27 episodes

Covert Castaway podcast is a fully candid diary of everything I'm learning and mistakes I'm making as I transition to life at sea - in all its honest glory. From creating a financial plan, boat buying and construction, secrets of commissioning, emotions of selling the house, the adventure of learning to sail, facing fear and telling your friends and family. This podcast is anonymous so I can be brutally honest, and keep my job to (you know) pay for the boat.

Covert Castaway Liveaboard Sailing Hope Castaway | Sailing & Cruising Blogger for Women

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Covert Castaway podcast is a fully candid diary of everything I'm learning and mistakes I'm making as I transition to life at sea - in all its honest glory. From creating a financial plan, boat buying and construction, secrets of commissioning, emotions of selling the house, the adventure of learning to sail, facing fear and telling your friends and family. This podcast is anonymous so I can be brutally honest, and keep my job to (you know) pay for the boat.

    Giving Berth! Part 2

    Giving Berth! Part 2

    What do you look for when you take possession of a catamaran sailboat? In this week’s podcast, I share the second in a two part series about the sailboat handover checklist and all the things we need to be looking for as the boat exits the factory and gets handed over to the commissioning agent for final work to be completed.
    Welcome to Covert Castaway, an undercover diary of making the transition to being a liveaboard sailing cruiser. Join me as I share my candid journal about what I'm learning as I make this lifestyle change.  

    • 22 min
    Giving Berth! - Part 1

    Giving Berth! - Part 1

    NEW SEASON. Why? Because it’s time...the boat is ready. After over two years in the making, the real fun is about to begin. In today’s podcast I start the first of a two part series where I sit down with my husband as we go through the handover checklist and all the possible things to look for as we take possession of the boat in just one week!!!
    Welcome to Covert Castaway, an undercover diary of making the transition to being a liveaboard sailing cruiser. Join me as I share my candid journal about what I'm learning as I make this lifestyle change.  

    • 39 min
    Conversation with Sophie Darsy - 24

    Conversation with Sophie Darsy - 24

    I recently had a chance to have a conversation with Sophie, from Ryan and Sophie Sailing - who I just adore. She gives great advice about making the transition to liveaboard sailing, what she learned navigating relationship dynamics on the sailboat and gives her thoughts about how to get the most out of the cruising lifestyle. 
    Welcome to Covert Castaway, an undercover diary of making the transition to being a liveaboard sailing cruiser. Join me as I share my candid journal about what I'm learning as I make this lifestyle change.  

    • 38 min
    Flags, LLC, Registration - 23

    Flags, LLC, Registration - 23

    So we were just told that our boat is coming out in just three weeks...WHUT?!? In today’s episode I’ll talk about our full court press to the finish line leading up to ex-factory handover and all the flagging and registration choices we have to now decide on.
    Welcome to Covert Castaway, an undercover diary of making the transition to being a liveaboard sailing cruiser. Join me as I share my candid journal about what I'm learning as I make this lifestyle change.  

    • 12 min
    D!H! - 22

    D!H! - 22

    Dear Husband, Darling Hubbie, Dork Head...or any other version of this handy acronym will do. In today's episode, real time relationship dynamics as we continue our transition to life at sea.
    Welcome to Covert Castaway, an undercover diary of making the transition to being a liveaboard sailing cruiser. Join me as I share my candid journal about what I'm learning as I make this lifestyle change.  

    • 11 min
    Schengen & Visas - 21

    Schengen & Visas - 21

    The Schengen Zone. In today's episode I'll share what we are learning about Visa gymnastics, where to go if we need to reset our time, and what this means to planning our first season in the Med.
    Welcome to Covert Castaway, an undercover diary of making the transition to being a liveaboard sailing cruiser. Join me as I share my candid journal about what I'm learning as I make this lifestyle change.  

    • 8 min

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Loving Hope’s perspective

My husband and I are preparing to become liveaboards and are currently researching all things sailing. Listening to Covert Castaway together has inspired meaningful discussions, given us different perspectives to consider, and encouraged our journey together! Thanks so much, Hope! Love, the Nauti Newtons

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