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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 350+ 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 • 475 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 350+ 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!

    Nikki, Mia, & Emma // Debriefing Our Inaugural All-Women's Passage

    Nikki, Mia, & Emma // Debriefing Our Inaugural All-Women's Passage

    In this episode, Nikki, Emma, and Mia sit down together in the UK to debrief 59° North's inaugural all-women's sailing passage. It was an epic heavy weather trip. We sailed over a thousand miles from Marstrand, Sweden to Portsmouth, England, with six female crewmembers. This all-women passage is one of many steps towards a more inclusive and equitable sailing community. In the episode, we discuss the details of this passage, including weather routing decisions and medical situations onboard. We also talk about the big-picture goals behind this passage, and what the three of us learned along the way.
    We will be running another women's trip next summer on FALKEN! We also have a women's happy hour event coming up soon in Annapolis. And we have more announcements coming soon about some changes in the way we do things at 59° North that we hope will make an impact. 
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    ON THE WIND is presented by new sponsor Earth Fed Muscle and by our old friends at Weems & Plath. Learn more about both sponsors on the show, or follow the links above.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Don McIntyre // Golden Globe Race 2022 Sets Sail

    Don McIntyre // Golden Globe Race 2022 Sets Sail

    #370: Don McIntyre returns to the podcast to talk about the second edition of the Golden Globe Race – a retro, solo, non-stop around-the-world race. Departing on their start from France on Sept 4, 2022, the fleet is now approaching the Canary Islands. I caught up with Don while he was in Lanzarote awaiting the first media drop from the fleet. We talked about the differences between the GGR this year and the last time around in 2018, who his favorite skippers are, what some of our favorite boats are and what he expects of the second edition of these sailors going round the world.
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    If you liked this conversation you'll LOVE The QUARTERDECK, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Join our interactive community and get involved in the conversation at quarterdeck.59-north.com. First two weeks FREE, then multiple pricing options thereafter. 
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    ON THE WIND is presented by new sponsor Earth Fed Muscle and by our old friends at Weems & Plath. Learn more about both sponsors on the show, or follow the links above.

    • 55 min
    Oyvind Nilssen & Jon Amtrup // Arctic Sailing Round Table

    Oyvind Nilssen & Jon Amtrup // Arctic Sailing Round Table

    #369: What happens when you put three of the saltiest, Norwegian, high latitude sailors on the same boat? They record a podcast, of course! 
    August and Emma were joined by Oyvind Nilssen and Jon Amtrup on ISBJØRN in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Oyvind founded and runs Duen Experience, offering charters on his epic sailboat in Arctic Norway. Jon is an author and sailor, and has literally written the books on sailing in Norway and the high latitudes. Jon has also been skippering ISBJØRN this past summer. 
    The four of us discuss what's unique about sailing in the high latitudes and the Arctic, from ice to polar bears to weather forecasting.
    We filmed this episode (thanks James Austrums!) and you can find that video on The QUARTERDECK.
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    If you liked this conversation you'll LOVE The QUARTERDECK, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Join our interactive community and get involved in the conversation at quarterdeck.59-north.com. First two weeks FREE, then multiple pricing options thereafter. 
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    ON THE WIND is presented by new sponsor Earth Fed Muscle and by our old friends at Weems & Plath. Learn more about both sponsors on the show, or follow the links above.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    August, Emma & James // Sailing in Svalbard

    August, Emma & James // Sailing in Svalbard

    #368. August & Emma explored the High Arctic lands of Svalbard on ISBJØRN this summer with four crew and our ship's photographer James Austrums. James has been sailing with 59 North since 2017 as friend and photographer, and this was his second time to Svalbard aboard ISBJØRN. During our time in Svalbard, we sailed as high as 80 degrees North and saw incredible ice and wildlife. Freshly inspired after three weeks in the Arctic, we sat down in the main saloon to talk about our experiences.

    James is a photographer and videographer, spending most of his time in outdoor adventure spaces. He is also a professional arborist and avid climber of many things, from trees to rocks and ice. He has sailed many thousands of miles with 59 North, always documenting the trips expertly. You can find his work at jamesaustrums.com
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    If you liked this conversation you'll LOVE The QUARTERDECK, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Join our interactive community and get involved in the conversation at quarterdeck.59-north.com. First two weeks FREE, then multiple pricing options thereafter. 
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    ON THE WIND is presented by new sponsor Earth Fed Muscle and by our old friends at Weems & Plath. Learn more about both sponsors on the show, or follow the links above.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Meg Reilly // The Magenta Project & Women in Sailing

    Meg Reilly // The Magenta Project & Women in Sailing

    #367. Meg Reilly of Ocean Racers (previously interviewed in episode #267) returns to the podcast to talk about her new role with The Magenta Project with Andy & Nikki. After catching up with Meg about the last few years of her career with partner Morgen Watson, the conversation turns towards women in sailing and how to evolve the sport in a direction towards inclusivity. Applications for mentees and mentors are open at The Magenta Project through mid-September, so head over there if you're a woman aspiring to a career in professional sailing and apply!
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    If you liked this conversation you'll LOVE The QUARTERDECK, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Join our interactive community and get involved in the conversation at quarterdeck.59-north.com. First two weeks FREE, then multiple pricing options thereafter. 
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    ON THE WIND is presented by new sponsor Earth Fed Muscle and by our old friends at Weems & Plath. Learn more about both sponsors on the show, or follow the links above.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    John Harries // Lithium Batteries, Small Boats & More

    John Harries // Lithium Batteries, Small Boats & More

    #366. John Harries of morganscloud.com returns to ON THE WIND yet again for another rambling, technical chat with Andy on all things seamanship. John & Andy start things off with an extension of their lithium battery conversation, which started on The Quarterdeck, moved over to morganscloud.com, and is ultimately being published in an upcoming issue of SAIL Magazine. This is a technical episode with a lot of takeaways, so get your notebooks ready and enjoy!
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    If you liked this conversation you'll LOVE The QUARTERDECK, 59 North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Join our interactive community and get involved in the conversation at quarterdeck.59-north.com. First two weeks FREE, then multiple pricing options thereafter. 
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    ON THE WIND is presented by new sponsor Earth Fed Muscle and by our old friends at Weems & Plath. Learn more about both sponsors on the show, or follow the links above.

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
475 Ratings

475 Ratings

At the Galley ,

High quality show

Always high quality content! Seems the sponsorship spiels are getting a bit longer but hey, everyone has to pay the bills, and they’re easy to skip. Highly recommended show!!!

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.

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