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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!

Mar 29, 2016

#143 is Emma Louise Wyn Jones, a very charming and inspiring 22-year-old sailor and yachting photographer from the UK. I met Emma during the recent Caribbean 600 Race. If you happened to catch that video that the race media posted about Paul & I discussing the weather for the race, it was Emma who shot it. If you didn’t see it yet, check out this episode’s show notes page for the link.

I was interested in talking to Emma about how she decided to go into yachting photography, her sailing history in general, and about what it’s like starting from scratch and trying to move up in the sailing world. I get a lot of emails from college students and twenty-somethings looking for advice, so this episode is particularly interesting if you’re one of those people wondering how to get your start.

When we left Antigua in early March, Emma had gotten a crew job aboard ‘The Blue Peter’, the classic, 1930s-era 65-foot wooden sloop you might remember me mentioning in the Race Recap podcast that barged in on us at the start. I met the boat’s owner, Mat, who bought me a beer at the bar and apologized for the foul language his crew shouted at us! Anyway, Emma’s on that boat now, and will remain in the Caribbean for the rest of the winter season, doing her thing. In case you’re wondering, Emma has no secret formula for success, just a willingness to work hard and sleep in strange places. What a cool story!

Contact Emma...For more information, enquiries for commissons or photo requests, feel free to get in touch!

Email: elwjphotography@gmail.com

Antigua Mobile: +1268 7855073

UK Mobile: +447551939849