On the Wind Sailing Podcast
#230. Goran Rutgerson is the founder of the eponymous Rutgerson company, who design & fabricate rigging and deck hardward in Marstrand, Sweden. Goran grew up in a sailing family and went on to pursue his passion in the sport, rising all the way to the America’s Cup ranks. Back in the day, he was good buddies with Peter Harken, and both Harken & Rutgerson evolved as businesses alongside one another on opposite sides of the Atlantic. I spoke to Goran at his office at the Rutgerson Factory in Marstrand in January.
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Hey guys, this one is personal to me – as you know, my mom died of brain cancer in 2012 at only 62 years old. Chris Stanmore-Major, who was on the podcast a few weeks back, is putting together a ‘Sail 4 Cancer’ campaign through his Spartan Ocean Racing & Training and needs our help raising money for it. Please follow the link and donate to help them out. Thanks.
BONUS. Matt Rutherford has been on the podcast more than anyone else in our 230+ episodes, and his stories are always epic. What follows ... Read More
RECYCLED #99. Gary Jobson is one of the few household names in the American sailing world. He’s is a former All-American collegiate sailor and won the America’s Cup in 1977 as tactician for Ted Turner. Gary then became a professional broadcaster & producer, working for ESPN and other national media organizations, and more recently has done TV announcing work for the most recent America’s Cups. He’s an Editor at Large for both Sailing World & Cruising World Magazines. Gary continues to sail out of his homeport in Annapolis and remains one of America’s strongest sailing ambassadors. I had the privilege ... Read More
HOW I THINK ABOUT SAILING #3. Andy & Mia answer listener questions on things like mono- versus multihulls, swing keels, meals onboard, books, how to be a leader and more!
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#229: Andreas Heide is captain of the sailing yacht ‘Barba’, and the motivation behind thrilling expeditions run in far northern Norway – In winter. I should mention that Barba isn’t a beefed up expedition yacht – she’s a Jeanneau Sun Fast 37, more likely found in the Caribbean than the Arctic. No matter. After learning to sail in 2009, Andreas and his companions set their course north in search of Orcas. Here’s his incredible story.
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#228: Liz Karamavros is 59 North’s first-ever apprentice. She came to us at the 2015 Annapolis Sailboat Show, and made such a good impression when we basically made up the apprentice position for her! Since then she’s continued to carve out her own path towards her dream of professional ocean racing. Liz has recently signed onto her first big gig and is headed to the Caribbean to race onboard a Volvo 60!
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#224 / #173 Recycled. The Reverend Bob Shepton, now 81, got his start shortly after WWII as a climbing instructor in the British Armed Forces, where he used the outdoors to teach leadership & scripture. He didn’t start sailing until much later in life, but got real serious about it real quickly. I sat down with him at the Southampton Boat Show to talk religion, spirituality, his early days as a climber, losing his boat during an Arctic winter, his 15 Atlantic crossings, meeting the Wild Bunch, and the story behind the film series ‘Vertical Sailing Greenland.’ The music in ... Read More
#36 RECYCLED. John Rousmaniere is a lifelong sailor & writer whose seen – and done – it all. I first met John in Bermuda following the 2014 Newport-Bermuda Race. John’s been involved in the race for years running the media team. John is most well-known for his books, namely the Annapolis Book of Seamanship, and Fastnet Force 10, about that infamous race in 1979.
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#227. Chris is a long-time ocean racing sailor, having competed in the Velux 5 Oceans Race, skippered a boat in the Clipper Race and later building his own charter-racing business called Spartan Ocean Racing. Chris & Andy met at the RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua in 2016, Isbjorn’s first attempt at the race, and finally got the chance to record a podcast in January 2018!
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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 ... Read More