After sailing on Adventuress as part of Sound Experience’s 2015 “Fantastic Voyage” (FV), sixteen-year-old Joseph Pearson returned this July on a scholarship to participate in the inaugural Level 2 program. And in the six months since, the connections he built on Adventuress have allowed him to continue exploring the maritime world. On an invitation from former Adventuress captain Wayne Chimenti, […]
Today’s podcast is a recording I did with Lin Pardey at the 2016 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. We touched on a variety of topics including “Why wooden boats are great cruising boats”, the sale of Taleisin, and other fun stuff. Lin has just released her new book – Taleisin’s Tales – Sailing towards the […]
At age 24, Billy Sparrow bought an old wooden sailboat in Seattle and set off to fulfill a dream of cruising to California’s Channel Islands. Along the way, and through many trial and error moments, young Billy learns what it takes to operate his new-to-him vessel and navigate it towards his dreams. In Tranquility: A memoir of an […]
Man buys a boat, learns to sail, falls in love with sailing, takes off in said boat to sail the world, and while doing so the world and its inhabitants become his home and family. It’s a somewhat familiar story, but one that doesn’t always play out for the many who harbor the same vision. There are those […]
Today’s podcast is a recording I did with Rich Johanson at the Pocket Yacht Palooza in June 2016. Rich is a graduate and now employee of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, and the proud owner of Philbrick Boats! Philbrick boats was founded in 1934 by Don Philbrick with the mission of building gorgeous wooden powerboats. […]
Today’s podcast is a recording I did with Pete Leenhouts at the 39th Annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in 2015. Pete is the proud owner of Riptide – his beloved 47′ x 11′ Bridgedeck Cruiser built in 1927 by Schertzer of Seattle. Pete is in the process of a complete restoration of Riptide and she is […]
From chandler to archeologist to manufacturer: It takes a boat yard of people to keep you sailing.