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The definitive podcast about sailing. Professional sailors Andy Schell, August Sandberg & Emma Garschagen interview sailors from around the world to discover what motivates, scares & inspires them. For over seven years and through 300+ episodes, we've interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to our heroes like John Kretschmer & Pam Wall, boat builders, yacht designers, YouTube stars and many more. HOLD FAST!
 
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(#321 Replay). We're dipping into the archives for the next six weeks. ON THE WIND is on a new-episode hiatus until August 23, but we didn't want to leave you hanging for so long! So OTW host and founder Andy Schell has put together new intros for some of his favorite interviews of the past. Furthermore, all of these archive episodes have some kind…
 
(#210 Replay). We're dipping into the archives for the next six weeks. ON THE WIND is on a new-episode hiatus until August 23, but we didn't want to leave you hanging for so long! So OTW host and founder Andy Schell has put together new intros for some of his favorite interviews of the past. Furthermore, all of these archive episodes have some kind…
 
#363 (#169 Replay). We're dipping into the archives for the next six weeks. ON THE WIND is on a new-episode hiatus until August 23, but we didn't want to leave you hanging for so long! So OTW host and founder Andy Schell has put together new intros for some of his favorite interviews of the past. Furthermore, all of these archive episodes have some…
 
#362 (#252 Replay). We're dipping into the archives for the next six weeks. ON THE WIND is on a new-episode hiatus until August 23, but we didn't want to leave you hanging for so long! So OTW host and founder Andy Schell has put together new intros for some of his favorite interviews of the past. Furthermore, all of these archive episodes have some…
 
#361. Captain Bill Pinkney returns to the podcast to chat with Emma about his life, career, and new book. In 1992, Bill became the first black man to circumnavigate solo, sailing via the five Great Capes. He made the 2 year voyage around the world on his Valiant 47 COMMITMENT. In addition to it being a remarkable sailing trip, Bill's circumnavigati…
 
REPLAY of #192. Susie Goodall is a badass. Mia & I met her in Antigua in February 2017 after she’d just completed a solo trans-Atlantic crossing in her Rustler 36. At just 26, she was the first woman to enter the following year’s Golden Globe Race, essentially a reenactment of the famous race that Sir Robin Knox-Johnston won in 1968, establishing n…
 
#359. In just over three months, a yacht race like no other will start from Les Sables d’Olonne, France – the Golden Globe Race 2022. On the start line, we’ll find Ian Herbert-Jones and his beloved boat Puffin, ready to sail & race solo around the world with no modern equipment or outside assistance. The concept of the 30,000 mile non-stop, solo ci…
 
#358. Captain Liz Clark has sailed over 20,000 miles on her sailboat, Swell. She grew up sailing in San Diego, and cruised the coast of Mexico with her family at age 9. She became an avid and competitive surfer as a teenager, which took her traveling around the world. After finishing her degree in Environmental Science in Santa Barbara, Liz acquire…
 
#357. Andy & Mia discuss a string of recent failures with ICEBEAR and the 59 North business in general and reflect on what they've learned from them. -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North's 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' Annual membership site with access to the canon of seamanship content (articles, videos, podcasts & more…
 
#356. Paul Heiney is a well-known writer and broadcaster, as well as a seasoned ocean sailor. His voyages include a singlehanded race across the Atlantic, a long passage from England to Cape Horn and back, and a cruise around Iceland. His work is published regularly in sailing magazines and he has written several books, some about his sailing trips…
 
#355. Andy hosts a sit-down session at August's cabin in Bergen where a bunch of salty sea captains talk sailing. Honestly, we can't even tell you what this episode is about, as it's a rambling hour of shootin' the shit. But it's entertaining, we promise. Grab a coffee or a whisky and join us! -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59º North'…
 
#354. Jon Totten is an outdoorsman, educator, sailor, and all-around great person. He spent 12 years leading outdoor adventures in Northern Idaho before he found a path as a professional sailor. Jon led sailing charters in the San Juan Islands and the Caribbean until life forced him to change paths. After an absolutely epic adventure in 2020, he we…
 
#353. Tapio Lehtinen is a legendary Finnish sailor who is preparing to race the Golden Globe Race this year, and the Ocean Globe Race in 2023. Tapio sailed the Whitbread Round the World Race as watch captain in 1980-81. He also completed an arduous Golden Globe Race in 2018, which made Tapio the first Finn to have raced single-handed nonstop around…
 
#352. Robin Lee Graham made history when he left California in 1965, at the age of sixteen, to sail around the world alone on DOVE. He met his wife Patti on this epic journey, which he completed in 1970. The voyage was followed by a flurry of media and a difficult return to life ashore. The Graham’s moved to Montana soon after the circumnavigation,…
 
#351. Andy Chase is a professional mariner in every sense of the word. He's worked all over the world on all types of ships - big, small, sailing ships and container ships. Nonfiction writer John McPhee even based his wonderful book 'Looking for a Ship' on Andy's maritime career. Most recently, Andy's been a long-time professor at Maine Maritime Ac…
 
#350. Ryan Ellison, friend of the show, returns to talk about his emotional voyage solo across the Atlantic. Aboard POLAR SEAL, Ryan got involved in a migrant rescue at sea and helped save the lives of dozens of migrants as he stood by to mark their position while the helicopter rescue crews did their work. Ryan reflects on the traumatic experience…
 
#349. Peter Gibbons-Neff - the namesake of PGN Ocean Racing - is a solo sailor from Annapolis aiming for the single-handed Mini Transat next year in 2023. Peter & I have crossed paths many times, most recently in Kinsale, Ireland - we were outbound on ICEBEAR heading to Sweden, and Peter was inbound on his Mini arriving from France. We traded photo…
 
#348. 59º North's own Emma Garschagen is back in the interviewee-seat after having sailed 12,000 miles as the mate on ICEBEAR in 2021. Emma takes us through all of the ups and downs of her long voyage, from successfully completing her first trans-Atlantic crossing to an offshore medical emergency. New to the show? Listen to episode #311 to learn mo…
 
#347. Dawn Riley is an expert big-boat and match-racing sailor, and a wonderful storyteller. Emma got Dawn on the phone for an hour of sailing stories from Dawn's incredible career. Dawn was the first woman to manage an entire America’s Cup syndicate, the first American sailor to sail in three America’s Cups and two Whitbread Round the World races.…
 
#346. Chris Nolan is a former US Coast Guard cutterman and current USCG reservist. He is a faculty captain and interim academic dean at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Chris is also the founder of Practical Navigator where he provides educational resources to mariners. He also runs the Practical Naviator YouTube channel wher…
 
#345. Matt Rutherford (again!). Matt & Andy shoot the shit about sailing origins, how far we've come since 2011, his big-ass schooner refit, missing solo sailing, and Matt's upcoming Greenland expedition with his Ocean Research Project. Want to sail with Matt? He's looking for a female mate to work alongside him, his first mate, and scientist Nicol…
 
#344. Taylor Grieger returns to the podcast to talk about how sailing saved his life. Taylor is a military vet, a former US Navy rescue swimmer, who suffered from severe PTSD on his return to civilian life. He returned to a childhood love of sailing, and with two friends, set out to sail around Cape Horn and talk about PTSD for a film called HELL O…
 
#343. Djemila Tassin is a Belgian and Spanish sailor from the island of La Palma. She completed the 2021 Mini Transat aboard her boat Kaïros. Djemila is a determined solo sailor, a trained oceanographer, and an inspiring adventurer. In this episode, Emma and Djemila discuss the mental preparation necessary for an undertaking like the Mini Transat. …
 
#342. Andy & Mia open up the new season with their annual year-in-review show to look back on 2021 and look ahead to 2022! Lots has evolved at 59 North - we dropped OGR, got a new boat FALKEN, have new teammates to share adventures with and have a new family dynamic at home to navigate! -- Join the conversation on The Quarterdeck, 59 North's 'deep …
 
RECYCLED #231. Tom Cunliffe is one of the great sailor/writers of the past 30 years. His old-school style in both the boats he chooses to sail and the way he tells his story is fascinating. Tom grew up in the UK and went to sea at a very young age on an actual merchant sailing vessel trading along the coast. His adventurous spirit goes beyond the h…
 
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