I’ve called a lot of people ‘legendary’ on the podcast, but Don Street truly fits the bill. Now deep into his 80s, he’s seen & done it all. He’s been instrumental in creating modern cruising as we know it. Street pioneered cruising the Caribbean on his engineless yawl Iolaire, and to this day continues updating charts of the region. He helped design the Caribbean’s first charter yacht, the CSY 44 and was ousted from Grenada during the US invasion. And the list goes on. Don told me these stories & many more in person a few years back.
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Topics discussed in the podcast:
Articles written about Don Street
- Don Street is not dead – by Andy Schell, SAIL Magazine May 2014
- From the Editor: When I first met Don Street - by Peter Nielsen, SAIL Magazine May 2014
- Editors Log – Street Savvy on Seamanship - by Mark Pillsbury, Cruising World, Jan. 2013.
- Don Street- father and founder of the Modern Cruising Guide - by Carol Bareuther, Al At Sea, June 2012
- 50 Years at Sea – and interview with Donald Street - by Nancy Terrell, All At Sea. April 2006
- Hands on Approach to Caribbean Passage Planning - by Andy Schell, All At Sea, October 2010
- Martinique to Windward - by Andy Schell, All At Sea, May 2012
- Don Street Stories: A Rough Start In The Virgin Islands by Andy Schell, SAILfeed
Books written by Donald Street
- The Ocean Sailing Yacht by Donald Street, 1973.
- A Cruising Guide to the Lesser Antilles, by Donald Street, 1974.
- The Ocean Sailing Yacht Vol. II by Donald Street, 1979.
- Cruising Guide to the Eastern Caribbean: Puerto Rico to Dominica by Donald Street, 1980.
- Seawise - helpful hints, warnings and common sense for the yachtsman by Donald Street, 1980.
- Street's Cruising Guide to the Eastern Caribbean, Part 1: Puerto Rico, Passage Islands, United States and British Virgin Islands by Donald Street, 1985.
- Street's Cruising Guide to the Eastern Caribbean: Transatlantic Crossing Guide by Donald Street, 1989.
- Street's Cruising Guide to the Eastern Caribbean: Martinique to Trinidad by Donald Street, 1993.
- Cruising Guide to the Eastern Caribbean: Venezuela vol. 4. by Donald Street, updated 1995.
- Street's Guide to the Cape Verde Islands by Donald Street, 2011.