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September 16th

Podcast: David & Isabelle Hayes and Cruising with Kids

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David & Isabelle share their classic story of a ten-year dream-turned-reality to take their kids cruising. A French-Canadian couple from Quebec, David & Isabelle describe how after a bad ATV accident, David had an epiphany in his hospital bed, and their dream began. Ten years, two daughters, and three boats later, and their realizing it, halfway through an Atlantic circuit that took them to the Bahamas, down the Thorny Path to the BVI, across the Atlantic to Morocco and the Saraha desert, and now to Las Palmas where they’re staging for the return. Get inspired!…

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September 12th

This week in ocean sailing (and other cool stuff)

Posted by // September 12, 2014 // COMMENT (0 Comments)

Miscellany,

As we head towards the re-launch of 59-north.com in the next few weeks, I’m starting something today that I plan to continue and make a feature of the new site/newsletter. In short, I learn a lot about what I talk and write about when it comes to offshore sailing by voraciously reading others. I’d like to share that. Here’s new original content from 59-north.com, plus what I found most interesting this past week around the web and in print:


On Ocean Sailing

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September 12th

Podcast Essay: Fit & Healthy Onboard

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Miscellany,

Andy discusses how he and Mia stay fit and healthy onboard. From eating right and paying attention to ingredient labels, to why German beer is better for you, to how to create a workout around a deck of cards, Andy covers his own methods of keeping fit and healthy on Arcturus. Have your own ideas? Share them with us!…

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September 9th

Podcast: Chris Museler, Round 2

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People,

Chris Museler is back for another inspiring chat with Andy. Last they talked, Chris had just returned from an Atlantic crossing aboard HUGO BOSS, covering the double-handed race as a media crew for the NY Times. Chris explains what’s happening with all the video footage he took (it’s very cool). They continued to chat about how he got into sailing journalism, the big-time sailing he’s done competitively, and lots more.…

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September 4th

Podcast: Adam Buxton’s Drunken Sailor

Posted by // September 4, 2014 // COMMENT (0 Comments)

Miscellany, ,

Sometimes doing the right thing pays off. I was going to just publish this, but in the middle of the night one night decided I’d better ask Dr. Buckles himself if I could use it. I’d want others to do the same with my work. So, not expecting a reply from a comedian of Adam Buxton’s stature, I asked anyway, on Twitter. He immediately responded and said it’d be fine to use it! So thanks Adam! Check him out, one of my favorite comedians, on adam-buxton.co.uk or on Twitter @adambuxton, and enjoy his version of the classic Drunken Sailor song on today’s Essay Friday!…

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September 2nd

Podcast: John & Amanda Neal

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People,

*Rerun from Two Inspired Guys*
John and Amanda Neal from Mahina Expedtions have been sailing heros of Andy’s for a while now, and it was a real honor to have them on the show. Ryan was away for this one, but Ben Eriksen, creator of the One Simple Question movie (www.simplequestionmovie.com) joined Andy as a special guest co-host. They talked to John and Amanda about their sailing history, about Amanda’s participation in the Whitbread Round the World Race as crew on ‘Maiden’, about John’s passion for kayaking, and about running a triathlon in Svalbard in 2016 in Arctic Norway! Check out Mahina Expeditions online at www.mahina.com to sign up for one of John and Amanda’s sailing adventures.…

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August 28th

Podcast: Cutting Loose Down Under

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Cruising, ,

This is the Voice of Experience piece I wrote for SAIL magazine back in 2013 about my experience losing an anchor on my first-ever charter as a 20-year-old in New Zealand. Without further ado, enjoy this weeks (embarassing) Essay Friday. What’s some of your stupid mistakes onboard?…

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August 26th

Escape from Visby: Sailing north in a Baltic Sea snorter

Posted by // August 26, 2014 // COMMENT (0 Comments)

Cruising,

Note: the photos in the post below look MUCH better in their original form on 59-north.com. Click here to see the article, with accompanying photos, in it’s intended glory.

At 10:30pm, on the fifth night in the harbor of the medieval city of Visby, I dove into the cold, dark water in nothing but a Speedo and my triathlon wetsuit.

It was darker - and colder - than it looks in the photo (if that's possible). And also rougher. But it was adventure!

It was darker – and colder – than it looks in the photo (if that’s possible). And also rougher. But it was adventure!


Over the previous four nights, the weather had deteriorated to the point that the harbor itself offered little respite.…

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August 25th

59N Podcast: Kristen Berry

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People,

Kristen Berry is one of the head trainers at J/World Annapolis sailing school. Andy chatted with him in early August about his racing and cruising career, his transition into professional sailing from managing political campaigns (you’d be surprised at the similarities), his thoughts on what racers can learn from cruisers (and vice versa) and how he creates successful trainig programs at J/World and manages successful ocean racing campaigns. J/World Annapolis is now the Official Training Partner of World Cruising Club USA, and are hosting their first Ocean ‘OPS’ course on September 22-23. The Ocean Preparedness Seminar will be a hands-on weekend learning safety and emergency management specific to ocean sailing.…

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August 21st

Andy spoke with master rigger Brion Toss from Bermuda several years back about the art and science of a proper rope whipping. It was originally for an article in Yachting World, but we’ve repurposed it into another Essay Friday episode. Brion is set to come on the podcast soon for a full-on interview, but in the meantime, enjoy his philosophy on rope whippings and learn a thing or two this week!…

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