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Deep dives on the art of seamanship. Technical discussions and lessons learned from all aspects of sailing, from leadership & preparation to sail trim, navigation and more. Hosted by professional skippers Andy Schell & August Sandberg. Produced by 59º North. A podcast about leadership, sailing & seamanship.

The QUARTERDECK Sailing Podcast 59 North, Ltd.

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    • 4.7 • 173 Ratings

Deep dives on the art of seamanship. Technical discussions and lessons learned from all aspects of sailing, from leadership & preparation to sail trim, navigation and more. Hosted by professional skippers Andy Schell & August Sandberg. Produced by 59º North. A podcast about leadership, sailing & seamanship.

    Safety Briefings

    Safety Briefings

    Nikki, Andy & Adam are live and in-person from Gosport, England, where Nikki leads a discussion on safety briefings. How to think about them, inshore versus offshore thoughts, how to make people take safety seriously (but not too seriously) and how we've done it onboard the 59 North boats, and how Nikki has leds them on racing boats, including the Clipper Round the World Race.
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    Join us on The QUARTERDECK, 59º North's online platform where we dive deep on the art of seamanship. First two weeks free! This podcast is recorded LIVE on video on the Quarterdeck, so members can watch the show as it happens, ask questions and suggest future topics.

    • 56 min
    Rig Inspections

    Rig Inspections

    Andy & Emma continue on last week's rig topic by discussing how to inspect your mast and rigging. We talk about timing of rig inspections - preparation, pre-departure, and at-sea - and what to look for at each stage of the inspection process.
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    Join us on The QUARTERDECK, 59º North's online platform where we dive deep on the art of seamanship. First two weeks free! This podcast is recorded LIVE on video on the Quarterdeck, so members can watch the show as it happens, ask questions and suggest future topics.

    • 58 min
    Rig Climbing for Sailors

    Rig Climbing for Sailors

    59 North Skipper Nikki Henderson is joined by Chief Mate Emma Garschagen to go deep on rig climbing for sailors. They discuss all the details you want to know about safely going aloft ashore and at sea, including proper equipment and techniques, what tools to carry aloft, how not to fall, how to overcome the fear of mast climbing, how to communicate with the deck crew, proper line handling and much more. Don't miss next week's episode on Rig Inspections, as a followup to this week.
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    Join us on The QUARTERDECK, 59º North's online platform where we dive deep on the art of seamanship. First two weeks free! This podcast is recorded LIVE on video on the Quarterdeck, so members can watch the show as it happens, ask questions and suggest future topics.

    • 49 min
    Electric Propulsion on YELLOW MATILDA

    Electric Propulsion on YELLOW MATILDA

    Emma talks to 59 North Bosun Adam Browne & his wife Laura (one of our graphic designers!) about their electrified Hallberg-Rassy 312 YELLOW MATILDA. Adam & Laura repowered with a fully-electric system from Finnish-made Ocean Volt, and Emma gets the full story on why they did it and how it's working out.
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    Join us on The QUARTERDECK, 59º North's new online platform where we dive deep on the art of seamanship. First two weeks free! This podcast is recorded LIVE on video on the Quarterdeck, so members can watch the show as it happens, ask questions and suggest future topics.

    • 52 min
    Props

    Props

    Andy, Lee & Adam talk props on this week's episode. We discuss how to decide what to optimize for - sailing performance, motoring performance or efficiency - and then how the decisions kind of make themselves once you know the mission.
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    Join us on The QUARTERDECK, 59º North's new online platform where we dive deep on the art of seamanship. First two weeks free! This podcast is recorded LIVE on video on the Quarterdeck, so members can watch the show as it happens, ask questions and suggest future topics.

    • 46 min
    Boat Designs of the GGR

    Boat Designs of the GGR

    Andy, Adam & Lee chat about the boat designs in the 2022 Golden Globe round-the-world race, which set off from France last week on Sept. 4. Though the rules are very strict in what boats qualify for the historic re-enactment type event, there remains quite a bit of variablity between them. We examine that variability, then talk about our favorite designs in the race, our favorite skippers, and who we think will win!
    Make sure to listen to ON THE WIND next week - Andy interviews Don McIntyre, founder of the race, to get an update on the fleet as they approach the Canary Islands.
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    Join us on The QUARTERDECK, 59º North's new online platform where we dive deep on the art of seamanship. First two weeks free! This podcast is recorded LIVE on video on the Quarterdeck, so members can watch the show as it happens, ask questions and suggest future topics.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

MarkofWings ,

The best podcast for offshore sailors

The Quarterdeck - both this podcast series and the online venue- is a wonderful source for solid practical advice on all aspects of seamanship. A great listen whether you’re new to offshore sailing or an experienced sailor.

KimSails ,

Well worth your time

Interesting, unvarnished perspective. Well worth your time if you are interested in sailing.

Aborsics ,

The best sailing podcast

Andy and Mia do a great job framing their expert opinions and answering FAQs about offshore sailing. This podcast is my go-to audio for my commute that rivals any sailing book out there. They offer up so many ideas for setting up your boat that I’ve easily listened to each episode twice to make sure I don’t miss a detail.

Keep it up, Andy and Mia!

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