BONUS: Matt Rutherford // Single-Handed


Hey guys, this one is personal to me - as you know, my mom died of brain cancer in 2012 at only 62 years old. Chris Stanmore-Major, who was on the podcast a few weeks back, is putting together a 'Sail 4 Cancer' campaign through his Spartan Ocean Racing & Training and needs our help raising money for it. Please follow the link and donate to help them out. Thanks.

BONUS. Matt Rutherford has been on the podcast more than anyone else in our 230+ episodes, and his stories are always epic. What follows is a presentation Matt did in Toronto in January at the boat show there about his Around the America’s voyage on the 27’ Albin Vega ‘St Brendan.’ Matt’s told this story before on the podcast, but he’s so damn good at it that I never tire of listening to it, and you can always learn something new from him. I’m also playing this as a bonus episode this week because Matt just launched his own podcast - aptly titled ‘Single-Handed’ - so I encourage you to check that out for more of his incredible adventures. And be sure to check out Matt’s updated website.


Today’s episode of On the Wind is presented by 59 North - that’s us!

Mia & I have made it a goal in 2018 to  refine our mission statement of ‘sharing the wisdom of the high seas with those wise enough to seek it out’, and we’re accomplishing that in a couple of ways.

First, join us on Isbjorn for an incredible offshore sailing experience on our Swan 48, an all-time ocean sailing machine. We’re sailing 10,000 miles per year and have some exciting plans coming up in the Arctic, Atlantic & beyond. We’re about to launch our 2020 calendar, so check back often on for updated routes, dates and bunk availability.

Second, we’ve just launched a new podcast called ‘How I Think About Sailing’, which is precisely what the title implies, so please go check that out if you haven’t already. It’s got it’s own podcast feed, and we’re encouraging listener participation - it’s our way of answering your questions and getting the information out to as wide an audience as possible.

And lastly, we love meeting people face to face and talking sailing, so we’ve always got a few workshops on the calendar, mainly in Annapolis. on things like offshore sailing in general and my personal favorite, celestial navigation. The workshops are limited in numbers so we can have a nice and personal interaction. The dates and info for those are on hope you enjoy the show as much as we enjoy making it, and we hope to meet all of you out on the water! Thanks for listening, and hold fast!

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On The Wind is the evolution of 59º North, and is, quite simply, long-form conversations with sailors from around the world. 'On the Wind' Sailing Podcast is informal chats with people from around the world of sailing - tall ship captains, Cape Horners, sailing authors, Volvo Ocean Race skippers, yacht designers, family cruisers, Arctic adventurers and more. Our aim is to define what creates success in the sailing world and figure out how to accomplish dreams on the high seas. 

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