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The Audio Quality is not up to snuff on this episode.  It was recorded while driving my old truck and there was quite a bit of background noise.

I want to thank all my listeners for their comments and positive reviews in iTunes.

As a result of one of these comments I have put together a 7 hour 6 min. 16 lesson audio course to help students prepare for the American sailing Association Basic Keelboat Certification commonly referred to as the ASA 101 exam. It’s now available at a price of $29.99 the first 30 listeners to this podcast can get a discount of 20% off this price by using the coupon code mentioned in this recording.

If you’re interested in learning more about these lessons here is the link.

http://www.medsailor.com/sailing-learn-to-sail-lessons/

In this episode I cover spend a lot of time answering a listener question about sailing across the Atlantic and where to leave his boat once he gets to the Mediterranean.

After this I go into part two of the Cyclades the island Paros as best I can from memory while driving.

The Cyclades chain is a large area and I do not recommend beginning charterers start out here the the weather patterns in the summer can be quite challenging. But I do suggest that if you choose to charter here choosing charter basis far south in the islands as possible knowing that during your charter. You’ll be working your way north and should the dreaded Meltimi start to blow you know it’s a sleigh ride home.

I am debating putting together a trip sometime this winter and interested in finding out if there is a demand for my listening audience to join me on a sailing charter vacation somewhere warm, and Justin beginnings exploration stages of this idea and I’m thinking of New Zealand, French Polynesia, or Thailand. If you would have any interest in joining me on such a trip let me know your interest and your budget. If there’s not enough interest I’ll just drop the idea.

If you would like to contact me please use the contact form at the website I am always looking for new people to interview and material to add to the podcast.

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I want to thank all my listeners for their comments and positive reviews in iTunes.

As a result of one of these comments I have put together a 7 hour 6 min. 16 lesson audio course to help students prepare for the American sailing Association Basic Keelboat Certification commonly referred to as the ASA 101 exam. It’s now available at a price of $29.99 the first 30 listeners to this podcast can get a discount of 20% off this price by using the coupon code mentioned in this recording.

If you’re interested in learning more about these lessons here is the link.

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http://www.medsailor.com/sailing-learn-to-sail-lessons/

In this episode I cover part one of the Cyclades the islands of Kia, Kithnos and Serifos.

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The Cyclades chain is a large area and I do not recommend beginning charterers start out here the the weather patterns in the summer can be quite challenging. But I do suggest that if you choose to charter here choosing charter basis far south in the islands as possible knowing that during your charter. You’ll be working your way north and should the dreaded Meltimi start to blow you know it’s a sleigh ride home.

I am debating putting together a trip sometime this winter and interested in finding out if there is a demand for my listening audience to join me on a sailing charter vacation somewhere warm, and Justin beginnings exploration stages of this idea and I’m thinking of New Zealand, French Polynesia, or Thailand. If you would have any interest in joining me on such a trip let me know your interest and your budget. If there’s not enough interest I’ll just drop the idea.

If you would like to contact me please use the contact form at the website I am always looking for new people to interview and material to add to the podcast.

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In this episode I talk about my new upcoming sailing audio lesson course, and then move onto sailing in the Saronic Gulf region of Greece.

Thanks for listening and feel free to drop me a note if you have any ideas comments or suggestions

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I want to thank all my listeners for their comments and positive reviews in iTunes. I received one comment from a listener wishing that I had more information available to learn audio glee the material that he’s going to need to pass the ASA (American sailing Association) courses that lead to the ability for him to charter a vessel. After thinking about this for a while I decided that I am going to go ahead and put together an audio course to help prepare for these examinations. When they are done they will be available in Amazon, iTunes, CD baby and come road. I doubt if the price of be very high and I’m not sure if the market is substantial but it’s a project that I thought would be fun.

In this podcast I discuss sailing through the Gulf of Patra and the Gulf of Corinth. The anchorages where I have stopped, observations, and stories.

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The kind man that meets all cruisers in Galixidi Angelo

If you would like to contact me please use the contact form at the website I am always looking for new people to interview and material to add to the podcast.

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In this episode I discuss sailing in the Ionian islands. The Ionian islands are the islands off the west coast of Greece. It is a very popular chartering area because of the predictable weather patterns, relatively flat seas, and diversity of anchorages and villages to visit.

While this used to be one of my favorite places to sail in Greece the massive expansion of the charter fleets in this area have detracted significantly from its appeal. While this is a great place to take a new sailor or a family for a relatively safe chartering vacation you will have to put up with crowded anchorages, overpriced restaurants, and some lack of charm due to this massive tourist development.

Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 30

August 6, 2014
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Recorded while on the boat summer 2014. If you want a copy the book by Elias Kulukundis called Feasts of Memory. Let me know how you can pay for postage. I have several copies that I am willing to give that to my listeners but I don’t want to pay for postage. If you have […]

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July 30, 2014
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This recording was made while waiting in the airport to leave on the trip for the summer 2014

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 28 Summer 2014 pt 1

July 27, 2014
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This is a photo I took on a walk on July 26 2014 about 5 miles away from my summer home on the National Forest. I am not sure if it is a calf Moose or Elk. Since it appeared to be asleep standing in water I suspect a Moose. But if you know for […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 27 Spike Hampson Pt. 2

June 1, 2014
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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 27 Spike Hampson Pt. 2 This is the second of 2 podcasts of my interview with Spike Hampson talking about his journey in a small boat enroute from Wyoming to Buenos Aries Argentina. If you want a copy the book by Elias Kulukundis called Feasts of Memory. Let me know […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 26 Spike Hampson Interview Pt. 1

May 1, 2014
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This is the first of 2 podcasts of my interview with Spike Hampson talking about his journey in a small boat enroute from Wyoming to Buenos Aries Argentina. If you want a copy the book by Elias Kulukundis called Feasts of Memory. Let me know how you can pay for postage. I have several copies […]

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