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The Slow Boat Sailing Podcast discusses the latest sailing adventures of Linus Wilson. Guests of interest to long-distance sailboat cruisers are interviewed. Show notes are under the "blog" tab at www.slowboatsailing.com

Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson

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The Slow Boat Sailing Podcast discusses the latest sailing adventures of Linus Wilson. Guests of interest to long-distance sailboat cruisers are interviewed. Show notes are under the "blog" tab at www.slowboatsailing.com

    Around the World in 3 Days, I LOST BIG $$$ & my sailboat in a COVID-19 visa scam in New Caledonia Ep. 61

    Around the World in 3 Days, I LOST BIG $$$ & my sailboat in a COVID-19 visa scam in New Caledonia Ep. 61

    I wanted to rescue my stranded sailboat in New Caledonia. Falling victim to a COVID-19 visa scam I circumnavigated the globe in 3 expensive days on the fake promises of the New Caledonia government, the airline AirCalin, a greedy official quarantine Hotel Godwana, and my sailboat is still inaccessible. I have not been permitted to get back to my Island Packet sailing yacht since January 2020 because of COVID-19 border restrictions. I have been sailing around the world part-time since 2016 when I left my home port of New Orleans. I wrote this to the "quarantine hotel", Godwana in Noumea, which I never stepped foot in but they have $4,200 of my money: "Dear Marie-Françoise, Yellena et Kika: Thank you for your response on the Google review of the Godwana Hotel. It raises the suspicion that you are part of a quarantine visa fraud ring in Noumea, New Caledonia. I am reporting this to the US State Department and New Caledonia Government. An honest hotel would automatically refund all XFP 420,000 of my booking. You clearly are acting in a predatory manner, and had everything to gain from me not actually coming to your hotel. Indeed, AirCalin which denied my boarding gets to keep my plane ticket without actually flying me anywhere. I was lured to Tokyo Narita airport to AirCalin SB801 on May 7, 2021, with written permission by the New Caledonia government to enter and have a COVID-19 quarantine at my own expense. I was denied boarding by AirCalin for made up reasons and stranded in Tokyo after $3,600 of plane tickets and two days of flying and $4,200 of a pre-paid (COVID-19 jail) hotel stay. My PCR within 72-hours was negative, I was fully vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and I had no exposure or COVID-19 symptoms. I promptly notified you of my misfortune. You only responded after I wrote a Google review of your hotel. You said that that you refused to refund the XFP 420,000 which I pre-paid. Godwana’s official response is below and attached. You wrote on the Google Review on May 9, 2021 (USA time): “Notre prestation de quatorzaine n'est pas remboursable le jour j car la chambre est bloquée pour vous pour 15 jours. Nous comprenons votre désarroi mais vos propos diffamatoires ne nous incitent pas à vous venir en aide. Nous ne savons même pas pourquoi la police aux frontières françaises vous aurait bloqué en chemin ?” Which is translated: “Our fortnight service is not refundable on the day because the room is blocked for you for 15 days. We understand your distress, but your defamatory words do not encourage us to help you. We don't even know why the French border police would have blocked you on the way?” Your predatory billing practices should be investigated and your hotel should be expelled from any COVID-19 quarantine program. A hotel not involved in visa fraud would just refund my money. Unfortunately, the Godwana Hotel has very much resisted that. I think a criminal fraud and conspiracy probe should be opened by the New Caledonia police. Sincerely, Dr Linus Wilson Vermilion Advisory Services LLC Capitaine OUPV, USCG" Captain Linus Wilson is the author of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time which is available in eBook and softcover on Amazon and in audiobook for all patrons of Slow Boat Sailing at www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2 on Audible at https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_us Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG https:

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    The Cruise of the Amaryllis (Annotated) Ch. 1 by GHP Muhlhauser ed. Linus Wilson Ep. 60

    The Cruise of the Amaryllis (Annotated) Ch. 1 by GHP Muhlhauser ed. Linus Wilson Ep. 60

    G.H.P. Muhlhauser was the first yachtsman to take a small sailboat around the world via the Panama and Suez Canals. Oxriver Publishing is producing the annotated edition of this sailing classic The Cruise of the Amaryllis first written in 1924. The current edition is edited and read by Linus Wilson.


    On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2 on Audible at https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR... Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW https://gumroad.com/l/sailing have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon. You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND: The Cruise of the XORA (Annotated) by Captain J.C. Voss The paperback at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790302390 or http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-v... or the eBook at http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-v... or audiobook https://www.audible.com/pd/B07LC35H18... Get the paperback or eBook Sailing the Ogre: The Log of a Woman Wanderer (Annotated) by Mabel M. Stock at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MB8BF3C/ or the audiobook at www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing or audible https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7LT2DQ... Support the videos at www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Larry Wilson, Kevin Yager, and Rick Moore (SSL). Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2019

    • 57 min
    Ep. 59: Sailing offshore from Vava'u, Tonga to Fiji, Vanuatu, & New Caledonia with Linus Wilson, Season 4 of Slow Boat Sailing's Part-Time Around the World Trip

    Ep. 59: Sailing offshore from Vava'u, Tonga to Fiji, Vanuatu, & New Caledonia with Linus Wilson, Season 4 of Slow Boat Sailing's Part-Time Around the World Trip

    Linus Wilson talks about season 4 of his part-time around the world trip where he sails his 31-foot Island Packet from Vava'u, Tonga to Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji. Then he and his volunteer crew member sail to the home of the active volcano Mt. Yasur, Port Resolution, Tanna. Finally, the Slow Boat arrives in Noumea, New Caledonia after the third offshore passage in less than a month. That is the 15th successful multli-day offshore passage that Linus has captained in the Slow Boat since purchasing the sailboat in 2013. He summarizes seasons 1-4 and talks about the offshore passage strategy and execution.
    The Slow Boat Sailing t-shirts and mug are at
    https://teespring.com/slow-boat-sailing
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    https://teespring.com/women-s-tee-slow-boat-sailing
    Support the videos atwww.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
    Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books:Slow Boat to the Bahamashttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2
    Slow Boat to Cubahttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AGhttps://gumroad.com/l/cubabookand How to Sail Around the World-Part Timehttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNWhttps://gumroad.com/l/sailinghave been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon.You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at
    http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
    SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND: The Cruise of the XORA (Annotated) by Captain J.C. VossThe paperback athttps://www.amazon.com/dp/1790302390orhttp://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/paperback/product-23887731.html
    or the eBook athttp://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/ebook/product-23887490.html
    or audiobookhttps://www.audible.com/pd/B07LC35H18/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-136779&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_136779_rh_us
    Get the paperback or eBookSailing the Ogre: The Log of a Woman Wanderer (Annotated)by Mabel M. Stockathttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MB8BF3C/or the audiobook at www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailingor audiblehttps://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7LT2DQ/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-140980&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_140980_rh_us
    Associate Producers Larry Wilson, Kevin Yager, and Rick Moore (SSL).Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.comCopyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2019

    • 56 min
    Ep. 58: John Martin Crosses the Ocean in a Walker Bay 8, Uku and Istavan finish the GGR 2018, and the Viking Sky Almost Sinks Hosted by Linus Wilson

    Ep. 58: John Martin Crosses the Ocean in a Walker Bay 8, Uku and Istavan finish the GGR 2018, and the Viking Sky Almost Sinks Hosted by Linus Wilson

    John Martin III sailed across the frigid Bering Sea in a 8-foot Walker Bay sailing dinghy. He landed in Siberia after 14 days at sea when wild currents pushed him wildly off course. He planned to sneak into China after sailing down the Yukon River. First he sailed the Tanana River. He departed his native Anchorage, Alaska in the tiny rowing sailboat. He worked his way up the rivers to the Yukon before departing for his wife and son in China. Martin lacked a passport because of his past brushes with the law. He was forced to land in Siberia to avoid being sucked into the Arctic Ocean. After a dangerous beach landing in Lavrentiya in the remote Chukotka region of Russia on August 1, 2018, after 14 days he was detained by Russian authorities for several months before being deported back to his native Alaska. That is where he gave this exclusive interview to Slow Boat Sailing. Photos of his trip were reproduced with John Martin's webpage www.nooceantoowide.com. He plans to write a book of his story.
    Did low oil pressure cause the Viking Sky to nearly sink? The Norwegian Maratime Authority (NWA) has issued their findings on why the 2-year old, 749-foot Viking Sky cruise ship lost all diesel engine power on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The engine oil pressure got too low due to up to 26-foot seas on the rocky southern Norway coast. Only anchors hastily deployed saved the 1,379 people onboard from abandoning a sinking ship hundreds of meters from the rocks. 479 people were airlifted off the boat.
    1,373 lives were in the balance on the 749-foot cruise ship Viking Sky. After losing all its engines on March 23, 2019, signalling a "Mayday" distress call, and anchoring off a lee shore in 6-to-8-meter waves and gale force conditions, several engines were working on March 24, 2019. The Viking Sky launched in 2017.
    The MV Hagland Captain a 300-foot cargo ship had to be abandoned by all 9 crew due to engine failure. The rescue of the Hagland Captain crew by helicopter delayed the air lift of the guests of the MV Viking Sky.
    Over half of its 915 passengers were air lifted by CHC Helicopters and the Southern Norway rescue services (Hovedrningssentralen) on March 23 ,to March 24. MV Viking Sky arrived in Molde, Norway at 16:30, on Sunday, March 24, 2019.
    Istvan Kopar went from last (13th place) to 4th place from day 27 to day 263 of the 2018 Golden Globe Race. The Hungarian-American solo sailor battled broken steering, busted windvanes, lost log lines, broken radios, and peeling fingernails to best 14 other competitors at the start of the the 2018 Golden Globe Race (GGR). The GGR 2018 is a retro race that bans the use of satellite phones and GPS navigation. Kopar got a 24-hour time penalty added to his 263 days at sea because of an unsanctioned stop and sat phone use. All the first four finishers of the sailboat race for full-keel yachts of 32-to-36 feet long have been penalized for breaking the retro rules of the yacht race.
    10.25.2017Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan R Clay Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet USS Ashland (LSD 48) renders assistance to two distressed American mariners in the Pacific ocean, Oct. 25, whose sailboat had strayed well of its original course. Ashland was operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region on routine deployment when the received the message to help.The Slow Boat Sailing t-shirts and mug are at
    https://teespring.com/slow-boat-sailing
    https://teespring.com/slow-boat-sailing-mug
    https://teespring.com/women-s-tee-slow-boat-sailing
    Support the videos atwww.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
    Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books:Slow Boat to the Bahamashttps

    • 30 min
    Ep. 57: Van Den Heede speaks about his pitchpole and win in the 2018 GGR Golden Globe Sailing Race to Linus Wilson + the future for the podcast & YouTube channel

    Ep. 57: Van Den Heede speaks about his pitchpole and win in the 2018 GGR Golden Globe Sailing Race to Linus Wilson + the future for the podcast & YouTube channel

    Jean Luc Van Den Heede shatters Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's Sunday Time's 1968 Golden Globe Race record by 100 days finishing first in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. Hear his story of his broken rig in the Southern Ocean. Linus Wilson talks about the plans for year 4 of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast and YouTube Channel.


    The links for SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS on Audible are


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    https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_us


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    https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/B07N7RGCWK/?source_code=AUKFrDlWS02231890H6-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_uk


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    https://www.audible.fr/pd/B07N7S63DF/?source_code=FRAORWS022318903B-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_fr


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    Find out how JLVDH did it from the start to finish of the toughest race in sailing, the GGR2018. Eighteen sailors got to the start line, but only five remained by day 212 of the fiftieth anniversary GGR 2018. Van Den Heede led most of the way as Are Wiig, Abhilash Tomy, Gregor McGucken, Loic Lepage, and Susie Goodall's sailboats were dismasted. This retro race for 32-to-36-foot sailboats runs through the stormy Southern Ocean and even Van Den Heede could not escape unscathed. His boat was pitchpoled a few thousand miles from Cape Horn and he contemplated dropping out. His shrouds were damaged endangering his mast. Vandenheede was able to enact a repair and sailed on more slowly allowing Dutch sailor Mark Slats to almost catch him south of the Azores High. A tactical misstep of motoring though the center of the high instead of sailing more quickly to its west cost Slats any chance of taking the lead short of disaster as Van Den Heede stretched his lead to over 400 nm. This video features commentary from Sunday Time's 1968 race winner English sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who was the only finisher of the original race in 312 days. Van Den Heede says he was inspired by his contemporary sailor Bernard Moitessier. Jean-Luc Van Den Head was the oldest entrant in the 2018 GGR. The race is his 6th circumnavigation of the Globe. Besides holding the GGR race record Van Den Heed still holds the record for the fastest east to west solo-circumnavigation of the globe. His 36-foot Rustler yacht is named Matmut after his main sponsor.


    Video from VNR/PPL/GGR and Mark Slats was reproduced with the permission of the GGR 2018.


    The Slow Boat Sailing t-shirts and mug are at


    https://teespring.com/slow-boat-sailing
    https://teespring.com/slow-boat-sailing-mug
    https://teespring.com/women-s-tee-slow-boat-sailing


    Support the videos at
    www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
    On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.


    Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books:
    Slow Boat to the Bahamas
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2


    Slow Boat to Cuba
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG
    https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook
    and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW
    https://gumroad.com/l/sailing
    have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon.
    You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at


    http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing


    SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND: The Cruise of the XORA (Annotated) by Captain J.C. Voss
    The paperback at
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790302390
    or
    http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/paperback/product-23887731.html


    or the eBook at
    http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/ebook/product-23887

    • 59 min
    Ep. 56: Sailing the OGRE, the log of a woman wanderer (annotated) by Mable Stock read by Linus Wilson

    Ep. 56: Sailing the OGRE, the log of a woman wanderer (annotated) by Mable Stock read by Linus Wilson

    Mabel Stock, her brother Ralph, and their friend buy a 47-foot, gaff-rigged sailboat after World War I and from 1919 to 1920 sail it half-way across the world. They are one of the first cruising yachts to transit the Panama Canal in the Ogre sailboat. They go on to sail the South Pacific. This is one of the earliest accounts of a sailing yacht cruise authored by a woman. Mabel Stock joins the ranks of the Captain J. C. Voss and Joshua Slocum as an earlier pioneer of long-distance cruising in small sailing yachts. Mabel Stock and other crew sail from England to Spain, the Canary Islands, Barbados, Panama, the Galapagos, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, Tahiti, Palmerston Atoll, and Nukualofa, Tonga.
    Mabel M. Stock (b. 1874 d. 1941) was a world traveler, piano player, sailor, and single woman ahead of her time. She is the older sister and travel partner of the famous writer for books and films, Ralph Stock (b. 1881 d. 1962). This is her only book and was originally published in 1923. This is based on the 2019 Oxriver Publishing edition (c) 2019, Linus Wilson.
    After its zero price day, January 3, 2019, (UTC-8), the price will go up each subsequent day to $.99, $1.99, $2.99, $3.99, and $4.99, its low introductory eBook price by January 8, 2019.The podcast gives you the audio version of chapters 1 & 2 for free. The full audio version is available to a limited number of Captain/Associate Producer patrons who, for a limited time while supplies last, pledge $5 or more. (Higher patron levels get all the benefits of lower patron levels.)   
    For a limited time while supplies last, those $5 patrons get 4 audiobooks, 1. Sailing to Treasure Island, 2. How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, 3. Slow Boat to Cuba, and 4. Sailing the Ogre.
    www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
    The ebook and paperback of SAILING THE OGRE is on Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MB8BF3Chttps://www.amazon.com/dp/1793007373
    Support the videos and podcast atwww.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
    Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books:Slow Boat to the Bahamashttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2
    Slow Boat to Cubahttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AGhttps://gumroad.com/l/cubabookand How to Sail Around the World-Part Timehttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNWhttps://gumroad.com/l/sailinghave been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon.You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at
    https://www.audible.com/pd/B07LC35H18/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-136779&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_136779_rh_us
    or
    http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
    SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND: The Cruise of the XORA (Annotated) by Captain J.C. VossThe paperback athttps://www.amazon.com/dp/1790302390orhttp://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/paperback/product-23887731.html
    or the eBook athttp://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/ebook/product-23887490.html
    Associate Producers Larry Wilson, Kevin Yager, and Rick Moore (SSL).Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.comCopyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2019

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

SNOWDAY YEAH ,

Great podcast

Linus, give great practical details along descriptions of the many legs of his sail from Louisiana to the South Pacific. Including, crossings, anchorages, land/island points of interest.

BOD Griff ,

Getting better..

Good show,Linus is getting it together.
In the beginning it was a little akward but the show is hitting it's stride.
Thanks Linus and the gang!

Don Mont ,

Good but room for improvement

Some of the shows have been interesting but you have to endure many minutes of self advertising and begging for donations. Work on improving the show and don't expect to make much off a podcast that is new and learning. Keep working at it, good luck.

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