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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 15, 2016

#142. We’ve got two new sponsors for this show, but before we get to them, a quick note on Mia and I. We’re back stateside for a week, driving to Annapolis on the day this releases. If you’re in town, join us at Fawcett Boat Supplies on Thursday March 17th (St Patty’s Day!) for a free seminar we’re giving on fulfilling ocean sailing dreams. Fawcett’s has been holding these winter seminar series’ for a while now - in fact, Matt Rutherford’s is tonight, March 15 - and they’re a great way to pass the off season. Hope to see you on Thursday!

This episode is sponsored by Mallard Marine Services & ATN Inc.

Episode #141 is David Hayes & Isabelle Tremblay and their beautiful girls Rebecca & Demi. The ‘Morning Haze’ family, as we know they - by their boat name of course! - are veterans of the podcast, having been on the show, way back in episode #53. When we spoke then, their boat ‘Morning Haze’ was still on the other side of the Atlantic. Since then, they’ve sailed another several thousand miles together as a family, completing an Atlantic Circle and returning to their shoreside home in Quebec.

We spoke in front of a live audience during the Toronto Boat Show in January, and delved a little bit into their family history, how and why they embarked on such an ambitious cruising project, what crossing an ocean (twice) in a Hunter is like, home-schooling, exploring Morocco and more. It was a lot of fun having Demi & Rebecca there this time too, to hear a bit of their perspective on what it’s like cruising as kids. The family is shore-based again, enjoying hunting and camping in the wilderness at their cabin up north. Isabelle also recently joined the World Cruising Club team and will be working part-time from her home in Quebec helping out with admin and event management on the North American side.

As usual, thanks for all the great support from my awesome fans! If you want to support the podcast, go to and buy some small-batch-roasted Oh Dark Thirty coffee, sign up for a passage with us, or just send a friendly email. Thanks for all of it.