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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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Sailing La Vagabonde

Episode 57 of The Sailing Podcast is with Riley and Elayna of Sailing La Vagabonde. The story of La Vagabonde started with Riley searching for a yacht to sail singlehanded, which led to finding La Vagabonde in Italy. From here he crossed paths with Elayna, who joined Riley to sail throughout Europe and across the…

Wendy Hinman – Tightwads on the Loose

Episode 56 of The Sailing Podcast is with Wendy Hinman, author of Tightwads on the Loose. Wendy and her husband, Garth, bought a 31’ yacht, which fit their budget better than Garth’s large frame. While visiting 19 countries and sailing over 34,000 miles, they learned life aboard is about living simply and adventurously. I spoke…

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…

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