106 episodes

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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    • 4.3 • 65 Ratings

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

    Episode 106: Matt Harvey completes 4,200nm Tahiti to Sydney passage

    Episode 106: Matt Harvey completes 4,200nm Tahiti to Sydney passage

    We catch up with Matt Harvey on the challenge of flying 32 hours to Tahiti, to pick up a rookie crew and prepare to deliver his new yacht ‘Salt Lines’ to Sydney, Australia to join Ocean Sailing Expeditions. Salt Lines (originally John Laing), had been parked up for 2 years in Tahiti due to COVID-19. Matt’s challenge was to fly in, prepare the vessel for departure and sail non-stop to Sydney on a journey full of the challenges that come with sailing a vessel you have just purchased and are still getting to know.
    Matt discuss the hurdles faced on arrival in Tahiti, the battle with the heat, the mammoth effort required to bring Salt Lines home and the upgrades and refits planned.
    Find out more about podcast content and sailing opportunities: https://www.oceansailingpodcast.com 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 105: Dan Farmer wins division in Sydney Hobart Race on yacht B52

    Episode 105: Dan Farmer wins division in Sydney Hobart Race on yacht B52

    Dan Farmer, owner and skipper of the Sydney 41 yacht ‘B52’, shares the story of his epic adventure in the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, where more than 40% of the fleet retired due to damage or injuries.
    Dan explained crew selection, training, boat preparation and their strategy in the the first 36 hours of the race when more than 30 yachts retired in the tough ‘wind against current’, southerly conditions. Dan shares his thoughts on what went well, the importance of onboard leadership and an emotional crossing of the finish line. From 2 to 40 knots, this edition of this famous ocean race had everything.
    Find out more about podcast content and sailing opportunities: https://www.oceansailingpodcast.com 

    • 43 min
    Matt Harvey – Buys 70-foot expedition yacht 'sight unseen' in Tahiti

    Matt Harvey – Buys 70-foot expedition yacht 'sight unseen' in Tahiti

    I met Matt Harvey in June 2021 when he joined me onboard Silver Fern as Chief Mate on the 600nm passage from Southport to Hamilton Island, Queensland. With the various challenges that unfolded along the way, Matt proved himself as a capable and composed skipper, especially under pressure.
    Fast forward 4 months and Matt has just completed the purchase (sight unseen) of a 70-foot expedition yacht, that’s been parked up in Tahiti for 18 months (thanks to COVID-19) after it was halfway through its second circumnavigation. With a 200,000nm and 30-year history of ocean sailing and adventure, the yachts previous expeditions include one to Antarctica by the British Army, who retraced Ernest Shackleton’s famous voyage.
    Matt’s passion for sailing has him plunging headfirst into commercial yacht ownership and joining Ocean Sailing Expeditions, with his 70-foot expedition yacht to be renamed “Salt Lines”. This enables us to increase safety on remote expeditions with 2 yachts and expands the range of sailing adventures we can offer. This episode covers the journey so far for Matt, the sleepless nights and what lies ahead next for Matt and his delivery crew, including sailing 3,300nm across the Pacific to Australia for 2 months of upgrades and repairs, so she’s ready to go sailing from February 2022.
    Find out more about podcast content and sailing opportunities: https://www.oceansailingpodcast.com 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Maryanne and Kyle Webb - 5 Pacific Crossings and a catamaran cruising tale

    Maryanne and Kyle Webb - 5 Pacific Crossings and a catamaran cruising tale

    With a dream to sail the Atlantic one day, Maryanne (Scotland) met Kyle (USA) in 2002 and setting abut turning her dream into reality. They kicked their adventures on a 25 foot monohull on Lake Eerie and 19 years later they have not only crossed together but have also crossed the Pacific 5 times and have spent the last decade as live aboard cruisers. They share the tales of their travels including the strangest Customs border clearance ever experienced, in a tiny coastal town in Ireland.
    They also share the sad story of the loss of their brand new catamaran in a storm, when a lee shore anchorage pushed them aground on the coast of Italy and the stress of flying home to the USA to find a replacement yacht and decided to restart their adventures on an 2001 Fountaine-Pajot Athena 38 named Begonia, which they live on today. 
    Find out more about podcast content and sailing opportunities: https://www.oceansailingpodcast.com 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    David Hows: Aground for 10 hours on the mud in crocodile country

    David Hows: Aground for 10 hours on the mud in crocodile country

    David Hows shares an update on his 72-foot expedition yacht project - Silver Fern, with details of the last 6-months including the Americas Cup, the 10-month certification process with Maritime New Zealand, big budget blow-outs on the refit. David dives into some of his early sailing adventure challenges on Silver Fern including; a forced lee shore anchorage in a heavy weather, being grounded for 10-hours on the mud in crocodile country, black water pipe problems and rigging and steering failures. David shares his thoughts on lessons learned in these examples and prioritisation and decision making at sea.
    Find out more about podcast content and sailing opportunities: https://www.oceansailingpodcast.com 

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Jack Griffin - Its showtime: Luna Rossa vs ETNZ in Americas Cup 36

    Jack Griffin - Its showtime: Luna Rossa vs ETNZ in Americas Cup 36

    I catch up with America's Cup analyst and expert - Jack Griffin from CupExperience.com and we dive into the AC75 class, the shocks and surprises to date and the rocky road to the America's Cup Match in Auckland, New Zealand in March 2021 and what the future holds for the Auld Mug.
    This episode is packed with observations, thoughts and some bold predictions as to what's about to happen next, as Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli get ready to face the Defender; Emirates Team New Zealand on Aucklands Waitemata Harbour. With "Pistol Pete" facing "Jimmy the prize fighter Spithill" in Jimmy's 4th Americas Cup match in a row, this is sure to be an epic encounter and likely to contain shocks, surprises and disappointments - as is often the case with the world's oldest sporting trophy.
    Check out: http://cupexperience.com 
    Find out more about podcast content and sailing opportunities: https://www.oceansailingpodcast.com 

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Soulcaptain ,

Great but...

I suggest you take greater care in how the show is recorded. Often times your guests are off mic. I equate this to sailing with sails out of trim. You get to your destination but it would be a more enjoyable if done in a more balanced and efficient manner

rehack ,

Superlative podcast. Enjoy!

1. My favorite boating boating podcast
2. My favorite boating podcast host, David Hows.
3. A great closing song to sing along with.

gallen864 ,

Great story. Horrible audio

Sounds like there’s someone just playing with the volume. Up, down, up, down, vary annoying to hardly be able to hear some words and some is almost as yelling

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