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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 1, 2021

#325: 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 dismasted south of Cape Town, about three quarters of the way through the passage. Unstoppable as ever, Lisa repaired Climate Action Now and completed the circumnavigation, setting her first of many world records. Lisa wrote a wonderful book, Facing Fear, about her 2017 Antarctic circumnavigation. You can follow Lisa, support her voyages, and find her book at her website:


ON THE WIND is presented by Edson Marine, "Making adventures happen since 1859." To find the highest quality bilge pumps, steering gear and other hardware just like we use on ICEBEAR & ISBJORN, go to


BIG thanks to True North Designs for supplying the gorgeous solid oak furniture in the Mission Control container office in Sweden, where much of the podcast is produced!

True North designs and builds furniture in Denmark that is so beautiful that you want them at home and so strong that you can use them in your workplace. They are driven by the passion for beautiful functional design and good craftsmanship, and want to contribute to the renewal of the Danish design tradition together with a new generation of Danish designers.

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