300 episodes

‘On the Wind,’ is THE podcast about offshore sailing, where professional sailor Andy Schell interviews sailors from around the world to discover what inspires them in an effort to inspire you! Andy has interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, to tech gurus like Nigel Calder, boat builders like Magnus Rassy (of Hallberg Rassy), inspirational family sailors like Totem, YouTube stars SV Delos & Andy's personal favorite, Arctic sailor and octogenarian Bob Shepton. Thanks for listening & HOLD FAST!

On the Wind Sailing 59º North Sailing Podcasts

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    • 4.8 • 394 Ratings

‘On the Wind,’ is THE podcast about offshore sailing, where professional sailor Andy Schell interviews sailors from around the world to discover what inspires them in an effort to inspire you! Andy has interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, to tech gurus like Nigel Calder, boat builders like Magnus Rassy (of Hallberg Rassy), inspirational family sailors like Totem, YouTube stars SV Delos & Andy's personal favorite, Arctic sailor and octogenarian Bob Shepton. Thanks for listening & HOLD FAST!

    Fall Events // Celestial & Rigging Workshops

    Fall Events // Celestial & Rigging Workshops

    INTRO TO CELESTIAL NAV // Sept. 12 & 13 in Bergen, Norway with ISBJORN skipper August Sandberg!
    RIGGING WORKSHOP // 3 Sessions, starting in Oct., Annapolis, MD with Andy, Mia & Mike Meer at Port Annapolis Marina!
    Sign up for both at the homepage, 59-north.com. New episodes coming in October!

    • 7 min
    Don McIntyre // Sailor, Adventurer, GGR & OGR Founder

    Don McIntyre // Sailor, Adventurer, GGR & OGR Founder

    Don McIntyre is an adventurer, pure and simple, and every crazy idea he's had throughout his long career has started with that one idea…that adventure is something where the outcome is uncertain. The final episode of the 2020 Summer Season is here, we'll be back with next season in mid-September!
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    ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Horton Yachts. And also supported by Colligo Marine and Amundsen Sports.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Barry Kennedy // South Georgia to St. Croix COVID-19 Escape

    Barry Kennedy // South Georgia to St. Croix COVID-19 Escape

    Barry Kennedy is a high-latitude sailor and helicopter pilot whose been all of the world pursuing both, from Cape Horn and Antarctica to the oil fields of the Middle East and the wilderness of Alaska. Barry had his own COVID-19 escape, sailing from South Georgia all the way to St. Croix when the places in between denied him entry at the start of the pandemic.
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    ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Horton Yachts. And also supported by Colligo Marine and Amundsen Sports.

    • 58 min
    Andy & Mia // A New Boat & a Look Back

    Andy & Mia // A New Boat & a Look Back

    Andy & Mia bought a new boat! They sit down for a special episode reminiscing about the podcast's long history, and talking about some exciting news for their future and the future of 59º North.
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    BOAT SHOPPING!, Part Two! Live with August Sandberg & Andy Schell on crowdcast.io/holdfast. Thursday July 23, 5pm EDT.
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    ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Horton Yachts. And also supported by Colligo Marine and Amundsen Sports.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Kristen Berry // COVID-19 Escaping the Caribbean

    Kristen Berry // COVID-19 Escaping the Caribbean

    August Sandberg interviews ISBJORN skipper Kristen Berry who flew to St. Thomas to rescue the boat from hurricane season down-island. August, ISBJORN's primary skipper, meanwhile, was stuck in Norway under lockdown and unable to travel to the boat himself. After a whirlwind of preparation and a new crew in the USVI, both ISBJORN & ICEBEAR made it safely north to home waters on the Chesapeake Bay.
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    BOAT SHOPPING!, Live with August Sandberg & Andy Schell on crowdcast.io/holdfast. Thursday July 16, 5pm EDT.
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    ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Horton Yachts. And also supported by Colligo Marine and Amundsen Sports.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Mike Beemer // Refitting a Westsail 39

    Mike Beemer // Refitting a Westsail 39

    Mike Beemer is an instructor at Skagit Valley Community College out in the Pacific Northwest. The school has recently purchased an old Westsail 39 that his students will renovate over the course of the next school year into an offshore-capable cruising boat, which they'll sell to an inspired sailor! They'll document the progress on the SVC 'Skallywags" YouTube channel.
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    BOAT SHOPPING!, Live with August Sandberg & Andy Schell on crowdcast.io/holdfast. Thursday July 16, 5pm EDT.
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    ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Horton Yachts. And also supported by Colligo Marine and Amundsen Sports.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
394 Ratings

394 Ratings

smartcottage ,

Simply the best sailing podcast

Andy Schell is a master interviewer and manages to find the most colorful sailors across the world. A treasure of listening pleasure.

mgmpc ,

Interesting stuff

Glad I found this podcast . I’m just getting into sailing.I really enjoyed the interview with Dylan Mcgaster plus all the other ones I’ve heard.

BillyBobV in Nor-Cal ,

Great podcast

I like that Andy goes beyond just sailing and into topics like motives, leadership and psychology. Thanks for doing it!

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