196: Andy’s Dad! // Dennis Schell

17 Jun

Dennis Schell is affectionately & jokingly known to all my sailing friends as simply ‘Andy’s Dad’. I have him to thank for my sailing career, and for inspiring me to start my own business. Dad raised me as a sailor & taught me everything I know. We recorded this chat aboard Isbjorn in Trellis Bay, BVI, shortly before we both sailed – he on Sojourner, us on Isbjorn – north to Bermuda. We covered the gamut of my dad’s sailing career, from his days sailing sunfish on Blue Marsh Lake, to his working at a Ft. Lauderdale boatyard, building and marketing his own sailboat, the ‘Salt 19,’ his first ocean passage in a 50-knot gale off Cape Hatteras and tons more!


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 That's dad on the left in 1980! Mom in the middle!


 Dad & Andy on 'Tzigane,' mom & dad's Kaiser ketch, in Annapolis, circa summer 1984/85.


 Andy's mom, circa 1980s.


 Andy & mom on 'Sojourner,' the Allied Princess ketch.


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This article was syndicated from On the Wind Sailing Podcast - 59 North Sailing

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