A Banner Day

5 Dec

Day 38 Noon Position: 33 47S 121 04W Course / Speed: SSE 5 Wind: N 9 – 11 Bar: 1023 Sea: E 5, S 8 Sky: Overcast. Light rain in the morning. Cabin Temp: 82 Sea Temp: 67 Mile since last noon: 139 Miles of voyage: 4949 Three reasons this is a banner day:, Read More...

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The Ancients

5 Dec

Day 37 Noon Position: 31 53S 122 35W Course / Speed: SSE 5… Cabin Temp: 81 Sea Temp: 71 Miles since last noon: 140 Miles for voyage: 4810 Standing at the boom gallows in the afternoon and watching this lonely run of the sea, lonely because the flying fish of the north have departed, Read More...

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218: Taylor Grieger // Taming Cape Horn

5 Dec

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#218: Taylor Grieger & his friend Stephen O’Shea make up ‘Skeleton Crew Sailing.’ They’re on a mission to raise awareness for veteran’s suicide by ‘taming Cape Horn’ in their 36′ sloop. Taylor is a former Navy Rescue Swimmer who did tours in the Pacific. Andy spoke to him while the crew were stopped in Panama for repairs before continuing on towards Cape Horn.

Skeleton Crew Sailing online:


Show Notes:


 #OntheWindPodcast Episode #218 w. Taylor Grieger / skeletoncrewsailing.com  // 59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast Episode #218 w. Taylor Grieger / skeletoncrewsailing.com  // 59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast Episode #218 w. Taylor Grieger / skeletoncrewsailing.com  // 59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast Episode #218 w. Taylor Grieger / skeletoncrewsailing.com  // 59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast Episode #218 w. Taylor Grieger / skeletoncrewsailing.com  // 59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast Episode #218 w. Taylor Grieger / skeletoncrewsailing.com  // 59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast Episode #218 w. Taylor Grieger / skeletoncrewsailing.com  // 59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast Episode #218 w. Taylor Grieger / skeletoncrewsailing.com  // 59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast Episode #218 w. Taylor Grieger / skeletoncrewsailing.com  // 59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast Episode #218 w. Taylor Grieger / skeletoncrewsailing.com  // 59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast Episode #218 w. Taylor Grieger / skeletoncrewsailing.com  // 59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast Episode #218 w. Taylor Grieger / skeletoncrewsailing.com  // 59-north.com


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Rule 69 filed against Team Scallywag

4 Dec
I am not sure if it’s because someone at the Volvo Ocean Race read my Open Letter to the VOR last week, or if it’s just a coincidence but the Volvo Ocean Race management have filed what’s called a Rule 69 against Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, their skipper David Witt and navigator Steve Hayles for their stupid  sexist behavior in a video which was posted from the boat during the second leg of the race. 
For those not familiar with Rule 69 it reads as follows:
MisconductA competitor, boat owner or support person shall not commit an act ...
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New Jacklines

3 Dec

Day 36 Noon Position: 29 57.2S 124 59.7W Course/Speed: SSE 6 Wind: E 9-11 Sail: Full Bar: 1026 Sea: Locally flat. Old swell form SW is growing. Sky: Clear. Thunderheads to windward. Cabin Temp: 81 Water Temp: 74  Miles last 24-hours: 123 Miles since departure: 4670 Stronger breezes this morning. Mo got up a, Read More...

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Macif sets new record. France to Cape Horn

3 Dec


While many of us are relaxing this weekend, feet up, game on, there is an astounding accomplishment taking place out on the open ocean. And I mean astounding. The French sailor François Gabart is currently rounding Cape Horn in record time and will soon be out of the Southern Ocean and for the first time in his solo, non-stop circumnavigation have his bows pointing toward the finish line off Ile du Ouessant, or Ushunt as us non Francophone’s like to call it. 

Gabart started from France just 29 days ago. He is sailing his massive trimaran Macif. The
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Silently Mo Glides

3 Dec

Day 35  Noon Position: 28.01S 124.24W  Course/Speed: SSE 4 Wind: E 6 Sail: Full Bar: 1024 Sea: S 10; E 6 (old rollers), otherwise the sea is flat. Sky: Mostly clear; some cumulus; occasional squall Cabin Temp: 79!  Water Temp: 75 Miles last 24-hours: 118  Miles since departure: 4547 Silently Mo glides through a, Read More...

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Provisioning 

2 Dec

Day 34 Noon Position: 26 17S 125 10W Course/Speed: 0 Wind: S 3 Sail: Dowsed Bar: 1025 Sea: E 2 Sky: Squalls Cabin Temp: 86 Water Temp: 77  Miles last 24-hours: 97 Miles since departure: 4429 “Damn wind!” I muttered to Monte this morning. We both sat on the rail staring at the horizon, Read More...

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Sailing Stories Season 2!

1 Dec

We’re off to the races with season two of Sailing Stories Podcast! This season we’ve captured the audio version of Yves Gelinas book, Jean-du-Sud & the Magick Byrd. It was just translated into English and released at this year’s boat show, Yves was on hand at the show signing copies and hanging out. We moved Satori down to Back Creek for the third year running and Yves stayed aboard for the duration of the show. It was the least I could do for the hospitality he showed us during our time in Quebec! 

We’re up to Episode seven, season two of Sailing Stories. ...

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Trades and Chores

30 Nov

Day 33 Noon Position: 24 54S  125 51W Course/Speed: SE 6 Wind: E to ENE 10-14 Sail: Full working sail Bar: 1025 Sea: E 3 and diminishing Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 84 Water Temp: 75 Miles last 24-hours: 136 Miles since departure: 4332 Timeless. All day we’ve reached into light but unvarying trades. The, Read More...

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