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"What could possibly go wrong?" Host Bradford Rogers learns some things NOT to do—and the occasional life lesson—while sailing the Gulf Coast of Florida and meeting salty characters. "Screwing up is part of cruising. Let me show you how!"

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    • 4.9 • 131 Ratings

"What could possibly go wrong?" Host Bradford Rogers learns some things NOT to do—and the occasional life lesson—while sailing the Gulf Coast of Florida and meeting salty characters. "Screwing up is part of cruising. Let me show you how!"

    Boat Survey Fail

    Boat Survey Fail

    Big fun (can you hear the sarcasm?) with a required 10-year survey. Who knew there were so many things wrong with my boat?
    Wanna help spread the gospel of How Not To Sail? Here's a link with a few suggestions, most of which cost nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada. 
    Music  
    What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? (Traditional) - performed by Bradford Rogers and Peter Suarez
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    • 11 min
    Listener Questions and Giveaway

    Listener Questions and Giveaway

    Did I mention there’s a giveaway?
    Show Notes: HowNotToSail.com/53

    • 19 min
    First Annual DINGHY Awards™

    First Annual DINGHY Awards™

    Join me as we reveal YOUR winners!
    Wanna see the video version? CLICK HERE. (I expect this may not stay on YouTube forever…for reasons I mention in the outro.)
    Show Notes Why these DINGHY Awards™? Glad you asked.
    As I mentioned in Ep. 51, I was racking my brain to figure out which bucket of haphazardly-organized audio source material I should turn into the fifty-first episode…when suddenly it hit me:
    Hey, I’ve done a s— ton of work to birth these first fifty episodes. As we get into a new year with bright prospects, why don’t we celebrate a little?
    And once I got going on it, it really got the creative audio juices flowing.
    Why not make it sound like a real awards show like the GRAMMYs®, I thought?
    …so I got into my REAPER audio software and got cookin’…
    I even made some wax-sealed envelopes—not just for our two other presenters, but for me. What can I say? That’s just how I roll sometimes.
    How did I select the winners? In short…I didn’t.
    Here’s how the winners were selected:
    You voted. I counted ’em. (Of course, the “accounting firm of Dewey, Cheatham & Howe” is—hopefully—fictitious, and the “Special Merit Awards” are just great excuses to recognize cool people. But in those four categories nominated in Episode 51, it’s very simple. You voted, I counted. And THANK YOU for voting!)
    The results should be visible later today at the above link. (I *think* I set them to become visible by 12:30, right after the premiere…but who knows?)
    Sondra and Jimmy’s Blog
    I mentioned in the podcast about Sondra’s blog about their current journey….which is totally making me jealous!
    https://sondrawinter.wixsite.com/in-the-lee
    Patreon
    Yes, you can join the Patreon crew and help keep How Not To Sail afloat (plus get way cool perks) for as little as $3 a month.
    Read a Good Book Lately?

    Want to enjoy your boat, visit awesome destinations, and skip the stress? Then be sure NOT to use any of the “handy tips” mentioned here.
    Author, sailor, and host of the How Not To Sail Podcast Bradford Rogers shares with you some of his easily-won but hard to forget advice with equal measures of wide-eyed befuddlement and extra-dry humor. (Shaken AND stirred.)
    Buy How Not To Sail at https://amzn.to/3zZEXX3
    How Not To Sail Email Newsletter
    Join the How Not To Sail email list and get the almost-sorta-biweekly newsletter at HowNotToSail.com/email
    Help Spread The Word!
    Vote Us Up!



    I’d love it if you could please share How Not To Sail with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
    If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave a review and follow the show!
    …or as always, just tell a friend! Thanks!!!

    Music

    “The Supermarket Theme” licensed via Music Vine
    “Mojacari” licensed via Music Vine
    “The Spirit Of Champions” licensed via Music Vine
    …and others not requiring attribution. (I generally like to recognize free music contributors, even when attribution isn’t required. But if I paid to use it…well, I’ll mention if I have time.)
     

    • 22 min
    First Annual Dinghy Awards™ Nominations

    First Annual Dinghy Awards™ Nominations

    Listen, then vote for your favorites at HowNotToSail.com/51 …!

    • 14 min
    How Not To Hurricane (Idalia)

    How Not To Hurricane (Idalia)

    First of all... Come by the meetup this week! (Details in the podcast.)
    In this episode, we find out what happened with the boat (and our house) during Category 3 Hurricane Idalia.
    Patreon
    Yes, you can join the Patreon crew and help keep How Not To Sail afloat (plus get way cool perks) for as little as $3 a month.
    Get The Book
    Want to enjoy your boat, visit awesome destinations, and skip the stress? Then be sure NOT to use any of the "handy tips" mentioned here.
    Author, sailor, and host of the How Not To Sail Podcast Bradford Rogers shares with you some of his easily-won but hard to forget advice with equal measures of wide-eyed befuddlement and extra-dry humor. (Shaken AND stirred.)
    Buy How Not To Sail at HowNotToSail.com/book
    How Not To Sail Email Newsletter
    Join the How Not To Sail email list and get the almost-sorta-biweekly newsletter at HowNotToSail.com/email
    Help Spread The Word!
    I’d love it if you could please share How Not To Sail with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
    If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave a review and follow the show!
    ...or as always, just tell a friend! Thanks!!!

    Music  
    What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? (Traditional) - performed by Bradford Rogers and Peter Suarez
    ⚓️
     

    • 24 min
    Bitchin on How Not To Sail

    Bitchin on How Not To Sail

    The legendary Captain Bob Bitchin shares a few hitherto unshared tips on how not to cruise.
    Also, check out the new and improved How Not To Sail Store!
     

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

just jon ,

Too Far Between

Only problem is that there’s too much time between. Can’t wait months between shows to roll on the floor while learning what not to do.

casey0216 ,

Laughing, crying & enjoying every episode

I have been binging this show and I absolutely love it. I even bought the book! I just purchased a catamaran sailboat and will be a liveaboard with my husband and dog. My husband loves to watch the sailing channels out there to learn but I find them too serious and too much about perfection or drama. But this, this is the exactly what I’ve been looking for!! A show that reminds us to just go with the flow and laugh at ourselves when we make stupid sailing mistakes… because I’m about to make a ton! I feel better knowing we won’t be the only ones. Thank you for an amazing show and for bringing the humor back!

superprinzessin ,

currently living thru ur stories

i’ve been listening to this nonstop at work. I feel like I’m right there with you and also now feeling weirdly motivated to learn how to sail…. It’s almost winter in Michigan but next summer I’ll be out on the lakes

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