Ep. 36: Sailing Zatara, Sailing Around the World with Teens, Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Hosted by Linus Wilson

July 12, 2017

The crew Sailing Zatara, Mom, Dad, and four kids bought their first sailboat in 2016 and left the dock in November 2016. Now they have sailed past Tahiti headed west around the world. Check out their YouTube channel! Linus speaks with Dad, Keith, skipper of SV Zatara.

Linus Wilson, podcasting from Tahiti, talks about his cruise in the Marquesas and visits to Tahuata, Hiva Oa, and Ua Huka. 

Our boat has a heavy duty Mantus anchor swivel, Mantus anchor, and a Mantus chain grabber. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15. Linus Wilson speaks to Deneen Taylor of Mantus Anchors about the Mantus anchor swivel.

Mantus Anchors is our first corporate sponsor on www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas,

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

 

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

 

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

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Ep. 35: Greg Kutsen of Mantus Anchors Sails to the Galapagos and Cruising Hiva Oa and Fatu Hiva Hosted by Linus Wilson

June 28, 2017

Greg Kutsen of Mantus Anchors tells about his cruising in his Ericson sailboat that took him from the shallows of Texas to Mexico, Colombia, Panama and the Galapagos. Along the way he decided he could build a better anchor and started testing prototypes of what would become the Mantus Anchor. We use a Mantus Anchor, chain grabber, and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15

They also have innovative waterproof lights and dive gear made with the cruising sailor in mind. This gear is available at select marine retailers in addition to at http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15

Mantus Anchors is our first corporate sponsor on www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas,

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

 

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

 

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

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Ep. 34: Sailing Doodles Sails with Labradoodles from Texas to the Bahamas and Virgin Islands

May 21, 2017

Bobby White creator of the Sailing Doodles YouTube Channel talks about how he lost his career as a pilot and bought a boat for $24,000 to sail the seven seas with his two 90 pound labradoodles and his friend Megan. Check out his channel at 

https://youtu.be/rTSilpLdXWo?list=PLfyGJYbk3iSr_x19lqmg6H3w19NTpRDBY

I posted a few new videos this month. Check them out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ16F6xaaPs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkM6Ihp47Kc&t=5s&index=1&list=PLmISw2WoaEPzmV7r8Kdf_J97n4sx3MsW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK9pCIZD77A&t=25s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phillip Kutsen of Mantus Anchors tells us why setting ability is so important when choosing an anchor. We use a Mantus Anchor, chain grabber, and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15

Mantus Anchors is our first corporate sponsor on www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

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Ep 33: Sailing SV Delos Sails the Indian Ocean; Talks Crew and Rounding the Great Capes

April 28, 2017

Brian, Brady, and Karin speak to the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast host Linus Wilson about their Indian Ocean sailing adventures. They are between seasons in Cape Town South Africa. They talk about crew changes and future sailing plans. Brady, Brian, and Karin talk about the temptation to sail around Cape Horn before sailing up to the Caribbean.

Check out their latest video!

https://youtu.be/m9eQAx9neRI?list=PLQp8FoQ4t-lUqUuyau99MEIpyKKDUe_hr

Linus bought a new DJI drone for the YouTube channel and tried to gather best practices for launching a drone off the boat in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ16F6xaaPs

Sailing SV Delos is the number 1 sailing vlog by total views! Learn about the top ten

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pylA80o74cY&t=25s

Our latest round the world vlog has Sophie, Janna, Daly, and Linus sailing from Panama City, Panama to Ecuador offshore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsVNX754MV0&t=25s

Phillip Kutsen of Mantus Anchors tells us why setting ability is so important when choosing an anchor. We use a Mantus Anchor, chain grabber, and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15

Mantus Anchors is our first corporate sponsor on www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2/
and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW/
have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast
https://youtu.be/bb1Tk8P7E-U?list=PLmISw2WoaEPzs9qBF1E5ubvPgr5uSSUkf
On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

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Ep. 32: SY Zero Loses Its Rudder and Sailing to Hiva Oa Interview by Linus Wilson

March 10, 2017

Christian from the SY Zero YouTube channel and blog talks about doing the north Pacific circle from Mexico, to Hawaii, to Alaska, sailing the inside passage, and back to San Diego California. He talks about how he survived a busted rudder and used sails and motor to get back to port under his own power. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE_w_1p3uhI&t=165s

Our "On the AIS Segment" guest is the creator of the Adventuresare life (Sailing Windfall) YouTube channel who sails with her previously estranged father on the Great Loop. 

The host Linus Wilson talks about the sailing in the 3,500 nautical mile passage from La Libertad, Ecuador to Hiva Oa in French Polynesia's Marquesas Islands. He talks about sailing wing and wing and the different sail combinations he used to sail dead downwind for most of the passage. 

We came out with some great new videos on the Slow Boat Sailing YouTube channel that have been well recieved since last episode. Check out our "How to Transit the Panama Canal" video, which features Janna and Sophie for the first time since episode 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jloq585Lnxw

Further, you can get the full VIDEO interview with sailing SV Delos of which part will make up episode 33 of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast in April. You can watch it now at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss9Gxxn9N58&t=2542s

Finally, Linus summarizies the findings of his latest study that finds YouTube sailing channels that use Patreon make a video a week vs. a video every three to four months for sailing channels not on Patreon. Unlike the popular perception that Patreon supports the sailors, it only typically pays less than $80 per video and does not cover the cost of video production. You can see the video about that study at 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJxlW8_eUyw&t=7s

Slow Boat Sailing is making a podcast and vlog about sailing around the world part-time. The podcast interviews the most interesting cruising sailors in the world, including the crew of SV Delos, White Spot Pirates, Chase the Story, Sailing Miss Lone Star, Wicked Salty, SV Prism, and many more. This costs time and money and we love our supporters who subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube as well as those who support us on Patreon.

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.

www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.

Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How To Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/Slow-Boat-Bahamas-Linus-Wilson-ebook/dp/B018OUI1Q2/

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/How-Sail-Around-World-Part-Time-ebook/dp/B01B0OFYNW/

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon. Slow boat to Cuba launches on Amazon on November 21, 2016.

Support the vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat Crew.

Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

 

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Ep. 31: Struck by a Whale and Sailing Baby Blue Interviewed by Linus Wilson

February 1, 2017

Subscribe to the Slow Boat Sailing podcast for free on iTunes and Stitcher!

The Slow Boat was struck by a whale 1,700 nautical miles from its next port and 1,800 nautical miles from its last port of call. The host Linus Wilson tells the tale. He also interviews the creators of Sailing Baby Blue. Check out their YouTube channel and blog! They sailed from Maine to the Bahamas to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Vigin Islands, the BVI, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. They did it in just two years in a 33 foot boat built in 1969. You have got to check out this inspiring story of cruising on a budget early in life! Now they are building a tiny house and exploring the U.S.A.

Find out why the Slow Boat sailed 3,500 nautical miles across the south eastern Pacific to the paradise of Hiva Oa, in the Marquesis this past December. When we hit $80 per round the world vlog episode or podcast episode, we will give away up to 2 weeks in a private berth for two to one of our Patrons. Patrons will be randomly selected based on their long-term support on www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing. This is several thousand dollar value. Captained charters of similarly sized monohulls usually exceed $400 per day. Thus, this reward is over a $5,000 value. The timing of that berth depends on the schedules of the winner and Captain Linus Wilson. The Slow Boat is Hiva Oa in the Marquesas. Linus Wilson will be cruising there in May to July 2017. Hopefully, a patron and possibly his or her significant other can join the boat as crew.

Check out the YouTube channel of our ON THE AIS segement guest Sailorama. They are making sweet sailing videos in California. Check out their blog too!

We gave away $1,500 worth of free books when we hit our last Patreon goal of $20 per episode. That's right $20 gave $1,500 worth of books to sailors around the world! Pledging on Patreon is more than a good deed it is a great value and a chance to be on a two-week cruise is just one of the awesome rewards of pledging such as free audiobooks, podcast bonus episodes, and associate producer credits in the videos. Pledge today and join the adventure!

 

Grab a copy of one of my books:

Slow Boat to Cuba

https://www.amazon.com/Slow-Boat-Cuba-Linus-Wilson-ebook/dp/B01MFFX9AG

Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/Slow-Boat-Bahamas-Linus-Wilson-ebook/dp/B018OUI1Q2/

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/How-Sail-Around-World-Part-Time-ebook/dp/B01B0OFYNW/

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Support the vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

 

Since starting the podcast and YouTube channel, we have had to upgrade our cameras, computer hard drives, and audio equipment. Podcasts must pay hosting fees. We have incurred high internet access fees in foreign countries to put out a regular podcast and to upload videos. For every hour of podcast or minute of video many hours of work must go into them to produce them. We only produce highly edited podcasts and videos because we believe our listeners and viewers time is so valuable.

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat crew.

The host of the podcast and the captain of the Slow Boat is Linus Wilson who holds a “six pack” captain’s licenses issued by the United States Coast Guard.

You can be a USCG certified captain too with the help of my audio album preparing you for the exam: Navigation Rules: International and Inland (Abridged), Study Guide for USCG Captains’ and Merchant Mariner Exam on CD Baby. It is the least expensive study course for the toughest exam on the USCG captain’s exam that I know of at $9.99.

The “Slow Boat” is an Island Packet 31′.

There are 12 episodes planned for season 1 on YouTube. New vlogs are released at 5 PM New York City time on the first Thursday of the month. Hopefully, we will have the support to film many more seasons of our round the world voyage. Season 1 goes from New Orleans, to Florida, to Cuba, stops at Providencia, though the Panama Canal, and across the equator into the South Pacific. Season 2 will feature the trip to and cruising in the most beautiful and remote islands in the world, the Marquesas. If you win the Patreon crew drawing, you could be a star in season 2.

Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

 

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Ep. 30: Resolute Sets Sail cruises Mexico, Hawaii, and sails to Alaska with audio sample by Linus Wilson of Navigation Rules Captains’ Exam prep album

January 7, 2017

Subscribe to the Slow Boat Sailing podcast for free on iTunes and Stitcher!

Native Alaskans Erik and Meagan bought a boat in the San Fransisco Bay area and sailed it down the often unforgiving California coast to the warm waters of Mexico. It may be a surprise to the followers of their blockbuster, YouTube channel Resolute Sets Sail, what they did next. Instead of turning west to the islands of the south Pacific as is more popular or heading through the Panama canal towards the Caribbean, Erik and Meagen went on some epic month long offshore passages to Hawaii and Alaska. Learn about their problems importing their dog into Hawaii. (I could not believe it! U.S. Citizens have to jump through hoops to take their dog to Hawaii.) Learn about the travels of these low-budget adventurers under sail in their Cascade 36. They are super cool, and they make great videos!

 

 

 

Before we get into an interview we have an audio sample of my Navigation Rules: International and Inland (Abridged), Study Guide for USCG Captains' and Merchant Mariner Exam on CD Baby. It is the least expensive study course for the toughest exam on the USCG captain's exam that I know of at $9.99.

I edited this interview during my 27-day passage at sea from Ecuador to French Polynesia, which was hard because we had limited electricity, and I need to buy a newer faster computer to edit podcasts and video. After the Slow Boat was hit by a whale half-way through the 3,500 nm trip, I got much busier with managing downwind sails, autopilot, and engine bleeding problems. I'll talk about that trip in the next episode. This episode is being uploaded in Tahiti, which has MUCH faster internet than Hiva Oa in the Marquesas. I was only in Hiva Oa for less than a week before having to come back home for work. I hope to release episode 8 of the Slow Boat Sailing YouTube channel's round the world vlog before the next podcast.

If you are a YouTube subscriber, send me a private message on Facebook or Twitter with your USA address by Wednesday, January 11, 2017, to be in a drawing for the first ever printed copy of Slow Boat to Cuba. This is a one of a kind collectors edition of the Amazon sailing eBook bestseller on its first day on sale. I'll show the results of the drawing in episode 8 of Slow Boat Sailing's vlog series.

 

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific. Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How To Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/Slow-Boat-Bahamas-Linus-Wilson-ebook/dp/B018OUI1Q2/

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/How-Sail-Around-World-Part-Time-ebook/dp/B01B0OFYNW/

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon. 

Support the vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

When we hit $80 per round the world vlog episode or podcast episode, I will give away 2 weeks in a private berth for two to one of our Patrons. Patrons will be randomly selected based on their long-term support on Patreon. This is several thousand dollar value. Captained charters of similarly sized monohulls usually exceed $400 per day. Thus, this reward is over a $5,000 value. The timing of that berth depends on the schedules of the winner and Captain Linus Wilson. I hope a Patron can join the Slow Boat in the Marquesas this summer.

The rewards of being a Patreon far outweigh the costs.

Since starting the podcast and YouTube channel, we have had to upgrade our cameras, computer hard drives, and audio equipment. Podcasts must pay hosting fees. We have incurred high internet access fees in foreign countries to put out a regular podcast and to upload videos. For every hour of podcast or minute of video many hours of work must go into them to produce them. We only produce highly edited podcasts and videos because we believe our listeners and viewers time is so valuable.

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat crew.

The host of the podcast and the captain of the Slow Boat is Linus Wilson who holds a “six pack” captain’s licenses issued by the United States Coast Guard.

The “Slow Boat” is an Island Packet 31′.

There are 13 episodes planned for season 1.
https://slowboatsailing.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/3-new-episodes-planned-for-slow-boat-sailings-season-1-13-planned/

Hopefully, we will have the support to film many more seasons of our round the world voyage. Season 1 goes from New Orleans, to Florida, to Cuba, stops at Providencia, though the Panama Canal, and across the equator into the South Pacific. Season 2 will feature the trip to and cruising in the most beautiful and remote islands in the world, the Marquesas. If you win the Patreon crew drawing, you could be a star in season 2.

Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

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Ep. 29: Chase the Story’s Tasha Hacker and Ryan Horsnail Speak to Linus Wilson about Sailing French Polynesia

November 20, 2016

Tasha Hacker and Ryan Horsnail of the Chase the Story YouTube channel and Turf to Surf blog speak to us about cruising French Polynesia. In the bonus episode available to Patrons, they talk about touring the Galapagos, cruising with pets in the South Pacific, and downwind sailing techniques. 

My book Slow Boat to Cuba is launching on Amazon on November 21, 2016. To celebrate I am giving away the eBook version on Amazon worldwide. Here are the free and discounted days.

1. November 21, 2016, FREEEEEEEEEE!

2. November 22, 2016, FREEEEEEEEEE!!

3. November 23, 2016, $.99

4. November 24, 2016, $1.99

5. November 25, 2016, $2.99

6. November 26, 2016, $3.99

7. November 27, 2016, $4.99 (the everyday bargain basement price!!)

Get Slow Boat to Cuba on other amazon sites in

Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Slow-Boat-Cuba-Linus-Wilson-ebook/dp/B01MFFX9

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slow-Boat-Cuba-Linus-Wilson-ebook/dp/B01MFFX9AG

Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Slow-Boat-Cuba-Linus-Wilson-ebook/dp/B01MFFX9AG

We briefly hit our first $20 per episode goal and I will make Slow Boat to the Bahamas free on Amazon's worldwide sites for 1 day in December 2016 or January 2017. Subscribe to my free newsletter at www.slowboatsailing.com to get notified of the exact date.

When we hit $80 per round the world vlog episode or podcast episode, I will give away 2 weeks in a private berth for two to one of our Patrons. Patrons will be randomly selected based on their long-term support on Patreon. This is several thousand dollar value. Captained charters of similarly sized monohulls usually exceed $400 per day. Thus, this reward is over a $5,000 value. The timing of that berth depends on the schedules of the winner and Captain Linus Wilson.

Slow Boat Sailing is making a podcast and vlog about sailing around the world part-time. The podcast interviews the most interesting cruising sailors in the world, including the crew of SV Delos, White Spot Pirates, Chase the Story, Sailing Miss Lone Star, Wicked Salty, SV Prism, and many more. This costs time and money and we love our supporters who subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube as well as those who support us on Patreon.

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific. Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How To Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/Slow-Boat-Bahamas-Linus-Wil...
and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/How-Sail-Around-World-Part-...
have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Slow boat to Cuba launches on Amazon on November 21, 2016.
Support the vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

The rewards of being a Patreon far outweigh the costs.
Since starting the podcast and YouTube channel we have had to upgrade our cameras, computer hard drives, and audio equipment. Podcasts must pay hosting fees. We have incurred high internet access fees in foreign countries to put out a regular podcast and to upload videos. For every hour of podcast or minute of video many hours of work must go into them to produce them. We only produce highly edited podcasts and videos because we believe our listeners and viewers time is so valuable.

We make content that is for all audiences and will not sacrifice safety or our relationship with our loved ones to create suggestive thumbnails. Our crew wears life jackets and harnesses in all weather. We don't cut corners on crew safety to get exciting video.

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat Crew.

The host of the podcast and the captain of the Slow Boat is Linus Wilson who holds a "six pack" captain's licenses issued by the United States Coast Guard.
The "Slow Boat" is an Island Packet 31'.

There are 13 episodes planned for season 1.
https://slowboatsailing.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/3...

Hopefully, we will have the support to film many more seasons of our round the world voyage. Season 1 goes from New Orleans, to Florida, to Cuba, stops at Providencia, though the Panama Canal, and across the equator into the South Pacific.

I will likely be in the South Pacific in December with limited access to internet. The next podcast and vlog will likely be released in January 2017. Happy holidays!

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTube. Also check out my new study guide entitled Navigation Rules: International and Inland (Abridged), Study Guide for Uscg Captains’ and Merchant Mariner Exams.  Episode 6’s South Pacific Weather with Met Bob has became anAlbum on iTunes. Subscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books. Finally, have some fun on the water!

 

 

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Ep. 28: SLOW BOAT TO CUBA (audiobook sample) by Linus Wilson

October 29, 2016

Get the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast on Stitcher and iTunes!

Your podcast host has been hard at work on his third book over the last couple months and is ready to share part of it with you. Slow Boat to Cuba does not go up for sale in print and Kindle versions until the end of November, but you can listen to the audiobook now. In this episode, we listen to the the first four of 19 chapters of the audiobook of Slow Boat to Cuba

You can get the full audiobook of Slow Boat to Cuba by pledging as little as $3 at

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In this book, the author wants to start his round the world trip by sailing to the Panama Canal before hurricane season. Unfortunately, a 50-year old embargo, wild currents, and adverse winds and waves stand in this American sailor’s way. This is the story of how he overcame government road blocks and sailed offshore to the forbidden paradise of Cuba. He stops at the remote west coast and southern barrier islands fighting human and nautical obstacles to get a clear path to Panama.
You can watch the whole vlog series covering the material in the book on YouTube. The book is 3 hours and 30 minutes long and the vlog series Slow Boat to Cuba is only 40 minutes long. Thus, the movie version leaves out a lot of material from the book.
We start our "On the AIS" segment in this episode. We have two great mini-guests, who tell us in 30 seconds in their own words about their awesome sailing channels in their own words. When you see a boat on the AIS you are usually not close enough to touch them, but you may be close enough to hail them for a brief chat on the VHF. Our "On the AIS" guests are the creators of Coast Life the Sailing Vessel Somnium. They both have great sailing channels on YouTube. I have recorded many great hour plus long conversations with awesome sailors like the creators of Chase the Story and Sailing Baby Blue but there are way more sailors than I can edit hour long interviews for that you should check out.
We have been giving away signed books when we hit key numbers on YouTube and Twitter. Our next book giveaway will be held after hitting 500 YouTube subscribers. To win the book you have to be YouTube subscriber who sends us their USA address by Facebook messenger before the drawing. 

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTube. Also check out my new study guide entitled Navigation Rules: International and Inland (Abridged), Study Guide for Uscg Captains’ and Merchant Mariner Exams.  Episode 6’s South Pacific Weather with Met Bob has became anAlbum on iTunes. Subscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books. Finally, have some fun on the water!

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Ep. 27: Sailing Vessel Prism Cruises the Pacific Coast of Mexico and Central America Interviewed by Linus Wilson

September 28, 2016

In this episode we talk to the John and Shannon from Sailing Vessel Prism. Prism is a 33-foot Hans Christian sailboat. They had sailed from Berkeley, California to Costa Rica when I caught up with them in June 2016. (The Slow Boat was in Panama and the internet was not the best for this interview.)  Support their great videos on Patreon. Shannon and John cruise inexpensively and like to take their time.

 

John was a professional videographer for TV, and he gives some tips on making great video on our bonus episode for our Patreon supporters.

I also talk about HaveWindWillTravel.com‘s  video “#75: How to Get Your Wife to Go Cruising”. Annie Dike from episode 23 says that her fans ask here that question all the time.

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron. We are donating the August and September Patreon revenues to the American Red Cross’s Louisiana Flood relief.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTube. Also check out my new study guide entitled Navigation Rules: International and Inland (Abridged), Study Guide for Uscg Captains’ and Merchant Mariner Exams.  Episode 6’s South Pacific Weather with Met Bob has became anAlbum on iTunes. Subscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books. Finally, have some fun on the water!
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