at home and on the boats. Take 20% off your order at buldano.com with code 'onthewind'.

    Taylor Grieger // Sailing for Veteran's Suicide Prevention

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 61:13


    #344. Taylor Grieger returns to the podcast to talk about how sailing saved his life. Taylor is a military vet, a former US Navy rescue swimmer, who suffered from severe PTSD on his return to civilian life. He returned to a childhood love of sailing, and with two friends, set out to sail around Cape Horn and talk about PTSD for a film called HELL OR HIGH SEAS. Taylor has since started the American Odessyeus Sailing Foundation (amodsailing.org) to help other vets and first responders recover from PTSD through sailing. Catch the film at hellorhighseas.com. -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Weems & Plath, makers of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928. Visit weems-plath.com to see their full catalog. ON THE WIND is supported by Candlewick Press, publisher of Old Wood Boat, a new picture book by artist and sailor Nikki McClure. Old Wood Boat goes on sale May 10 wherever you buy your books. ON THE WIND is also supported by Buldano, our favorite brand of towels for at home and on the boats. Take 20% off your order at buldano.com with code 'onthewind'.

    Djemila Tassin // Racing the Mini Transat

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 75:19


    #343. Djemila Tassin is a Belgian and Spanish sailor from the island of La Palma. She completed the 2021 Mini Transat aboard her boat Kaïros. Djemila is a determined solo sailor, a trained oceanographer, and an inspiring adventurer. In this episode, Emma and Djemila discuss the mental preparation necessary for an undertaking like the Mini Transat. In addition to her confidence and drive, Djemila found success through advice from mentors and learning to ask for help. Djemila is taking all her lessons on racing and seamanship from last year's race into the next edition of the Mini Transat aboard a new boat. Follow her adventures and contact Djemila at www.djemilasailing.com

    Andy & Mia // Annual New Year Special!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 39:19


    #342. Andy & Mia open up the new season with their annual year-in-review show to look back on 2021 and look ahead to 2022! Lots has evolved at 59 North - we dropped OGR, got a new boat FALKEN, have new teammates to share adventures with and have a new family dynamic at home to navigate! -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com -- ON THE WIND is presented by Weems & Plath, makers of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928. Visit weems-plath.com to see their full catalog.

    Tom Cunliffe RECYCLED // One for the Books

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 87:16


    RECYCLED #231. Tom Cunliffe is one of the great sailor/writers of the past 30 years. His old-school style in both the boats he chooses to sail and the way he tells his story is fascinating. Tom grew up in the UK and went to sea at a very young age on an actual merchant sailing vessel trading along the coast. His adventurous spirit goes beyond the high seas too - he and his wife motorcycled across the US, and he keeps a 1949 Bentley in his garage that he affectionately calls Reggie. After sailing classic, wooden gaff pilot cutters for most of his career, Tom now sails a (relatively) modern Mason 44. Mia & Andy met Tom at his house in the New Forest in England in February 2018 to talk sailing, and even got to sit in the Bentley! This one's an all-timer, so listen closely! -- The QUARTERDECK is the destination for all things seamanship. You can join us at quarterdeck.59-north.com -- 2023 Passages on both ISBJORN and our new Farr 65 FALKEN are published and ready to book! Go to 59-north.com/2023 to see what's available. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Weems & Plath, makers of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928. Check out all their navigation tools, clocks, barometers and more at weems-plath.com.

    Dee Caffari RECYCLED // All-Time Inspiring Episode!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 66:51


    RECYCLED #279. Dee Caffari is perhaps the most accomplished sailor I've ever had on the show, and she's easily the most inspiring. Dee has sailed around the world a full 6 times, 3 of them solo and nonstop, and most recently as skipper of the Turn the Tide on Plastic Volvo campaign. There isn't much she hasn't done in racing, whether solo or crewed, as skipper or in another role, but I took away much deeper insights from our conversation on things like leadership, psychology and inspiration. Mia & I met Dee in England to hear her story. -- 2023 Passages on both ISBJORN and our new Farr 65 FALKEN are published and ready to book! Go to 59-north.com/2023 to see what's available. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Weems & Plath, makers of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928. Check out all their navigation tools, clocks, barometers and more at weems-plath.com.

    Megan Frey // On Intuition and Sail Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 84:37


    #341. Megan Frye is a tall ship sailor and educator. She has spent the last 10 years at sea, sailing traditionally rigged vessels all over the world. She is pursuing her dream of connecting people through sailing with Ocean's Dream. Emma connected with Megan after the transatlantic on ICEBEAR to hear more of Megan's fantastic story. They discussed how Megan followed her intuition to islands in Norway and Scotland, and the Alaskan coastline. Megan shared the comical and joyful story of her first sailboat, and we dove in to the plan for her sail training nonprofit, Ocean's Dream. You can find out more about Ocean's Dream and support Megan at https://www.oceansdream.org/  -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts. Forbes & Jamie Horton are real-deal yacht brokers, living the dream everyone talks about having cruised the Bahamas and Caribbean in both sail and power boats, with and without kids! Visit forbesyachts.com to buy or sell your dream boat or listen to Forbes' latest adventures on a 35-foot lobster boat in the Bahamas in episode 332. -- Passionate about seamanship? At 59º North we are, and we provide ways for you to LEARN seamanship through The QUARTERDECK; and EARN seamanship by sailing offshore with us on one of our four boats. Check out our unique online platform at quarterdeck.59-north.com, and see where we're sailing next on 59-north.com.

    Simon Walker // Wrong Way around the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 67:34


    #340. Simon Walker has raced around the world, "the wrong way" twice, sailed the high latitudes at both ends of the globe, and managed several large offshore races. He's also part of The Adventurists, who's putting together hilarious and challenging races in unsuitable vehicles in the air, on the ground and at sea.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts. Forbes & Jamie Horton are real-deal yacht brokers, living the dream everyone talks about having cruised the Bahamas and Caribbean in both sail and power boats, with and without kids! Visit forbesyachts.com to buy or sell your dream boat or listen to Forbes' latest adventures on a 35-foot lobster boat in the Bahamas in episode 332. -- Passionate about seamanship? At 59º North we are, and we provide ways for you to LEARN seamanship through The QUARTERDECK; and EARN seamanship by sailing offshore with us on one of our four boats. Check out our unique online platform at quarterdeck.59-north.com, and see where we're sailing next on 59-north.com.

    Angel & Pete // Pro Skiers turned Ocean Sailors

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 72:15


    #339. I first talked to pro skier-turned-sailor Angel Collinson in the fall of 2020 before she ever set out on an offshore passage. About a year later, I caught up with her and Pete aboard their steel sloop SEABEAR in the Canary Islands, after they'd done their first major ocean crossing. We talked about Pete's lifelong history as a sailor, how he and Angel met in the officers of Teton Gravity Research in Jackson Hole, why they're both such great huggers and how Angel's sailing career is evolving in real-time, just as she's officially announced her retirement from skiing. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts. Forbes & Jamie Horton are real-deal yacht brokers, living the dream everyone talks about having cruised the Bahamas and Caribbean in both sail and power boats, with and without kids! Visit forbesyachts.com to buy or sell your dream boat or listen to Forbes' latest adventures on a 35-foot lobster boat in the Bahamas in episode 332. -- Passionate about seamanship? At 59º North we are, and we provide ways for you to LEARN seamanship through The QUARTERDECK; and EARN seamanship by sailing offshore with us on one of our four boats. Check out our unique online platform at quarterdeck.59-north.com, and see where we're sailing next on 59-north.com.

    Boat Design // Roundtable Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 79:16


    #338. Andy sits down with Ryan & Sophie, Kiara & Adam from MILLENNIAL FALCON, and Angel & Pete from SEABEAR, live in Lanzarote, to discuss boat design for bluewater sailing. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts. Forbes & Jamie Horton are real-deal yacht brokers, living the dream everyone talks about having cruised the Bahamas and Caribbean in both sail and power boats, with and without kids! Visit forbesyachts.com to buy or sell your dream boat or listen to Forbes' latest adventures on a 35-foot lobster boat in the Bahamas in episode 332. -- Own a boat? Want to own a boat? Then you need a cannon! Check out Andy's new side-project he started with some friends manufacturing custom, hand-stamped, solid bronze signal cannons. Go to harborburn.com to get yours! Ready. Fire. Aim. Harborburn Cannon Co.

    Andy & Mia // OGR Fallout and a New Boat!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 37:43


    #337. Andy & Mia sit down in the house Andy grew up in to discuss the fallout from dropping out of the Ocean Globe Race and the new boat they just purchased which will become the flagship of the 59º North fleet! -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts. Forbes & Jamie Horton are real-deal yacht brokers, living the dream everyone talks about having cruised the Bahamas and Caribbean in both sail and power boats, with and without kids! Visit forbesyachts.com to buy or sell your dream boat or listen to Forbes' latest adventures on a 35-foot lobster boat in the Bahamas in episode 332. -- Own a boat? Want to own a boat? Then you need a cannon! Check out Andy's new side-project he started with some friends manufacturing custom, hand-stamped, solid bronze signal cannons. Go to harborburn.com to get yours! Ready. Fire. Aim. Harborburn Cannon Co.

    Sam Holmes // Small-Boat Single-Handed Sailing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 76:47


    #336. Sam Holmes sums up his life in one simple sentence: "Crossing ocean on questionable sailing vessels." Andy talked to him at length about exactly what that means, onboard one of those questionable vessels in Kinsale, Ireland earlier this summer. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts. Forbes & Jamie Horton are real-deal yacht brokers, living the dream everyone talks about having cruised the Bahamas and Caribbean in both sail and power boats, with and without kids! Visit forbesyachts.com to buy or sell your dream boat or listen to Forbes' latest adventures on a 35-foot lobster boat in the Bahamas in episode 332. -- Own a boat? Want to own a boat? Then you need a cannon! Check out Andy's new side-project he started with some friends manufacturing custom, hand-stamped, solid bronze signal cannons. Go to harborburn.com to get yours! Ready. Fire. Aim. Harborburn Cannon Co.

    Kirsten Neuschäfer // On Skip Novak & Solo Sailing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 81:32


    #335. Kirsten Neuschäfer is a professional sailor and adventurer, most recently working as a skipper for Skip Novak's Pelagic Expeditions in Antarctica in the Southern Ocean. At 22 she cycled solo 15,000 km from Europe to her home in South Africa, and is now preparing for her biggest challenge yet - the 2022 Golden Globe Race, a solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the globe starting next year! -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts. Forbes & Jamie Horton are real-deal yacht brokers, living the dream everyone talks about having cruised the Bahamas and Caribbean in both sail and power boats, with and without kids! Visit forbesyachts.com to buy or sell your dream boat or listen to Forbes' latest adventures on a 35-foot lobster boat in the Bahamas in episode 332.

    Marcus Hutchinson // The French Solo Sailing Scene

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 78:48


    #334. We met Marcus Hutchinson in Kinsale, Ireland after ICEBEAR's trans-Atlantic, having been referred to him by one of our former crew who used to be his neighbor. Marcus has been deeply involved in the high-end racing scene for most of his career, first as a naval architect with Rob Humphries, later as editor of Seahorse Magazine, on America's Cup campaigns, and now as a coach and mentor for major solo ocean sailing campaigns including the Figaro and Vendee Globe. Andy talked to him at his house in Kinsale back in August. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts. Forbes & Jamie Horton are real-deal yacht brokers, living the dream everyone talks about having cruised the Bahamas and Caribbean in both sail and power boats, with and without kids! Visit forbesyachts.com to buy or sell your dream boat or listen to Forbes' latest adventures on a 35-foot lobster boat in the Bahamas in episode 332.

    #333: Lisa Blair // Around Antarctica Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 89:48


    #333. Lisa Blair is an Australian adventurer who holds multiple world records for her solo sailing adventures. She is a positive and strong voice for confronting climate change, and for pursuing one's dreams full force. Lisa is currently preparing to sail solo, nonstop, and unassisted around Antarctica, in pursuit of world records and groundbreaking ocean data collection. On her boat, Climate Action Now, Lisa will be facing the Southern Ocean again as she races the clock around the world. In this episode, Andy and Emma talk with Lisa about her upcoming solo adventure around Antarctica: how she plans, prepares, and finds funding for these world record setting endeavors.  If you missed Lisa's first 'On the Wind' interview, check it out here. To learn more about Lisa's record setting projects, visit her website lisablairsailstheworld.com, where you can also find her book about her first Antarctica record, Facing Fear. To support Lisa's next Antarctic circumnavigation via her 360 Degree Sponsor program, which starts in December 2021, click here. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts, the yacht sales professionals. Forbes Yachts sell the boats that allow you to effortlessly connect your passion for yachting to the sea, bringing your world one step closer to perfection. Visit forbesyachts.com to get in touch. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.

    Forbes & Jamie Horton // Lobster-boat Cruising the Bahamas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 67:19


    #332. Andy kicks off the Fall 2021 podcast season talking cruising the Bahamas, with longtime friend and sponsors of the show, Forbes & Jamie Horton. Forbes and 59º North go WAY back, to our early days in Annapolis circa 2006, and he's one of the few brokers in the trade that has skin in the game when it comes to cruising - last year, at the height of COVID, he and his wife and business partner Jamie took their two young kids out of school and cruised the Bahamas on their 35-foot lobster boat. Forbes & Jamie tell the whole story on the podcast, what they like & dislike about motorboating versus sailing (they previously cruised an S&S Tartan 34 to the Eastern Caribbean), and why they're going back to the Bahamas in 2021! -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts, the yacht sales professionals. Forbes Yachts sell the boats that allow you to effortlessly connect your passion for yachting to the sea, bringing your world one step closer to perfection. Visit forbesyachts.com to get in touch. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.

    Sweden Open House // Crookhaven Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 18:10


    BONUS: Marcus Hutchinson comes aboard ICEBEAR for a coffee and some storytime in Kinsale, Ireland after our Trans-Atlantic passage! Emma & Andy reflect a bit on the trans-at and then Marcus tells a crazy story about salvaging an IMOCA 60 in a January gale. Join us for an 'open boat' on ICEBEAR in Sweden! August 29th in Marstrand, on the west coast; and Sept. 20th in Stockholm on the east coast! Check 59-north.com/events for details.

    John Kretschmer // Talking Seamanship & Philosophy in Bermuda

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 89:24


    #331. Andy, Emma & August sit down with John Kretschmer in Bermuda to discuss seamanship, philosophy, fatherhood and a wide-ranging list of other topics about offshore sailing.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to edsonmarine.com. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.

    Megan Frey // Ocean's Dream Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 39:01


    #330. Megan Frey has spent the last 10 years at sea, sailing traditionally rigged vessels all over the world. She is pursuing her dream of connecting people from around the world through sailing with Ocean's Dream. Emma got to sit down with Megan for a short chat while they were both in Maine, where Megan is spending the summer running a charter sailboat. This is just part one of our conversations with Megan, who has learned many lessons from her travels, and is looking to spread the wisdom of the high seas with others. Emma and Megan were also joined by Brittney Mauer, who is a lover of the wilderness and a professional sailor. She will be joining ICEBEAR around the world in the 2023 OGR. The three talked about fundraising and pursuing big dreams.  You can find out more about Ocean's Dream and support Megan at https://www.oceansdream.org/  If you would like to contact either sailor about their project, email Emma and we will connect you.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to edsonmarine.com. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.  

    Gotland Runt Race Recap // Andy, Nikki & Mia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 62:54


    #329. Andy, Mia & Nikki Henderson recap last week's Gotland Runt race experience aboard SPICA, our Norlin 34 here in Sweden. Nikki and Andy reflect on what went right (we got 7th place!); what went wrong (we caught the galley on fire!); and how we can improve for next year. Plus, Nikki gives her thoughts on her first time sailing in Sweden, midnight sun night watches and racing with friends! -- ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to edsonmarine.com. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.

    Lisa Roland & Nini Champion // Team Ocean Grown Rowing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 74:51


    #328. Lisa Roland & Nini Champion are setting out to row nonstop across the Atlantic in 2022. Lisa grew up in Canada as a foster kid, and "aged out" of the foster program, never having been adopted. Meanwhile, Nini grew up in upper-middle class Annapolis, sailing with her family aboard their Hylas 54. They both work in the maritime industry now, Lisa as skipper of a charter boat in Greece, Nini as a rigger in Annapolis. After meeting in Antigua, they teamed up to create Team Ocean Grown, where they'll use the challenge of the Atlantic crossing to raise money for foster kids to create a scholarship to help inspire and facilitate foster kids' dreams of entering the maritime industry. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to edsonmarine.com. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.

    #327: Abby Ehler // The Magenta Project

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 62:26


    #327: Abby Ehler has been working in high performance sailing, on and off the water, for over twenty years. She has competed in three editions of the Volvo Ocean Race as boat captain, most recently competing in the 2017-18 race with Team Brunel, the first edition of the Race to actively promote mixed gender teams. When shore side, Abby has worked for the America's Cup and Sail GP. Abby founded and runs the Magenta Project, a collective that develops pathways and opportunities for women in performance sailing. The Magenta Project focuses on establishing networks, fostering mentorships, influencing policy, and raising awareness. Abby also hosts her own podcast, the Sailing Show Podcasts, where she interviews professional sailors.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to edsonmarine.com. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.

    Pam Wall // Emma & Pam Talk Sailing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 79:39


    #236: Pam Wall returns for a third chat on the podcast, this one with ICEBEAR mate Emma Garschagen, live in Ft. Lauderdale from Pam's living room! Emma was in town for her medical course and having both gotten vaccinated, Pam welcomed Emma into her home. Pam has been cruising for a lot longer than Emma has been alive and the two of them recount many of Pam's favorite stories and lessons from her life spent at sea. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to edsonmarine.com. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.

    Lisa Blair // Facing Fear

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 71:56


    #235: Lisa Blair is an adventurer, author, and a multiple world record holding sailor. Her boat, Climate Action Now, is a brilliantly colorful poster of a positive approach to tackling climate change. In 2017, Lisa set out to break the record for a solo, nonstop circumnavigation around Antarctica. She was dismasted south of Cape Town, about three quarters of the way through the passage. Unstoppable as ever, Lisa repaired Climate Action Now and completed the circumnavigation, setting her first of many world records. Lisa wrote a wonderful book, Facing Fear, about her 2017 Antarctic circumnavigation. You can follow Lisa, support her voyages, and find her book at her website: https://lisablairsailstheworld.com/ -- ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to edsonmarine.com. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.

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