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Andy Schell's conversations with sailors from around the world.

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Andy Schell's conversations with sailors from around the world.






Lin Pardey // A Legendary Life at Sea

#275. The legendary Lin Pardey is back on ON THE WIND! Way back in 2013 when I first started the show, Lin & Larry Pardey were episode #2. Six years and 273 episodes later, and Lin is back, live in person this time, to give us an update on her life and cruising plans. Sadly, Larry is no longer able to travel. Lin recently published the 3rd edition of her beloved 'Self Sufficient Sailor' book, and she explains today why that classic sailing tome got a modern update. -- Sail on ICEBEAR in...


Max Campbell // Surviving the Atlantic

#274. Max Campbell left England shortly after his 20th birthday in a rebuilt 22-foot wooden sloop, bound for adventure. He set out, as many Europeans do, travelling for his gap year with no real plans and not a lot of money. When he friend jumped ship in Lisbon to follow his girlfriend, Max set his sights on a solo trans-Atlantic passage, aiming west for Grenada. When his diesel stove exploded, literally setting Max on fire, his passage changed dramatically, as did his outlook on the future....


Lars Ström // The Nautor's Swan 'Professor'

#273. Lars Ström is known as 'The Professor' of Nautor's Swan. Now 80 years old and retired, Lars worked at the famed Nautor boatyard in Finland for nearly his entire career, and indeed during the period in the 1970s when ISBJORN, our S&S Swan 48, was built, AND also in the 1990s when ICEBEAR, oru Frers Swan 59 was built. Over the years since we first bought ISBJORN Lars has been a wonderful help to us in learning the boat, as he is to almost any Swan owner who reaches out to him. Mia & I...


Sailing Stories: 80 NORTH #1

Episode one of the new season of Sailing Stories, featuring the story of 59 North and SV Delos and their adventures aboard ISJORN in the High Arctic. Buy the second edition of the book at 59-north.com/80north.


Sailing Stories: 80º North PREVIEW

Special teaser for the new season of Sailing Stories: 80º North, featuring Andy, Mia, Ship's Photographer James Austrums and the crew of SV Delos! Subscribe to Sailing Stories and stay tuned for Season 3, dropping September 26, 2019! Buy the softcover, 2nd edition copy of 80º North at 59-north.com/80north Join Andy, Mia, SV Delos' Brian & friends in Annapolis for a special two-hour HOW WE THINK ABOUT SAILING panel! Tickets still available at 59-north.com/boatshow


Dane Miller // Finding Religion Offshore, 'The Root' Podcast

BONUS. Andy & his childhood friend Dane Miller sit down for a special episode of Dane’s ‘The Root’ podcast to talk about some of Andy’s religious experiences offshore. Subscribe to Dane's podcast 'The Root,' wherever you get your podcasts. View the video version on the Earth Fed Muscle YouTube page. Check out Garage Strength and Earth Fed Muscle, and stay tuned to find out how Dane, with Andy & Mia's feedback, is developing a fitness program for staying in shape on the boat.


Andy & Mia // Out the Gate Sailing Podcast

BONUS. Andy & Mia are interviewed by Ben Shaw for his Out the Gate Sailing podcast, recorded aboard ICEBEAR in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. 59-north.com/offshore


Jeremy Davis, Weatherman // ICEBEAR Passage Debrief

#272. Jeremy Davis, weather guru, comes on the show to debrief his passage from Lunenburg-Newfoundland on ICEBEAR. He shares what he learned as a forecaster, getting offshore for the first time. Sail south on ISBJORN in November. Check out 59-north.com/offshore to sign on. -- On the Wind is presented by Costa Sunglasses. And also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities; and Sun Powered Yachts.


John Harries Round 3

#271 John Harries, the founder of morganscloud.com, AKA ‘Attainable Adventure Cruising,’ and in my opinion the foremost authority on safe and simple ocean sailing boats & equipment. He’s an accomplished high latitudes sailor with over 150,000 miles under his keel. Mia and I met him for a round 3 on the podcast in Lunenburg harbor aboard Ice Bear. Sail south on ISBJORN in November. Check out 59-north.com/offshore to sign on. -- On the Wind is presented by Costa Sunglasses. And also...


Ben Shaw & Lauren Keane // ICEBEAR Crew & Living the Dream

#270. Ben Shaw & Lauren Keane were recent crewmembers on ICEBEAR for the Annapolis to Lunenburg passage. Mia & I first met Ben’s parents, Sid & Rebecca, in 2011 in St. Pierre, as we were getting ready to sail ARCTURUS trans-Atlantic. Inspired by us, and with a career in radio production Ben recently started the ‘Out the Gate’ sailing podcast. I talked to him and Lauren about their goals to take their kids long-distance cruising and how they’re making that dream into reality. Sail south on...


Charlie Doane // Sailing Journalism & The New Lunacy

#269. Charlie Doane is a long-time Editor-at-large with SAIL Magazine, and a lifeline sailor. I've known Charlie for years, and FINALLY got to sit down for a long chat with him aboard his new Boreal 47 LUNACY in St. George's harbor in Bermuda. Charlie told stories of his early days sailing a styrofoam boat he'd gotten in the mail by saving cigarette packs, the chance meeting that got him into sailing journalism, getting ship-wrecked in Africa and lots more. -- On the Wind is presented by...


Matt Rutherford // ORP Update & Sailing Isbjorn

#268. The one and only Matt Rutherford is back on the show yet again! Matt & I sat down to chat aboard ICEBEAR in Annapolis as he was getting ready to take ISBJORN north to Newport. As is normally the case when Matt comes on the show, we didn't really know what we were going to talk about, yet we easily filled a very entertaining hour, talking about him skippering ISBJORN, his own podcast 'Single-Handed', his challenges with the Ocean Research Project and more. -- On the Wind is presented...


Meg & Morgen // Racing Adventure Business

#267. Meg and Morgen are the couple behind Ocean Racers, sailing a Pogo 12.50 (think cruising 'Class 40') on the Atlantic racing circuit and taking paying crew along for the adventure. They earned their chops - and met each other - as young 20-something's sailing as crew on the Clipper Round the World race, the same year that friend of the podcast Ollie Cotterell was skipper. That adventure inspired them to start their own racing team, which evolved into the Ocean Racers business. Mia & I...


Ben Doerr Returns // ISBJORN Mate & Sail 2 Ski

#266 Ben Doerr is the owner of Sail Bainbridge, which operate charters is the region Bainbridge Island Region. He is also a husband, father of two, and professional musician with the indie-folk band, St. Paul de Vence. Andy and Ben sit down to discuss the recent passage from Key West to Bermuda. On the Wind is presented by Costa Sunglasses And also supported by Buldano Towels, and Offshore Passage Opportunities


Chris Stanmore-Major Returns // Solo Round-the-World Ambitions

#265. Chris Stanmore-Major returns to the podcast for another super-inspiring chat about ocean sailing. Chris is hugely accomplished, having sailed over 300,000 miles offshore, mostly racing. In the last episode with Chris, # 227, we discussed his sailing history and philosophy; this time, we talk about his latest ambition to try and break the east to west solo circumnavigation record, sailing nonstop round-the-world AGAINST the wind & seas, and his plan to launch a Canadian team in the next...


Bruce Schwab #2 // Diesel v. Electric Propulsion

#264. Vendee Globe sailor Bruce Schwab returns to the podcast with guest hosts (and now Isbjorn skippers!) Ben Doerr & Simon Borjeson, to discuss the power management refit options for ICEBEAR, our Swan 59. Bruce runs Ocean Planet Energy in Maine and specializes in power generation, and we discussed diesel versus electric propulsion, lithium batteries, gensets, AC/DC power and lots more. -- On the Wind is presented by Costa Sunglasses. And also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities...


Øyvind Vedvik // Helly Hansen Sailing

#263. Øyvind Vedvik is the Sailing Category Managing Director at Helly Hansen, who have been a longtime supporter of 59 North. Øyvind grew up sailing in the fjords of Norway and along the Scandinavian coastlines and has had a passion for the sport since his early days. He invited Mia & I to sail ISBJORN up to their annual sales meeting last April and we had a chance to talk to him about his personal sailing career and his time developing sailing gear at Helly Hansen. On the Wind is presented...


Pawel Motawa // Antarctic Sailor & Media Producer

#262. Pawel Motawa is one of the first guests I ever interviewed WAY back in my 'Two Inspired Guys' days in 2012. Then, he had just completed the ARC rally in St. Lucia, and I was drawn to his bright yellow steel sloop MALAIKA, with it's proud Polish flag flying, and thought there had to be a story here. When Mia & I sailed ISBJORN into Las Palmas in January, there was MALAIKA again, on the pontoon just a few slips down from us. Pawel immediately said hello and we reconnected for another...


Gerard Dykstra // Iconic Yacht Designer

#261. Gerard Dykstra is one of the world's iconic yacht designers. He's most notable to me as the designer of the Bestevaer 53, by far my favorite of all the aluminum expedition yachts which are now so popular. And he designed the first one for himself as a very simple, robust personal cruising yacht. He's also designed some of the most iconic superyachts like the Panamax ketch HETAIROS and the infamous MALTESE FALCON. Not to mention a few tall ships to boot. I first met Gerard in...


How I Think About Sailing, S2 #10 // ICEBEAR 1st Impressions

BONUS: Andy & Mia discuss the first six weeks onboard ICEBEAR for this week's episode of How I Think About Sailing. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app!