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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!

Jun 9, 2020

#294. Bill Pinkney first dreamed about the ocean as a small boy growing up in Chicago. He got his first real start on the ocean with the US Navy int he 1950s, and for years held on to his sailing dreams. Finally, in 1992, he completed a solo circumnavigation on his Valiant 47 COMMITMENT, which was more than just a sailing trip, but an educational opportunity for thousands of Chicago kids following his journey. Bill was also the captain of the tallship AMISTAD and is heavily involved with the Mystic Seaport maritime museum.


Join us Friday June 12 for ANOTHER LIVE weather routing session, this time with both boats at sea. We'll look at how the forecast has evolved since their departure on Sunday June 7, and their stragy for crossing the Gulf Stream. Andy, August & Jeremy Davis of WRI will discuss. Register at!


ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Horton Yachts. And also supported by Colligo Marine and Amundsen Sports.