STBSP, Ep 111, Rick Nelson, owner of the Annapolis Sailing School

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Annapolis Sailing School

Welcome to episode 111 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) featuring a chat I had with Rick Nelson, owner, along with his wife Jenny, of the Annapolis Sailing School. This is the second episode to feature the school, last episode we spoke with John Cosby, managing director who runs the day to day operations there. This chat with Rick is more widespread in scope, chatting about owning a sailing business in the Annapolis Area, how to reach out to the community and get them to come sailing in spite of some perceived obstacles for many folks in the area, what sort of events and programs Annapolis Sailing School offers or are planning for the future in addition to, and enhancements for, the three main programs they run currently (Kidship, The Keelboat Club, and adult learning to sail classes), and what may come in the future. Please be sure to check them out here to get involved!

Also included in this episode is a track from the Hot Club of Reading called Still Deciding. Sailing buddy Josh Taylor is a member in the band and passed along the CD “Swing 18.” The track in question was written by his son Josiah.

Find out more about the Underground Railroad Freedom Regatta weekend happening Aug 2nd and 3rd, 2019 over at marinearts.org.

Also head on over to Annapolis Yacht Sales to see all the cool stuff happening on the Yacht Brokerage front.

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Intro Music by yours truly and Greg Young, available via The Incoherents. The Lean Years Volume 2, on Itunes.
Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP Ep, 110, Chat with John Cosby of The Annapolis Sailing School

Annapolis Sailing School Managing Director John Cosby with MD Gov. Hogan.

Welcome to episode 110 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) featuring our chat with guest John Cosby, Managing Director of the Annapolis Sailing School. The school is located off of Back Creek in Annapolis and is the original Adult Recreational Sailing School in the Country. Starting in 1959 as a boat rental outiftter, founder Jerry Wood had the Rainbow 24 designed by Sparkman and Stephens specifically for the school, and those boats are still used today! Three main schools make up the training, starting out with Kidship, a 10 week summer camp for kids 5 to 15, ASA certification classes for Keelboats ranging from the Rainbow 24 to Beneteau 37’s, and Specialized classes in Navigation and Powerboating, as well as everything customizable in between. They’ve got a great property surrounded on three sides with water, with event potential for all your event planning and is easy to find, turn onto Edgewood Road off of Bay Ridge Rd and just keep going. Find out more at www.annapolissailing.com.

Orange Tipped Rainbow 24’s at Annapolis Sailing School

I was also fortunate enough to catch a screening of the new sailing documentary Maiden, the story of the first all female race crew in the 1989 edition of the Whitbread Around the World Race, which eventually became the Volvo Ocean Race, and now just The Ocean Race. Tracey Edwards, MBE was the driving force behind the formation of the team and its successful around the world campaign. It is an inspiring tale of how great determination, skill, and a bit of good luck can change the world.

Also please check out The 2nd Annual Underground Railroad Freedom Regatta Weekend over in Cambridge, MD August 2nd and 3rd. We spoke to Marcus Asante last year when they were putting together the first edition of the Regatta. They bring together about 20 local kids, get them involved in boat work and activities and then have a good old fashioned Sailboat Race and Regatta, complete with awards ceremony. Find out more at www.marinearts.org.

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Intro Music by yours truly and Greg Young, available via The Incoherents. The Lean Years Volume 2, on Itunes.
Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP Ep, 109, Day Sailing with Miles Brown

Miles Brown, Jazz Musician, Sailor!

Welcome to Episode 109 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP)! This episode we go for a short daysail with fan of the show, Patron, and fellow Bay Sailor Miles Brown. If you recall a few episodes ago we featured a track from his new Jazz Album, Evidence of Soul and Body, from the Detroit Music Factory (Go Buy it!). This time around we start things off with a snippet of another song off the album, “Like Dave.”

Anyway, I had the opportunity to invite some Facebook Fans out for a day sail, and Miles was able to stop around and go out for a bit before the storms blew up. It was a very short sail, maybe 90 minutes, before the weather moved in for a brief, but fairly strong storm front came through. We were able to sit down on the porch and later the Bar at Hances Point Yacht Club for a conversation on how Miles came to sailing and why he loves it so much!

Hopefully we can get out again sometime soon!

Speaking of getting out there and sailing, we had a failed effort this past Sunday in 20 to 30kts of wind after a front came through. We (I) wasn’t able to get the Mooring lines off the cleat, there was so much tension on the lines and they fit, just so…… Lesson learned, take heed the signs, after almost losing a digit, twice, I packed it in….. could I have gotten the lines off eventually? Probably, using water or some other form of brute force, but safety first is the mantra beat into me at work. Stay out of the “Line of Fire,” Do your “Mental Risk Assessment,” and all that jazz. I thought better of it, and called it. It would have been a sporty sail for sure, so today I’m heading back down for some Hot, Humid, not much breeze hanging out on the boat for 4th of July. Hopefully there’s some wind tomorrow, and I’ll be able to get the lines off, and maybe effect some kind of temporary repair by which I’ll be able to get them off in the future.

 

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Intro Music by yours truly and Greg Young, available via The Incoherents. The Lean Years Volume 2, on Itunes.
Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP Ep. 108, S/V Lissadell Shakedown Cruise of the Upper Chesapeake Bay, June 2019

S/V Lissadell at anchor in Swan Creek, Rock Hall, MD

Welcome to Episode 108 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP)! Never Mind the Blathering! This episode is a wrap up of our Shakedown Cruise aboard S/V Lissadell in the beginning of June. 2019. This is the first opportunity to get around the upper part of the Chesapeake Bay on a multi Day cruise to popular spots, Middle River and Rock Hall, Maryland after recommissioning the boat all of 2018 and most of the spring 2019. Not much in the way of sailing, we have a long motor down, dodging predicted Severe Weather, a decent, yet lumpy sail across to Rock Hall, and a long Motor home. We spend 30 or 40 minutes on Monday morning chatting about what has happened so far, and I end up wrapping up the journey at home a few days later. It’s a bit toothy, and I actually did re-record my part at the end, but ended up just going with the original, I’ve been sick since we got back, first a head cold, now the Flu, and I just don’t have the patience to make it perfect. Hope you enjoy it though!

 

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Intro Music by yours truly and Greg Young, available via The Incoherents. The Lean Years Volume 2, on Itunes.
Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP, Ep. 107, Rob Deane of the Baltimore County Sailing Center

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Rob Deane of the Baltimore County Sailing Center.

Welcome to episode 107 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) with guest Rob Deane of the Baltimore County Sailing Center, located in Rocky Point County Park, just south of Middle River Maryland and on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, just inland of Hart Miller Island. I found Rob via the Upper Bay Sailing Facebook group, and initially had him confused with the Downtown Sailing Center, which is located in center city Baltimore. I quickly realized my mistake, but was intrigued nonetheless with what was happening in my neck of the woods of the Upper Chesapeake Bay.

Baltimore County Sailing Center

They’ve got affordable and easy access to the water for kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing. You can learn to sail, hang out on the small beach with a bonfire, possibly a band or a few beers during weekly events, bring the family, send your children to two week camps, and there are special nights for at risk youth and sober living communities to come enjoy a night on the water. You can check out some racing, day trips to Hart Miller, or just have a relaxing sail or paddle in the protected waters that are plenty big to explore. Find the Baltimore County Sailing center at the end of Route 702, or over on their Facebook Page.

We also have a Surprise treat, a new song by fan Miles Brown called “Three to One” off of his new release “Evidence of Soul and Body.” Its a Jazz Record to be released May 17th by Detroit Music Factory Records.

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Intro Music by yours truly and Greg Young, available via The Incoherents. The Lean Years Volume 2, on Itunes.
Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP EP, 106, Chris Smith of The Bonnie Boat Sailing Podcast.

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Capt. Chris and Ryan in front of Firefly, a Pearson Ariel during the refit.

Welcome to Episode 106 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) with guest, fellow sailing podcaster and sailor Chris Smith of The Bonnie Boat Podcast. We had the chance to chat about sailing and interview each other for our respective podcasts one recent evening. It was a great chat all the way around, I asked him about his boat, a Pearson Ariel, his trip down the ICW with his better half, trying to make it to the Bahama’s, his offshore trip during the Caribbean 1500, sailing with a young family situation, and his work hatching Oysters, as well as his sailing podcast. You can go check it out for yourself at https://thebonnieboat.wordpress.com/podcast/

If you are headed to the Spring Sailboat show in Annapolis, check out Alex from Redbeard Sailing, as he will be there with some of his inflatable Catamarans on display.

Also go check out Bradford Rogers and his new sailing podcast How Not to Sail.

 

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Intro Music by yours truly and Greg Young, available via The Incoherents. The Lean Years Volume 2, on Itunes.
Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP Ep, 105, Cross Podcast with Single Handed Sailing Podcast host Matt Rutherford

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Jeffrey Wettig and Matt Rutherford in Annapolis after his historic solo voyage around the America’s.

Welcome to Episode 105 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP). This episode we cross podcast with Matt Rutherford, Sailor, founder of The Ocean Research Project, and host of The Single Handed Sailing Podcast. We drink a bit of Sake…… Ok, a fair amount of Sake, Matt was celebrating finishing his exams to renew his Captains License and it was Miller Time….. Or Sake Time, if you will. It’s long conversation broken up by bathroom breaks and drink refreshes, it’s explicit, raw, and a romping good time of truth speaking and story telling. Matt is contemplating making a big Single Handed, Non-Stop, Circumnavigation of the Arctic in 2020 as a way to drum up funds for the organization and outfitting of their donated 65ft Steel Schooner as a proper ocean going research vessel. We chat about that, some of his recent podcasts, as well as the status of my boat and some Proper Blue Water Boats, as well as the North West Passsage.

If you listen to his version of this interview over at http://singlehandedsailing.libsyn.com/ you will get a better sense of how this all came together and how it went down, as well as maybe it being a backhanded preview for a new Drunken Sailor Podcast Matt may get into in the future!

In my intro I talk about where i’m at with the spring projects aboard S/V Lissadell, as well as some news from the Sailing Magazine world, as well as a new #Sailing #podcast to check out called “How Not to Sail” hosted by Bradford Rogers.

Also thanks to Listener Dave for the great note about being inspired to go ahead and sign up for some ASA classes in Florida at The Sara Bay Sailing School this season!

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Intro Music by yours truly and Greg Young, available via The Incoherents. The Lean Years Volume 2, on Itunes.
Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP Ep, 104, In Bed with The Atlantic Author Kitiara Pascoe

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Sailor and Author Kitiara Pascoe.

Welcome to Episode 104 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP)! This episode we chat with Sailor and Author of the new book “In Bed With The Atlantic,” Kitiara Pascoe. Kit, as she is sometimes called, spent a few years as a young woman from the UK, sailing across the Atlantic, around the Caribbean, Central America, and then back. She is a travel writer and blogger, and has written many magazine articles about lots of trips to lots of places, as well as sailing trips and tips, and the new book. You can check all this out at her website, Kitiarapascoe.com.

We chat about the trip in detail, about how without much experience she got her feet wet sailing, taking off without much of a plan, and how deciding to take off for a big trip across the Atlantic can impact your life in different ways. We talk about her blog series on “Boat Hitchhiking,” her other travel and adventure stories, as well as her work as a Ghost Writer.

Kitiara Pascoe signing her new book “In Bed With the Atlantic”

If you have a story you would like to tell, but just can’t find the time…… Who on earth would be in that situation???? Hmmm, anyway, if you are interested in working with a professional writer to finish your storytelling project, be sure to talk with Kitiara. In her words, “Memoirs and books about sailing are so valuable for the community as we all have to start somewhere and learn from each other’s mistakes!”

You can find more information about the Ghost Writing process and hire Kitiara via The Literary Lifeboat.

We also give a quick update from the Spring Open House at Annapolis Yacht Sales, where they are premiering the First US Built Beneteau Oceanis 46.1 on March 23rd, 2019. The event starts at 10am and will feature speaker Kate Dawson, Boat tours of the new 46.1, as well as Brokerage and other new boats on the premises, refreshments, raffles, etc. The event is rain or shine and open to the media and public.

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Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP Ep. 103, Captain Gino’s 101 Tips for a Breezy Sailor Lifestyle!

Capt. Gino with his book “101 Tips for a Breezy Sailor Lifestyle.”

Welcome back Captain Gino! This episode we check back in with former guest Captain Gino Garofalo with his new book 101 Tips for a Breezy Lifestyle! We spoke with Captain Gino a year and half ago and learned about his website and his Facebook group “Sailing, Life’s a Breeze.” This time we follow up a radio interview he did in the local Atlantic City, NJ area with more in depth conversation about how folks who aren’t necessarily sailors can experience the Breezy Sailor Lifestyle. What are the benefits of getting out there and experiencing adventure and excitement away from the throngs of tourists on the big new Cruise Ship or All-Inclusive, get on a boat, do some sailing, experience local flavor, head into town, take your time, get back to the boat with your kids or your friends and spend quality time in the anchorage, moorings, or marina.

Also in the intro of this episode we pay some tribute to sailor Cliff Kyle, a veteran who was disabled who was trying to get his new boat back down to Florida.

Capt. Cliff Kyle

He spent the past two seasons making his way south through a variety of issues. Having landed in Wanchese, North Carolina for Hurricane season, he set about tackling some of the issues with the help of many folks, both local and via Facebook Groups. I think he found a place he liked, but before he could move on, he passed away on Feb, 10th, 2019. Please read his Obituary and also consider donating to a Gofundme.

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Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP Ep, 102, Kate Dawson from Annapolis Yacht Sales

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AYS Director of Operations Kate Dawson, with her Parents, former owners of the Brokerage.

Welcome to episode 102 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) with guest Kate Dawson, Director of Operations at Annapolis Yacht Sales. AYS celebrated their 65th anniversary last year and continue to be a premier yacht brokerage, featuring great used power and sail boats, and more specifically interesting to our audience, brand new Beneteau Monohulls and Lagoon Catamarans. They have four sales offices around the bay, Annapolis, Kent Island, Deale, and Virginia Beach, as well as service centers in Annapolis for sailboats and Kent Island for powerboats. They can help you buy and sell quality used brokerage boats as well, and might just take in your well maintained and equipped older boat as a trade on a new one, something I wasn’t aware happened too often any longer in the boat sales marketplace. We chat about the history of the firm, some best practices and the process of buying and selling boats, her personal history with sailing, and upcoming events where you can meet and greet the AYS staff. You can check them out at their newly redesigned and updated website, www.annapolisyachtsales.com

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Make sure you stick around until the end, we have a special treat for you, an older song called The Ocean, by Central PeeYaaa musician Adam Kowalczyk, newly of the band Alow.

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Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP Ep, 101, Performance Inflatable Cats with Red Beard Sailing

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Alex Caslow, AKA Red Beard from Redbeardsailing.com

Welcome to episode 101 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP). This time around we chat about Mini Cat, X-Cat, and Reverso performance inflatable sailboats, Catamarans and Mono-Hulls, that pack away into small spaces, mitigating the need for boat storage on trailers or in marina’s/storage lots. These are fun boats that range in size from extra small to 460’s, are made of durable and Hi-Tech materials, are easy to put together, store away in small spaces, which opens up sailing to urban or HOA restricted sailors in suburbia. Alex Caslow, AKA Red Beard, started Red Beard Sailing with his wife back around 2015, and was able to represent the X-Cat as Day Sailor of the year in 2017 at the Annapolis Sailboat Show. It was a great conversation and I hope to someday go and Demo one of these performance boats with Alex, make sure to check them out at redbeardsailing.com.

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Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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Hootenanny Down The Hall, Episode 11, sort of…

Hey folks, I know its been a minute since I’ve posted anything up resembling an episode of this music podcast. This isn’t really an episode, well kinda. It is a recording of an air shift I recently did as an Alumni Fundraiser for WIXQ 91.7FM, Millersville University Radio 917theville.com.

I did a radio show back in 1992, and used to play mostly local music and some alternative. This time around I play some sailing related songs, some local stuff, and just obscure stuff I love, mixed in with a few songs I used to play back in the day…..

Enjoy!

Thanks to Matt Cleveland of Occasions DJ service for the great record

STBSP, Ep. 100!!!! Group Chat with Ms. Nora and Mr. Smoker on NYE 2018, State of the Nation

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Chris Smoker, Jeffrey Wettig, and Nora Seggel back during the Sippy Cup race in 2017.

Holy Moly, we made it to Episode 100 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP)!!!! Thanks to ya’ll for listening over the past 5 years! I want to thank all of my listeners, but also those over on Patreon that help Support the show and also those of you that have reached out and sent along notes of support and interest! I mention Scott, Robert, Michael Kevin and Dave in the intro, but I forgot about the nice note Doug from Western PA sent me! I’ll mention it next time!

This Episode represents so much for me, and I had grand visions of doing all sorts of cool stuff to celebrate. Alas, it ended up being a long, two hour, meandering conversation over the Dining Room Table on NYE 2018 with my better half Nora and our erstwhile Co-host, Mr. Chris Smoker. I had thought about talking about where we’ve been on the pod over the past 100 episodes, but generally recap where we are at with Lissadell, the lack of sailing the past year, where we hope to get in the new year, some of the sailing flicks out there, and sailing media in general. My lack of being able to have mainstream media pay attention to sailing more, the failure of my tweets and posts to go “Viral” I suppose, and many, many other things….. It’s a bit noisy in the house, so I apologize for that, and I’m hearing myself talk over my guests way too much, and with too much velocity in my voice, and something in my throat apparently. Sorry for all that, but I hope you enjoy it, and tag along with us for the next 100 episodes!

Thanks so much to Ron for the great Intro Drop! I love it! #SailOn

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Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP Ep, 99, Tom Raidna, Fan of the Show, Small Boat Sailor, ASA classes, and More!

Tom Raidna all geared up for some Sailing!

Welcome to Episode 99 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP)! This Episode is our chat with Pittsburgh, Pa area sailor and fan of the show, Tom Raidna. He sails a Precision 18 on Lake Arthur, north of the city, and last summer, after sailing for almost 25 years, decided to take some ASA classes.

We talk about how he decided to finally make the jump into the ASA world (American Sailing Association), what he expected to learn, what he actually learned, and whether or not it was worth the time and money. He guides us through his experience learning about the classes, where they are held, where he decided to take them and why, what kind of boats they used, and his plans to possibly take more classes next summer. If you have direct questions for Tom, email me theescapepods@gmail.com, and I will forward you along to Tom directly.

I met up with Tom in person at the Annapolis Sailboat Show back in October, it was great meeting up with him. He also got his Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast Tee Shirt, which is extra special! Thanks for being a fan Tom! BTW, Simon Rumley, Director of Crowhurst did not direct Man on Wire, it was the other guy! Sorry! :(

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Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP EP, 98, Karen and Steve from DaysUnfurling aboard Soul Shine

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Karen and Steve Haver from Days Unfurling aboard S/V Soul Shine.

Welcome to Episode 98 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP). This Episode we catch up with Karen and Steve Haver from DaysUnfurling aboard their new boat S/V Soul Shine, just before they sell everything and head off for the cruising life. We spoke to them just after the Annapolis Sailboat Show, and just before heading off to the Bahama’s, where they just now ended up just after the recording of the intro for this episode.

Karen was our guest last year after she put together a crew of ladies that raced in the 2017 Sippy Cup race aboard their old boat S/V Bottom Line. Things progressed quickly as they decided to pull the trigger on selling her, getting a new boat, outfitting it for cruising, selling the house and moving aboard.

They both join us this time around and share how they came into the current situation, what to keep, what to get rid of, the search for a new boat, preparing for the outfitting, choosing systems, crew, and keeping GG the Kitty/Admiral happy.

You can follow along with them on Facebook and Instagram, under the moniker DaysUnfurling and over at www.daysunfurling.com.

 

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Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones

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STBSP Ep, 97, 2018 Annapolis Sailboat Show Wrap up, part 2!

The 2018 Annapolis Sailboat Show, as seen from the Deck Above Pussers.

Welcome to The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) episode 97, the 2018 Annapolis Sailboat Show Wrap up, part 2! Back in early October we spent a great weekend hanging around the 2018 Annapolis Sailboat Show, held in downtown/Ego Alley Annapolis, got to see some friends and interview some vendors, even had a Pain Killer from Pussers or three. This is part 2 of 2, for episode one, go back and listen to episode 96! This time around we chat with John Franta from Colligo Marine, Craig Summers from Sailtimerwind.com, who has a great Wireless Anenometer that we have a link to over on our Affiliates and Links page, we see whats up with John Heinz from the Leukemia Cup Regatta’s, who just won an award as the top sailor/fundraiser for the three charity regatta’s held in Annapolis every year, we then stop by the Sta Lok rigging hardware booth and talk with Julian and Terrence who are your go to guys for anything traditional wire rope rigging related hardware and fittings, and we finish up by talking with Capt. Michael Pittinger, who we had on back in January, he was at the show manning the Integrity Yacht Sales booth, but we chat about lots of stuff, from boats for sale, how to get your boat ready to sell, getting things winterized, and finishing up the work on Lissadell.

I also talk about listening to some other pods, such as The Bonnie Boat Podcast who interview Fiona from Waterborne Magazine, and All Things Sport who chatted with Volvo Ocean Race Sailor Abby Ehler. I was also recently invited to speak at a dinner for the Rockville Power and Sail Squadron coming up on Nov. 14th. I hope that turns out ok, I’ve never done anything like that! Anyway, Like and Share and I hope you enjoy the episode!

John Franta/Colligo Marine – 23:12

Craig Summers/Sailtimerwind.com – 32:37

John Heinz/Leukemia Cup Regatta’s – 38:24

Julian and Terrence/Sta Lok – 43:00

Michael Pittinger/Integrity Yacht Sales – 50:47

 

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STBSP Ep. 96, 2018 Annapolis Sailboat Show, part 1.

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Kevin, TeddyJ, Brett, Guy, Jeffrey, and Devon from Sea-tech Systems at the 2018 Annapolis Sailboat Show.

 

Welcome to episode #96, as we visit the 2018 Annapolis Sailboat Show! This will be part 1 of 2. I did ten interviews at the boat show for the podcast, and we will split them up evenly at 5 apiece. We had a great time at the show this year, got to catch up with a few fans of the podcast, Trevor, Jesse, Kevin, and Tom. Got to hang out with Teddy J from the SailLoot Podcast, as well as attend the 59-north presentation on their Arctic trip with S/V Delos on Sunday morning. Also got to chat with Matt Rutherford for a quick few minutes at the check-in. Saw lots of friends and had a really great time hanging out in Annapolis! If you haven’t been, I suggest you go!

This episode we chat with:

Devon from Sea-Tech Systems – 32:16

Gregory from Mantus Marine – 41:46

Jon Bloomberg from Core Medical Systems – 51:51

Carolyn Shearlock from The Boat Galley – 59:23

And Nica Waters from Fit2sail and Good Old Boat – 1:02:32

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STBSP Ep, 95, Seafarers YC Gathering of National Heroes, The Path Less Traveled.

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Captain Derrick Cogburn and Wife Noemi, Skipper Bill Moser, Yours Truly with better half Ms. Nora

Welcome to Episode 95 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP). This time around we visit an event at the Seafarers YC in Eastport, MD during the big sailboat show, October 2018. They were celebrating Heroes of Maritime endeavors in the Black Community. The event was put together by Carroll Green and other committee members and featured 4 main speakers, Vice Admiral Manson Brown, Local charter captain Rob Chichester, Round the World sailor Captain Bill Pinkney, and Admiral of the Chesapeake Vincent Leggett. The main speakers are led off by special guest Tony Martin Commander of the Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron.

After the main speakers finished up speaking and answering questions, Captain Derrick Cogburn introduces the newly found Sea Scout Ship 1959 “Seafarers Commitment” program, it’s leadership and contributors. This is a follow up to last episode, #94, if you haven’t heard it, I encourage you to go back and listen to it.

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STBSP Ep. 94, Derrick Cogburn and the Sea Scouts, Ship 1959

Captain Derrick Cogburn aboard S/V Transcend.

Hey everyone, welcome to episode 94 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP). This episode we catch up with former guest and fan of the show Derrick Cogburn. When we last spoke he and his family were sailing aboard S/V Arcadia, Paceship PY26 and he had voyaged the ocean with a friend on a trip up north. Now they are proud owners of a Hunter Legend 40 named Transcend

S/V Transcend, A Hunter Legend 40.

and he is starting a Sea Scout Ship in the Annapolis, MD area, number 1959, name of “Commitment.” Think of it like a Boy Scout troop, only with a nautical focus. In our chat we talk about how they came to own the new boat, sell the old one, plans for the future, being part of the Universal Sailing Club, the Seafarers Yacht Club, Seafarers Foundation, the Sea Scouts program, and the benefits of going to seminars at the Annapolis Sailboat Show.

 

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STBSP Ep, 93, Setting Sail with Sailing Saoirse!

Beau and Brandy from Sailing Saoirse on YouTube.

Welcome to Episode 93 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP)! This Episode we chat with Fans/Patrons of the show Beau and Brandy from Sailing Saoirse on YouTube. A few years ago they decided to ditch corporate lives in Upstate New York, pack it all up, buy a well worn sailboat in Florida, move aboard, then proceed to tear it all apart, start a massive refit, then two years later get started on actually taking the boat out on the water and sailing! Talk about commitment to a dream! They have big ideas, big dreams, and aren’t going about it the easy way. A 1970’s Pearson 35, new electric motor, batteries from a Chevy Volt, solar arch, complete exterior refit, new used sails, and far reaching goals of sailing the Islands this upcoming season is a great recipe for a fun and exciting video series. Oh, and don’t forget the Dog, Oona!

 

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STBSP Ep, 92, Peter Swanson, Author, Journalist, Editor from Passagemaker Magazine, sponsor of Trawlerfest upcoming in Baltimore, Sept 25-29.

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TrawlerFest

Hey Everyone! Welcome to a new episode of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP), Episode number 92 with guest Author/Journalist/Editor Peter Swanson. He’s been a sailor for a long time, writing about boating in various places including many Active Interest Media titles including, but not limited to PassageMaker Magazine. They are bringing Trawler Fest and Boaters University to Baltimore Inner Harbor in September, the 25th thru the 29th, and we chat about the comparisons between Sailing and Trawlering… The advantages of doing things like the Great Loop and the ICW in a trawler, vs the cost disadvantages in terms of entry into the Trawler Universe.

He is also something of a Cubaphile, and we chat about recent changes in our ability to visit the country by boat, why there are brand new, completely empty marina’s there, and how Castro co-opted another mans dream of refitting an old motor yacht (Granma) left behind by an American Tycoon in Mexico, and started a revolution with it.

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STBSP ep. 91, Lissadell Update with Ms. Nora and some tunes.

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Welcome to episode 91 of the Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP). This time we chat with my Better Half Ms. Nora about things, and an update on S/V Lissadell, along with some yunes from the HPYC front porch a few weekends ago. “What Difference” from Ed Dwornick, with guest players Josh, Mike, and Robert, and a cover of “Don’t Know Why” by Nora Jones, fittingly enough…. I wasnt sure whos song that was when I put the episode together, otherwise I would have said something. Great times! Tune in, Like and Share! Thanks for your support!

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STBSP Ep, 90, Marine Arts Workshop founder Marcus Asante.

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Marcus Asante of Marine Arts Workshop sailing the Chesapeake Bay.

Welcome to this episode of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP), number 90, with friend of the show, former guest, Baltimore Sailor, Musician, History Buff, and Community Leader, Marcus Asante. We chat about many things, including an upcoming event Marine Arts Workshop and Richardson Maritime Museum in Cambridge, MD are holding on August 4th and 5th that will feature hands on boatyard work combined with a fun sailing regatta for 15 young people from the community. The event is called the Underground Railroad Freedom Regatta Weekend. There is a bit of an update on boat projects, some talk surrounding the Paceship PY26, The Volvo Ocean race, and much, much more. It’s a fun and long chat I enjoyed very much!

On a personal note, I hope to be floating, and not sinking, by the end of this week. I knew this project would be tough, nobody ever really speaks to the stress and frustration projects like this force you to deal with. On one hand, this took way longer than I thought it would, but on the other hand I can’t believe more than six months has gone by, but hopefully the spending will go way down, and the enjoyment factor will go way up, all very soon! There are still a ton of projects to be done, but hopefully they can be balanced out with some fun in the sun and on the water and on the wind. We’ll talk about it all soon enough!

Sail on!

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STBSP, Ep, 89, EEEEEMails, and Lissadell update.

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S/V Lissadell gets the Once Over.

Greetings folks! In this episode we answer a few emails that I have gotten over the past coupla months, talking about some of the great anchorages and places to visit in the upper Chesapeake Bay area, and we also have an update on the re-commissioning of S/V Lissadell.

 

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STBSP ep. 88, Annie Dike Part Three, Bahamas! A new song with sailboats and bays from Belly!

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Sailor, Captain, Author, Blogger, Dreamer, etc, Annie Dike aboard “Plaintiffs Rest.”

Welcome to Episode 88 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP)! This Episode we chat with Sailor, Captain, Author, Blogger, Rum Drinker, and Daydreamer, among a few other things, Annie Dike! She’s Back, for her third interview following up her sailing season in the Bahamas! Her and Philip, aboard their Niagra 35 “Plaintiffs Rest,” voyaged from Pensacola, FL to Key West, to the Bahamas and back over the course of 5 months, taking a month off and leaving the boat in Marsh Harbor. She is also celebrating a sailing Milestone, so check it out! You can find her, Author Annie, Video Annie, Podcast Annie, and now Mystery Annie over at her blog site, Have Wind Will Travel!

We also are able to feature a song by one of my favorite Alt Rock 90’s band Belly, fronted by one of my favorite singers, Tanya Donelley. This song is called “Hushabye Mountain” and is a teaser track for the new album entitled “Dove.”

There’s also a few minutes on the progress of commissioning Lissadell, my new 1987 O’day 302. It’s not done yet folks…..

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STBSP ep. 87, Burning the Socks once again, Lissadell Update, some David Ford and North East Corners.

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Cannon fire from the Opening Day Ceremony at HPYC, 2017.

Welcome to Spring 2018! It’s finally here……. This episode we get an update on the re-commissioning of Lissadell, a new Facebook group to hang out in, the Hances Point Yacht Club Opening Day ceremonies, with procession, Cannon fire, Burning of the socks, and some music. It’s like the 4th time we’ve done this on the podcast, so some of it will be a bit familiar, but there’s some new jokes, so there’s that!

And some New Music, a song called “Timber To Ashes” from my favorite singer/songwriter, David Ford, about the burning of Havre De’Grace, and a Grateful Dead tune from North East Corners. I missed recording the set from cover band Marlboro Road, but we had fun nonetheless!. I have some video of the whole affair, check back on YouTube to see if I get around to posting anything on it!

 

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STBSP, EP. 86, Author and Sailor Wendy Hinman

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Sailor and Author Wendy Hinman.

Please Welcome Sailor and Author Wendy Hinman to The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP). Her first book, Tightwads on the Loose, tells the tale of her and her husbands sailing journey around the Pacific Ocean, over the course of 7 years, on an small 31ft sailboat, with an even smaller budget. Her latest book, Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire tackles the family stories and lore surrounding her Husbands Families Circumnavigation circa 1973, when he was a young boy, complete with stories of high adventure, exotic places, and even a shipwreck! She writes many articles for many nautical magazines, with a Tips and Tricks book possibly just over the horizon, check her out at her website, www.wendyhinman.com

Her books can be found via her website or at Amazon, and she can be found out in the world promoting said books at various boat shows and boat clubs around the country. We missed her at the Annapolis Sailboat Show last year, but hopefully we can catch up in 2018!

 

 

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STBSP Ep. 85, Yours Truly Chats about money and almost free boats……

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Lissadell before. Circa 2010.

Welcome to episode 85 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) featuring yours truly and a chat about money and almost free boats. I go into some detail about the finances behind getting an almost free boat, what the budget is, how much I’ve spent so far, how I’m hoping to “Break Even,” so to speak, and how I came to be the new owner of “Lissadell” a 1987 Oday 302. I repeat myself a few times between the intro and the actual talk, so sorry for that. I actually recorded a version of the talk once during the snowstorm that hit PA on the first day of spring. I didn’t like that version, so I re-recorded it as I drove down to the boat on Sunday the 25th of March 2018, so there’s some background noise and what not that you may have to endure, but I think it sounds pretty good considering.

 

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STBSP Ep, 84, Fourth a chat with Matt Rutherford of The Ocean Research Project

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Matt looks Thrilled to meet me in 2011 at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show after his return from his Around The Americas trip.

Greetings Sailing Podcast fans! This episode of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP), number 84, features our Fourth, not third as mentioned in the episode, conversation with Round The America’s Sailor and Ocean Research Project founder, Matt Rutherford. We sit down with him at his David Walters Yacht Brokerage office at Port Annapolis, in Annapolis, MD, and have a long chat about the status of the organization and some potential exciting news, his new sailing podcast called Singlehanded Sailing, some current events about the couple that lost their boat on the second day, whereby Matt almost lost his first boat on the first day, and much much more.

 

 

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STBSP Ep. 83, Vicki Hurt of The Annapolis Sailors Network

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Annapolis Sailors Network

Welcome to episode 83 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) with our guest Vicki Hurt of the Annapolis Sailors Network (ASN). The Annapolis Sailors Network grew out of sailing meetup groups of disparate sailors in the Annapolis area that were looking to get out on the water. Vicki grew up in the Upstate New York area, spent time sailing on the Great Lakes, and wound up in the Annapolis area, did some sailing offshore and on the Bay, before ending up living aboard. Wanting to make connections in the sailing world prompted her and others to set up some sailing meetups, which transitioned to a more organized group and eventually into the Annapolis Sailors Network. She is looking forward to exploring the bay further this coming season, and the Network will have plenty of events and meetups. The ASN also has a Facebook page for you to check out. Its a great group of sailors looking to sail, network, and support other sailors.

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STBSP Ep. 82, Sit down with Capt. Michael Pittinger, part 2

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Captain and Broker Michael Pittinger.

Welcome to episode 82 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) featuring part two of our sit down chat with Captain Michael Pittinger from The Big House in Red Lion, PA.

There is some great practical sailing advice from an experienced skipper and sailor!

Geographically speaking, Michael is the closest Sailor to me, being just across town. He’s a gentleman of all trades, being a sailor, captain, broker, former Submariner, IT guy, metal and woodworker, and not least, husband and father. We chat about how he came to sailing, some of his voyages as captain of his own and a member of Singles on Sailboats, getting hit at anchor by a fishing boat, keeping a proper ships log, how he came to be a delivery captain, some best practices for owners, and a bit about being a yacht broker for Integrity Yacht Sales.

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STBSP Ep, 81, Captain Michael Pittinger sit down, part 1.

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Captain and Broker Michael Pittinger.

Welcome to episode 81 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) featuring part one of our sit down chat with Captain Michael Pittinger from The Big House in Red Lion, PA. Geographically speaking, Michael is the closest Sailor to me, being just across town. He’s a gentleman of all trades, being a sailor, captain, broker, former Submariner, IT guy, metal and woodworker, and not least, husband and father. We chat about how he came to sailing, some of his voyages as captain of his own and a member of Singles on Sailboats, getting hit at anchor by a fishing boat, keeping a proper ships log, how he came to be a delivery captain, some best practices for owners, and a bit about being a yacht broker for Integrity Yacht Sales.

This episode we also feature a song from Chesapeake Bay singer/songwriter named Janie Meneely. The song in called Thomas Point Light. She does have new material coming out and hopefully a House Show at HPYC sometime soon!

 

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STBSP Ep, 80, Rory and Kara Finneren, Sailing history, new boat and new sailing plans!

Rory and Kara Finneran.

Fan of the show Rory Finneren and his wife Kara have a new to them CS 36! They invited me aboard at Port Annapolis back in December to chat about their sailing history, the new boat and new sailing plans. As we post this episode, hopefully they are staying warm and avoiding major winter storms, but prepping to set off for southern environs. They’ve lived abroad, ashore,  onboard, and done some amazing adventures. Rory did some major blue water deliveries and races, including the RORC Caribbean 600 aboard Isbjorn with Paul Exner and Andy Schell. They helped deliver a boat from Tahiti to Alaska, and actually bought a boat in the Med, before a change of plans brought them back to Annapolis.

Back in the day he sailed his family’s daysailor on the bay, after a childhood spent on lakes in Michigan. They are just getting started on their new journey, which may include blogs and vlogs, but for now you can follow them on Instagram.

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STBSP Ep, 79, New Boat News and Interview with Spinsheet Magazine’s Molly Winans!

Spinsheet Editor Molly Winans (center) and Senior Editor Kaylie Jasinski (right) sailing aboard the Sandbagger Bear.

Welcome to the Holiday Edition of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP)! Well, sorta. This Episode, yours truly speaks at length about his newly aquired 1987 O’day 302 named Lissadell, thanks Tim and Debi! (Beware of the “Free” boat!) and we speak with long time Spinsheet Magazine Editor Molly Winans about many things, including how she found herself in Annapolis, MD, what Frostbiting is all about, the Chesapeake Bay Racing scene, and last but not least, some great nautical Christmas and Holiday gift ideas! Spinsheet covers sailing on the Bay, from stem to stern and beyond. With some cool features such as Blue Water Dreaming, sponsored by M Yachts, to the racing scene coverage, cruising destinations far and wide enjoyed by readers, to the Bay specific topics such as Skipjacks and Log Canoe races as well as See The Bay sposored by Dream Yacht Management, to crew listing parties, and the century club, bio’s of Bay sailors and boaters that spend over 100 days on the water (Our own former guest Sarah Ryan Hudson is among them!), this magazine features so much great sailing content.

 

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STBSP Ep. 78, Lifes a Breeze with Captain Gino!

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Captain Gino Lovin Life!!!

Welcome to Episode 78 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast(STBSP) from The Escape Pods Dot Com! This episode we chat with Atlantic City Sailor, Traveler, Foodie, Restaurant Owner, Wine Maker, Olive Oil Aficionado, and Blogger Captain Gino from the Life’s a Breeze website over at www.captaingino.com. There you will find content he produces, such as interviews with sailors and cruisers, photos and recaps of some of his personal travels around the globe, as well as posts from across the interwebs that pique Captain Gino’s interests that range from music to motorcycles and all in between. He’s a super interesting guy and lots of fun to chat with. If you are traveling through the Atlantic City area, or stopping off on your offshore voyages past New Jersey, make sure to give him a shout!

 

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STBSP Ep, 77, 2017 Annapolis Sailboat Show wrap up part 2.

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Welcome to the 77th episode of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) and part 2 of our 2017 Annapolis Sailboat Show wrap up. In this Episode we chat with Lin Pardey, Nica Waters, Joan from SSCA, Behan Gifford from Sailing Totem, Carolyn Shearlock of TheBoatGalley.com, Etienne From ATN Inc., Scott Farquarson from Proteus Yacht Charters, and finally Matt Grant from Sailrite. Aside from a few minutes of Left Leaning Political talk with Etienne, this episode is chock full of sailing chat that I hope you enjoy!

 

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STBSP Ep, 76, 2017 Annapolis Boat Show Wrap Up, Part 1

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The 2017 Annapolis Sailboat Show.

Welcome to episode 76 of the Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast(STBSP). This will be part 1 of 2 for our 2017 Annapolis Sailboat Show held at the beginning of October. The interviews for this episode will be Andy Schell from 59-north, Yves Gelinas, Jake from World Cruising Club, Brittany from Windtraveler, Jeff from Return To Seasons, and Wendy Mitman Clarke who wrote a Bay based novel called “Still Water Bending.” It was a great time and we will have more great interviews on the next episode!

 

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STBSP Ep. 75, Hostfull of One, Chesapeake Bay Cruise wrap up.

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Sharps Island Light, Outside of the Choptank River.

Greetings podcast fans! This Episode is a hostfull of one! Me, Myself, and I. There is no guest this week, but it is kind of a special episode, being number 75! I never thought I would ever have 75 episodes, it is such an honor to be able to keep doing this, and I hope you all enjoy! The episode will be an intro, a musical break from our party at HPYC back in April as we sit around the bar with the Band North East Corners and some friends like Steve Detwiler, and we jam out impromptu style to The Rolling Stones “Sympathy For the Devil.”

I end up telling the tale of our weeklong Chesapeake Bay Adventure back in September aboard S/V Pegasus as we travel to Annapolis, Oxford, and Worton Creek, all with a dog and enough food to feed a crew for a month……..

Next up we will be covering the United States Sailboat Show from Annapolis, Md, which started on 10/5. I will be there over the weekend, and hope to meet up with a bunch of salty sailors and fans!

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STBSP Ep, 74. Karen Haver skippers her all female Crew in the 2017 Sippy Cup Race

Karen Haver at the helm of S/V Bottom Line.

Greetings podcast fans! This Episode we try out a new microphone for our introductions and chat with Karen Haver of S/V Bottom Line, which she owns with her husband Steve and keeps in Havre De’Grace, MD. They ran the 2016 edition of the Sippy Cup with two of Steve’s Thursday Night Racing buddies, and she decided that this year she was going to run the race with an all women’s crew from the Tidewater/BaySail/Havre De’Grace home base. She’s learned a lot about sailing in the past three years aboard S/V Bottom Line, and in the classes taken in the years prior, but she had never skippered the boat alone or with crew, much less in an overnight race. They were well fed, had a blast, finished the race, learned and experienced a lot during the race. Karen and Steve hosted me aboard on a Sunday afternoon and we had a great time chatting about the race, the women, and future plans. Check out Baysail, the Women Who Sail, and The Magenta Project.

 

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STBSP, Ep. 73 2017 Sippy Cup Race

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Errant Co-Host Chris Smoker, Skipper Jeffrey, and Mate Nora Seggel at the awards ceremony after the race.

Join Skipper Jeffrey Wettig, Nora Seggel, and Chris Smoker aboard S/V Pegasus as we compete in the 2017 Edition of the Walden Rigging Sippy Cup! The race was run from 7pm August 4th through the night on the Chesapeake Bay from Elk Neck in the North East River to Annapolis. It was a heck of a race with lots of wind up until the Bay Bridge, then it got shifty as we passed underneath in the dark, and finished just as things were starting to lighten up in the East. Top that off with a Crab Boat Kerfuffle, and a motor that refused to co-operate the next day for the trip home. Even after all that, it was still a Heck of a Race! Hear our before, during, after, after after, and after after after conversations! I’m sure I’ve already divulged the results, but I’ll leave the story to unfold as it happened. Warning, there is a lot of background noise to some of this, whether it be wind, or the motor, it may be best listened to with a pair of headphones, as it may be difficult or annoying to hear the conversation otherwise. I hope you enjoy! Sail On!

 

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STBSP EP, 72, Randall Reeves and the Figure 8 Voyage

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Captain Randall Reeves preparing for the Figure 8 Voyage.

Welcome to Episode 72 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP). This Episode we chat with Randall Reeves who is embarking on an ambitious voyage, doing a figure 8 around the Americas and the world, sailing past Cape Horn twice, around the world (Antarctica) in the Southern Ocean, then through the Atlantic to Greenland, through the North West Passage and back to San Francisco. He tells us about the inspiration, the boat, the refit, the provisions, and the plans for the voyage and how you can help him post in real time from the voyage. In a year we saw the Vendee Globe and Volvo Ocean Race, and with next years Golden Globe Race, he will be in good company as he sets off. Check his site out at http://figure8voyage.com/blog/

 

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STBSP Ep. 71, Maris Eshelman aboard S/V Amekaya in the Western Caribbean

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Maris and Linda Eshelman out Cruising the Western Caribbean.

Welcome to this episode of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) Ep. 71 featuring Sailor Maris Eshelman aboard S/V Amekaya. He and his wife Linda are cruising aboard their Island Packet 420. My dad turned me on to him, as they all went to High School together, and I’m always interested in Bay sailors that make the jump to Blue Water! Hear all about the logistics in getting gear and supplies to your Hurricane Hole in Guatamala, sailing the Western Caribbean, and how you get there from here! You can follow along at http://amekaya1.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html. You can also hear me blather on about preparations for this years edition of The Sippy Cup Race sponsored by Walden Rigging, whereby we sail from the North East River on the upper Chesapeake Bay all the way to Annapolis, overnight.

 

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STBSP Ep. 70, Sailing Miss Lonestar Aubrey Wilson

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Sailing Miss Lonestar, Aubrey Wilson

This episode we talk face to face with Sailing Miss Lonestar Aubrey Wilson and Stefan (Sp?) who visited me at Hances Point for an interview. She bought a boat on the Bohemia River, MD for 1 US Dollar. It is a Cal 2-29 from 1976 and it was a mess! She has spent the past two months or so rehabbing the boat, and Linus Wilson from the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast was nice enough to tag me on a Facebook post about the Splash in this past weekend. I had no idea this was going on in my neck of the woods. I had seen Sailing Miss Lonestar video’s on Youtube in the past, but had never caught on with the series. Now I’m hooked! I think they are going to have an interesting time of learning while doing as they head North towards Cape Cod and the Massachusetts Maritime Institute where they plan on making a commercial and taking classes.

 

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STBSP Ep. 69, Sincerely, Sarah Ryan

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Sarah Ryan Hudson teaches kids sailing in Norfolk, VA.

This episode we speak to new You Tube Sailor Sarah Ryan Hudson whose channel, Sincerely, Sarah Ryan is up and running with episodes every week about sailing at Sail Nauticus in Norfolk, Virginia. She teaches sailing to junior high schoolers a few times a week and volunteers time and effort in getting the schooner Virginia up and running. I stumbled upon one of her videos back in April as she attended the Spring edition of the Annapolis Sailboat show. I wanted to chat with her since she is local to the bay, living and working on the water. Someday she hopes to cruise the world and live-aboard, but for now she is just have a blast sailing at Sail Nauticus and getting her You Tube Channel up and running!

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STBSP Ep. 68, Matt Rutherford, Ocean Research Project, take three!

The Crew of R/V Ault in Greenland 2017.

Welcome to The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast episode number 68! Our guest this episode is Matt Rutherford of The Ocean Research Project. This is the third time chatting with Matt, he is such an interesting guy and always a fun conversation. He spent the past two summers on research missions aboard his home/research vessel S/V Ault up on the western shores of Greenland. Weathering life threatening storms, performing tedious research tasks, enduring the logistical nightmares of supplying such an endeavor in remote places, and sailing the awesome beauty of the Arctic.

Between research sailing missions, running a Non-Profit organization, giving talks to places like the New York Explorers club, and delivering yachts, he also is now a Yacht Broker for Rogue Wave Yacht Sales, or rather the Rogue Wave Division of David Walters Yachts, located in Annapolis, MD. If you are serious about buying or selling an honest to goodness Blue Water cruising boat, see Matt and he will steer you in the right direction.

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STBSP Ep. 67, Burning o’the socks 3, Tom Kennedy Salty Sailor, and North East Corners!

Tom Kennedy playing drums during the Burning of the Socks at HPYC 2017

This episode we visit our 2017 opening day party at Hances Point, with an interview of one of my most fun boat club buddies, Tom Kennedy. It’s always a blast to chat with him, telling tall tales and lies, or are they true? Cracking wise and always with a story to tell, I was unaware of some of the offshore voyaging he’s done in the recent past. We were chatting for a half an hour before it dawned on me that we should be recording this. He’s a salty sailor, a character for sure, a history buff, and our house drummer when it comes to parties like this one!

Burning of the socks 2017 at HPYC.

We go towards the fire with socks in our hands as us Hances Point SWOGs burn our socks for the equinox, or some such like it, raise the flags, and set off some humongous booms from the field artillery pieces brought by our civil war re-enactor friends. See the blog post here! Our musical entertainment was the band North East Corners, who put on a great show, and hung around after for some hootenanny action.

 

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STBSP Ep. 66, Chat with Paul Matrangola, yacht broker from Tidewater Yachts, Havre D’grace, MD.

Yacht Broker Paul Matrangola from Tidewater Yachts, Havre D’grace, MD.

Welcome to Episode 66 featuring our chat with local yacht broker Paul Matrangola from Tidewater Yachts/Tidewater Marina in Havre D’grace, MD. I’ve been getting newsletter emails from Paul and Tidewater for years now, and thought it was high time to go check out what they have to offer and how they operate a yacht brokerage on the upper Chesapeake Bay. He also happens to have my current dream boat on offer in his “Boat Show” style deck showroom, a 1989 Pearson 33-2 named Arrow. I’ve been back and forth about buying this boat for a while now, as evidenced in my chat with TeddyJ on the Sail Loot Podcast a while back. I wanted to check out the boat, but I really wanted to make the connection with another well regarded local sailing enthusiast and industry professional in my local area, Havre D’grace being about 15 minutes down I-95 from North East, and just over from one of my “On the water” haunts, Sand Island. I hope you enjoy our conversation about who is buying and selling boats, what kind of boats are they buying and selling, and what is so great about the upper Chesapeake Bay anyway?

 

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STBSP Ep, 65, Lori McDonald of Gypsy’s Apothecary wants to Sail Round The World!

Lori Mcdonald wants to sail around the world.

Lori McDonald currently lives in the desert. She wants to go sailing once again. She wants to sail around the World in the 2019 Clipper Round The World Race. Wow!

I visited family in Arizona back in February. I wasn’t expecting to come away with a Sailing Podcast interview, but I did! Check out Lori, The Barbifer. Listen to the episode, you’ll figure it out! She wants to sail around the world, after spending part of her life as an avid sailor and instructor, she went west and moved to the Desert. She’s kept the sailing dream alive part time, “Puddle Sailing” as she calls it, but  now she wants to go big time, and head around the world as crew in the 2019 version of the Clipper Race. You can find her at www.gypsysapothecary.com.

You can help fund her trip by donating at www.gofundme.com/circumnavigation.

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STBSP, Ep 64, North East River Special with Capt. Scott Wells and The Irish Jasper Greens

Capt. Scott Wells on the North East River, Chesapeake Bay, MD.

Welcome to Episode 64 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP)! On Episode 64 we have the Irish Jasper Greens over to Hances Point for a St. Paddy’s day party and we sit with Captain Scott Wells on the porch and cross podcast. Scott runs a charter service out of the North East River aboard a C&C 35. A few years back he decided to get his Captains license and start the side business. Having lived in the area his whole life, he is quite familiar with the waters of the North East River. He also started his own podcast, “The Captains Podcast” available via his website, www.sundancemarine.net. There you can also find information about his charter cruises. We also hear a song from the venerable Irish Jasper Greens, singing their version of “Farewell to Carlingford.” You can find them on Facebook HERE!

We mention an article I was quoted for that is in the March issue of Spinsheet Magazine! I believe it is on page 34.

 

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STBSP Ep. 63, Trans At with Captain Yannick on a Cat!

Captain Yannick in charge!

Welcome to episode #63, our chat with Captain Yannick. In the spring of 2016 Captain Yannick Piart took his crew of three, including our friend Annie Dike across the Atlantic aboard his Performance Catamaran in the spring of 2016. She documents the experience Here!

We talk about how he decided to leave his duties in the French Navy as a Naval Aviator and move his family aboard and go cruising. How he found his Catamaran as he was stationed in Pensacola, meeting up with Annie and Phil in the boatyard, how he planned and provisioned for the trip (He was originally going to do it solo!), as well as details on the voyage, and his plans for the future! Join us for the great conversation!

 

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STBSP Ep. 62, Update with Author and Sailor Annie Dike!

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Annie Dike aboard S/V Libra

Welcome to episode 62 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast featuring returning guest Annie Dike. She has had a very busy year in 2016, starting with a full refit of “Plaintiffs Rest” a Niagra 35, hopping on board a “Fast Cat” on a transatlantic voyage, heading to Isla Mujares aboard S/V Libra, and culminating with a trip to Cuba. This year is shaping up to be just as busy with scheduled activities aboard Libra heading to the Miami Boat Show in February, where Annie will be presenting a seminar and  hosting a Ladies Cruise on the way home.

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Sail Loot Podcast with Teddy J and Jeffrey S. Wettig

Hey everyone, I was recently a guest on Teddy J’s Sail Loot podcast! Teddy and I met back during the boat show in Annapolis 2016 and had been emailing back and forth for a while, so it was great to be a guest on his podcast and talk about money and how much it takes to keep a sailboat on the Bay, and do the kind of sailing I do, on my days off and a few weeks a year. Of course we talk about our dreams of bigger and better boats and cruising the islands and far off exotic locations, and how we plan on getting there in due time…. Its a fun conversation, so join us!

 

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STBSP Ep. 61, Chat with midwest sailor and writer Kevin Derr

Midwest Sailor and writer Kevin Derr sailing on the Ohio River.

Welcome to the 61st episode of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast! This time around we have a chat with midwest sailor and writer Kevin Derr. He is a fan of the podcast and we were able to catch up with him and his wife at the Annapolis Sailboat Show last October. He’s on his third boat, and we are all hoping beyond hope that all of his times on this last boat are adventures, not mis-adventures, like some of his previous boats! He’s got some great sailing stories about sailing on his home turf of the Ohio River, Lake Kentucky, and some of the Great Lakes. For a flatlander, he’s done some fine big water sailing. You can check him out on Facebook!

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STBSP Ep. 60, chat with Skipper Ryan Rayfield of S/V Libra, part 2

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Skipper Ryan Rayfield aboard S/V Libra.

Welcome to Episode 60 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast. This episode is part two of our conversation with Skipper Ryan Rayfield of S/V Libra, a 60ft sailboat used in the winter months as an adventure sailing platform in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, and the Western Caribbean. Recently back from a trip to Isla Mujeras, Ryan talks about how he got into the business of sailing after getting the sailing bug in Tailand and how he came to own such a wonderful Blue Water boat such as S/V Libra. He lays down how his business varies from Winter to Summer, running short day charters in the summer and the longer adventure voyages in the winter.  This year they are going to Cuba, Key West, Miami and points south including Roatan! Check out Skipper Ryan Rayfield and S/V Libra at www.saillibra.com. Or his summer sailing business Orange Beach Sunset Sailing.

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STBSP Ep. 59, Sail with Skipper Ryan and S/V Libra

Author and Sailor Annie Dike aboard S/V Libra Nov. 2016

Welcome to Episode 59 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast. This episode is part one of our conversation with Skipper Ryan Rayfield of S/V Libra, a 60ft sailboat used in the winter months as an adventure sailing platform in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, and the Western Caribbean. Recently back from a trip to Isla Mujeras, Ryan talks about how he got into the business of sailing after getting the sailing bug in Tailand and how he came to own such a wonderful Blue Water boat such as S/V Libra. He lays down how his business varies from Winter to Summer, running short day charters in the summer and the longer adventure voyages in the winter.  This year they are going to Cuba, Key West, Miami and points south including Roatan! Check out Skipper Ryan Rayfield and S/V Libra at www.saillibra.com. Or his summer sailing business Orange Beach Sunset Sailing.

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Break music, “Mainland” by The Real Mckenzies, as performed by The Ogham Stones

STBSP, EP #58, 2016 Boat Show Part Two, Survey of vendors and friends.

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Lee and Rachel Cumberland from #beautifulcrazyhappiness, Teddy J from Sail Loot Podcast, and Jeffrey S. Wettig from Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast, Annapolis, 2016

Welcome to ep. 58 of The Shooting the Breeze Sailing Podcast, 2016 Annapolis Boat Show wrap up part 2, survey of vendors and Friends. It was a really good time hanging around the boat show this year! I was able to get some really great, fun, and informative vendor interviews and updates from our increasingly exciting circle of sailing friends. I blather on for about 15 minutes about my September sailing vacation week to Annapolis and back during the intro, and then we go on to the interviews. First up is David from Annapolis Hybrid Marine, Daneen from Mantus Anchors, the good folks at the Boat Loop, Jeff from The Sailing Academy, John Franta from Colligo Marine, Etienne from ATN Inc. as he explains his products to a cruising couple, Paul and Sheryl Shard from Distant Shores and their exciting news about a new boat and possible crew opportunities, and finally we catch up with Lee and Rachel Cumberland from Beautiful Crazy Happiness aboard Isbjorn working the 59-north.com beat telling the tale of taking their Tayana 37 to Panama and back over the past year, as well as a snippet from Lee’s band The Northern Outfit at the end.

 

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Break music, “Mainland” by The Real Mckenzies, as performed by The Ogham Stones

STBSP #57 2016 International Sailing New Media Summit at the Annapolis Boat Show!

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The 2016 International Sailing New Media Summit at Pussers.

Welcome to Episode 57 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast. This Episode we congregate at Pussers during the 2016 edition of the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD the second week of October. This is part 1 of two, featuring snippets from the show, including a half hour chat at what we were trying to dub the 2016 International Sailing New Media Summit, or Myself, Kamau from IandI boats on YouTube, TeddyJ from the Sail Loot Podcast, Steve and Brandy from The Sailing Rode Podcast, Vin and Amy from Sailing Nervous, and John Sparrow and Lizzy Swan from The Corsair on YouTube. During the recording between Kamau, Myself and TeddyJ, John and Lizzy stop by. Steve and Brandy and Vin and Amy had already left. This episode we also catch up with Behan Gifford from Sailing Totem, Lin Pardey, and Tory Salvia from TheSailingChannel.tv.

 

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STBSP Ep. 56, Peter Trogdon from Weems & Plath

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Weems & Plath owner Peter Trogdon wants you to have at least one Electronic Flare on board your boat!

Welcome to The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast, from www.theescapepods.com. This episode we sit down with the Owner and Proprietor of Weems & Plath Peter Trogdon. I was purchasing an Electric Flare at the W & P booth at the 2016 United States Sailboat Show when I was introduced to Peter and he suggested we meet up at his office the next morning for a full on conversation about Weems & Plath, its history, products, philosophy, and future. He was nice enough to invite me in and offer me a cuppa joe in a special mug! Join us as we chat about all things Nautical!

For more information about Peter and Weems & Plath, stop by the shop in Eastport, or head over to www.weems-plath.com

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STBSP Ep. 55, Following up with the Slow Boat and Captain Linus Wilson

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Slow Boat on the first leg of a Part Time Circumnavigation.

Greetings Podcast fans, welcome to this episode of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast where we follow up with Captain Linus Wilson, who was our guest back in April. Back then he was prepping and provisioning for his first leg of his Part Time Circumnavigation around the world. In this episode we’ll catch up with him and get his thoughts and stories of the first leg from New Orleans to Ecuador, via Cuba and Panama. Look him up at the links at the bottom of this post. www.slowboatsailing.com

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Captain Linus Wilson on his Slow Boat sailing around the world Part Time.

You can check out Linus at all of the following links, check out his Slow Boat books, Podcasts, Videos, blogs and more:

Subscribe to the Slow Boat Sailing podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing/id1084423845

author of Slow Boat to the Bahamas

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2

free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers

The Family on board the Slow Boat, heading across the Equator from Panama to Ecuador.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas has been the #1 bestseller in sailing narratives eBooks, sailing eBooks, and Bahamas Travel Guides.

author of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time

Get it on Kindle, paperback, or CD at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW

Or in audiobook at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/how-to-sail-around-world-part/id1089375300

How to Sail Around the World Part-Time has been a #1 bestseller in sailing navigation eBooks, sailing eBooks, sailing books, and two-hour travel guide eBooks on Amazon.

Check out the trailer for our round the world sailing voyage on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J172zSmxQB8

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STBSP Ep. 54, Bay Sailor Derrick Cogburn

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Derrick Cogburn sails the Bay.

Welcome to the 54th episode of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast featuring Chesapeake Bay sailor Derrick Cogburn. Derrick has just started sailing on his own Paceship PY26 last year, and has already crewed on an offshore boat going from Annapolis to Boston. He’s a really interesting guy, a fan of the podcast, and travels the world as a Professor from American University. He started appreciating boats while in the Great Lakes area, and caught the sailing bug when moving to Washington, D.C. He signed up for courses at the Annapolis Sailing School, learning on the Rainbow 24’s, and last year went out and bought his own Keel boat. Anyone that is thinking about getting in to sailing and the community surrounding it, should listen to Derrick’s testimonial.

 

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http://Derrickcogburn.com

 

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