160: Brian Porter

Click the small 'square' icon with the 'down arrow' in the player above to download today's show.

160: Brian Porter was on the build team for the record-breaking supermaxi ‘Comanche,’ and continues to work on owner’s Jim & Kristy Clark’s shore crew. He came on the podcast to talk about his boat-building beginnings, getting a dream job building Comanche, working alongside pro sailors Ken Red, Stan Honey & Jimmy Spithill, Comanche’s recent trans-Atlantic record, the America’s Cup and much more.

Sponsored By:

Weather Routing, Inc. (WRI) is a private forecasting company specializing in marine weather for over 50 years. WRI provide marine weather forecasts and routing advice to yachtsmen worldwide for trans-ocean crossings, coastal transits, area cruises, and day trips. Indeed we use WRI on all of our ocean passages aboard Isbjorn - I can personally attest that they are the real deal, and having WRI just a sat phone call away helps me sleep better at night offshore. WRI - Oceans of Experience. Visit them online at wriwx.com.

Two quick notes before today’s show - First, I’m hosting a Celestial Navigation workshop in Annapolis on the weekend of October 22. Join me a my friends for a weekend of traditional navigation & storytelling and to learn the dying art of the true navigator. Visit 59-north.com/celestial for details and to register. 

And, drumroll please, Isbjorn will officially be featured IN the Annapolis Sailboat Show this fall, so come say hi to Mia, my dad & I and check out our beautiful Swan 48. Some former passage crew will also be on hand to share stories of their adventures. You’ll find us at the head of Ego Alley, side-to on the concrete bulkhead just across from the Market House in town. You can even buy your show tickets directly from us to help support the business. Go to 59-north.com/boatshow to learn more.

Show Notes:

Topics and places talked about in the podcast:

People mentioned in the podcast