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Capturing and sharing ocean sailing stories and adventures. The Ocean Sailing Podcast site is designed for people who love to cruise, race or explore the worlds oceans. Its also for those yet to experience the joy of sailing and those no longer able to cast off their dock lines and head for the open sea. Join now and subscribe free to our podcast episodes

Ocean Sailing Podcast David Hows

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Capturing and sharing ocean sailing stories and adventures. The Ocean Sailing Podcast site is designed for people who love to cruise, race or explore the worlds oceans. Its also for those yet to experience the joy of sailing and those no longer able to cast off their dock lines and head for the open sea. Join now and subscribe free to our podcast episodes

    David Hows – Episode 100: Silver Fern Project Update & Limited Membership Opportunity

    David Hows – Episode 100: Silver Fern Project Update & Limited Membership Opportunity

    In episode 100 of the Ocean Sailing Podcast, David Hows dives into his latest ‘Silver Fern’ 72-foot expedition yacht project and does a big update on the past 4 months of long days and unexpected obstacles, that included unplanned upgrades, Maritime NZ compliance challenges, a complete yacht rewire, making the decision to take the jump into full time adventure sailing and stories from his 7th Tasman Sea crossing in December 2020.
    David also launches an Ocean Sailing Expeditions - Shareholder Membership release with details on how to take advantage of the limited opportunity to maximise your own sailing adventures.
    Find out more about membership: https://www.oceansailingpodcast.com/membership

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rodney Keenan - Founder of Evolution Sails on the 'high-tech. arms race'

    Rodney Keenan - Founder of Evolution Sails on the 'high-tech. arms race'

    In this episode I meet with Rodney Keenan, founder of Evolution Sails, at his incredible high-tech membrane plant in Auckland, New Zealand about sail planning for my new project: Silver Fern.
    Rodney shares his advice on sail planning and the background story of how he built a global sail making business that sends sails to customers all over the world. As a 7-year client of Evolution, I was fascinated to find out first-hand about the latest trends in carbon/technora membrane sail technology and whether this next step up makes sense for my 72 foot expedition/racing project and I discover how sail making has changed over the past 20 years.
    Find out more about podcast content and sailing opportunities: https://www.oceansailingpodcast.com 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Vernon Deck - COVID19 Cruising Challenges in Indonesia

    Vernon Deck - COVID19 Cruising Challenges in Indonesia

    Vernon Deck is a great example of jumping headfirst into sailing and just figuring it out as you go along. We initially interviewed Vernon in episode 68 and discovered how he purchased a Sayer 37 yacht 'Schiehallion' and before heading offshore to Solomon Islands, then onto Papua New Guinea and then Indonesia.
    This time we catch-up with Vernon to find out about cruising Indonesia and the challenges for cruising live-aboard sailors with COVID19 and the border issues. 
    Find out more about podcast content and sailing opportunities: https://www.oceansailingpodcast.com

    • 2 hrs 20 min
    Coastguard Nelson (NZ) - getting found and staying alive

    Coastguard Nelson (NZ) - getting found and staying alive

    David Hows and Phil Jarvis join the crew of Coastguard Nelson for a post-rescue debrief session, followed by a recorded podcast interview to discuss how yachties can learn lessons from previous Coastguard rescue case studies and tips on getting found and staying alive at sea.
    It's easy to assume when sailing in calm weather, that it will never happen to you, but the chat with the crew of Coastguard Nelson reinforces that having the right safety equipment, keeping it serviced and knowing how to use it could save your life one day.
    Help them fund their rescue boat: https://coastguardnelson.org.nz
    Find out more about podcast content and sailing opportunities: https://www.oceansailingpodcast.com

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Jana and Mick - Sailing through Central America, highlights and challenges

    Jana and Mick - Sailing through Central America, highlights and challenges

    Jana McGeachy and Mick O'Keefe (Beef) are not your typical semi-retired cruising sailors. As young sailors, they've worked hard, saved up and sold up. I first found out about their ambitious cruising plans in Episode 73. Now 14-months later, I catch up with them at home in Australia to find out all about their sailing adventures through the Caribbean including; The Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Puerto Rico, Tortola, Antigua and The Virgin Islands. 
    They share the challenges of COVID-19 for cruisers, hiring a private plane to get out of Antigua, their engagement, their first cruising baby on the way and some essential boat maintenance stories.
    Find out more about podcast content and sailing opportunities: https://www.oceansailingpodcast.com 

    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Dustin Reynolds - From bankrupted, double amputee to solo circumnavigator

    Dustin Reynolds - From bankrupted, double amputee to solo circumnavigator

    I have yet to meet anyone more inspirational than Dustin Reynolds when it comes to turning personal tragedy and financial ruin into a completely new path in life.
    Hit by a drunk driver and left for dead on the side of the road with his arm ripped from his body and life multiple threatening injuries, Dustin survived but the mounting health bills buried him financially. He made the decision to sell up and walk away from the business's he had diligently built, to rediscover a new life on the ocean in a $12,000 yacht with a goal of circumnavigating the planet. His story, determination and passion for deep connections with people is powerful and inspiring.
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    • 1 hr 7 min

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