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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 22, 2021

#328. Lisa Roland & Nini Champion are setting out to row nonstop across the Atlantic in 2022. Lisa grew up in Canada as a foster kid, and "aged out" of the foster program, never having been adopted. Meanwhile, Nini grew up in upper-middle class Annapolis, sailing with her family aboard their Hylas 54. They both work...


Jun 15, 2021

#327: Abby Ehler has been working in high performance sailing, on and off the water, for over twenty years. She has competed in three editions of the Volvo Ocean Race as boat captain, most recently competing in the 2017-18 race with Team Brunel, the first edition of the Race to actively promote mixed gender teams. When...


Jun 8, 2021

#236: Pam Wall returns for a third chat on the podcast, this one with ICEBEAR mate Emma Garschagen, live in Ft. Lauderdale from Pam's living room! Emma was in town for her medical course and having both gotten vaccinated, Pam welcomed Emma into her home. Pam has been cruising for a lot longer than Emma has been alive...


Jun 1, 2021

#235: Lisa Blair is an adventurer, author, and a multiple world record holding sailor. Her boat, Climate Action Now, is a brilliantly colorful poster of a positive approach to tackling climate change. In 2017, Lisa set out to break the record for a solo, nonstop circumnavigation around Antarctica. She was...


May 25, 2021

#234. Andy & August record a LIVE session from The QUARTERDECK on all aspects of sail trim. We start with the basics - when in doubt, let it out! - and move on to more nuanced and technical discussions on things like vang & kicker, traveler position, backstay tension, outhaul, halyard tension, twist & much more. Join...