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If you are interested in learning to sail I just finished the 8 hour and 10 min. series for helping students prepare for the written portion of the ASA 104 exam.

If you are interested in writing a review and Amazon and iTunes for my audio lessons for the Bareboat Cruising Certification ASA 104 please contact me by using the contact form.

This is the second episode of what is most likely to become a multiple part episode with Paul and Sheryl Shard.

Bestselling authors and award-winning filmmakers, Paul and Sheryl Shard, are known to worldwide viewing audiences as the fun-loving and adventurous hosts of the Distant Shores sailing adventure TV series which airs across Canada on Cottage Life Channel as well as in the USA on AWE TV.

In this episode we talk about anchoring and different anchors. We discuss the costs of cruising and the ease in which you can make new acquaintances while cruising. After continuing down several other topics of interest the Shards give me an update on their cruising plans for the next year.

I got an e-mail from Jim you can read it below but check out the links that he gave me the one from http://earth.nullschool.net/ is particularly interesting it shows the wind patterns for the entire globe at the current time
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Ahoy Franz, I am wondering if you’ve sailed to Portifino or the Amalfi coast?

I just watched a 2014 movie called “The Trip To Italy” and was transported there when I saw scenes with the beautiful classic sailing yacht Patience, and I wondered if you did much sailing there?

Here is a link to a scene showing the boat if you like classic sailboats as I know you do given you sail one yourself.

Tinyurl.com/yacht-patience

While Im at it, here is a link to a resource many of your listeners and yourself may find useful and if not useful, then surely fascinating.

http://earth.nullschool.net/

You click on the word “earth” to bring up the Menu, where you can change the settings from MPH to knots etc.

You can spin the earth ,zoom in/out with your mouse-wheel or clicking , select a point and see the windspeed there etc

I find it interesting to observe wind/wave and current patterns over time, and I hope you and your listeners will benefit from it too.

Thanks
Jim

 

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Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Coastal Cruising; Lessons for the ASA 103 Exam
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In the introduction to this episode I talk about the book “Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life” by Daniel Klein

The Sailing Podcast with Dave Anderson

I have listeners who have told me about Dave Anderson the producer of “The Sailing Podcast” they then go on to tell me how much they enjoy listening to his podcasts. So I started listening to his podcast as well. I find them informative and good entertainment for those long walks I like to take. Even though Dave’s podcast did not specialize in sailing in the Mediterranean I decided to reached out to Dave and he honored me by letting me interview him.

If you’re not familiar with his podcast here is the link: http://thesailingpodcast.com/

You can also find it in the iTunes directory by searching for “The Sailing Podcast”

If you have comments or thoughts on the podcast or would like to be featured as a guest in the podcast please drop me a note by using the contact form.

If you enjoy the podcast please go and they iTunes directory and write a positive review, I would greatly appreciate it.

If you are listener and if you are interested in reviewing my audio lessons for the ASA 103 examination and writing a review for in iTunes and Amazon. Drop me an e-mail and I’ll get you a code and link to download it. I will allow up to 30 reviews for this series of lessons.

If you have suggestions for future episodes please contact me by using the contact form.

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Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Coastal Cruising; Lessons for the ASA 103 Exam
19 lessons Over 9 Hours of Instruction in 2 volumes This link will take you to the location of Vol 1 in iTunes

In this episode I discuss the upcoming itinerary for sailing in Greece and Turkey for the summer of 2015. I give a little description of my planned locations and route, starting out in Kusadasi Turkey and ending up in Bodrum Turkey via a cruise through some Greek Islands. I then move on to the main part of this podcast which is a description of sailing around the Greek island of Samos.

I may have an opening for a guest on this summer’s trip if you want to be considered as one of my guess please drop me an e-mail tell me a little bit about yourself.

Also if you have comments or thoughts on the podcast or would like to be featured as a guest in the podcast please drop me a note by using the contact form.

If you enjoy the podcast please go and they iTunes directory and write a positive review, I would greatly appreciate it.

If you are listener and if you are interested in reviewing my audio lessons for the ASA 103 examination and writing a review for in iTunes and Amazon. Drop me an e-mail and I’ll get you a code and link to download it. I will allow up to 30 reviews for this series of lessons.

If you have suggestions for future episodes please contact me by using the contact form.

One of my listeners Ron in New Jersey has allowed me to share some of his photos from Hurricane Sandy. That’s Ron’s boat in his back yard!

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His neighbors catamaran

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In this episode I share with the listeners a sample of my work in progress for the “Sailing! Learn to Sail Lessons for the ASA 104″this lesson deals with what tools and spare parts should be carried on a sailboat. I also talk about the upcoming summer trip starting out in Kusadasi Turkey sailing over to Samos Greece and I I have not yet determined the remaining ports of call.

I answer a couple questions from listeners and discuss other possibilities of engine overheating in a Yanmar 3GM30F engine that were is brought to my attention by Shellie at Advanced Marine Diesel in Newport Beach CA

I may have an opening for a guest on this summer’s trip if you want to be considered as one of my guess please drop me an e-mail tell me a little bit about yourself.

If you are listener and if you are interested in reviewing my audio lessons for the ASA 103 examination and writing a review for in iTunes and Amazon. Drop me an e-mail and I’ll get you a code and link to download it. I will allow up to 30 reviews for this series of lessons.

If you have suggestions for future episodes please contact me by using the contact form.

http://www.medsailor.com

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Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification: Lessons for the ASA 101
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I answer a couple of questions about the licensing requirements for sailing a boat and then another question relating to the finances and investments of a sailor. I then talk about the island of Milos in my limited experience visiting this island. And finally I post some observations from the field that I recorded when I was in the town of Mandalay by the river in Myanmar.

If you have suggestions for future episodes please contact me by using the contact form.

Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 48 Travel to Siem Reap and Lesson 13 of ASA 101

February 11, 2015
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I start out reviewing some letters sent to me by listeners and then I have a 20 min. segment on my overland travel from Bangkok Thailand to Siam Reap Cambodia and then we move on to the main content of this podcast which is a sample lesson from the ASA 101 audio lessons for the […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 47 Andy Schell of 59 North

January 21, 2015
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  Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Coastal Cruising: Lessons for the ASA 103 19 lessons Over 9 Hours of Instruction $19.99 In this episode I interview Andy Schell with 59-north.com He has another great podcast on sailing that I enjoy so perhaps you will as well!

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 46 Teddy Jennings with sailloot.com

January 15, 2015
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Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification Lessons for the ASA 101 exam $29.99 In this episode I interview Teddy Jennings with sailloot.com He has set up his site to help all the dreamers make cruising a reality by looking at different methods for making money while sailing.  

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 45 Bud Elam on feeding a sailboat crew

January 8, 2015
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    Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Coastal Cruising: Lessons for the ASA 103 19 lessons Over 9 Hours of Instruction $19.99 In this episode I interview my close friend Bud Elam who has sailed on several Transpac races from California to Hawaii. Bud has been the chef in charge of feeding the crew and […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 44 Distant Shores 1

January 5, 2015
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This is the first episode of what is most likely to become a multiple part episode with Paul and Sheryl Shard Bestselling authors and award-winning filmmakers, Paul and Sheryl Shard, are known to worldwide viewing audiences as the fun-loving and adventurous hosts of the Distant Shores sailing adventure TV series which airs across Canada on […]

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