106 episodes

Welcome to Covert Castaway, our fully uncut experience making the transition to being a liveaboard sailing cruisers. Join us as we talk about what we’re learning as we make this lifestyle change to sell our stuff, quit our corporate jobs, leave our family and sail away on a catamaran.

If you have any specific topics you want us to cover reach out to us at our Sailing AWEN FB page or sailingawen@gmail.com.

Covert Castaway Liveaboard Sailing Sailing AWEN | Sailing & Cruising Blogger

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 76 Ratings

Welcome to Covert Castaway, our fully uncut experience making the transition to being a liveaboard sailing cruisers. Join us as we talk about what we’re learning as we make this lifestyle change to sell our stuff, quit our corporate jobs, leave our family and sail away on a catamaran.

If you have any specific topics you want us to cover reach out to us at our Sailing AWEN FB page or sailingawen@gmail.com.

    Our New Outremer 52 - S5E15

    Our New Outremer 52 - S5E15

    We're excited to talk about our new Outremer 52 Performance Catamaran. If you check our Sailing Awen YouTube channel you'll even get to see cool pictures and animations. We also share our experience from the Cannes Yachting Festival and from our first sail on an Outremer 55.

    Welcome to Covert Castaway, our fully uncut experience making the transition to be sailing liveaboard cruisers. Join us as we share what we are learning as we make the lifestyle change to sell our stuff, quit our jobs, buy a boat and explore the world. Join the conversation on our Sailing AWEN facebook page or drop us a note at sailingawen@gmail.com.

    • 45 min
    Home Base or Not? - S5E14

    Home Base or Not? - S5E14

    Life is a journey... You make decisions, you change your mind and you end up somewhere for reasons you had not thought about. We share our story about a 'home base' hoping it might help others.

    Welcome to Covert Castaway, our fully uncut experience making the transition to be sailing liveaboard cruisers. Join us as we share what we are learning as we make the lifestyle change to sell our stuff, quit our jobs, buy a boat and explore the world. Join the conversation on our Sailing AWEN facebook page or drop us a note at sailingawen@gmail.com.

    • 39 min
    What Defines a Performance Catamaran - S5E13

    What Defines a Performance Catamaran - S5E13

    Today we share the factors that define a performance catamaran and what considerations mattered most to us in narrowing down what we wanted in our second sailboat. We spoke to a professional on the topic and describe our decision process. This episode is the audio-only version of our video on our Sailing AWEN YT channel, so you can check that out in all it's glory by heading over there!

     

    Welcome to Covert Castaway, our fully uncut experience making the transition to be sailing liveaboard cruisers. Join us as we share what we are learning as we make the lifestyle change to sell our stuff, quit our jobs, buy a boat and explore the world. Join the conversation on our Sailing AWEN facebook page or drop us a note at sailingawen@gmail.com.

    • 20 min
    Electric Propulsion - S5E12

    Electric Propulsion - S5E12

    Our friends from The Blue Saga share their electrical propulsion experience with their custom performance catamaran and what it's like sailing with an electric motor.

    Welcome to Covert Castaway, our fully uncut experience making the transition to be sailing liveaboard cruisers. Join us as we share what we are learning as we make the lifestyle change to sell our stuff, quit our jobs, buy a boat and explore the world. Join the conversation on our Sailing AWEN facebook page or drop us a note at sailingawen@gmail.com.

    • 49 min
    We Changed Our Mind - S5E11

    We Changed Our Mind - S5E11

    In this episode, we share our full story, our sailing liveaboard adventure in the last two seasons and how changed our minds about our catamaran. This is an audio-only version of our story posted on our Sailing AWEN YouTube channel. Be sure to check that out and subscribe. We have exciting news to share in the coming weeks, so don't miss it!!!

    Welcome to Covert Castaway, our fully uncut experience making the transition to becoming sailing liveaboard cruisers. Join us as we make mistakes, celebrate victories and transition to the sailing life to explore the world.  

    • 18 min
    Living Light - S5E10

    Living Light - S5E10

    How do you pack light and live light on a sailboat when you plan to live aboard? This week we talk about the art of living simple and light. 

    Welcome to Covert Castaway, our fully uncut experience making the transition to becoming sailing liveaboard cruisers. Join us as we make mistakes, celebrate victories and transition to the sailing life to explore the world.  

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Bruzler ,

Life on a Catamaran

Great stuff to unpack here, really enjoy listening to their perspectives, opinions, and suggestions on transitioning from land life to boat. Also very cool to understand why they’ve made to decision to switch up to a performance boat after a couple years aboard their first one that was more comfort oriented.

tahoe sasha ,

Awesome insight

We are buying a boat and planning on cruising. This podcast is perfect for really preparing for the crazy lifestyle. Hope gets in to the nitty-gritty details. To help us understand what we’re getting ourselves into. I greatly appreciate all the new boat information as we are also buying a new boat in France. I can’t recommend this blog and podcast enough if you were planning on going cruising.

atkonradi ,

Fantastic podcast!

I’m planning my own family’s transition to boat life and find “Hope’s” voice to be a fantastic resource. I’m only on episode 5 and I’m totally hooked!

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