335 episodes

The definitive podcast about sailing. Professional sailors Andy Schell, August Sandberg & Emma Garschagen interview sailors from around the world to discover what motivates, scares & inspires them. For over seven years and through 300+ episodes, we've interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to our heroes like John Kretschmer & Pam Wall, boat builders, yacht designers, YouTube stars and many more. HOLD FAST!

On the Wind Sailing 59º North Sailing Podcasts

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    • 4.8 • 55 Ratings

The definitive podcast about sailing. Professional sailors Andy Schell, August Sandberg & Emma Garschagen interview sailors from around the world to discover what motivates, scares & inspires them. For over seven years and through 300+ episodes, we've interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to our heroes like John Kretschmer & Pam Wall, boat builders, yacht designers, YouTube stars and many more. HOLD FAST!

    Matt Rutherford // Streets of Cleveland to the High Seas

    Matt Rutherford // Streets of Cleveland to the High Seas

    #315. Matt Rutherford returns to the show to reflect on the tenth anniversary of his departure for the Around the America's solo passage, a record-setting, nonstop trip through the NW Passage and around Cape Horn. We also discussed his origins as a drug dealer on the streets of Cleveland, and how staying out of prison - and alive - helped him become a 'defensive' sailor. Checkout Matt's podcast SINGLE-HANDED wherever you get your podcasts.
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    ON THE WIND is exclusively sponsored by Dakota Lithium, an American company building tough, long-lasting lithium-iron-phosphate batteries for a variety of applications. We just installed 200 aH of Dakota Lithium on SPICA in Sweden, and are preparing for a major lithium conversion on ICEBEAR, our Swan 59. Check them out at dakotalithium.com.
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    Join us on the 59º North QUARTERDECK, our online platform where members and the 'Admiralty' dive deep on the art of seamanship. New for 2021 is a monthly, members-only newsletter called THE SKIPPER'S BRIEFING, straight to your inbox with exclusive content, commentary, and a recap of the best of the past month on the Quarterdeck. There is nothing like it in sailing - join us at quarterdeck.59-north.com to become a better thinker, leader & sailor.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Cam Deyell // Trans-Pacific & Sunken Songs

    Cam Deyell // Trans-Pacific & Sunken Songs

    #314. Cam Deyell is a sailor and musician and a longtime friend/fan of the show! Cam composed and performs the intro music for ON THE WIND, and recently sailed his own boat BOOMBOX across the Pacific to Australia, where he currently lives with his family. En route, he was inspired to create his latest album called SUNKEN SONGS, an instrumental, ethereal take on classic sea shanties that you can get wherever you stream or download your music!
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    ON THE WIND is exclusively sponsored by Dakota Lithium, an American company building tough, long-lasting lithium-iron-phosphate batteries for a variety of applications. We just installed 200 aH of Dakota Lithium on SPICA in Sweden, and are preparing for a major lithium conversion on ICEBEAR, our Swan 59. Check them out at dakotalithium.com.
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    Join us on the 59º North QUARTERDECK, our online platform where members and the 'Admiralty' dive deep on the art of seamanship. New for 2021 is a monthly, members-only newsletter called THE SKIPPER'S BRIEFING, straight to your inbox with exclusive content, commentary, and a recap of the best of the past month on the Quarterdeck. There is nothing like it in sailing - join us at quarterdeck.59-north.com to become a better thinker, leader & sailor.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Mia Karlsson & Emma Garschagen // Sailing Origins

    Mia Karlsson & Emma Garschagen // Sailing Origins

    #313. Mia Karlsson should be no stranger to you all. She is the co-owner and founder of 59 North Sailing, and is married to Andy Schell. They live in Sweden with their son Axel, where Mia is an active outdoorswoman and puzzler. She grew up in Sweden and has been an avid traveler since she was young. When she and Andy met, her sailing career began. Mia has now sailed over 50,000 miles and completed five Atlantic crossings. She created the first mate position on the 59 North Swan's, which is the job that Emma now occupies. Emma will also be appearing as a regular guest-host for ON THE WIND, so stay tuned for more episodes with her as interviewer!
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    ON THE WIND is exclusively sponsored by Dakota Lithium, an American company building tough, long-lasting lithium-iron-phosphate batteries for a variety of applications. We just installed 200 aH of Dakota Lithium on SPICA in Sweden, and are preparing for a major lithium conversion on ICEBEAR, our Swan 59. Check them out at dakotalithium.com.
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    Join us on the 59º North QUARTERDECK, our online platform where members and the 'Admiralty' dive deep on the art of seamanship. New for 2021 is a monthly, members-only newsletter called THE SKIPPER'S BRIEFING, straight to your inbox with exclusive content, commentary, and a recap of the best of the past month on the Quarterdeck. There is nothing like it in sailing - join us at quarterdeck.59-north.com to become a better thinker, leader & sailor.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    BONUS: SV DELOS // The Making of the 80º North Film Series

    BONUS: SV DELOS // The Making of the 80º North Film Series

    Senor Brady & Alex Blue of SV DELOS join Andy for a look back at how the 80º NORTH: SAILING ON TOP OF THE WORLD film series was created. We reflect on some of our favorite memories from Svalbard, including polar bear encounters, beluga whale songs, glaciers, walrus & much more! Then Brady & Blue describe the painstaking process of sifting through 4 terabytes of raw footage to edit together four, 30-minute episodes. They even reveal the untold story of the day of lost footage from a crashed hard drive! In total it took over two years of post-production and 2,000 hours of labor, but it was a labor of love and we can't be more proud of the result! If you haven't watched yet, go to 80northseries.com, pay what you think is fair, grab a beer and enjoy the ride!

    • 55 min
    BONUS: The QUARTERDECK // Bob Perry on 'Seaworthiness'

    BONUS: The QUARTERDECK // Bob Perry on 'Seaworthiness'

    Introducing The QUARTERDECK Podcast - Deep Dives on the Art of Seamanship. The evolution of HOW I THINK ABOUT SAILING is back, re-branded to coincide with our membership platform, and FREE to listeners anywhere you get your podcasts. Season 4, Episode 1 is live with legendary yacht designer Bob Perry. Andy & Bob spend an hour discussion how the concept of 'seaworthiness' and how if affects yacht design and seamanship.
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    Want to join the conversation? Bob Perry will be LIVE for members-only on The 59º NORTH QUARTERDECK platform Saturday December 19. Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com to get your two-week free trial and the chance to ask Bob questions LIVE on Zoom.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Steph Crawford & Conor Smith // Re-Entry

    Steph Crawford & Conor Smith // Re-Entry

    Steph Crawford & Conor Smith have been out cruising for the past few years on their Brewer 44 GRACE, and are about to swallow the anchor and re-enter 'normal' society to pursue their careers in science. I talked to them onboard the boat in Annapolis, which they were getting ready to sell.
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    The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and sign up to become a member of our new platform where Andy Schell & ISBJORN skipper August Sandberg will explore 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' First two weeks free. There's nothing like it on the Internet in the sailing world, and we can't wait to share it with you and explore seamanship ideas together. See you on the QUARTERDECK!
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    ON THE WIND is sponsored exclusively this season by Forbes Horton Yachts. Go to forbesyachts.com to get in touch and find your dream boat.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

LindaleeR ,

Sailing Vicariously

Hey there! Great podcast! I am a 62 year young person. I have raised my family & am now doing a few things I have always wanted to do. One of my sons said, “it’s pretty neat when you learn your mom is cooler than you.” Listening to you, has made me pretty well informed about, sailing, boats, passages & of course repairs! Keep up the great podcasts! I may get out there soon, thanks to you!
LLC

Dan Zupu ,

Informative, captivating for sailors

Love it.

Sosarem ,

Love this podcast

So glad I found this podcast! It's helping remind me why I fell in love with sailing in my youth. The interviews are genuine and very casual as if listening to a conversation amongst friends. I feel like I've joined a community just by listening!

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