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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

    Slow Boat to Cuba, Chs. 13, 14, 15, & 16 Ep. 70 hosted by Linus Wilson

    Slow Boat to Cuba, Chs. 13, 14, 15, & 16 Ep. 70 hosted by Linus Wilson

    Linus reads chapters 13, 14, 15, and 16 of his audiobook of SLOW BOAT TO CUBA and reflects on his sailing plans to Indonesia for May and June of 2023. He tells of his experience in the mangroves of Darwin, Australia and climbing the highest peak in the Australian continent in July 2022.
    Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. 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://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
    Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle 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,

    • 55 min
    Ep. 69: Sailing the Arafura Sea, Torres Straight to Darwin, Australia, Offshore in the Indian Ocean

    Ep. 69: Sailing the Arafura Sea, Torres Straight to Darwin, Australia, Offshore in the Indian Ocean

    Linus tells about his first offshore passage in the Indian Ocean. It did not go great as Linus solo-sailed across the Gulf of Carpentaria, the Van Diemen Gulf, and the Beagle Gulf dodging whirlpools, sea snakes, and wild currents.
    Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. 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://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
    Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle 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, 2022

    • 47 min
    Ep. 68: Over the Top of Australia, Crossing the Pacific & Entering the Indian Ocean, More on Australian Xenophobia

    Ep. 68: Over the Top of Australia, Crossing the Pacific & Entering the Indian Ocean, More on Australian Xenophobia

    Linus completed his crossing of the ENTIRE Pacific Ocean and entered the Indian Ocean. He reflects on the deserted county of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef, and the government targeting of foreign tourists in Australia. 
    Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. 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://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
    Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle 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, 2022
     

    • 36 min
    Ep. 67: Australia’s War of Cruising Sailors, the Abuses of the Australian Border Force (ABF) New Caledonia to Cairns

    Ep. 67: Australia’s War of Cruising Sailors, the Abuses of the Australian Border Force (ABF) New Caledonia to Cairns

    Linus talks about his 11 day offshore passage from Noumea, New Caledonia to Cairns, Australia. The Australian Border Force engages in abusive tactics to harass cruising sailboat owners. If you are on a cruise ship or a plane you are treated like a tourist. If you are on a sailboat you will be targeted as a criminal by ABF which use a dozen officers to check in a boat with two people. They made my Australian crew member a prisoner on the boat and miss his hotel and plane flight for a day for no reason. Australia emulates the totalitarian policies of China, not the democratic governance of the United Kingdom. The ABF is a jobs program that wastes Australians' tax dollars and is destroying Australia's international tourism industry.
     
    I recommend steering clear of New Caledonia which is also hostile to international sailboat cruisers. 
     
    Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. 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://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
    Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle 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, 2022
     

    • 30 min
    Ep. 66: Part 3, Audiobook of Slow Boat to Cuba by Linus Wilson Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12

    Ep. 66: Part 3, Audiobook of Slow Boat to Cuba by Linus Wilson Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12

    This continues the reading of the audiobook of Slow Boat to Cuba (c) 2016 by Linus Wilson chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12. The first four chapters were featured in episode 28, and part 2 with chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8 was in episode 66. 
    Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. 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://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
    Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle 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, 2022

    • 55 min
    Ep. 65: Part 2 of SLOW BOAT TO CUBA, Chs. 5, 6, 7, 8

    Ep. 65: Part 2 of SLOW BOAT TO CUBA, Chs. 5, 6, 7, 8

    This continues the reading of the audiobook of Slow Boat to Cuba (c) 2016 by Linus Wilson. The first four chapters were featured in episode 28. 
    Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. 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://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
    Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle 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, 2022

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 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.

Wakenshaken ,

Xenophobic and Entitled American Sailor

Listened to every episode, but that all came to a halt at Cringeworthy Episode #68. It should be retitled On the Water With A Xenophobic and Entitled American. Linus Wilson jumps right into a diatribe hating on Aussies and the Chinese. At one point in his story, I half expected him to say to the customs agents “don’t you know who I am?” Hate to break it to you dude, but you’re no one. Show some respect and know your audience.

Give this episode 16 mins. of your time and you will see why people like Linus give both sailors and (US) Americans a bad name abroad. He just needs to stick to sailing the US Intracoastal Waterway.

Linus, next time take it to your therapist and not your audience.

hnc1 ,

Some tidbits…

While some episodes of the podcast do provide helpful tidbits and perspective on the cruising lifestyle, they end up being completely overshadowed by the episodes in which Linus rants for the entirety about not being given preferential treatment which, from the sounds of his almost unhinged, angry diatribes, he feels he deserves for being a “productive citizen” who can afford a “yacht“. He has clearly fallen into the trap of thinking he is special due to his station in life, and luck being born in the US. It’s a shame he is unable to allow his travels to the developing world humble him, so he can grow as a person. In the end, it’s hard to see past this huge negative aspect of the podcast to appreciate the beneficial portions.

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