Interviews with offshore sailors and those in the industry sharing exciting stories and useful information so we can better enjoy and better prepare for our own adventures.
Panama Update 1
Sailing from the Bahamas to San Andres, and San Andres to Bocas del Toro, Panama, clearing customs in Panama and the fees, Bocas Town, Bastimentos, surfing, freediving, ciguatera, Red Frog Beach
Carin Trimbach, Sailing Footloose Solo
I love when episodes are full of laughter, and this one is the fullest! While we are not laughing, we talk about crashing into the Queen's boat, sailing in the Mediterranean, choosing a steel boat, falling in love with a heavy steel boat, losing the headstay while under sail, Isla Mujeres, siglehanding and why we love it, making decisions when alone, sailing intuitively, safety, running from hurricane Iota, the South Pacific, solar panels, sailing in strong wind, and living close to nature.
Capt. Rick Moore of "Sailing Sophisticated Lady"
I met Rick at Isla San Andres, Colombia, while on my way to Panama. We talk about his sailing background, his previous boats, how he made the decision to sail away from terrestrial life, how he chose and negotiated for Sophisticated Lady, how he made her self-sufficient and comfortable, air conditioning, lithium batteries, solar power, his electric galley, surviving Hurricane Iota while at anchor, his YouTube channel, and more.
The Sailing Horror Stories of Paul Thornton
Sailing in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, crime and piracy hotspots in the Caribbean, sailing upwind in 75 knots, losing steering offshore, Haitian pirates, heaving-to, trailing warps, paying bribes, Caribbean culture, the San Blas Islands, Kuna culture, a swimming thief in Cartagena
Andreas Kuchta and Ginger Cat
I met Andreas at San Andres, Colombia. He is a very knowledgeable sailor with many stories and a fine catamaran - a Lagoon 45. we talk about sailing in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, his boat and its electronics, anchoring, heavy weather, and much more.
Peter Lawless, Preparing for a Solo Nonstop Circumnavigation
Peter is an Irish sailor who has been, for the last five years, preparing his boat, Waxwing, a Rival 41, for a solo nonstop circumnavigation via the Southern Ocean and the five great capes. We talk about his preparations, foul weather gear, his heavy weather strategy, safety gear, provisioning, wildlife, and sailing in general.