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Our goal is to share real stories about sailing and cruising. Our guests share a part of their story and help you to realise your dream of sailing away.

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Bill Butler – 66 Days Adrift

Episode 55 of The Sailing Podcast is with Bill Butler who shared his story of being attacked by pilot whales and shipwrecked in his book 66 Days Adrift: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Open Sea Bill and his wife spent 66 days in a life raft after their yacht was attacked by…

Lee Shore Blues: Sex, Drugs and Bluewater Sailing

Episode 54 of The Sailing Podcast is with Peter Heiberg who shares his stories about a life at sea in his book Lee Shore Blues: Sex, Drugs and Bluewater Sailing Peter restored a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter and owned it for 35 years. After working as a commercial skipper for many years he entered the…

With Jean du Sud around the world and Cape Horn Windvane

Episode 53 of The Sailing Podcast is with Yves Gelinas talking about the re-release of his classic sailing movie ‘With Jean-du-Sud around the world’ in High Definition (HD). The movie won several awards when it was released and remains one of the best sailing movies of all time. Yves Gelinas is also well known in…

Sailing in the Mediterranean

Episode 52 of The Sailing Podcast is with Franz Amussen about Sailing in the Mediterranean. Franz decided to build a Bristol Channel Cutter after being inspired by Lin and Larry Pardey and their stories of adventure in Seraffyn. Franz built his Lyle Hess design in his backyard and, after spending some time in the San…

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