Episode 13 of The Sailing Podcast is an interview with Jack Binder who, along with his adventurous partner Jude has over 160,000 miles of sailing under his belt. After starting construction of his yacht in 1970 he went to sea in 1973 as part of a team called the 4 J’s. The 4 J’s clocked up over 100,000 miles together – which from memory is about the same distance as sailing 3 times around the world. During this trip the 4 J’s visited over 80 countries and sailed across 4 out of the 5 oceans. This phase ended in around 1987 but my guest relaunched his yacht in 2005 and the team headed off again, although now it was only 2 J’s – Jack and Jude.
I think that the most enjoyable part of producing the Sailing Podcast has been the opportunity to meet fantastic people who also share a passion for sailing and todays guest, Jack Binder is someone who I really enjoyed talking to and he generously gave me some of his time to let me know about the adventures he and Judith had at sea. I suggest you go straight to our guests website – www.jackandjude.com where you will find a treasure trove of information there to enjoy. They have cataloged all of their travels and made their photos, videos and stories readily available at www.jackandjude.com.
This is a 2 part interview which I did over Skype with Jack. I thought I could make this part available while I continue editing the 2nd half. There was a bit of delay in the Skype connection so I’ve been editing as much of that out of the conversation as possible. I hope that you enjoy this interview…
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I’ll have the rest of that encounter in the red sea in Episode 14 of the Sailing Podcast – as we continue with our interview with Jack Binder. Also In next episode, Jack lets us know about their later journeys after the children have grown up and left home. I had heard about Jack and Jude because of their writings about their circumnavigation of Australia and Jack will let us know how that came about. We’ll also hear about some of the environmental changes that Jack has noticed just from comparing their earlier voyaging to their travels today.
If you would like to see photos from the sailing trips that we heard about today, you will find them at www.jackandjude.com.
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