Slow Boat Sailing Podcast

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:

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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.

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