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The definitive podcast about sailing. Professional sailors Andy Schell, August Sandberg & Emma Garschagen interview sailors from around the world to discover what motivates, scares & inspires them. For over seven years and through 300+ episodes, we've interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to our heroes like John Kretschmer & Pam Wall, 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 • 472 Ratings

The definitive podcast about sailing. Professional sailors Andy Schell, August Sandberg & Emma Garschagen interview sailors from around the world to discover what motivates, scares & inspires them. For over seven years and through 300+ episodes, we've interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to our heroes like John Kretschmer & Pam Wall, boat builders, yacht designers, YouTube stars and many more. HOLD FAST!

    Bill Pinkney // Solo Circumnavigator, Captain, and Author Returns to the Podcast

    Bill Pinkney // Solo Circumnavigator, Captain, and Author Returns to the Podcast

    #361. 
    Captain Bill Pinkney returns to the podcast to chat with Emma about his life, career, and new book. In 1992, Bill became the first black man to circumnavigate solo, sailing via the five Great Capes. He made the 2 year voyage around the world on his Valiant 47 COMMITMENT. In addition to it being a remarkable sailing trip, Bill's circumnavigation was an educational opportunity for thousands of school kids who followed his journey. Pinkney also oversaw the building and subsequently captained the replica schooner AMISTAD, and spent years as a board member with Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum. 
    Born in Chicago’s Bronzeville community, Pinkney is a US Navy veteran with eight years service as a Hospital Corpsman. He spoke with Emma for On the Wind from his home in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
    Visit Bill's website captainbillpinkney.com
    Buy Bill's new book in the Ship's Store on his website, here: http://captainbillpinkney.com/ships-store.html
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    Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com
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    ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens.
    ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE!
    ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Susie Goodall REPLAY // Golden Globe Prep

    Susie Goodall REPLAY // Golden Globe Prep

    REPLAY of #192. Susie Goodall is a badass. Mia & I met her in Antigua in February 2017 after she’d just completed a solo trans-Atlantic crossing in her Rustler 36. At just 26, she was the first woman to enter the following year’s Golden Globe Race, essentially a reenactment of the famous race that Sir Robin Knox-Johnston won in 1968, establishing non-stop solo ocean racing. Susie was prepping for her return voyage to England when we spoke in Antigua, which was to fulfill the race's qualifying passage requirement. Despite her youth, she’s an accomplished sailor, having worked as a skipper with Rubicon 3 in the Arctic and has sailed thousands of offshore miles. Follow Susie’s adventures at https://susiegoodall.co.uk/.
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    Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com
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    ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens.
    ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE!
    ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ian Herbert-Jones // Preparing for the 2022 Golden Globe Race

    Ian Herbert-Jones // Preparing for the 2022 Golden Globe Race

    #359. In just over three months, a yacht race like no other will start from Les Sables d’Olonne, France – the Golden Globe Race 2022. On the start line, we’ll find Ian Herbert-Jones and his beloved boat Puffin, ready to sail & race solo around the world with no modern equipment or outside assistance. The concept of the 30,000 mile non-stop, solo circumnavigation is to sail in the spirit of the original GGR held in 1968/69 in which Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first and only entrant to cross the finish line and complete this feat in 312 days. Modern-day entrants are limited to only use equipment that was available during the time of the original race.
    In this episode, August interviews Ian as he prepares for this fantastic endeavor upon his Tradewind 35 cutter. You can check out more about Ian’s race preparations at his website (https://www.hjsailing.com/) and you can support his campaign through GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hj-sailing-golden-globe-race.
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    Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com
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    ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens.
    ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE!
    ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Liz Clark // From an Inspirational Pacific Crossing to Life in Tahiti

    Liz Clark // From an Inspirational Pacific Crossing to Life in Tahiti

    #358. Captain Liz Clark has sailed over 20,000 miles on her sailboat, Swell. She grew up sailing in San Diego, and cruised the coast of Mexico with her family at age 9. She became an avid and competitive surfer as a teenager, which took her traveling around the world. After finishing her degree in Environmental Science in Santa Barbara, Liz acquired Swell, her Cal 40. She undertook an extensive refit of the boat, then pushed off into the Pacific on a voyage of self-discovery.

    Liz's book Swell: A Sailing Surfer's Voyage of Awakening is an inspiring and beautifully illustrated memoir about her voyage. After cruising and surfing through the Pacific, Liz landed in Tahiti where she wrote her book and still lives with her partner. Swell sits on a mooring in view from her porch, ready for the next adventure. In the meantime, Liz is busy on the island, protecting the animals, lands, and ocean waters of Tahiti.  https://swellvoyage.com/
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    Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com
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    ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens.
    ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE!
    ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Failures // Andy Schell & Mia Karlsson

    Failures // Andy Schell & Mia Karlsson

    #357. Andy & Mia discuss a string of recent failures with ICEBEAR and the 59 North business in general and reflect on what they've learned from them.
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    Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com
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    ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens.
    ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE!
    ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    • 55 min
    Paul Heiney // A Voyage Well Made

    Paul Heiney // A Voyage Well Made

    #356. Paul Heiney is a well-known writer and broadcaster, as well as a seasoned ocean sailor. His voyages include a singlehanded race across the Atlantic, a long passage from England to Cape Horn and back, and a cruise around Iceland. His work is published regularly in sailing magazines and he has written several books, some about his sailing trips. Paul is also the commodore of the Royal Cruising Club.

    Paul has also been an organic farmer and keeper of working farm horses. He is married to columnist and broadcaster, Libby Purves. They have a late son, Nicholas, and a daughter Rose. Paul and Libby live beside the seaside on the Suffolk coast with their dog.

    You can find his latest book, Farewell Mr Puffin, wherever books are sold. See more about Paul's life and work at paulheiney.com/
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    Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more); a thriving community passionate about sailing; and direct access to Andy, Mia, August, Nikki & Emma, the 'Admiralty' to have all of your sailing & seamanship questions answered! quarterdeck.59-north.com
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    ON THE WIND is presented by Athletic Greens. Their daily product, AG1, contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One Scoop, 8 ounces of water. It's all you really need, really. Visit athleticgreens.com/onthewind for an exclusive offer from Athletic Greens.
    ON THE WIND is also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities, the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993. Sign up at sailopo.com. The service is free for owners looking for crew, and once you pay the membership fee as a crew, you sail for FREE!
    ON THE WIND is also supported by Harborburn Cannon Co., brought to you by the founders of 59 North Sailing. Harborburn was born of an idea by a group of sailing friends looking for a way to add some fun onboard our boats. We figured “if you own a boat, you need a cannon!”

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
472 Ratings

472 Ratings

rehack ,

Very well done

Great material, very good hosts (I have to say I’m a bit partial to August … he sounds so calm it’s soothing). Keep up the good work!

Yagul ,

Great Interviews

Andy and Emma do great interview with interesting people in the sailing world. both insightful and informative, I cannot wait for the next episode to arrive. Keep up the good work guys.

NewPortuguese ,

Great stuff for sailors

Great interviews with no punches held. Solid questions and analysis from the host and guest.

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