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May 16, 2022

Alex is a sailor and boat-builder who lives near the 100 Wild Islands Wilderness of Nova Scotia, Canada. We talk about sailing in Nova Scotia, fishing, the climate, the cruising season, surfing, wildlife, bugs, fog, dealing with the cold, the Bras d'Or Lake, and more.

May 9, 2022

In this second part of our conversation, we talk about offshore sailboat design, keels, rudders, reefing, staysails, safety, celestial navigation, books, writing, and much more.

May 2, 2022

John Kretschmer is the author of 7 sailing nonfiction books and is the host of serious offshore training passages and bluewater sailing workshops. We talk about sailing in the Caribbean, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, bugs, bears, the Golden globe Race, his boat Quetzal - a Kaufman 47, and much more.

Apr 25, 2022

Kiana is an incredibly brave and competent young woman who sails solo aboard a 1971 Wharram Catamaran. We talk about developing the dream to sail away, learning to sail, finding her boat, sailing across the Caribbean Sea, sailing across the Atlantic, avoiding hurricanes, microplastics, bravery, the benefits of a...

Apr 18, 2022

Peter is preparing for another attempt to sail around the world singlehanded and nonstop on his Rival 41, Waxwing. We talk about Portugal, orcas, communications, reefing, whisker poles, downwind sail configurations, heavy weather, wildlife, books, AIS, radar, solar power, dinghies, anchors, safety, and much more.