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A landlocked, new sailor’s journey to finding freedom and adventure at sea.

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United States

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A landlocked, new sailor’s journey to finding freedom and adventure at sea.

Twitter:

@mdlbrks

Language:

English

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7706396800


Episodes
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Moorings Ownership Update

1/8/2024
This is a follow up to a previous video about our decision to purchase a charter boat in The Moorings Yacht Ownership program. See the video version here: https://youtu.be/DA6UaHVZ9qc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:08:31

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Key West Sailing Recap

8/24/2023
This episode recaps our short, hot not so much sailing trip in the Lower Keys and Key West to wrap up our summer. I talk about our itinerary, sailing conditions and some of the best snorkeling we've ever seen! This episode has a lot of visual elements. Check out the video version here: https://youtu.be/3YCM22jv9q4 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:18:44

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What to Expect When Completing a Sailing Resume

7/20/2023
Many charter companies require a sailing resume or application in order to charter their boats, especially in areas where no formal certification is required. In this episode of the Anchors Aweigh podcast, we'll go over an example of a captain's application that I recently completed for Florida Yacht Charters. We'll also take a look at the first mate application they require as well. Click here to join the waitlist for the sailing planner / logbook tool: https://bit.ly/bviplannerwait ⛵️ Ready to start planning your BVI Charter Vacation? 🗺️ Download my free 6/7 Day BVI Itinerary here I use Ecamm Live to record these videos. If you’re a Mac owner, it’s the best way to record and/or livestream ➡️ https://bit.ly/ecammtodd --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:09:28

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning a Short Sailing Trip

6/21/2023
Sometimes you might not have a full week to break away, but still want to make it a sailing trip. In this episode I discuss my process for planning a shorter trip and how I put together an abbreviated itinerary, even if it's to a new destination. Charter companies mentioned in this episode: The Moorings Waypoints 🔊🔊 I use Epidemic Sound for music and sound effects. Start your free trial here ➡️ https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/ico0b1 I use Ecamm Live to record and produce this podcast. Click here to learn more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:05:51

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The Moorings Yacht Ownership Program

6/7/2023
In this episode of the Anchors Aweigh podcast I discuss The Mooring Yacht Ownership program and why we chose it as our first form of sailboat ownership. This episode is also available in video format on Youtube by clicking here. Learn more about Moorings Yacht Ownership by clicking here. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:08:59

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S4E1 - Anchors Aweigh is Back!

5/31/2023
This episode brings back the Anchors Aweigh Podcast! I discuss the future of the podcast and some ideas I have for future episodes. Check out the video version of this podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/09PIgsF0UK4 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:07:30

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S2E02 - Exumas Day 2 - Departing Nassau

3/18/2022
In this episode with have a few issues before getting off the dock, but are able to make our way to Shroud Cay with a stop along the way to visit some iguanas. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:06:01

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S3E01 - Exumas Sailing - Day 0

3/11/2022
In this episode I recount our travel day and the beginning of our most recent charter in the Exumas, Bahamas in 2021. Watch our highlight video from this charter - https://youtu.be/Kqix3SL7sDc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:05:37

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S2E08 USVI Log Day 8 - Returning to Base

10/22/2021
In this episode we head out early and make our way back to the Dream Yacht Charter base at Compass Point Marina on St. Thomas. Video Highlights from this Charter - https://bit.ly/usvi21 __________________________________________ Connect with me on all the things: Instagram: @tmiddlebrooks Twitter: @mdlbrks Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/toddmiddlebrooks Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@mdlbrks Gear I use: https://kit.co/toddmiddlebrooks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:08:36

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S2E07 USVI Log Day 7 - The Canvas Can Do Miracles

10/15/2021
In this episode, our luck finally changes and we finally get to fill our sails with wind! Video Highlights from this Charter - https://bit.ly/usvi21 "Sailing" by Christopher Cross (on Spotify) __________________________________________ Connect with me on all the things: Instagram: @tmiddlebrooks Twitter: @mdlbrks Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/toddmiddlebrooks Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@mdlbrks Gear I use: https://kit.co/toddmiddlebrooks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:08:37

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S2E6 - USVI Log Day 6 - Sitting on a Mooring Ball

10/8/2021
In this episode, we sit on a mooring ball, waiting on a tech boat and to find out what the rest of our charter would look like. We also have a great meal ashore at Lovango Cay, learn Tripp's foolproof way to eat a great meal and run into "Captain Crack Sparrow!" __________________________________________ Connect with me on all the things: Instagram: @tmiddlebrooks Twitter: @mdlbrks Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/toddmiddlebrooks Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@mdlbrks Gear I use: https://kit.co/toddmiddlebrooks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:10:46

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S2E05 - USVI Logbook Day 5 - Bad to Worse

10/1/2021
In this logbook episode, we were hoping our luck would turn around, after discovering diesel in the bilge. Unfortunately, we were about to discover what real trouble looks like. Video highlights from this trip: https://bit.ly/usvi21 __________________________________________ Connect with me on all the things: Instagram: @tmiddlebrooks Twitter: @mdlbrks Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/toddmiddlebrooks Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@mdlbrks Gear I use: https://kit.co/toddmiddlebrooks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:11:14

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S2E04 - USVI Logbook Day 4 - The Real Trouble Begins

9/24/2021
In this episode we continue our adventures in the U.S. Virgin Islands, discover a cool sailboat with a storied history, drop Karen off to head to the airport and snag the last mooring ball at our anchorage. Show Notes: Silver Cloud HistoryAYH Red Hook MarinaSalt Pond Bay, St. John Beach Guide Apps: Anchor.fm __________________________________________ Connect with me on all the things: Instagram: @tmiddlebrooks Twitter: @mdlbrks Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/toddmiddlebrooks Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@mdlbrks Gear I use: https://kit.co/toddmiddlebrooks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:09:05

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S2E03 - USVI Logbook Day 3

9/3/2021
In this episode the plumbing issue is cleared up, we start making water, we do some snorkeling and once again enjoy some of the best tacos anywhere from Lime Out, a floating taco bar! Links from this episode Lime OutSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:06:03

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S2E02 - USVI Logbook Day 2

8/27/2021
"The Seas Were Angry That Day" This episode details the second sailing day of our May 2021 USVI sailing trip. We start the day in rough seas, enjoy lunch at Pizza Pi and end up in Cruz Bay for dinner. Oh yeah, and our head got clogged! Mentioned in this episode: Pizza PiZozo's Beach BarSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:08:43

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S2E01 - USVI Logbook Episode - Day 1

8/20/2021
After an extended break, Anchors Aweigh is back for season two! We kick off this season with logbook entries from a USVI sailing charter in May of 2021 - and this one was quite the adventure! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:09:46

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Ep 33 - Planning a USVI Sailing Charter

4/30/2021
In this episode I discuss planning a sailing charter in the U.S. Virgin Islands on short notice. We are setting sail in May on a 42ft catamaran and it's time to start planning! Show Notes: Dream Yacht CharterSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:06:32

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Ep 32 - My Logbook Journaling Workflow

3/19/2021
In this episode, I discuss the tools and workflow that I use to capture the details of our sailing trips. It took three charter trips to find the best solution for me, so I thought I would share it here. Apps: Day One App - https://dayoneapp.com/Leuchtturm 1917 Dotted Journal at AmazonLogbook App - https://logbook-app.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:09:30

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Ep 31 - St Pete Day 4 and Running Aground!

3/12/2021
In this final logbook episode from our St Petersburg sailing charter, we cover the short 9.5 nautical miles from Antigua Cove back to the Vinoy Marina and wrap up our trip with a visit to the St Pete Pier. Show Notes: Renaissance Vinoy MarinaSt Pete PierTeak St PeteSailing FloridaSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:06:38

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Ep 30 - St Pete Sailing Day 3

3/5/2021
This is the third logbook episode from our first family sailing charter in St Petersburg, Florida. This entry covers the 24.7 nautical miles from the Twin Dolphin Marina to Antigua Cove at Little Harbor. Show Notes: Litte Harbor MarinaSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message

Duration:00:06:06