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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 • 471 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!

    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

    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
    59º North Gossip Hour // Jon Amtrup, August, Andy & James Austrums

    59º North Gossip Hour // Jon Amtrup, August, Andy & James Austrums

    #355. Andy hosts a sit-down session at August's cabin in Bergen where a bunch of salty sea captains talk sailing. Honestly, we can't even tell you what this episode is about, as it's a rambling hour of shootin' the shit. But it's entertaining, we promise. Grab a coffee or a whisky and join us! --
    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 13 min
    Jon Totten // Sailing Therapy at Dogsmile Adventures

    Jon Totten // Sailing Therapy at Dogsmile Adventures

    #354. Jon Totten is an outdoorsman, educator, sailor, and all-around great person. He spent 12 years leading outdoor adventures in Northern Idaho before he found a path as a professional sailor. Jon led sailing charters in the San Juan Islands and the Caribbean until life forced him to change paths. After an absolutely epic adventure in 2020, he went back to Idaho where he founded his nonprofit, Dogsmile Adventures. His organization is now in its second year creating therapeutic sailing opportunities for everyone. Check it out at dogsmileadventures.org and be sure to watch their Youtube videos to hear more stories from the folks who sail with Jon.
    In this episode, Emma and Jon discuss the path that led Jon to Dogsmile Adventures. They talk about addiction, mental health, the healing power of the outdoors, and how to make sailing available to more people. 
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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 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!” 
    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

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Tapio Lehtinen // Finnish Sailing Legend and Circumnavigator

    Tapio Lehtinen // Finnish Sailing Legend and Circumnavigator

    #353. Tapio Lehtinen is a legendary Finnish sailor who is preparing to race the Golden Globe Race this year, and the Ocean Globe Race in 2023. Tapio sailed the Whitbread Round the World Race as watch captain in 1980-81. He also completed an arduous Golden Globe Race in 2018, which made Tapio the first Finn to have raced single-handed nonstop around the world. In this episode, Andy and Tapio talk about the devastating war in Ukraine, raising children and losing loved ones, and, of course, offshore sailing. Follow Tapio's sailing programs at www.tapiolehtinensailing.fi
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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 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!” 
    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

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Robin Lee Graham // Fifty Years Since Sailing DOVE

    Robin Lee Graham // Fifty Years Since Sailing DOVE

    #352. Robin Lee Graham made history when he left California in 1965, at the age of sixteen, to sail around the world alone on DOVE. He met his wife Patti on this epic journey, which he completed in 1970. The voyage was followed by a flurry of media and a difficult return to life ashore. The Graham’s moved to Montana soon after the circumnavigation, where they built a life with their two kids, Quimby and Ben. Robin and Patti still live on Flathead Lake, where their close-knit family gathers often.

    Robin wrote three books with the help of Derek Gill: Dove, The Boy Who Sailed Around the World Alone, and Home is the Sailor. Dove was adapted into a Hollywood movie in 1974.

    Emma's mother, Lynn, sailed across the Atlantic in 1978, when she was twelve years old. Lynn had the first edition of The Boy Who Sailed Around the World Alone on the shelf beside her bunk, and spent their 26 day passage from Maine to Ireland flipping through its pages. Emma grew up with that same copy on her shelf, which sparked her trajectory towards sailing.
    In February 2022, 50 years after Robin's circumnavigation, Emma traveled up to Montana to interview Robin in person, in the house he built on Flathead Lake. The two sailors talked about Robin's early sailing days, his relationship with his father, his faith, and how he and Patti have built their life.
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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 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!” 
    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

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
471 Ratings

471 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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