How I Think About Sailing
By 59 North, Ltd.
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Andy Schell's evolving thoughts on the technical and philosophical aspects of offshore adventure sailing, including yacht design and outfitting, weather forecasting, sail selection, watch rotations and leadership, emergencies at sea and more. Plus the occasional interview with mentors and contemporaries.
||ExplicitS2 #9 // Risk Management 3 w. Ryan Ellison||Season 2, #9. Part 2 of last week’s chat with former Air Force pilot Ryan Ellison for another talk about risk management. This one is in two parts, so make sure to listen to Part 1 from episode #8 last week first! See more of Ryan’s adventures on...||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 #8 // Risk Management Con't w. Ryan Ellison||Season 2, #8. Former Air Force pilot Ryan Ellison joins Andy for another talk about risk management. This one is in two parts, so check out the continuation next week on episode #9. See more of Ryan’s adventures on his YouTube Channel “Ryan and...||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2, #7 // 'Black Swan' Outfitting Revisited||Season 2, #7. Andy reads and comments on an piece he wrote almost 5 years ago to the DAY about risk management and black swans. -- How I Think About Sailing is presented by Forbes Horton Yachts. Buy or sell your dream boat with Forbes at...||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, #6 // Risk Management with Ryan Ellison||Season 2, #6. Former Air Force pilot Ryan Ellison joins Andy to talk about how practices from aviation can help us sailors better manage risk offshore. See more of Ryan’s adventures on his YouTube Channel “Ryan and Sophie Sailing.” -- How I...||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 #5 // Arctic Reflections w/ Mia & Andy||Season 2, #5. Mia & Andy reflect on a summer above the Arctic Circle.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2, #4 // Watch Schedules, Conflict Resolution, & More! Q&A||Season 2, #4. Mia joins Andy on today’s show to answer listener questions about watch systems, crew conflict resolution, shoreside learning and more! -- How I Think About Sailing is sponsored by Forbes Horton Yachts. Contact Forbes & see his...||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 #3 // Crossing the Gulf Stream||Season 2, #3. It's that time of year again - as a whole bunch of boats head south from the east coast of the USA, Andy revisits how he thinks about getting safely across the Gulf Stream. -- How I Think About Sailing is presented by Forbes Horton...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, #2 // Reefing Q&A||Season 2, #2. Andy & Blake Aslin - aka ‘Billy Big Rig’ - talk reefing systems and reefing procedures. -- How I Think About Sailing is supported by Forbes Horton Yachts. In the market for a boat? Have one to sell? Do Andy a favor and contact...||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2, #1 // "You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat"||Season 2, #1. Chief Brody from JAWS was right - we ARE gonna need a bigger boat! Introducing 'ICE BEAR,' our German Frers-designed Swan 59, and 59 North's 2nd boat. Andy tells the whole story. Check out the new boat at 59-north.com/icebear.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 // Departure (Season 1 Finale)||#11. You can only prepare for so long. Eventually, you gotta just go.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 // Mario Vittone on Why 'Experience' is the Wrong Argument||#10. Mario Vittone, former USCG Rescue Swimmer, records a special episode just for HITAS listeners on why 'experience' in the wrong argument when it comes to safety at sea. -- Our 2020 Passage Calendar is live! Go to 59-north.com/2020 to sail with us...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 // Refitting Isbjorn||#9. Andy talks about Isbjorn's big refit and the 70-mile shakedown cruise he and Mia did up the west coast of Sweden. Special thanks to Helly Hansen for inviting us to their event; and to Isbjorn crewmember Karl for composing and performing the music...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 // Crew Management||#8. Andy answers emailed questions from August & Rick on crew management & selection and watch rotations offshore.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#7 // Crew Leadership, Drogues & MOB: Listener Q&A w/ Chris Hartnett||#7. Crew Leadership, Drogues & MOB. Listener Chris Hartnett calls in for a Q&A about his upcoming trans-Atlantic via Newfoundland and England. -- Send in your own questions or schedule a call with Andy by donating to the podcast at...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 // Sail Design||#6. Sail design. Andy helps his friend Kristoffer design a bluewater mainsail. AND, we round out the episode with a talk by Isbjorn's sailmaker Chuck O'Malley (of Chesapeake Sailmakers & Elvstrom Sails) from a few years back in Annapolis. Donate...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#5 // iPad Navigation||#5. iPad Nav. Andy answers listener Richard Shaw's question on how to setup and use a dual-iPad navigation system on the boat. Rich is an airline pilot and in fact uses a similar iPad-based system in the cockpit. Andy talks about the benefits and...||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 // Boom Preventers||#4. Preventers. Andy answers a question from former Isbjorn crew Dan Levine about what to do when you accidentally jibe with a proper preventer attached. -- Sail offshore with Andy & Mia on their Swan 48 Isbjorn! Go to 59-north.com/offshore to see...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#3 // Ask us Anything||#3. Andy & Mia answer listener questions on things like mono- versus multihulls, swing keels, meals onboard, books, how to be a leader and more!||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 // Weather Forecasting||#2. Weather. Andy talks about the three sources of weather he and Mia use to make their passage plans on Isbjorn.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#1 // Pacific Crossing Q&A||#1. Q&A with Andy Schell & Cam Deyell, as Cam prepares to cross the South Pacific in his classic Beneteau.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow I Think About Sailing||Andy Schell's new podcast. The title says it all! Music by Storm Weather Shanty Choir.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Right on the mark - Excellent for the cruising sailor
I'm an advid listern and have covered all Andy's podcasts over the past 2 years (On the Wind and this new offshoot How I think about Sailing). They are entertaining and have greatly enriched my sailing life. Andy's podcast introduced me to new ideas, history, places, and key people involved in sailing. Every episode is a goldmine for new avenues to explore (and dream). From people to learn about, boat systems to consider, other online (podcasts/websites) to explore, books to read, ideas to consider regarding seamanship, etc! Most of all Andy's podcast has helped me become a much better sailor. He shares a perspective that's made me a more competent and safe. Maybe one day I'll even have the opportunity to sail with him. I cannot thank Andy enough for this wonderful contribution to sailing. Go check out his new podcast"On the Wind" - it's a great complement to "How Ithink about sailing".
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What a jerk!
This is such a great reference for me as I work through my 2 year plan to travel off shore.
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