On the Wind Sailing Podcast

226: Lee Chesneau // Marine Weather

13 Feb

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#226. Lee Chesneau needs no introduction to you weather nerds out there. He’s been the voice of weather education for the past few decades in the US at least, and is as passionate about his chosen career field as anyone I’ve ever met. Lee & I began this conversation talking about his career – like how he KNEW he’d become a meteorologist when he was only 3 years old – but it was quite obvious that he REALLY wanted to talk weather. About a third of the way in, Lee gets going, and we had a wonderful and educational chat ...

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225: Henrik Engblom // Tall Ship ‘Pommern’

30 Jan

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#225. Henrik Engblom is the bosun on the tall ship Pommern, one of the classic Cape Horn clipper ships that sailed out of the Åland Islands in the early 20th century. Åland is a Swedish-speaking but legally Finnish archipelago in the Baltic Sea, about 40 miles northeast of Stockholm, and home to a rich cultural & maritime history. Only in his 20s, Henrik, a native Ålander Islander, is already a Master Rigger and in charge of Pommern’s restoration. Mia & I visited the ship back in 2013 when we sailed to Åland on Arcturus. I was excited to be ...

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Paul Exner // Surviving Irma & Sailing to Hawaii

16 Jan

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#223: Paul Exner is one of our best friends, and easily the best sailor I’ve ever sailed with. Paul is Isbjorn’s Racing skipper, and is the only person – besides mad dad – who I’ve trusted to sail Isbjorn offshore without me being aboard. He’s been a regular on the podcast, so if you don’t know his backstory – how he grew up as a Gringo living in Puerto Rico, went on to coach the racing team at the University of Wisconsin, had his own mapping business, built his Cape George 31 Solstice from a bare hull and eventually sailed ...

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222: Carlton Goldthwaite // Broadreach Adventure Travel

9 Jan

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#222. Carlton Goldthwaite is the visionary founder & owner of Broadreach, a North Carolina-based company that offers offers skill-building and educational adventures worldwide, a company very close to my heart – my first official captain’s job was in 2008, as a Broadreach skipper based out of French St Martin and co-leading three-week sailing & diving trips around the Leeward Islands. Carlton & I spoke in-person at the Broadreach HQ in Raleigh about his seaside childhood on the coast of New Jersey, his vagabonding experiences as a young adult, his stint on Wall Street as a junk bond trader, and ...

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221: The State of Isbjorn Sailing in 2018 // Essay Podcast

2 Jan

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#221: It’s been a LONG time since I talked much about the business on here, and, now three years in (almost) and at the dawn of a new year, I feel like this is as good a time as any. I’m writing and recording this in real-time, by the way – as I write this, it’s just before 1000 SWE time on Tuesday January 2, the day this will release.

Mia & I spent a lot of yesterday afternoon, January 1, reflecting on 2017 and planning ahead for 2018, across the business. The big question that we kept reminding ourselves ...

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220: John Martino // Former Isbjorn Owner, Annapolis School of Seamanship

19 Dec

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John Martino is the former owner of ‘Isbjorn’, then ‘Patriot’, and he’s also the founder of the Annapolis School of Seamanship. I spoke to John in Eastport at the school’s headquarters about his history as a sailor, how he founded the school, and of course how he came to own ‘Patriot’ and what he thought of her as a boat!


 


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219: Katie & Jessie (& Luke!) on a Boat // Great Loop & Trans-Atlantic

12 Dec

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 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


 #OntheWindPodcast  Episode #219 w. Kaitie & Jessie (& Luke) on a boat /  katieandjessieonaboat.com/   //  59-north.com


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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.

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 #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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