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This is a sample of my audio lessons for the ASA 104 exam this is lesson # 18

Lesson 18 Customs and Etiquette:
Describe the following courtesies and customs:
• Permission to board
• Permission to come alongside
• Courtesy in crossing adjacent boats when rafted
• Rights of first boat in an anchorage
• Keeping clear of regattas
• Flag etiquette
• Rendering assistance to vessels in distress

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Kim Brown the author of Sailing Britican is my guest on this episode.  Her blog was rated as one of the top 10 sailing blogs by Top 10: Sailing and Travel Blogs | Sailing Blog | Zizoo.com

She is a delight to talk to and her blog is found at http://www.sailingbritican.com/

Kim is interested in writing about what you are interested so if you have questions either write her directly of drop me a note and I will pass it on.  Hopefully I can get her answer in a recording and I can add her comments to future podcasts!

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I is hard to believe but it’s been almost 2 years since I last talked with my sailing acquaintance Jules Dusek. So in this
episode I catch up on him and his travels through the French canals. In 2013 he and his wife he did the Canal De Bourgogne.
This is a slightly use Canal in France which requires a boat with the shallower draft. Fortunately his boat has a drop keel which
allowed him to go through this delightful Canal.

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Jules is a member of the cruising Association and he suggests that American sailors heading over to the Mediterranean would
benefit greatly by joining this organization. The link to this organization is:
http://www.theca.org.uk/home

Jules has kindly given me for free distributions to whoever might be of interest to his notes from sailing the Canal du Bourgogne
you can find it at the website but here is a quick link:

French Canal De Bourgogne on SY Pluto
I got an e-mail from Dan Culpepper he is about to head out into the Mediterranean forest transatlantic voyage and is set up a
webpage if you would like to follow Dan’s voyage in his posts here part of what he wrote me and a link to their new website
…We are 2 weeks away from the first leg of our adventure and things are starting to finally come together. The electrical
system from batteries to a new Charger/ inverter and a couple of solar panel (strongly attached to the aft davits) have been
beefed up. We now have 980 amps in the house bank, 105 amps for the starter, 398 amps for the cockpit winches and 210 amps
forward for the bow thruster and windlass. They can now be charged by either shore power, 75 hp. Yanmar main engine, 8 kW
generator and/or 200 watts of solar panels. I especially like the solar panels and will be adding more in the future. 3 new air
conditioners have been installed and on a recent 72 degree day I was able to recreate out lousy, rotten, freezing winter by
cranking the units up and chilling below decks. Hope it will be the same in Morocco…
New Sails by Doyle, new running rigging, spare parts, review of all safety gear from Go Bag to Vests, tethers, Padeyes and MOB
pole setup.
The crew has been set for awhile now. We will be 4 to Bermuda, 4 to the Azores and 5 to Gibraltar. The best part is that my
father will be joining us in Bermuda for the rest of the crossing (he did the Newport- Bermuda Race with me in 2008). Also my
sister (experienced sailor) will join in the Azores.
We will have a Website (kids continue to drag me into the 21st century) called:

sailingheldeleine.com


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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.

Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 51: Samos Greece

March 18, 2015
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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. […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 50 sample lesson for ASA 104 spare tools and parts

March 5, 2015
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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 […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 49 Milos and Myanmar

February 20, 2015
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Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification: Lessons for the ASA 101 17 lessons Over 8 Hours of Instruction $29.99 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 […]

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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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