On the Wind Sailing podcast

On the Wind Sailing

59º North Sailing Podcasts

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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    Kirsten Neuschäfer // On Skip Novak & Solo Sailing

    1:21:32

    #335. Kirsten Neuschäfer is a professional sailor and adventurer, most recently working as a skipper for Skip Novak's Pelagic Expeditions in Antarctica in the Southern Ocean. At 22 she cycled solo 15,000 km from Europe to her home in South Africa, and is now preparing for her biggest challenge yet - the 2022 Golden Globe Race, a solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the globe starting next year! -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts. Forbes & Jamie Horton are real-deal yacht brokers, living the dream everyone talks about having cruised the Bahamas and Caribbean in both sail and power boats, with and without kids! Visit forbesyachts.com to buy or sell your dream boat or listen to Forbes' latest adventures on a 35-foot lobster boat in the Bahamas in episode 332.
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    Marcus Hutchinson // The French Solo Sailing Scene

    1:18:48

    #334. We met Marcus Hutchinson in Kinsale, Ireland after ICEBEAR's trans-Atlantic, having been referred to him by one of our former crew who used to be his neighbor. Marcus has been deeply involved in the high-end racing scene for most of his career, first as a naval architect with Rob Humphries, later as editor of Seahorse Magazine, on America's Cup campaigns, and now as a coach and mentor for major solo ocean sailing campaigns including the Figaro and Vendee Globe. Andy talked to him at his house in Kinsale back in August. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts. Forbes & Jamie Horton are real-deal yacht brokers, living the dream everyone talks about having cruised the Bahamas and Caribbean in both sail and power boats, with and without kids! Visit forbesyachts.com to buy or sell your dream boat or listen to Forbes' latest adventures on a 35-foot lobster boat in the Bahamas in episode 332.
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    Lisa Blair // Around Antarctica Again

    1:29:48

    #333. Lisa Blair is an Australian adventurer who holds multiple world records for her solo sailing adventures. She is a positive and strong voice for confronting climate change, and for pursuing one's dreams full force. Lisa is currently preparing to sail solo, nonstop, and unassisted around Antarctica, in pursuit of world records and groundbreaking ocean data collection. On her boat, Climate Action Now, Lisa will be facing the Southern Ocean again as she races the clock around the world. In this episode, Andy and Emma talk with Lisa about her upcoming solo adventure around Antarctica: how she plans, prepares, and finds funding for these world record setting endeavors.  If you missed Lisa's first 'On the Wind' interview, check it out here. To learn more about Lisa's record setting projects, visit her website lisablairsailstheworld.com, where you can also find her book about her first Antarctica record, Facing Fear. To support Lisa's next Antarctic circumnavigation via her 360 Degree Sponsor program, which starts in December 2021, click here. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts, the yacht sales professionals. Forbes Yachts sell the boats that allow you to effortlessly connect your passion for yachting to the sea, bringing your world one step closer to perfection. Visit forbesyachts.com to get in touch. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.
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    Forbes & Jamie Horton // Lobster-boat Cruising the Bahamas

    1:07:19

    #332. Andy kicks off the Fall 2021 podcast season talking cruising the Bahamas, with longtime friend and sponsors of the show, Forbes & Jamie Horton. Forbes and 59º North go WAY back, to our early days in Annapolis circa 2006, and he's one of the few brokers in the trade that has skin in the game when it comes to cruising - last year, at the height of COVID, he and his wife and business partner Jamie took their two young kids out of school and cruised the Bahamas on their 35-foot lobster boat. Forbes & Jamie tell the whole story on the podcast, what they like & dislike about motorboating versus sailing (they previously cruised an S&S Tartan 34 to the Eastern Caribbean), and why they're going back to the Bahamas in 2021! -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Yachts, the yacht sales professionals. Forbes Yachts sell the boats that allow you to effortlessly connect your passion for yachting to the sea, bringing your world one step closer to perfection. Visit forbesyachts.com to get in touch. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.
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    Sweden Open House // Crookhaven Stories

    18:10

    BONUS: Marcus Hutchinson comes aboard ICEBEAR for a coffee and some storytime in Kinsale, Ireland after our Trans-Atlantic passage! Emma & Andy reflect a bit on the trans-at and then Marcus tells a crazy story about salvaging an IMOCA 60 in a January gale. Join us for an 'open boat' on ICEBEAR in Sweden! August 29th in Marstrand, on the west coast; and Sept. 20th in Stockholm on the east coast! Check 59-north.com/events for details.
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    John Kretschmer // Talking Seamanship & Philosophy in Bermuda

    1:29:24

    #331. Andy, Emma & August sit down with John Kretschmer in Bermuda to discuss seamanship, philosophy, fatherhood and a wide-ranging list of other topics about offshore sailing.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to edsonmarine.com. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.
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    Megan Frey // Ocean's Dream Part 1

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    #330. Megan Frey has spent the last 10 years at sea, sailing traditionally rigged vessels all over the world. She is pursuing her dream of connecting people from around the world through sailing with Ocean's Dream. Emma got to sit down with Megan for a short chat while they were both in Maine, where Megan is spending the summer running a charter sailboat. This is just part one of our conversations with Megan, who has learned many lessons from her travels, and is looking to spread the wisdom of the high seas with others. Emma and Megan were also joined by Brittney Mauer, who is a lover of the wilderness and a professional sailor. She will be joining ICEBEAR around the world in the 2023 OGR. The three talked about fundraising and pursuing big dreams.  You can find out more about Ocean's Dream and support Megan at https://www.oceansdream.org/  If you would like to contact either sailor about their project, email Emma and we will connect you.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to edsonmarine.com. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.  
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    Gotland Runt Race Recap // Andy, Nikki & Mia

    1:02:54

    #329. Andy, Mia & Nikki Henderson recap last week's Gotland Runt race experience aboard SPICA, our Norlin 34 here in Sweden. Nikki and Andy reflect on what went right (we got 7th place!); what went wrong (we caught the galley on fire!); and how we can improve for next year. Plus, Nikki gives her thoughts on her first time sailing in Sweden, midnight sun night watches and racing with friends! -- ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to edsonmarine.com. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.
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    Lisa Roland & Nini Champion // Team Ocean Grown Rowing

    1:14:51

    #328. Lisa Roland & Nini Champion are setting out to row nonstop across the Atlantic in 2022. Lisa grew up in Canada as a foster kid, and "aged out" of the foster program, never having been adopted. Meanwhile, Nini grew up in upper-middle class Annapolis, sailing with her family aboard their Hylas 54. They both work in the maritime industry now, Lisa as skipper of a charter boat in Greece, Nini as a rigger in Annapolis. After meeting in Antigua, they teamed up to create Team Ocean Grown, where they'll use the challenge of the Atlantic crossing to raise money for foster kids to create a scholarship to help inspire and facilitate foster kids' dreams of entering the maritime industry. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to edsonmarine.com. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.
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    Abby Ehler // The Magenta Project

    1:02:26

    #327: Abby Ehler has been working in high performance sailing, on and off the water, for over twenty years. She has competed in three editions of the Volvo Ocean Race as boat captain, most recently competing in the 2017-18 race with Team Brunel, the first edition of the Race to actively promote mixed gender teams. When shore side, Abby has worked for the America’s Cup and Sail GP. Abby founded and runs the Magenta Project, a collective that develops pathways and opportunities for women in performance sailing. The Magenta Project focuses on establishing networks, fostering mentorships, influencing policy, and raising awareness. Abby also hosts her own podcast, the Sailing Show Podcasts, where she interviews professional sailors.  -- ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to edsonmarine.com. -- BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced! True North designs & builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers. Reach out on info@truenorth-designs.com if you have questions that you would like answered.

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