Episode 44 of The Sailing Podcast is an interview with Harley Earl who is currently in New Zealand and planning to return to the South Pacific Islands this southern cruising season. Harley let us know about Deerfoot sailing yachts which are designed by the famous cruisers Steve and Linda Dashew.
With a background of teaching sailing through OCSC Sailing in San Francisco, Harley has set off with his family sailing across the Pacific Ocean and spoke to us from New Zealand. This cruising season they are heading north to the islands of the South Pacific including Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
In this episode we hear about:
- Their first circumnavigation
- The search for their Deerfoot yacht
- Steve and Linda Dashew
- Homeschooling while cruising
- Sailing opportunities with Kailani Ocean Adventures
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Show Notes for Deerfoot Sailing Yachts with Harley Earl
One of our listeners, Cameron, recommended that I catch up with Harley, as Cameron and Harley had worked together at the OCSC in San Francisco – which you can find at www.ocscsailing.com
We also heard about how Harley uses the longer legs of his trips as training voyages and while he sails the boat there with crew, the family will fly from their base and meet the yacht once it is in the cruising grounds – sounds like an ideal arrangement. Harley is a qualified sailing instructor so he also gets the chance to teach on these trips and share his knowledge with the sailors that join him. You can catch up with Harley Earl either at:
- Their personal website – http://laughterjourney.com/
- Kailani Ocean Adventures – http://sailkailani.com/
We also spoke about the famous cruising couple Steve and Linda Dashew from www.setsail.com who have produced some great books about sailing. The following links are to the Amazon website where you can purchase a copy:
On the Radar
Firstly I would like to mention Bumfuzzle. This was recommended to me by Ellen Jacobson who we talked to in Episode 40 about 10 steps to becoming full time cruisers. Ellen likes the Bumfuzzle site for the wonderful adventures they have had and the great pictures they have on the site.
They have a combination of Sailing Trips – a circumnavigation and time spent cruising Mexico, as well as road trips in a Porche 356, a VW Combi and are now setting up a 1966 Dodge Travco RV for another adventure. I noticed that they also have a book about their sailing adventures called – Bumfuzzle available on Amazon both as a hard copy book or as a kindle download for just $2.99 – might be a good one to pop on your computer for a rainy day. Don’t forget that you can just download a Kindle app for your laptop, iPhone or iPad to enjoy the e-books whenever you like.
Well I think we can count the Dashew site at www.setsail.com as one of the recommendations for the “on the Radar” segment this week – as I mentioned, it’s a huge sailing resource and I have also popped some Amazon links to their books on the Sailing Podcast if you would like to have a great sailing resource in hard copy. Their books are:
2 – Surviving the Storm: Coastal and Offshore Tactics
Which is the one I think Harley recommended
3 – Mariner’s Weather Handbook
–Which I am sure covers the things you need to know before heading out. Again everything the Dashews write is from the perspective of cruising sailors.
If you do decide to use the links on my website and decide to buy a book or something else on Amazon, I do get a small commission which helps to support the show. It actually helps me out if you are looking to buy anything on Amazon, if you access the site through one of the Amazon links on the Sailing Podcast. I will set up a link that is www.thesailingpodcast.com/amazon so that if you are heading to Amazon you can help support the show at the same time.
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