The Bonnie Boat Sailing Podcast
By The Bonnie Boat
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Greetings internet user! This podcast is an excuse to pick the brains of seasoned sailors and an attempt to distill the experience of others for the benefit of you the listener, as well as my own. I’m interested in talking to sailors about their motivations, their techniques and experiences, and their reasons for spending time on the water. I hope you’ll check it out and enjoy!
||Clean≈Waterborne≈||Fiona McGlynn and Robin Urquhart are the editors of Waterborne, an online magazine featuring millennial voices in sailing. They sailed their Dufour 35 “MonArk” from Vancouver, BC, across the Pacific to Australia, via Mexico, the Marquesas, and Tuamo||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean≈Dawn Treader≈||Debbie and Brian have voyaged aboard their 30ft Allied Seawind since 2014, crossing the Atlantic 4 times and sailing down the coast of South America through Brazil and Uruguay. They talk about the gear they installed and modifications they made during a||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit≈Soultide≈||Clay and Ally sailed their Catalina 27 “Soultide” down the ICW from Virginia to the Florida Keys. They have an inspiring story and relate some funny anecdotes about their days living aboard. We reminisce about meeting down in Key Largo, dodging mosq||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit≈Dinghy Dreams≈||Emily Greenberg has single-handed her Pearson Ariel down the East Coast- from Lake Champlain, through the Hudson River, down the Jersey Coast and Chesapeake Bay, and into the ICW to Florida. We talk about preparing small boats for long-term sailing, her||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean≈Adventures of Tarka≈||Interview time! Bryan Rolfe is sailing his 27 foot Albin Vega across the Carribean, bound for Panama, the Pacific Ocean, Polynesia, and ultimately a circumnavigation. We talk about life aboard a small boat, new-old ways of getting weather information o||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean≈In-Between-isode≈||Quick update on where the podcast is headed and some music.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean≈Homecoming≈||Ryan and I reflect on the ups and downs of returning to shore-side life, our last days on the boat, and lessons learned from 6 months underway aboard a small sailboat. We talk about facing fears and anxiety, our final sail up the Chesapeake Bay and gett||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean≈Meals on Keels≈||Ryan takes the mic! Preparing food aboard "Firefly," dinghy adventures, hard dinghys vs inflatable, and anecdotes and reflections on our Northbound trip up the ICW.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeys Disease||Exploring the Florida Keys, meeting interesting characters, beers of the ICW, and Land-sickness x 2!||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHark Upon the Gale||Clear water and easy sailing on Biscayne Bay! Palm trees and mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. A soliloquy on all things anchoring- anchorage hi-jinks, anchoring etiquette, anchoring politics in Florida, and dragging anchor in high winds.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo New Episode This Week||Hey Folks, no new episode this week. I'll be back next week and publishing bi-weekly after that. Thanks!||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBahamas or...Bust||Our crossing strategy, what went wrong, what we would do differently, and reflections on sailing.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSunshine State||Bridge-hell, catching some fish, meeting new friends, and celebrating Ryan's birthday in Ft. Lauderdale.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Day on the Waterway||Daily rituals, wildlife of the ICW, interesting nav aids, motorsailing, and running aground!||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorgia, Sailors, and the Fuzz||Meeting a sailing hero, fog on St. Andrew's Sound, a rough night on anchor, good times in St. Augustine, and being accosted by US Customs and Border Patrol!||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChucktown||Type-A personalities afloat, approaching Charleston by water, Ryan and Chris reminisce, meeting great people, and being insulated from the "real" world.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLow Country||A Baptism on the shores of Snow's Cut, rescuing a hapless canoeist, tidal currents, and our anchoring set up.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSun Worship||Setting up "Firefly's" solar system, composting heads, a neighboring boat drags into us, and sailboats as the original solar powered vehicles.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlbermarle Sound||Ignoring the hype, hanging out in Oriental, navigating "Firefly," and rowing about singing sea shantys.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHampton Roads||Navigation errors and the wrong way to re-fuel underway. Perfect Chesapeake Fall days, the industrial beauty of Hampton Roads, the Dismal Swamp Canal, and the measured pace of travel by boat.||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOutbound! Down the Chesapeake Bay||Learning how to heave-to while reefing the main, dolphins on our bow, hit 8.3 knots while surfing downwind, attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDIY Dinghy||Building a plywood dinghy, the real challenge of setting off to go sailing, sweating out Hurricane Joaquin, and getting ready to shove off!||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaunch!||After a two year refit, "Firefly" swims again! Some thoughts on nautical traditions, fun times learning how to dock, and sea poetry?||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReflections on a Refit||#1- Lessons learned from a two-year refit, and an intro to the podcast.||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great insight to beginning a sailing life
Chris starts his podcasts with the some great audio of an expertly executed tack in a small sailboat—anyone who has sailed can appreciate that!
He tells an honest story of his experiences refitting and old sailboat with his wife (who makes occasional appearances on the podcast) and cutting their teeth on the ICW. They both are very good speakers and the audio quality is excellent.
I look forward to getting the notification of new episodes so I can zone out in my commute dreaming and scheming follow in their path...
Keep up the excellent work!
Enjoy the show - Keep it up!
Love the podcast. I'm a motor boater now with aspirations of sailing. Fun to hear what you have learned and your adventures.
Is that you guys on the guitar intro/out?
A very pleasant and casual depiction of an amazing journey. Many of us only dream of this type of adventure. It feels good to hear a good story without all the hype and bravado. Thoroughly enjoyable!