Episode 21 of The Sailing Podcast is a great interview with my guest John Martin who, along with his wife Lyn has sailed over 60,000 miles through the South Pacific aboard their yacht Windflower. John and Lyn write regularly for several cruising magazines and they also run the Island Cruising Association out of New Zealand and it seems to be the go-to place for information if you are sailing in the South Pacific. They offer sailing guides and resources and also coordinate yacht rallies that you can get involved with either as a skipper or just as a crew member. Their website is www.islandcruising.co.nz and John will explain how to access the information on their website during the interview.
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Thanks John for letting us know about your lifestyle and about what the island cruising association has to offer – it sounds fantastic and I hope everyone will take up the opportunity to trial your website with the free affiliate membership and access some of the fantastic information there.
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Thank you for joining me again today thanks also to those listeners who responded to my call out for photos of their boats and also suggestions for podcast guests. I have put a listener gallery up at The Sailing Podcast with some listener’s yachts and if you have another one to add please just email it to David@thesailingpodcast.com along with a brief description for me to add on the website.
I have another interview recorded and nearly ready to go – it’s with Matt Rutherford who just this year completed a solo circumnavigation of the Americas – it’s a fascinating story and Matt is a really humble character who really deserves a lot more recognition for his feat – his motivation was fundraising for his local disabled sailing association – CRAB and I will have all that information along with the next episode. If you want to check out his site, it is www.solotheamericas.org .
Thank you for joining David and Carina on their journey