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On the Wind Sailing

'On the Wind,’ is THE podcast about offshore sailing, where professional sailor & journalist Andy Schell interviews sailors from around the world to discover what inspires them in an effort to inspire you! Andy has interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, to tech gurus like Nigel Calder, boat builders like Magnus Rassy (of Hallberg Rassy), inspirational family sailors like Totem, YouTube stars SV Delos & Andy's personal favorite, Arctic sailor and octogenarian Bob Shepton. Thanks for listening & hold fast!

Jul 28, 2020

Barry Kennedy is a high-latitude sailor and helicopter pilot whose been all of the world pursuing both, from Cape Horn and Antarctica to the oil fields of the Middle East and the wilderness of Alaska. Barry had his own COVID-19 escape, sailing from South Georgia all the way to St. Croix when the places in between...


Jul 21, 2020

Andy & Mia bought a new boat! They sit down for a special episode reminiscing about the podcast's long history, and talking about some exciting news for their future and the future of 59º North.

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BOAT SHOPPING!, Part Two! Live with August Sandberg & Andy Schell on crowdcast.io/holdfast. Thursday July 23, 5pm...


Jul 14, 2020

August Sandberg interviews ISBJORN skipper Kristen Berry who flew to St. Thomas to rescue the boat from hurricane season down-island. August, ISBJORN's primary skipper, meanwhile, was stuck in Norway under lockdown and unable to travel to the boat himself. After a whirlwind of preparation and a new crew in the USVI,...


Jul 9, 2020

Mike Beemer is an instructor at Skagit Valley Community College out in the Pacific Northwest. The school has recently purchased an old Westsail 39 that his students will renovate over the course of the next school year into an offshore-capable cruising boat, which they'll sell to an inspired sailor! They'll document the...