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Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification Lessons for the ASA 101 Exam
Price $29.99
https://gumroad.com/l/Eiig
7 hour 6 minute: 16 lesson audio course

In this episode I talk to Ron Allen one of my listeners who reached out and asked to review my ASA courses. Over a period of several months I got know Ron and I thought the my listeners would benefit from some of his information on ham radio AIS and what it’s like to live through a hurricane and lose a boat.

Ron goes into quite a bit detail on the AIS here are some links to some information on Wikipedia on this system

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_Identification_System

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=aismain

And here is a link to the map which shows the current location of all ships equipped with the AIS system

https://www.marinetraffic.com/

AIS image of Istanbul and the Bosporus Strait 300

I wanted to check out what was happening in Istanbul and one of the most busy waterways in the world the Bosporus Strait and this is what I came up with. On the web if you click any of the ships it will give you details, pretty cool stuff.

Here’s a link to a list of ham radio Maritime Nets

http://www.docksideradio.com/Cruising%20Nets.htm

And here’s a link on becoming an amateur radio operator (HAM)

Also checkout the 59 Degree North Podcast at http://59-north.com/

If you’re interested in my sailing instructional audio series here are the links:

Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification Lessons for the ASA 101 Exam
https://gumroad.com/l/Eiig
Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Coastal Cruising; Lessons for the ASA 103 Exam
https://gumroad.com/l/PvOYK
Sailing! Learn To Sail: Bareboat Cruising Certification Lessons for the ASA 104 Exam
https://gumroad.com/l/bwXh
Sailing in the Mediterranean Website
http://www.medsailor.com

If you would like to be a guest or have suggestions for future episodes or if you would like Franz to be a speaker at your
Sailing Club or fundraiser please feel free to contact me.

©2015 Franz Amussen all rights reserved
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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 66 Sailing in the Black Sea part 2

August 13, 2015
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Sailing! Learn To Sail: Bareboat Cruising Certification Lessons for the ASA 104 Exam Price $29.99 https://gumroad.com/l/bwXh 8 Hours 10 Minutes: 23 Lessons audio course This is the second of a two-part interview I had with Bogdan Grigorescu, who lives in the Romanian capital of Bucharest. He’s become passionate about sailing and we go into great […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 65 Sailing in the Black Sea part 1

August 6, 2015
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This is the first of a two-part interview I had with Bogdan Grigorescu, who lives in the Romanian capital of Bucharest. He’s become passionate about sailing and we go into great detail about racing and cruising on the Black Sea. Bogdan has done some sailing in the Greek islands but since I’ve sailed in Greece  many […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 64 Roger Van Dyken of San Juan Sailing

July 31, 2015
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  Sailing! Learn To Sail: Bareboat Cruising Certification Lessons for the ASA 104 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/bwXh SHOW NOTES: this week’s podcast features a great  conversation with Roger Van Dyken, owner and founder of San Juan Sailing. In additional to giving us a background on how he started the company and insight into what makes the San […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 63 Greece 2015 Neil and Jack Pt. 3

July 26, 2015
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  SHOW NOTES: This is the third of several episodes which contain various recordings during my voyage this summer in Greece. Neil Fletcher and Jack Andrys were my guests and are also previous contributors to this podcast. This episode is all about the food. We always ate well during this summer’s trip – sometimes exceptionally so […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 62 Greece 2015 Neil and Jack Pt. 2

July 16, 2015
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SHOW NOTES: This is the second of several episodes which contain various recordings during my voyage this summer in Greece. Neil Fletcher and Jack Andrys were my guests and are also previous contributors to this podcast. During the week that they were sailing with me we made several recordings of observations and stories we had […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 61 Greece 2015 Neil and Jack Pt. 1

July 9, 2015
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SHOW NOTES: This is the first of several episodes which contain various recordings during my voyage this summer in Greece. Neil Fletcher and Jack Andrys were my guests and are also previous contributors to this podcast. During the week that they were sailing with me we made several recordings of observations and stories we had […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 60 Greece Summer 2015 part 1

June 25, 2015
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On the boat this summer I observed a mechanic for both the engine and the refrigeration work. From watching the refrigeration mechanic work I think there’s a great opportunity for somebody to make money while sailing by doing refrigeration work on boats and I discuss that idea in this podcast. Then I make some observations about the […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 58 ASA 103 Sample Lesson 5

June 5, 2015
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This is a sample lesson of my sailing audio book: Learn to sail: basic coastal cruising lessons for the ASA 103 exam Lesson 5: How to Interpret Marine Weather Information, Small Craft Advisories, Gale Warnings, How to Identify Cumulonimbus Clouds and their Dangers ©2015 Franz Amussen all rights reserved     Would you like Franz […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 57 ASA 101 Sample Lesson 5

June 1, 2015
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  This is a sample lesson of my sailing audio book: Learn to sail: basic coastal cruising lessons for the ASA 101 exam Lesson 5: Points of Sail and Wind This is a sample lesson of 7 hour, 6 minute, 16 lesson audio course designed to help you prepare for the American Sailing Association Basic Keelboat Certification […]

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