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The definitive podcast about sailing. Professional sailor Andy Schell interviews sailors from around the world to discover what motivates, scares & inspires them. For over seven years and through 300+ episodes, Andy has interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to gurus like John Kretschmer, boat builders, yacht designers, YouTube stars and many more. HOLD FAST!

On the Wind Sailing 59º North Sailing Podcasts

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    • 4.8 • 406 Ratings

The definitive podcast about sailing. Professional sailor Andy Schell interviews sailors from around the world to discover what motivates, scares & inspires them. For over seven years and through 300+ episodes, Andy has interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to gurus like John Kretschmer, boat builders, yacht designers, YouTube stars and many more. HOLD FAST!

    Emma Garschagen // ICEBEAR Mate

    Emma Garschagen // ICEBEAR Mate

    Emma Garschagen is the full-time mate on ICEBEAR, taking Mia's place on the boat since Axel was born. She's a lifelong sailor who grew up on the Hudson River and at age 19 got her first boat, a 24-foot C&C where her love for adventure sailing truly began. Since then she's gone on to sail aboard a variety of boats from tall ships to schooners and most recently her dad's 40-footer which she took offshore to St. Maarten last fall. Emma & I sat down in ICEBEAR's cabin in Antigua last week to debrief our passage south, talk about how she wound up on the team and hear her dreams for the future!
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    The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and sign up to become a member of our new platform where Andy Schell & ISBJORN skipper August Sandberg will explore 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' First two weeks free. There's nothing like it on the Internet in the sailing world, and we can't wait to share it with you and explore seamanship ideas together. See you on the QUARTERDECK!
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    ON THE WIND is sponsored exclusively this season by Forbes Horton Yachts. Go to forbesyachts.com to get in touch and find your dream boat.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Albert Bjørnerem & Stian Danielsen // Ægir Expeditions

    Albert Bjørnerem & Stian Danielsen // Ægir Expeditions

    Albert and Stian started Ægir Expeditions along with Sondre Misund after a vacation to Asia in 2016. Returning to school was not a tempting prospect, and the gang bought a steel sailboat and sailed to Greenland instead.
    The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and sign up to become a member of our new platform where Andy Schell & ISBJORN skipper August Sandberg will explore 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' First two weeks free. There's nothing like it on the Internet in the sailing world, and we can't wait to share it with you and explore seamanship ideas together. See you on the QUARTERDECK!
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    ON THE WIND is sponsored exclusively this season by Forbes Horton Yachts. Go to forbesyachts.com to get in touch and find your dream boat.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Erik Aanderaa // No b******t, just sailing

    Erik Aanderaa // No b******t, just sailing

    Erik Aanderaa is a storm chasing, singel handing, self-taught Norwegian Viking sailor bad ass. He also produces some of the best sailing content on youtube under the fitting tagline “No b******t, just sailing”, and he recently completed a solo circumnavigation of the Norwegian Sea.
    The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and sign up to become a member of our new platform where Andy Schell & ISBJORN skipper August Sandberg will explore 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' First two weeks free. There's nothing like it on the Internet in the sailing world, and we can't wait to share it with you and explore seamanship ideas together. See you on the QUARTERDECK!
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    ON THE WIND is sponsored exclusively this season by Forbes Horton Yachts. Go to forbesyachts.com to get in touch and find your dream boat.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Week Off // Follow the Boats SOUTH!

    Week Off // Follow the Boats SOUTH!

    Follow ICEBEAR & ISBJORN on their voyage SOUTH to the Caribbean! With the uncertainties of COVID, we're not even sure where we'll end up! Follow our progress and read the passage logs at 59-north.com. New episodes coming next week. Until then, HOLD FAST!
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    The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and sign up to become a member of our new platform where Andy Schell & ISBJORN skipper August Sandberg will explore 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' First two weeks free. There's nothing like it on the Internet in the sailing world, and we can't wait to share it with you and explore seamanship ideas together. See you on the QUARTERDECK!

    • 3 min
    Angel Collinson, Pro Skier // Fear, Gut Instincts & Sailing Offshore

    Angel Collinson, Pro Skier // Fear, Gut Instincts & Sailing Offshore

    Angel Collinson is a pro free skier who comes from a family of pro skiers. She grew up at Snowbird Resort in Utah where her parents were professional ski patrollers. Even her brother John is a pro freakier. You can see them both in Teton Gravity Research films, among other places. Angel is new to sailing but recently bought a steel boat in Maine her and her boyfriend are outfitting for long-term cruising. Angel & I had a long and insightful conversation on managing fear, how backcountry skiing and offshore sailing are related, when to trust your gut instinct, mental health and lots more.
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    The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and sign up to become a member of our new platform where Andy Schell & ISBJORN skipper August Sandberg will explore 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' First two weeks free. There's nothing like it on the Internet in the sailing world, and we can't wait to share it with you and explore seamanship ideas together. See you on the QUARTERDECK!
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    ON THE WIND is sponsored exclusively this season by Forbes Horton Yachts. Go to forbesyachts.com to get in touch and find your dream boat.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Ben Lowings // The Extraordinary Life of David Lewis

    Ben Lowings // The Extraordinary Life of David Lewis

    David Lewis is one of our favorite sailor/authors at 59º North, and not so well-known in the USA. Ben Lowings, his biographer and author of the new book THE DOLPHIN about Lewis' life, comes on the show to talk about him and share some stories.
    Buy the book THE DOLPHIN here!
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    The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and sign up to become a member of our new platform where Andy Schell & ISBJORN skipper August Sandberg will explore 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' First two weeks free. There's nothing like it on the Internet in the sailing world, and we can't wait to share it with you and explore seamanship ideas together. See you on the QUARTERDECK!
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    ON THE WIND is sponsored exclusively this season by Forbes Horton Yachts. Go to forbesyachts.com to get in touch and find your dream boat.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
406 Ratings

406 Ratings

bigcockmtnbiking ,

Awesome Podcast? Squared Away

My favorite sailing related podcast. It covers many aspects of sailing and very useful information. Andy is a great interviewer and so is August. I look forward to hearing a new episode while I am driving or working on my boat. Andy and August are A squared away.

Joncron ,

New host

I just want to respond to Andy’s request for feedback on the work August has done since coming on board. August is a true delight and a nice contrast to Andy’s style. The two of you clearly work well together and there is a sense of mutual respect. August seems very knowledgeable, projects warmth and sincerity, and clearly loves sailing. His interviewing style is thorough and thoughtful, much like Andy’s. I’m looking forward to more!

DON'T PAY A DIME, ,

Love August !

Watched initially on YouTube when August went aboard Uma and interviewed the young couple Kika and Dan while they sat together in Norway. Then, followed you guys - found Andy and the crew for the two boats . August is a calming and super knowledgeable voice for what it means to be a sailor and truly devoted to hearing what others have to share about their own experiences . Love the addition ! More ! more !

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