Slow Boat Sailing Podcast
Ep. 59: Sailing offshore from Vava’u, Tonga to Fiji, Vanuatu, & New Caledonia with Linus Wilson, Season 4 of Slow Boat Sailing’s Part-Time Around the World Trip

Ep. 59: Sailing offshore from Vava’u, Tonga to Fiji, Vanuatu, & New Caledonia with Linus Wilson, Season 4 of Slow Boat Sailing’s Part-Time Around the World Trip

June 24, 2019

Linus Wilson talks about season 4 of his part-time around the world trip where he sails his 31-foot Island Packet from Vava'u, Tonga to Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji. Then he and his volunteer crew member sail to the home of the active volcano Mt. Yasur, Port Resolution, Tanna. Finally, the Slow Boat arrives in Noumea, New Caledonia after the third offshore passage in less than a month. That is the 15th successful multli-day offshore passage that Linus has captained in the Slow Boat since purchasing the sailboat in 2013. He summarizes seasons 1-4 and talks about the offshore passage strategy and execution.

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Support the videos at
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On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.

Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books:
Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2

Slow Boat to Cuba
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG
https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook
and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW
https://gumroad.com/l/sailing
have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon.
You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at

http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND: The Cruise of the XORA (Annotated) by Captain J.C. Voss
The paperback at
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790302390
or
http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/paperback/product-23887731.html

or the eBook at
http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/ebook/product-23887490.html

or audiobook
https://www.audible.com/pd/B07LC35H18/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-136779&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_136779_rh_us

Get the paperback or eBook
Sailing the Ogre: The Log of a Woman Wanderer (Annotated)
by Mabel M. Stock
at
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MB8BF3C/
or the audiobook at www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
or audible
https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7LT2DQ/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-140980&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_140980_rh_us

Associate Producers Larry Wilson, Kevin Yager, and Rick Moore (SSL).
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Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2019

Ep. 58: John Martin Crosses the Ocean in a Walker Bay 8, Uku and Istavan finish the GGR 2018, and the Viking Sky Almost Sinks Hosted by Linus Wilson

Ep. 58: John Martin Crosses the Ocean in a Walker Bay 8, Uku and Istavan finish the GGR 2018, and the Viking Sky Almost Sinks Hosted by Linus Wilson

March 29, 2019

John Martin III sailed across the frigid Bering Sea in a 8-foot Walker Bay sailing dinghy. He landed in Siberia after 14 days at sea when wild currents pushed him wildly off course. He planned to sneak into China after sailing down the Yukon River. First he sailed the Tanana River. He departed his native Anchorage, Alaska in the tiny rowing sailboat. He worked his way up the rivers to the Yukon before departing for his wife and son in China. Martin lacked a passport because of his past brushes with the law. He was forced to land in Siberia to avoid being sucked into the Arctic Ocean. After a dangerous beach landing in Lavrentiya in the remote Chukotka region of Russia on August 1, 2018, after 14 days he was detained by Russian authorities for several months before being deported back to his native Alaska. That is where he gave this exclusive interview to Slow Boat Sailing. Photos of his trip were reproduced with John Martin's webpage www.nooceantoowide.com. He plans to write a book of his story.

Did low oil pressure cause the Viking Sky to nearly sink? The Norwegian Maratime Authority (NWA) has issued their findings on why the 2-year old, 749-foot Viking Sky cruise ship lost all diesel engine power on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The engine oil pressure got too low due to up to 26-foot seas on the rocky southern Norway coast. Only anchors hastily deployed saved the 1,379 people onboard from abandoning a sinking ship hundreds of meters from the rocks. 479 people were airlifted off the boat.

1,373 lives were in the balance on the 749-foot cruise ship Viking Sky. After losing all its engines on March 23, 2019, signalling a "Mayday" distress call, and anchoring off a lee shore in 6-to-8-meter waves and gale force conditions, several engines were working on March 24, 2019. The Viking Sky launched in 2017.

The MV Hagland Captain a 300-foot cargo ship had to be abandoned by all 9 crew due to engine failure. The rescue of the Hagland Captain crew by helicopter delayed the air lift of the guests of the MV Viking Sky.

Over half of its 915 passengers were air lifted by CHC Helicopters and the Southern Norway rescue services (Hovedrningssentralen) on March 23 ,to March 24. MV Viking Sky arrived in Molde, Norway at 16:30, on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Istvan Kopar went from last (13th place) to 4th place from day 27 to day 263 of the 2018 Golden Globe Race. The Hungarian-American solo sailor battled broken steering, busted windvanes, lost log lines, broken radios, and peeling fingernails to best 14 other competitors at the start of the the 2018 Golden Globe Race (GGR). The GGR 2018 is a retro race that bans the use of satellite phones and GPS navigation. Kopar got a 24-hour time penalty added to his 263 days at sea because of an unsanctioned stop and sat phone use. All the first four finishers of the sailboat race for full-keel yachts of 32-to-36 feet long have been penalized for breaking the retro rules of the yacht race.

10.25.2017
Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan R Clay
Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet
USS Ashland (LSD 48) renders assistance to two distressed American mariners in the Pacific ocean, Oct. 25, whose sailboat had strayed well of its original course. Ashland was operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region on routine deployment when the received the message to help.

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Support the videos at
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On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.

Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books:
Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2

Slow Boat to Cuba
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG
https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook
and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW
https://gumroad.com/l/sailing
have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon.
You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at

http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND: The Cruise of the XORA (Annotated) by Captain J.C. Voss
The paperback at
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790302390
or
http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/paperback/product-23887731.html

or the eBook at
http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/ebook/product-23887490.html

or audiobook
https://www.audible.com/pd/B07LC35H18/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-136779&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_136779_rh_us

Get the paperback or eBook
Sailing the Ogre: The Log of a Woman Wanderer (Annotated)
by Mabel M. Stock
at
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MB8BF3C/
or the audiobook at www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
or audible
https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7LT2DQ/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-140980&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_140980_rh_us

Associate Producers Larry Wilson, Kevin Yager, and Rick Moore (SSL).
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Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2019

Ep. 57: Van Den Heede speaks about his pitchpole and win in the 2018 GGR Golden Globe Sailing Race to Linus Wilson + the future for the podcast & YouTube channel

Ep. 57: Van Den Heede speaks about his pitchpole and win in the 2018 GGR Golden Globe Sailing Race to Linus Wilson + the future for the podcast & YouTube channel

February 2, 2019

Jean Luc Van Den Heede shatters Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's Sunday Time's 1968 Golden Globe Race record by 100 days finishing first in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. Hear his story of his broken rig in the Southern Ocean. Linus Wilson talks about the plans for year 4 of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast and YouTube Channel.

The links for SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS on Audible are

US

https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_us

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/B07N7RGCWK/?source_code=AUKFrDlWS02231890H6-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_uk

FR

https://www.audible.fr/pd/B07N7S63DF/?source_code=FRAORWS022318903B-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_fr

DE

https://www.audible.de/pd/B07N7QRZFK/?source_code=EKAORWS0223189009-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_de

 

Find out how JLVDH did it from the start to finish of the toughest race in sailing, the GGR2018. Eighteen sailors got to the start line, but only five remained by day 212 of the fiftieth anniversary GGR 2018. Van Den Heede led most of the way as Are Wiig, Abhilash Tomy, Gregor McGucken, Loic Lepage, and Susie Goodall's sailboats were dismasted. This retro race for 32-to-36-foot sailboats runs through the stormy Southern Ocean and even Van Den Heede could not escape unscathed. His boat was pitchpoled a few thousand miles from Cape Horn and he contemplated dropping out. His shrouds were damaged endangering his mast. Vandenheede was able to enact a repair and sailed on more slowly allowing Dutch sailor Mark Slats to almost catch him south of the Azores High. A tactical misstep of motoring though the center of the high instead of sailing more quickly to its west cost Slats any chance of taking the lead short of disaster as Van Den Heede stretched his lead to over 400 nm. This video features commentary from Sunday Time's 1968 race winner English sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who was the only finisher of the original race in 312 days. Van Den Heede says he was inspired by his contemporary sailor Bernard Moitessier. Jean-Luc Van Den Head was the oldest entrant in the 2018 GGR. The race is his 6th circumnavigation of the Globe. Besides holding the GGR race record Van Den Heed still holds the record for the fastest east to west solo-circumnavigation of the globe. His 36-foot Rustler yacht is named Matmut after his main sponsor.

Video from VNR/PPL/GGR and Mark Slats was reproduced with the permission of the GGR 2018.

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https://teespring.com/women-s-tee-slow-boat-sailing

Support the videos at
www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.

Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books:
Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2

Slow Boat to Cuba
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG
https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook
and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW
https://gumroad.com/l/sailing
have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon.
You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at

http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND: The Cruise of the XORA (Annotated) by Captain J.C. Voss
The paperback at
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790302390
or
http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/paperback/product-23887731.html

or the eBook at
http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/ebook/product-23887490.html

or audiobook
https://www.audible.com/pd/B07LC35H18/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-136779&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_136779_rh_us

Get the paperback or eBook
Sailing the Ogre: The Log of a Woman Wanderer (Annotated)
by Mabel M. Stock
at
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MB8BF3C/
or the audiobook at www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

or Audible

https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7LT2DQ/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-140980&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_140980_rh_us

Associate Producers Larry Wilson, Kevin Yager, and Rick Moore (SSL).
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Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2019

Ep. 56: Sailing the OGRE, the log of a woman wanderer (annotated) by Mable Stock read by Linus Wilson

Ep. 56: Sailing the OGRE, the log of a woman wanderer (annotated) by Mable Stock read by Linus Wilson

January 2, 2019

Mabel Stock, her brother Ralph, and their friend buy a 47-foot, gaff-rigged sailboat after World War I and from 1919 to 1920 sail it half-way across the world. They are one of the first cruising yachts to transit the Panama Canal in the Ogre sailboat. They go on to sail the South Pacific. This is one of the earliest accounts of a sailing yacht cruise authored by a woman. Mabel Stock joins the ranks of the Captain J. C. Voss and Joshua Slocum as an earlier pioneer of long-distance cruising in small sailing yachts. Mabel Stock and other crew sail from England to Spain, the Canary Islands, Barbados, Panama, the Galapagos, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, Tahiti, Palmerston Atoll, and Nukualofa, Tonga.

Mabel M. Stock (b. 1874 d. 1941) was a world traveler, piano player, sailor, and single woman ahead of her time. She is the older sister and travel partner of the famous writer for books and films, Ralph Stock (b. 1881 d. 1962). This is her only book and was originally published in 1923. This is based on the 2019 Oxriver Publishing edition (c) 2019, Linus Wilson.

After its zero price day, January 3, 2019, (UTC-8), the price will go up each subsequent day to $.99, $1.99, $2.99, $3.99, and $4.99, its low introductory eBook price by January 8, 2019.

The podcast gives you the audio version of chapters 1 & 2 for free. The full audio version is available to a limited number of Captain/Associate Producer patrons who, for a limited time while supplies last, pledge $5 or more. (Higher patron levels get all the benefits of lower patron levels.)   

For a limited time while supplies last, those $5 patrons get 4 audiobooks, 1. Sailing to Treasure Island, 2. How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, 3. Slow Boat to Cuba, and 4. Sailing the Ogre.

www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

The ebook and paperback of SAILING THE OGRE is on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MB8BF3C
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1793007373

Support the videos and podcast at
www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.

Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books:
Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2

Slow Boat to Cuba
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG
https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook
and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW
https://gumroad.com/l/sailing
have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon.
You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at

https://www.audible.com/pd/B07LC35H18/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-136779&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_136779_rh_us

or

http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND: The Cruise of the XORA (Annotated) by Captain J.C. Voss
The paperback at
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790302390
or
http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/paperback/product-23887731.html

or the eBook at
http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/ebook/product-23887490.html

Associate Producers Larry Wilson, Kevin Yager, and Rick Moore (SSL).
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Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2019

Ep. 55: Acorn to Arabella and Susie Goodall Pitchpoled in the GGR; Hosted by Linus Wilson

Ep. 55: Acorn to Arabella and Susie Goodall Pitchpoled in the GGR; Hosted by Linus Wilson

December 13, 2018

We hear from Alix Kreder and Stephan Denette who are wooden boat builders and the creators of the YouTube Channel Acorn to Arabella. After almost three years, these college buddies they have built the frame of their 38-foot gaff-rigged ketch made mostly of trees on Stephan's farm in western Massachusettes. They have almost no sailing experience, but they plan to sail the world whenever their wooden boat is finished in 2-to-10 years.

In addition, Linus Wilson releases tape of Susie Goodall's distress call with Slow Boat Sailing Podcast episode 19 guest GGR 2018 founder Don McIntyre. The youngest Golden Globe Race 2018 entrant, and only woman, was pitchpoled 2,000 miles west northwest of Cape Horn in the southern Pacific Ocean. She was ultimately rescued be an 190-meter cargo ship.

See the video "Susie Goodall 's EPIRB Activated, Adrift Sailboat Pitchpoled & Dismasted in the GGR 2018" below:

https://youtu.be/-U90CJyvwWs

Support the videos or podcast at
www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.

Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books:
Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2

Slow Boat to Cuba
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG
https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook
and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW
https://gumroad.com/l/sailing
have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon.

Linus Wilson reads the first four chapters of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. You can get the full audiobook at

http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND: The Cruise of the XORA (Annotated) by Captain J.C. Voss
The paperback at
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790302390
or
http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/paperback/product-23887731.html

or the eBook at
http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/ebook/product-23887490.html

Learn the Navigation Rules for the Captain's Exam with this audio album:
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Associate Producers Anders Colbenson, Larry Wilson, Ted Royer, and Rick Moore (SSL).
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Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2018

Ep. 54: Capt. Voss, Sailing to Treasure Island: The Cruise of the Xora read by Linus Wilson

Ep. 54: Capt. Voss, Sailing to Treasure Island: The Cruise of the Xora read by Linus Wilson

November 26, 2018

Linus Wilson reads the first four chapters of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. You can get the full audiobook at

www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

The paperback at 

http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/paperback/product-23887731.html

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790302390

or the eBook at

http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-voss/sailing-to-treasure-island-the-cruise-of-the-xora/ebook/product-23887490.html

Legendary sailor Captain J. C. Voss meets a mysterious man in his hotel in Victoria, British Columbia in 1897. The mystery man says he knows where tons of gold and jewels are buried on the remote Cocos Island. Voss takes a 35-foot sailing sloop seven thousand miles through gales in search of the pirate Treasure of Lima worth seven thousand pounds sterling in 1897 or over $200 million today.

*This is an edited, abridged, and annotated version of the first section of the Venturesome Voyages of Captain Voss concerning the voyage of the XORA sloop. This is the only part of that work focused on treasure hunting.
*In the 2018 edition, the text is extensively edited as the first edition from 1913 had many run-on sentences and poor subject and verb agreement.
*A biography of the great mariner Captain J.C. Voss is written by the editor.
*Frequent footnotes and an editor's note put the text in historic context.
*This is an abridged version of the VENTURESOME VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN VOSS. This abridged version focuses exclusively on the cruise of the sailboat XORA and treasure hunting aboard it. Most of the VENTURESOME VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN VOSS is about the voyage of the sailing canoe named TILIKUM.

Below are some selections from the book:
"My seafaring life commenced in the year 1877, when I was quite a young man. Up to the time that I sailed in the Xora, it was spent in large sailing vessels. During this period, I have filled all sorts of positions from deck boy up to master.
Throughout all those years, I would certainly not have believed that a vessel so small as the Xora could live through a heavy gale at sea. Naturally enough, I should not have thought of attempting a long sea voyage in any small craft if it not been for a gentleman, whose name was George Haffner, an American citizen.

In the summer of 1897, when I was sitting comfortably in an easy chair in the Queen's Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, a gentleman stepped up to me, saying, “Are you Captain Voss?” I replied in the affirmative. He then introduced himself as Mr. Haffner, handing me at the same time a letter, saying that it was from an old friend of mine, whose death had taken place at sea just fourteen days previously, and with whom he had stayed during his last moments."

"...The bearer of this note is Mr. George Haffner, who knows the position where the great treasure lies on Cocos Island. Believe in him, and he will make you a rich man. Excuse my short note, because I am very weak. Kindly remember me to all my old friends and believe me.
Your dying friend,
JIM DEMPSTER"

Captain Voss is one of the early pioneers of long-distance sailboat cruising. He is the first major author in the genre of the sailing narrative write about his travels under sail after Captain Joshua Slocum. He is more famous for his 40,000-mile voyage in a sailing canoe named TILIKUM, but this treasure hunting adventure under sail is a book that will delight all readers.

Oxriver Publishing produces titles of interest to sailboat cruising enthusiasts. This is an annotated and modernized version of Captain Voss' classic account in the VENTURESOME VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN VOSS, which includes an editor's note and biography of John C. Voss by Dr. Linus Wilson. The editor is the creator of the Slow Boat Sailing YouTube Channel and Podcast as well as the author of several sailing books.

Get Linus Wilson's bestselling sailing books:
Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2/
Slow Boat to Cuba
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG
https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook
and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW/
https://gumroad.com/l/sailing
have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.
Associate Producers Anders Colbenson, Larry Wilson, Ted Royer, and Rick Moore (SSL).
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Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2018

Ep. 53: Paul Trammell Reads Becoming a Sailor A Singlehand Sailing Adventure; Sailing Kittiwake Questions if Vlogging is a Goldmine; Another Rescue and Dismasting in the Golden Globe Race

Ep. 53: Paul Trammell Reads Becoming a Sailor A Singlehand Sailing Adventure; Sailing Kittiwake Questions if Vlogging is a Goldmine; Another Rescue and Dismasting in the Golden Globe Race

October 26, 2018

In this episode, we feature Paul Trammell reading chapter 1 of Becoming a Sailor, A Singlehand Sailing Adventure. Linus Wilson talks about the latest dismasting (number four) of the solo-nonstop 2018 Golden Globe Race of French sailor Loic Lepage's yacht. Elana from Sailing Kittiwake reads her blog "Cruising Stories: Kittiwake on Having a YouTube Channel".

Becoming a Sailor, A Singlehand Sailing Adventure talks about Trammell's purchase and upgrades to Sobrius, a 1972 Dufour Arpege and his single-handed sailing around Florida and the Bahamas. Trammell plans to release his second book of his sailing adventures Journey to the Ragged Islands before Christmas 2018. Becoming a Sailor, A Singlehand Sailing Adventure is available on Amazon and Kobo:

https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Sailor-Singlehand-Sailing-Adventure-ebook/dp/B0785QZDLJ/

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/becoming-a-sailor-a-singlehand-sailing-adventure

Sailing Kittiwake is sailing the Med and making awesome vlogs on YouTube. Check out their channel at 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT9U1fPkHj0mJjC4LWGH26g

The blog Elana reads is at

https://theboatgalley.com/cruising-stories-kittiwake-on-having-a-youtube-channel/

My study on how much YouTube vloggers really make is 

Wilson, Linus, A Little Bit of Money Goes a Long Way: Crowdfunding on Patreon by YouTube Sailing Channels (February 17, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2919840 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2919840

Abstract

This study finds that YouTube channels crowdfunding on Patreon have more frequent video creation. The median YouTube channel that crowdfunded on Patreon produced a video every 7.5 days compared to 105 days for the median comparable channel that did not link to Patreon. Crowdfunders have more views per video, are more likely to link to their Facebook pages, and uploaded videos more frequently. While two channels in the sample, each earned over $150,000 in 2016 from Patreon, the typical crowdfunding sailing channel earned $73 per video, per month, or creation. It appears that a little bit of money was associated with a big increase in new video production.

I talked about the study in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJxlW8_eUyw

I also talked about the devastation to Panama City Marina in the following video:

https://youtu.be/upgYlrp2Ngg

"Sailboats WRECKED by Hurricane Michael in Panama City Marinas"

Category 4, 155 mph, Hurricane Micheal made landfall on October 10, 2018, in Mexico Beach, Florida. It devastated the marinas, boats, and sailboats in Panama City, Florida. You'll see the rescue of the crew of the sailing vessel Old School abandoned in 8-foot seas near Boca Grande, Florida, as the yacht was experiencing the outer bands of a major hurricane.

Photos by Kip and Stacie Snell of Panama City Municipal Marina were reproduced with their permission.
https://www.facebook.com/kipnstacie.snell
Stacie Snell does great portrait and wedding photography at
https://www.facebook.com/staciesnellphotography/
They lost their boat in the Panama City Municipal Marina in Hurricane Michael.

Sailing La Vagabonde recently asserted boaters have lots of advance warning to get out the way of Hurricane. The experience of Hurricane Michael disputes that claim in
"Why we Chose to Sail during Hurricane Season! (Hurricane Gordon & Florence)" at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZRUElJV3yg

Some recent blogs and videos about the GGR are 

https://youtu.be/yof9BpbasCo

https://youtu.be/TAQT3TeC8cU

https://youtu.be/GGaL0KdDhXw

https://slowboatsailing.wordpress.com/2018/10/25/he-thought-he-would-die-atop-the-mast-in-the-golden-globe-race/

https://slowboatsailing.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/lepages-yacht-sinks-4-5-hours-after-pumps-stop/

The only woman in the race Susie Goodhall is still hanging in there!

https://slowboatsailing.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/susie-goodall-knocked-down-3-times-in-the-last-24-hours-in-the-golden-globe-race/

 

Something happened that I never suspected. The blog surpassed the podcast this year in terms of views v. downloads. The blog at slowboatsailing.wordpress.com has 152K views with 234 posts. The Slow Boat Sailing Podcast has 118K downloads in 52 podcasts. The Slow Boat Sailing YouTube channel has 902K views from 100 public videos. I always expected the YouTube channel to have the greatest growth potential, but I never thought that blog could surpass the podcast. The blog was started as an afterthought, and its traffic was always low until the YouTube channel and thus the blog started focusing on news of interest to cruising sailors in September 2017.

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On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Get Linus Wilson's bestselling sailing books:
Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2/
Slow Boat to Cuba
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG
https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook
and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW/
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Ep. 52: Abandon Ship, Dismasted in the GGR, the ADRIFT Movie, & Hurricane Florence Sinks Sailboats: Featuring Joy & Jim Carey and Sailing Banjo Interviewed by Linus Wilson

Ep. 52: Abandon Ship, Dismasted in the GGR, the ADRIFT Movie, & Hurricane Florence Sinks Sailboats: Featuring Joy & Jim Carey and Sailing Banjo Interviewed by Linus Wilson

September 26, 2018

Joy and Jim Carey were 150 miles from their home port in Belingham Washington when they were struck by violent storm. A rougue wave filled their boat with water, knocked out the electronics, and nearly washed Jim overboard. Getting hypothermic with no other forms of communication, they pulled their EPIRB and abandoned their beloved sailing vessel Kelaerin. This tragic story has a happy ending. Listen to hear it.

Their blog is at http://cruisinginkelaerin.blogspot.com/

Linus Wilson also gives his review of the Adrift movie in episode 52 of the podcast. In the USA Adrift became available for rental in early September 2018. This is the blurb from its distributor STX entertainment:

"Starring Shailene Woodley (Fault in Our Stars, Divergent films) and Sam Claflin (Me Before You, The Hunger Games films), ADRIFT is based on the inspiring true story of two sailors who set out to journey across the ocean from Tahiti to San Diego.

Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn’t anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.

ADRIFT is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love."

Linus talks about the rescue of two Golden Globe Sailors rescued in the Indian Ocean. Abhilash Tomy was in 3rd place in the Golden Globe Race for small yachts on September 21, 2018, when his boat THURIYA was rolled and dismasted in 14-meter seas and 70-knot winds about 1,900 miles SW of Perth, Australia in the Southern Indian Ocean. Tomy had a sever back injury and could not move from his bunk. He set off his EPIRB manually, but was unable to cut away the dangerously dangling mast. This set off an international rescue of the French fisheries patrol vessel Osiris underway on September 24, 2018. 4th place competitor Irish skipper Gregor McGuckin was also rescued 30 miles west of Tomy by the Osiris. McGuckin's sailboat was dismasted and was sailing under jury rig. You can see our video about the rescue at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGaL0KdDhXw

Hurricane Florence devastated the sailing community in New Bern, North Carolina with its ten-foot storm surge. You will see the destruction to boats in the historic city. You will see how the storm surge broke up the docks in Bridgepoint Marina and hear from a marina tenants Shawn and Shannon Yale of Sailing Banjo whose boat, SV Banjo, rode out the storm successfully on a Mantus Anchor.

Many boats were overturned in their stands from the rising storm surge in Duck Creek Marina near New Bern, NC. The C-dock near the Trent River Bridge at Bridgepoint Marina was almost completely destroyed at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. Flooding from Hurricane Florence. See our video with Sailing Banjo about Hurricane Florence's impact on sailboats and the sailing community in New Bern, North Carolina.

https://youtu.be/_WuMYBonDyU

Sailing Banjo's social media and blog links are below:

https://www.instagram.com/sailingbanjo/
https://twitter.com/sailingbanjo
http://sailingbanjo.com/
https://www.patreon.com/sailingbanjo
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiSmmFHqWGemhwyyZI-rOQw

 

 

The eBook of AROUND THE WORLD SINGLE-HANDED: The Cruise of the Islander is at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C3THFZV

We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is a title sponsor of this video.Support the videos at
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On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Get Linus Wilson's bestselling sailing books:
Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2/
Slow Boat to Cuba
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG
https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook
and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW/
https://gumroad.com/l/sailing
have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.Associate Producers Anders Colbenson, Larry Wilson, Ted Royer, Sam Balatsias, Rick Moore (SSL), and Kevin Yeager
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Copyright Linus Wilson, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2018

Ep. 51: Sunk by Hurricane Irma and Stranded by Maria, Sailing Mischeif’s Ariana Czaia Interviewed by Linus Wilson

Ep. 51: Sunk by Hurricane Irma and Stranded by Maria, Sailing Mischeif’s Ariana Czaia Interviewed by Linus Wilson

August 1, 2018

Ariana Czaia and Christian Hightower just bought and outfitted the perfect cruising boat Mischief in Grenada. They were just getting the hang of sailing it when engine problems forced them to put into St. Martin. A few days later the category 5 Hurricane Irma destroyed St. Martin and sunk their boat. They were airlifted by the US Government to Puerto Rico. Then, another catagory 5 storm Hurricane Maria hit. You have to hear this story!

You will likely be also seeing it featured on Sailing La Vagabonde soon...

Check out their YouTube Channel Sailing Mischief:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxS3_tghsmY7NmygVq7uMiw

We also hear from our episode 23 guest Captain Annie Dike, author, videographer, and blogger extraordanair from Havewindwilltravel.com read from her first sailing book SALT OF A SAILOR. Hold onto your cosmos!

You can get that book in print (but not audio) at 

https://www.amazon.com/Salt-Sailor-origins-durable-not-so-dainty-ebook/dp/B00T7YGKJU

We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is the title sponsor of this 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, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.

You can get over 40 bonus episodes and up to 3 audiobooks by supporting the podcast and videos at

http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books:
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to Cuba

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

The eBook of AROUND THE WORLD SINGLE-HANDED: The Cruise of the Islander by Harry Pidgeon is at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C3THFZV

AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR: Volume 1, 2017 Edition by Nathaniel Bowditch

Slow Boat to Cuba

https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

https://gumroad.com/l/sailing

You can watch the Slow Boat’s round the world adventure and other videos about the most interesting cruising sailors in the world at

http://www.youtube.com/slowboatsailing

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Associate Producers, Anders Colbenson, Kevin Yeager, Larry Wilson, and Ted Royer.
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Ep. 50: Chapters 3-4 of HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME and Tonga Update with Linus Wilson

Ep. 50: Chapters 3-4 of HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME and Tonga Update with Linus Wilson

July 13, 2018

Linus Wilson reads his former Amazon sailing bestseller’s chapters 3 and 4 of HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME.

  1. Geography and Hurricane Seasons
  2. The Round-Trip Problem

He gives his tips for bleeding injectors in diesel engines from his research and the school of hard knocks and talks about the difficulty from moving to Tongatapu to Vava'u, Tonga.

Catch his YouTube Live event on Friday 13, 2018, at 7PM GMT-4 (New York Time) live from Tonga and Big Mama's Yacht Club.

You can get 39 bonus episodes and up to 3 audiobooks by supporting the podcast at

www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is the title sponsor of this 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, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books:
Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2/

Slow Boat to Cuba
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG

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

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

The eBook of AROUND THE WORLD SINGLE-HANDED: The Cruise of the Islander by Harry Pidgeon is at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C3THFZV

 

AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR: Volume 1, 2017 Edition by Nathaniel Bowditch

 

Slow Boat to Cuba

https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

https://gumroad.com/l/sailing

Use the promo code "slow50" for half-off of the audiobook of HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME for a limited time.

You can watch the Slow Boat’s round the world adventure and other videos about the most interesting cruising sailors in the world at

www.youtube.com/slowboatsailing

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Associate Producers, Anders Colbenson, Kevin Yeager, Larry Wilson, and Daniel Cantrell.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2018