Nomad Sailing discuss a wide variety of topics of interest to sailors, boat owners, students and others who are interested in all things nautical
GAFIRS - Part 2
James returns after 7 days - not all of them spent on the shout last week. Find out what happened and additionally advice on what you should ensure you have when you take to the water.
Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS)
Today I talk to James, a Coxswain at GAFIRS, the chat was cut a little short - take a listen and find out why. We chat about how tasking works, how to get involved and what the different roles are within the lifeboat station.
And so it begins .... again ... at last
The team, Jim, Lou & Joe update on re-starting after an almost 15 month halt to proceedings. What's happening? Not sure if they know ;-)
Owning your own berth, who knew it was a thing?
Today I talk to Nic Parton from Triangle International Berth Brokers about berth brokerage. I had no idea you could own your berth in a marina and even rent it out, Nic tells me all about it. How did such berths came about, how many there are on the south coast, in the UK generally and in Europe and what the future holds.
Clipper Round the World Race
The Race of Your Life - ever seen the posters and thought about joining the Clipper Race? Jim speaks to four people that have taken part, hear about the highs and lows, the wonder and the hardship of being involved in the only amateur round the world yacht race.
Hell & High Water
In 2013 I agreed to go up to Scotland for 10 days to skipper the support boat for Sean Conway's swim from Lands End to John O'Groats. 10 days turned into 2 months and many memorable moments. I speak to Owain who was my first mate, the publicity man and the photographer for the trip, who having visited the Isle of Eigg ended up moving there after the adventure. We recall some of the hairiest moments and the kindness of people along the way.
It’s great to hear Jim, Lou and Joe talk about something they are quite clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about.
If you’ve every had an interest in sailing this is a must listen to.
Keep up the great work and I look forward to hearing more.