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
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Slow boat to Cuba launches on Amazon on November 21, 2016.
Support the vlog and podcast at

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.

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!