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Around the Buoy
Around the Buoy
Around the Buoy, a podcast that centers on people who live, work and play on the water.
5 days ago
EP. 82: Flying Boat Film
With the dawn of the iconic flying boat, Trans-Pacific travel that once measured in weeks by ship could be accomplished in only days. These island-hopping aircraft were passports to worlds that were once only seen in books. Travel is different these days, but there are a handful of dedicated aviators who are keeping that dream alive and their stories are featured in the beautiful film, Flying Boat. Join us as we sit down with the film’s director, Dirk Brawn, to talk about these magnificent machines & their extraordinary pilots.
Oct 31, 2023
EP. 81: Liz Wardley
Liz Wardly has done everything in the world of sailing: World Championships, The Fastnet, Sydney to Hobart and four editions of The Ocean Race. So, what is she doing lining up at the start line of the Atlantic Challenge, the 3000 mile row from The Canary Islands to Antigua? We caught up with Liz in between training rows and prepping for the race to talk about her sailing career and how she is getting ready for her solo row across the Atlantic. Spoiler alert, she is a badass. Take a listen!
Oct 17, 2023
ATB Podcast Update: We're Back!
After a quick summer break, ATB returned to the studio to find our show was removed from Apple Podcasts. A couple frantic weeks later, we're back and better than ever! Listen here for the whole story. In case you missed it, check out our latest episode, Ep. 80: Life on Sweet Day.
Sep 26, 2023
EP. 80: Life on Sweet Day
The year 2020 was all about pivoting. Almost overnight, we went from leaving the house for work, school and socializing to working, learning and socializing from home via phone calls and video chats. As the world started to open again, many people took the opportunity to cast off from shore and find a new adventure after being cooped up for so long. Our guests today, Kate & Tim Carney, found their adventure on the Great Loop aboard their 31' trawler, Sweet Day. After more than 7,000 miles under their keel, the Carneys had circled the eastern half of the US by water and could officially claim the title, "Loopers." Take a listen!
1 hr 59 min
Jul 2, 2023
Ep. 79: The Cutty Sark: The Last of the Great Tea Clipper Ships
“When can you get it there”? From overnight shipping to delivering goods in the days of sail, anyone who has shipped anything has asked this question. The Cutty Sark was designed for speed, to deliver materials from all over the globe back to London as fast as possible. Built in 1869, she represented the pinnacle of shipbuilding and success on the high seas. In this episode we are joined by the curator of the Cutty Sark Museum on the banks of the Themes River to learn more about the last of the great clipper ships.
1 hr 46 min
May 1, 2023
Ep 78: Fight Oar Die - Rescue at Sea
Each year, rowers set off from The Canary Islands as a part of the Talisker Atlantic Challenge, a 3000nm race to Antigua. Each team knows that they will be pushed both physically and mentally to the breaking point, but it was inconceivable what was in store for the members of the all-veteran team, Fight Oar Die. Sixteen days in, their boat was flipped in a raging storm and they are forced into their life raft. Team member Chad Miller joins us for a firsthand account of their unimaginable ordeal. Take a listen!
1 hr 46 min
Mar 30, 2023
Ep. 77: All Hands on Deck with Will Sofrin
Will Sofrin is a professional sailor and boat builder who was given the chance to take part in a voyage of a lifetime: sailing the replica of the HMS Rose from Newport, RI through the Panama Canal to San Diego for the filming of Master and Commander. After two decades of reflection, Will has put pen to paper and is sharing the stories and adventures of that epic trip. His memoir: All Hands on Deck is being released on April 18th and we are excited to be joined by Will to discuss this experience. Take a listen!
1 hr 21 min
Feb 27, 2023
Ep. 76: The Restoration of Coronet
Ep. 76: The Restoration of Coronet With an impeccable racing record, multiple circumnavigations, and an owner’s list that reads like a who’s who in 19th century yachting; Coronet has been named America’s most historic yacht. With her ongoing restoration stalled, new owners Alex and Miles Pincus moved the hull to Mystic where the Seaport’s talented shipwrights will give her a new lease on life. Alex joins us in this episode to talk about their life on the water, their restaurants, Coronet’s restoration & their lofty goals for her when she sails again.
1 hr 35 min
Jan 23, 2023
EP. 75: Sleep
From new parents to elite athletes, everyone can benefit from a good night’s sleep. But what happens if you are in an environment where it is impossible to be rested yet you must be at your best? This is the situation the sailors of The Ocean Race find themselves; racing on yachts built for speed, not comfort. In this episode we talk with sleep expert Dr. Eliza Van Reen whose company, Circadian Positioning Systems, has been working with 11th Hour Racing to advise them how to manage the long hours and lack of sleep.
1 hr 26 min
Dec 23, 2022
EP. 74: Sail Cargo
In Ep. 14, we talked to SailCargo about their mission to provide a zero-emission shipping alternative & their plans for a wooden cargo ship named, Cieba. Four years later, the crew is busy finishing Cieba’s hull but in order to start delivering products sooner, the company has purchased the 1909 cargo schooner Vega. With fully booked cargo holds, Vega sets sail early in ’23 & we are excited to welcome new CEO Julia Milmore to the show to discuss new trade routes, new partners & how SailCargo will change shipping.
1 hr 25 min
Nov 30, 2022
Ep. 73: The Austrian Ocean Race Project
We are about two months away from the start of the 2023 Ocean Race in Alicante Spain and there have been many changes since the last time the fleet visited Newport in 2018. Volvo is no longer a title sponsor, there are four fewer legs, but the biggest change is the addition of a second class of one-design boats. This new class greatly expands the fleet opens the door to a whole host of new teams, like the Austrian Ocean Race Project. On this episode of Around the Buoy, we are joined by one of the team founders and boat's skipper, Gerwin Jansen, to talk about this new team, what makes them unique, and what they are racing for. Catch up with Carter, Tyler, and all things Ocean Race on Around the Buoy Episode 72!
1 hr 3 min
Nov 3, 2022
Ep.72: Battleship New Jersey
The Iowa Class Battleships are some of the most powerful ships to sail into battle and represent the end of an era in naval warfare. The USS New Jersey was launched a year after Pearl Harbor and immediately went into battle; playing a role in the largest naval battles ever seen. She continued to serve for nearly five decades before being decommissioned in the early ‘90’s. In this episode, we talk to Ryan Szimanski, the curator of the USS New Jersey Museum about the most decorated ship in US Navy history.
1 hr 23 min
Oct 12, 2022
Ep. 71: Big C Atlantic Challenge
When Sir Edmund Hilary was asked why he climbed Everest, he famously responded, “Because it’s there.” These words have fueled explorers and adventures to risk everything to break ground and push human endurance to new heights. Next May, Andrew Bedwell will be setting out to smash a record that has stood for nearly thirty years; crossing the Atlantic in the smallest vessel. We sit down with Andrew to talk about how he is preparing for a 1,900 NM adventure in a boat shorter than a bathtub. Take a listen!
1 hr 42 min
Jul 26, 2022
Ep. 70: The Mini Transat
Next September, a group of single-handed sailors will leave France for the Caribbean in the Mini Transat, a regatta that celebrates the adventurous sprit of the early Trans-Atlantic races. In a fleet dominated by European skippers, one Mini will be flying the Stars and Stripes, PGN Ocean Racing skippered by our guest Peter Gibbons-Neff. Peter has been sailing in offshore races all his life and as it became difficult to sail in large teams because of Covid, he decided to give single handed sailing a try. Take a listen!
1 hr 24 min
Jun 6, 2022
EP. 69: The Bermuda Race
In 1906, a small fleet of vessels left New York City on their way to Bermuda to prove to the world that an open ocean race in a yacht under 80’ could be run safely. Over a century later, a much larger fleet is set to sail toward the start line at the mouth of Narragansett Bay in the 52nd of the Bermuda Race. It stands as one of the most iconic blue water races and we are excited to be talking with this year’s Race Director Somers Kemp, about what to look forward to in this year’s Thrash to the Onion Patch.
1 hr 12 min
May 9, 2022
Ep. 68: The USS Constitution Continues to Make History
Shortly after the Revolutionary War, it was apparent that the United States needed a new Navy to protect its interests overseas. The USS Constitution along with five other warships were built and immediately sailed into battle. After 225 years of service, it’s amazing that she can still be making history. This January, CDR Billie Farrell became the first female to take command of the Constitution and we are honored to sit down with her to talk about “Old Ironsides” and the roll she plays in today’s Navy.
1 hr 17 min
Mar 30, 2022
Ep. 67: The Clipper Race Restarts
When the world came to a screeching halt in 2020, The Clipper Race fleet pulled into Subic Bay and the race was put on hold after sailing only half the journey. Just over two years later, the teams are back in the Philippines to finish the lap. In this episode we are honored to be talking with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (yes, that Sir Robin) who is among many things the brainchild behind The Clipper Race and Mark Light, who completed his own lap back in the 2012 Clipper Race and is now the race’s director. Take a listen!
1 hr 32 min
Mar 18, 2022
EP 66: The Single-Handed Sailor
When Dustin Reynolds, also known as The Single-Handed Sailor, pulled into his home port on the Big Island of Hawaii last December, he became the newest member one of the most exclusive maritime clubs, sailing alone around the world. With a membership around 300 sailors, this achievement is made even more remarkable considering that he is a double amputee: the result of a horrific motorcycle accident in 2008. Dustin’s endeavor is an incredible example of resilience, perseverance, and adaptation. Take a listen!
1 hr 12 min
Feb 15, 2022
EP 65: Chantale Begin and Team Salty Science
Chantale Begin fell in love with the ocean as a teenager on a submersible 800ft below the St. Lawrence Estuary and this passion led her far and wide researching as a marine biologist. No stranger to adventure, she has sailed the world as a teacher for Seamerster and then with her family. With this background, it’s no surprise that she jumped at the chance when asked to row the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. Team Salty Science is four marine biologists and they are rowing across the ocean for the oceans.
1 hr 11 min
Jan 13, 2022
EP 64: Dean Burke, Tacoma and the Sea
Situated on Puget Sound and only 42 miles from Mt. Rainier, Tacoma, Washington is a beautiful city. But decades of industrial abuse at the turn of the century turned the pristine waters into an EPA Superfund Site. This episode’s guest is Dean Burke. Dean is the head of Travel Tacoma and has chronicled the healing of the region’s waterways over the past two decades through his stunning photography. An avid waterman, he further promotes the region with the Seventy48, a human-powered mad dash from Tacoma to Port Townsend. Listen in!
1 hr 26 min
Nov 23, 2021
EP 63: Elizabeth Beisel's Block Swim
Elizabeth Beisel achieved athletic notoriety at age of 15 when she became the youngest member of the US Olympic Team in Beijing. She earned two medals in London and served as the swim team’s captain in Rio, but in 2020, when her father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Elizabeth decided to do something no woman has done before. In this episode, we talk with Elizabeth about her Block Cancer Swim, which takes her from Rhode Island's mainland, to sleepy Block Island, 10 miles offshore. Her efforts raised over $160k for cancer research in her father’s memory. Take a listen!
1 hr 18 min
Nov 7, 2021
EP 62: Capt. Kelli Farwell and Moveable Feast
Wooden boats have long been a Siren song for many, drawing them in with irrational decisions, only to have their dreams dashed on the rocks. When Emmy award-winning actor, Matthew Rhys, purchased one of the few remaining Hemingway boats, he found himself in dire straits and needing help. Thankfully, he reached out to our guest, Capt. Kelli Farwell, who worked along alongside Matthew to complete her restoration, and stayed on to be the captain of one of the most unique New York Harbor charters, Moveable Feast. Listen in!
1 hr 9 min
Aug 20, 2021
EP 61: The Clagett Regatta
Since 2003, the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta has hosted many of the best sailors in international competition. To make it even more special, these sailors have had to overcome challenges that few others have had to face. The mission behind this regatta is to provide athletes with disabilities a platform to complete against other adaptive sailors, and provide an opportunity to learn from the best. Carter and Tyler are joined by Judy McLennan, the regatta’s President, to talk about how they are expanding the sport of adaptive sailing.
1 hr 10 min
Aug 13, 2021
EP 60: CDR Abhilash Tomy
Sailing solo around the globe is an exclusive club to be a part of; more people have climbed Everest or traveled into space than completed a lap alone. During the 2018 Golden Globe Race as the fleet was deep into the Southern Ocean, a fast-moving storm wreaked havoc on the competitors, including our guest CDR Abhilash Tomy. A knockdown and dismasting left him injured, immobilized and adrift for three days. We talk with CDR Tomy about his experience and why he is planning to do it all over again. Take a listen!
1 hr 11 min
Jun 14, 2021
EP59: Gamecock Sailing
Newport Harbor is a busy place in the summer with fleets of boats ranging from modern go fasters to classic wooden hulls racing around the buoys every afternoon. The Gamecock Sailing team is unique because they can be found racing in not one but all those fleets. Gamecock Sailing, named after the fleets’ flagship a 96-year-old Herreshoff R Boat, was founded by Peter McClennen to teach teamwork and sportsmanship to a new generation of sailors and he joins us to talk about his lifelong passion for the sport.
1 hr 10 min
May 20, 2021
EP 58: The Western Flyer
In 1940 John Steinbeck was at the top of literary world, but fame came with a backlash. His depiction of migrant workers in 'The Grapes of Wrath' labeled him as a communist, and protests were held to burn his books. Wanting to escape, Steinbeck chartered a fishing vessel named Western Flyer for an expedition to Mexico; a trip recounted in his book, 'The Sea of Cortez'. Seventy-five years later, after a long fishing career, Western Flyer was found rotting away. This episode is about a complete restoration that will soon return her to Mexican waters. Listen in!
1 hr 27 min
Apr 20, 2021
EP 57: Building Canoes with Trent Preszler
Living on the North Fork of Long Island, Trent Preszler is a long way from his upbringing on a ranch in South Dakota. The CEO of a local vineyard, Trent never had the time or inclination to be a craftsman until his father’s toolbox was passed down to him. Inspired to build a canoe, what follows next is a soul-searching odyssey that includes coming to grips with his past, learning how to build a boat, and opening up Preszler Woodshop. Trent has written his memoir, “Little & Often” and he joins us to talk about this journey. Listen in!
1 hr 19 min
Apr 6, 2021
EP 56 America's Cup Recap with Tucker Thompson
It was a lot a late nights watching Emirates Team New Zealand defend the Auld Mug by defeating Luna Rossa on their home waters of the Hauraki Gulf in the 36th America’s Cup, and Tucker Thompson stayed up to watch it all. Tucker is back with us to recap all of the action–from the quick evolution of the AC75 during their time in Auckland, to the match racing clinic put on by both teams during the finals. We also look ahead and discuss what to expect when Team New Zealand welcomes back the world’s best sailors for the 37th Cup. Listen in!
1 hr 4 min
Mar 15, 2021
EP 55: Stealing Russian Subs
Submarines are the silent counterweight in the balance of power. With nuclear weapons and classified materials on board, their secrets would be devastating to a country’s national security if they were ever lost. So, in 1968 when a soviet sub disappeared in the Pacific, the CIA recognized the opportunity for an unprecedented intelligence grab. Josh Dean is the author of “The Taking of K-129”, the most comprehensive account of the CIA’s covert mission to raise the K-129. Josh joins us in this episode talk about one hell of a sea story. Listen in!
1 hr 28 min
Feb 6, 2021
EP 54: At the Helm of Edson Marine with Adam Cove
Edson Marine made their name by developing the first diaphragm pump used to keep the bilges of commercial fishing fleet dry in 1859. Since then, innovation has been their hallmark, and today they provide hardware that can be found everywhere on a boat-- from stem to stern, and top of the mast, to the bottom of the keel. In this episode, we talk with Edson’s CEO, Adam Cove, about his extensive sailing background and what it is like taking the helm of a 162-year-old company. Listen in!
1 hr 5 min
Dec 22, 2020
EP 53: Racing Responsibly with 11th Hour
11th Hour Racing promotes healthy oceans by providing financial grants worldwide, but it’s one thing to talk the talk and another walk the walk. They are also taking a lead by sponsoring world class programs and demonstrating to other teams how to responsibly run a competitive team. 11th Hour’s Managing Director Todd McGuire joins us in this episode to talk about the new IMOCA 60, The Ocean Race, and responsible boatbuilding. Listen in!
1 hr 4 min
Dec 16, 2020
EP 52: 11th Hour Racing
For too long, our oceans have been used as a trashcan, and it has become too common to see videos of yachts sailing past large clumps of trash in the open ocean. 11th Hour Racing was founded by a group of sailors who are on a mission to team up with the sailing community, the marine industry, and the biggest names in the sport to promote healthy ocean practices. Michelle Carnevale is the director of 11th Hour’s grant program, and she joins us to talk about the organizations that are leading the charge to cleaner seas. Listen in!
1 hr 18 min
Nov 13, 2020
EP 51: Saildrone
This summer, when COVID-19 restrictions prevented crewed ships from conducting the yearly Alaskan Pollock survey in the Bering Sea, NOAA called on an unmanned surface vessel from Saildrone to gather data on the population. With long on station times, zero emissions, and specialized onboard sensors, Saildrone is revolutionizing the way we gather data about the world’s oceans. In this episode, Carter and Tyler talk with Saildrone’s COO, Sebastien De Halleux, about how saildrones fit into this increasingly autonomous world. Listen in!
1 hr 5 min
Oct 26, 2020
EP 50: The Sailing Museum
From the America’s Cup, countless World Championships, and The Ocean Race, the world’s best sailors have shoved off from the docks here in Newport. When the National Sailing Hall of Fame announced that they were looking for a new home, it only made sense that this history would play a role in Newport’s selection. Construction is underway at the historic Armory Building in the 'City by the Sea', but there is much to complete before the new museum opens its doors. Carter and Tyler sit down with The Sailing Museum’s Executive Director, Heather Ruhsam, to learn about the history of this 19th Century building and what's up for the Spring of ‘22. Listen in!
Sep 21, 2020
EP 49: Shark Research & Fish Sandwiches
Chris Fischer loves fish sandwiches, but he knows that without sharks there are no fish sandwiches. In 2007, Chris founded the shark research group OCEARCH, a progressive organization that has changed the way data is gathered by teaming up the world’s best fisherman with leading marine scientists on one ship and making their findings open to the public. Gathering more information in one trip than most scientist gather in a lifetime, Chris is ensuring his grandkids will enjoy fish sandwiches as well. Take a listen!
1 hr 20 min
Sep 2, 2020
EP 48: Leading an Interesting Life
“Lead an interesting life”. This was the advice that a young Carol Newman Cronin, hopeful author and sailor, was given when she asked about increasing her odds on achieving her dream of becoming published. Since asking that question, she has given herself plenty to write about. Carol has competed at the highest levels of sailing: representing the country in the Athens Olympic Games, ’04 Yngling Worlds and taking home the trophy in the ’18 Snipe Women’s Worlds and she has channeled all of her on the water experiences into her writing. This summer her forth book, Ferry to Cooperation Island was released. In this episode, we sit down with Carol to talk about her Olympic experiences, small town dynamics, and the challenges of releasing a book during a world-wide pandemic. Take a listen!
1 hr 9 min
Jul 31, 2020
EP 47: Race to Alaska
The Race to Alaska! A 750-mile Cannonball Run from Port Townsend, WA, up the Inside Passage of the Canadian Coast to Ketchikan, AK has been called the “Iditarod on a Boat”, and the only rule is there are no engines allowed. COVID has pushed the start of the 2020 race back until 2021 but that does not mean you have to quit R2AK cold turkey: Race to Alaska – The Movie will be coming to the small screen soon. Tyler and Carter talk with the movie’s director, Zach Carver, about compiling thousands of hours of on-course video into a feature length documentary, and how you can contribute to their Kickstarter campaign. Cool stuff. Listen in!
Jul 16, 2020
EP 46: Talking America's Cup with Tucker Thompson
From the first race around the Isle of Wight in 1851, the America’s Cup has been about pushing the envelope of sailing but few people could have predicted that the sport would evolve to where we are today: a 75 foot 50+ knot foiling monohull. With all these new advancements, it is helpful to have someone there who can educate you on the history of the oldest trophy in international sport but also can go into the tactics of a light air tacking duel. Tucker Thompson has being doing that ever since he was a member of the ground breaking America True campaign in the 2000 Cup and recently he has been on a nationwide and virtual tour talking to sailing fans about an America’s Cup unlike anyone has seen before. Take a listen!
1 hr 9 min
Jun 13, 2020
EP 45: 7 Seas and 7 Summits
Sara Hastreiter was born and raised landlocked in Wyoming and did not get into sailing until well into her 20’s, but she did not let that slow her down. Working on boats in the Caribbean, she took every opportunity to get sea time; from island hopping to trans-Atlantic races, it did not matter, she signed up. With only a few years of sailing under her belt, she was asked to be a member of the all-female Team SCA that sailed around the world as a part of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, but even that challenge was not enough. Sara has now set her sights on becoming the first woman to sail the seven seas and climb the highest peaks on all seven continents. Take a listen as we talk with Sara about her sailing experiences, her climb up Denali, and what’s in store next.
1 hr 2 min
May 13, 2020
EP 44: The Flying Nancies
Today, we take trans-Atlantic flight for granted; jump on a plane in the early evening on the East Coast and arrive in London, Paris, or Amsterdam by sunrise. But shortly after the Wright Brothers flew in Kitty Hawk in 1903, sights were set to reach Europe by air, and as the world was mired in World War I, this achievement became even more vital to the success of the Allies. The Navy tasked the Curtis Aircraft Company to accomplish this feat, and with help from the boat builders of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and Lawley & Son, a revolutionary design of a flying boat was delivered -- The NC, or the “Flying Nancies”. In this episode we talk with retired Marine Corps pilot and small boat builder, Kent Lewis, about the merger between these great companies and their groundbreaking achievements. Listen in!
1 hr 6 min
Apr 20, 2020
EP 43: Sperry Masks
Sperry Sails is a family run business that has been providing boaters with the highest quality, hand crafted sails and other canvas products for over 40 years. Throughout their history, adapting has been one of their keys to success. Starting with Dacron sails, a staple for the traditional wooden boat fleet, the sail makers in the loft now use computers to design and cut carbon fiber sails for the modern, off-shore racing fleet. As the world copes with COVID-19, Sperry Sails again adapts and has started making masks for those on the front lines. In this episode we talk with Sperry Sails President, Ben Sperry, about the decision to transition his loft in the busiest season to help out those in need. Listen in!
Mar 30, 2020
EP 42: Jonathan Kabak and the Oliver Hazard Perry
The Oliver Hazard Perry is the first fully rigged ocean going vessel to be built in the United States in over one hundred years and she flies the Rhode Island flag proudly as the state’s official tall ship. The Oliver Hazard Perry also is the largest civilian sailing school in the country and we are joined in studio with their new Captain and CEO, Jonathan Kabak. Coming onboard with a ton of underway experience, Jonathan is eager to pass on his love of being out at sea with ship’s trainees and help build individuals, both personally and professionally, through the ship’s innovative onboard programs. Take a listen!
Mar 11, 2020
EP 41: 'Hard Water' Sailing
For most of us in the Northeast, sailing is not a year-round sport. But that is not the case with Newport’s own James “T” Theiler. T is one of the many sailors of the New England Ice Yacht Association who trade in their shorts and flip flops for long underwear and a helmet when the temps dip below freezing. This, they say, is “hard water” sailing. Fresh off of winning the North American Ice Boating Championships and competing in Worlds over in Europe, T joins us in the studio to talk about the thrill of ice boating and why he doesn't bat an eye about driving for 36 hours to find the perfect frozen lake. Listen in! Photo Credit: Sean Heavy
Mar 3, 2020
ATB EP 40: Recyling Fiberglass Boats, Part 2
For the past fifty years, fiberglass boats have been considered the cheap and minimal maintenance way to own a boat, but with an estimated 120,0000 glass hulls being decommissioned each year, either destroyed by storms or dumped in landfills, we are starting to realize just how long lasting they are. Part 2 of this episode continues our conversation with Evan Ridley of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and his task of finding a solution to this growing problem. Listen in!
Feb 26, 2020
EP 40: Recycling Fiberglass Boats with Evan Ridley, Part 1
Part 1 of 2 For the past fifty years, fiberglass boats have been considered the cheap and minimal maintenance way to own a boat, but with an estimated 120,0000 glass hulls being decommissioned each year, either destroyed by storms or dumped in landfills, we are starting to realize just how long lasting they are. This episode's guest, Evan Ridley, is the Director of Environmental Programs at the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), and he has been tasked with finding a solution to this growing problem. Thanks to grants provided by BoatUS and Newport’s 11th Hour Racing, RIMTA has spearheaded a groundbreaking fiberglass recycling program. We are excited to welcome Evan to the East Passage Boatwright studio to find out more about the process and how it will impact the future.
Feb 3, 2020
EP 39: Natasha Lambert and Miss Isle
By all accounts, Natasha Lambert is an amazing sailor. By her early 20’s she had already sailed across the English Channel and most of the British Isles. What makes her accomplishments even more remarkable is that Natasha was born with the neurological disorder Cerebral Palsy but she is not letting this slow her down. Never shying away from a challenge, Natasha has set her goals way over the horizon and is planning on sailing across the Atlantic next winter. In this episode we talk with Natasha’s mother, Amanda about her remarkable daughter and how her sailing has developed from controlling model sailboats to a modern catamaran. Take a listen!
Jan 14, 2020
EP 38: Newport Sea Salt
Matt and Tami Mullins have traveled the world during a 20 year career in the US Navy. When they finally landed in Newport, RI, they were surprised to learn that in the Ocean State, there was no locally produced sea salt to help bring out the flavors of freshly caught fish, garden vegetables, or even a chocolate chip cookie! This is their story. Listen in!
Jan 14, 2020
EP 30: The Billion Oyster Project
When Henry Hudson sailed into New York Harbor in 1609, he saw one of the most vibrant and diverse ecosystems the world had ever seen, but as the population of the city grew, all of the oyster reefs were consumed and widespread pollution turned the harbor into a dead zone, unable to support any forms of life. This began to turn around in the 70’s with the passing of the Clean Water Act but there is a lot of damage to be undone. The Billion Oyster Project is looking to clean the harbor by repopulating the once vast oyster reefs that not only filtered pollutants out of the water but provided a habitat for fish and other forms of wildlife to call home. In this episode we talk with the Billion Oyster Project’s Executive Director, Pete Malinowski, about the health of New York Harbor and how the oyster will help rebuild the ecosystem. We also catch up with Ep.14 guest, Danielle Doggett from Sail Cargo at the WoodenBoat Show in Mystic to get an update on their progress in the Jungle Ship…
Jan 14, 2020
EP 31: Tracy Edwards & the Maiden Factor
Tracy Edwards was the 27-year old ambitious sailor who skippered Maiden, the first all-female crew to race in the 89-90 Whitbread Around the World Race. This spring, the critically acclaimed documentary Maiden was released worldwide, and it recounts the struggles and obstacles that Tracy and the rest of the crew faced leading up to, and during, the sailing’s toughest test. The film was directed by Alex Holmes and features stunning archival footage taken onboard during their grueling 32,000nm journey around the world. Maiden placed third in their division, still the best finish by a British boat in the history of the race and earned two stage wins. Nearly three decades after her first groundbreaking voyage, the yacht is again traveling around the world as a part of the Maiden Factor, a program that promotes education for young girls and gives aspiring female sailors a chance to get some open ocean experience. In this episode, we are excited to be joined by Tracy Edwards, listen in!…
Jan 14, 2020
EP 33: NOAA Hurricane Hunters
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Hurricane Hunters have the seemingly crazy task of flying directly into one of the most destructive forces known to man. From June to November, these brave pilots are busy flying researchers, scientist and meteorologist into the Atlantic to gather crucial data that will help forecast, track and warn those in harms way. For Episode 33, we talk with NOAA pilot, LT Kevin Doremus, fresh off of flying into the Cat. 5 hurricane Dorian, about what it is like to punch through the eye wall. Plus, we ask him about the worst weather he has flown through. Believe it or not, it wasn't a hurricane. Listen in!
1 hr 8 min
Jan 14, 2020
EP 35: Capt. James Geil and The Tabor Boy
Since Tabor Academy moved to the head of Sippican Harbor in Marion MA, the school has empowered students to develop their leadership skills onboard their sailing yacht Tabor Boy. The current Tabor Boy, (TBIII) a 1914 North Sea Pilot Schooner, has been under the command of Capt. James Geil since 1987, and for the past three decades he has introduced the joys and responsibilities of being out at sea to countless students. From orientation cruises for incoming freshmen and racing in this year’s Marion-to-Bermuda Race, to a once-in-a-lifetime passage through the Panama Canal, Tabor Boy has proven that some of the most important lessons are taught outside of the classroom walls. Listen in! This episode is sponsored by: Arey’s Pond Boatyard
1 hr 1 min
Jan 14, 2020
EP 36: Woody's Wild Ride
Tyler and Carter welcome Woody Metzger of First Light Boatworks back into the EPB Studio talk about the latest modification of their award-winning 26’ Monomoy, the Pocasset. The crew at First Light completed the build and launched the hull in mid-October, and instead of transporting her to the owner in Florida the traditional way, over the road with a truck and trailer, Woody decided to make the cannonball run from Chatham to Marco Island on her own bottom! Ten days and nearly 2000 NM! Listen in!
1 hr 1 min
Jan 14, 2020
EP 37: Fight Oar Die & 2019 Atlantic Challenge
The Talisker Atlantic Challenge (https://www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com/) is a 3000 NM ocean rowing race from The Canary Islands to Antigua and it has been called the “World’s Toughest Row”. Building on their successful finish last year, a new all-veteran Fight Oar Die team will be casting off on December 12th with thirty-four other crews. Skippered by former Submariner Carl Christensen, this year’s team will help raise money and awareness to problems that face our men and women in uniform as they transition back into civilian life. We got the chance to catch up with Carl to talk about this year’s team, how to follow the race and most importantly donate towards the cause. Take a listen and be sure to visit usvetrow.org to learn more the 2019 Fight Oar Die team.
Nov 8, 2019
EP 34: Ship’s Coy Forge
Last winter, Tyler headed up to New Hampshire on assignment to photograph Med Chandler, owner of Ship’s Coy Forge for an upcoming article in WoodenBoat Magazine about blacksmithing traditional caulking irons. Med was introduced to blacksmithing as a 7th grader and spent his early adulthood working on traditional wooden schooners and honing his skills reproducing period authentic iron hardware. In 2010, he decided to open up his own forge and he now sends traditional shipbuilding and timber framing tools all over the world. Take a listen as we talk with Med about the importance of making and using heirloom quality tools. This episode is sponsored by: Arey's Pond Boatyard
Sep 11, 2019
EP 32: Perry Raso & Matunuck Oyster Bar
Perry Raso grew up digging for little neck clams in Point Judith pond. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, he opened up the Matunuck Oyster Farm, a small one-acre oyster farm in South Kingston, RI. The farm quickly grew and then in 2009, Perry became a restaurateur as well, renovating a small dilapidated clam shack at the entrance of the Pond into the critically acclaimed Matunuck Oyster Bar. Today, the restaurant is packed to the gills! They have opened a new oyster hatchery, and you can purchase the small and sweet Matunuck Oyster far outside of New England. Take a listen as we talk with Perry about aquaculture, starting a “Pond to Plate” restaurant, and what makes a good oyster.
Aug 17, 2019
Captain Ron at Newport’s Jane Pickens Theatre!
Jul 3, 2019
EP 29: 12M World Championships
For many, the 12 Metres have been synonymous with the America’s Cup, but the class goes way deeper than that. Designed in the early 1900s, it was first sailed as a cruiser/racer, but that changed when the New York Yacht Club picked it as the next class to defend for the Cup. From 1956 to 1983, the best of the best in the sailing world came to Newport to compete in the waters of Rhode Island Sound, and this summer they are back! The 12 Metre World Championships will be held from July 9th-July 13th, and in this episode we talk with Peter Gerard, who has the daunting task of organizing the event. Tune in to learn about the history of the class, who is going to be here, and how everyone can get an up-close view of these amazing legends. Don't miss this one!
Jun 28, 2019
EP 28: S-Boat 100th Anniversary
The S-Boat is one of Nat. Herreshoff’s most iconic designs, and this year, it turns 100! In this episode, we talk with Alan Silken who just finished writing Setting Sail in America, a comprehensive history of the class that includes the origins of the design, and the many fleets here in New England, and even on the other side of the world in Hawaii. (Yes, I said Hawaii!) Then we bring in the Commodore of the Narragansett Bay S-Boat Fleet, Fred Roy, to talk about all the events surrounding the celebrations in Newport, Rhode Island. We are also joined by Ep. 15 guest, and our “Herreshoff Expert”, Evelyn Ansel, for expertise on the subject, as well as to catch up on what she has been up to since she was last on our show. This is an episode 100 years in the making... Listen in!Photo: Tyler Fields Photography
1 hr 36 min
May 22, 2019
EP 27: Cruising the Alaskan Coast
The David B was built in 1929 and served as a towing vessel for the fishing companies off the coast of Alaska, after being decommissioned in the 1950s she went the route of many wooden boats of that era and was beached and left to rot. Thankfully, Jeffery and Christine Smith came across her and in 1998 they decided to undertake a full restoration that would get her back on the water. Jeffery and Christine now run the David B as a small-scale, personalized “cruise ship", running tours up and down the Alaskan coast, going places that the massive cruise ships can’t access, and offering once-in a-lifetime opportunities to get up close to nature and truly experience the Alaskan wilderness. We caught up with the David B in Ketchikan, and in this episode we talk with Jeffery and Christine about the boat, the restoration, and why there is no better way to experience Alaska. LISTEN IN!
1 hr 6 min
Apr 26, 2019
EP 26: Race to Alaska
The Race to Alaska is a 750 mile sprint up the Inside Passage from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan AK, and the only rules are that your boat can’t have an engine and there can be no outside organized support. Sounds simple right? Wrong! This is a race for the mad! Self-described as the Iditarod on a boat; competitors face the chance of drowning, dodging freighters, being eaten by Grizzly Bears, insane squalls and 20-knot tidal currents, all while being surrounded by the most breathtaking scenery. First place takes home 10K, second place…..a set of “mid-grade steak knives.” No joke! In this episode we talk with R2AK Race Boss, Daniel Evans, who thinks this race is so crazy, not even he would recommend anyone to do it. Listen in! This episode is sponsored in part by:
Apr 12, 2019
Join Us for Movie Night on April 16th in Newport!
6:00 – Doors Open 7:00 – Brad Read leads a discussion with returning crew members 7:30 – Movie Around the Buoy is excited to announce our second movie night! On April 16th at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport, RI, we will be screening the 2008 documentary Morning Light! The film chronicles 15 young sailors as they train and compete in the 2007 Transpac race from Los Angles to Honolulu. Among the Morning Light crew are a handful of local Rhode Islander sailors who have grown to become some of the biggest names in the sport! Save the date and stay tuned to Around the Buoy for more details!
Apr 8, 2019
EP 25: A Mission to Make More Sailors with Brad Read
Sail Newport has been Rhode Island’s public sailing center since its inception in 1983 and it has attracted sailors as young and inexperienced as the kids in their summer Guppy Program to the biggest names in the sport with the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race stopover. Brad Read is the executive director of Sail Newport and he has been instrumental in bringing high profile events like The Ocean Race to Narragansett Bay and by partnering up with American Magic, hopefully returning The Cup to her home. With all those career accolades, it is clear that the program that he is most proud of is the Pell School Sailing Program that gives all Newport Public School 4th graders the opportunity to get out on the water, learn how to sail, take care of our oceans and become better people. In other news, we also discuss some exciting details about the ATB Morning Light movie night, April 16th at Jane Pickens Theater. Listen in! Thanks to our sponsor: Latitude Yacht Brokers, a Certified Professionally E…
1 hr 2 min
Mar 28, 2019
EP 24: Fighting PTSD on the Water
Fight Oar Die with Bryant Knight Getting out of the military is tough enough but with an estimated 1/3 of all deployed soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from the invisible wounds of war like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, this transition becomes nearly impossible. Bryant Knight, a retired Army Major and combat veteran, wanted to do something to help out. He is the president the ocean rowing team Fight Oar Die and along with three other Army combat vets; Alex Evans, Beau Maier and Chris Kuntz, they tackled the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. This 3000 NM race from the Canary Islands to Antigua tests the most seasoned mariners and it gave them the perfect opportunity to bring some awareness to this very serious problem. Listen in! Many thanks to our sponsor, First Light Boatworks
1 hr 8 min
Mar 11, 2019
EP 23: The Newport Frostbiting Fleet
When Newport Harbor empties out in the winter, a group of intrepid dinghy sailors takes the opportunity to hit the water. Every Sunday from October to April, the members of Laser Fleet 413 gather on the beach at Sail Newport to launch their boats for some around the buoys racing. Some call them nuts or crazy and how could you blame them, but as fleet co-captain, Scott Pakenham will tell you, there is no better time to sail in Newport. Take a listen as we talk with Scott about what it is like to chip the ice of the lines, all in the name of some great racing. Photo Credit: Joe Berkeley
Feb 26, 2019
EP 22: Dawn Riley and the Oakcliff Sailing Program
Dawn Riley has done everything in the sailing world; from scraping by as a young sailor living in her van and making sandwiches to running an America’s Cup campaign. Along the way she has shattered a host of glass ceilings; Dawn was a part of the first all-female crew in the 89-90 Whitbread, the first full time female crew member on an America’s Cup boat and the only woman to head a Cup campaign. Truly a badass! Today she is the Executive Director of the Oakcliff Sailing Program, a unique school that is coaching future American sailors how to compete and win at the highest levels of the sport. Take a listen as Tyler and Carter talk to Dawn about her beginnings in the sport, breaking barriers and the future of American Sailing.
Feb 14, 2019
EP 21: Rob Peake and the Classic Boat Awards
Each spring, Classic Boat Magazine recognizes and celebrates the best of the best in their industry. The Classic Boat Awards includes categories for everything from the best restorations of power and sailboats, Traditional New Build and Boater of the Year. This year’s the list of nominees is once again spectacular! In this episode, Tyler and Carter talk to Rob Peake, the editor of Classic Boat Magazine about the history of the publication, what’s in store for 2019 and most importantly who made the short list this year. We also check in with Woody Metzger of First Light Boatworks and talk about what’s going on this winter on the Cape and their ketch The Empress of Blandings which was nominated for Traditional New Build of the Year! Listen in!
Jan 17, 2019
EP 20: Jamie Enos and Saphaedra
Friend of the show, Jamie Enos, has arguably the best job in the world; she is the skipper of the beautiful 1965 Aage Neilsen-designed ketch Saphaedra. Last year, her owner decided to head overseas to cruise the Norwegian Sea and spend the summer exploring the fjords of Norway. In Episode 20, we talk to Jamie about the last 12 years cruising New England and Caribbean waters, the preparation for going over seas, and all about her travels in the land of the midnight sun. We also get the full story on Sharkbait, the yacht’s mascot. Tyler and Carter also discuss a new “expedition” that set adrift from the Canary Islands and the origins of our favorite summer/any-time-of-the-year drink. Listen in! Many thanks to this episode's sponsors: Latitude Yacht Brokerage, First Light Boatworks & Marine Railway
Dec 21, 2018
EP 19: The 23rd Annual Moby Dick Marathon
Herman Melville boarded a whaling ship out of New Bedford in 1841 for a five year adventure that served as the inspiration for his novel Moby Dick, the epic tale of Capt. Ahab and his obsessive search for the Great White Whale. Every year since 1996, the New Bedford Whaling Museum has be host to the Moby Dick Marathon, a 25 hour continual reading of the American classic, and people from around the world come to participate. In Episode 19, Tyler and Carter talk with Bob Rocha of the Museum about the history of whaling in the city of New Bedford, the Moby Dick Marathon and all of the other events that are put on for the weekend. Listen in! Many thanks to this episode's sponsors: Latitude Yacht Brokerage, First Light Boatworks & Marine Railway
Dec 6, 2018
EP 18: Gary Jobson and the National Sailing Hall of Fame
This Fall, the Board of Directors of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, led by Gary Jobson, announced that they will be moving from Annapolis, MD to the waterfront of our hometown, Newport, RI. Gary has been involved with sailing his entire life. A two-time Collegiate Sailor of the Year, he had a fortuitous meeting with the “Mouth of the South,” Ted Turner, that lead to him being the Tactician onboard the 12 Meter COURAGEOUS during the successful defense of the America’s Cup in 1977 at the young age of 26. Gary has gone on to bring sailing to the masses by writing numerous books about the sport, and announcing for the largest sailing events around the world for network TV, including the Olympics, The America’s Cup, and the Volvo Ocean Race. In Episode 18, Tyler and Carter talk to Gary about the NSHOF’s move to the Armory Building in Newport, and his illustrious sailing career. Listen in! Many thanks to this episode's sponsors: Latitude Yacht Brokerage, First Light Boatworks &…
Nov 20, 2018
EP 17: The Mayflower II
The Mayflower II is a replica of the original ship that brought more than a hundred settlers from Europe to the New World in 1620. Built in 1956, she was a gift to the citizens of America from the English as a thank-you for their support during WWII. Since being delivered in 1957, she has been a focal point at The Plimoth Plantation, welcoming visitors onboard to give them a sense of what life onboard was like. But after 60 years and 25 million visitors, she was in need of a restoration, and who better to take on the task than the shipwrights at The Mystic Seaport Museum. In Episode 17, we talk to Kate Sheehan of The Plimoth Plantation about the Mayflower II’s history, and Matt Barnes, one of the Lead Shipwrights at Mystic, about the massive undertaking of saving this national treasure. Listen in! Many thanks to this episode's sponsor: Latitude Yacht Brokerage
Nov 11, 2018
EP 16: Leo Goolden and the Restoration of Tally-Ho
Leo Goolden is no stranger to big projects, after completing the restoration of the 1947 Folkboat, LOREMA, he sailed her from England to Antigua where he cleaned up in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Currently, he is in the middle of a much larger project, the restoration of the 1909 Gaff Cutter TALLY-HO. Leo has been documenting the entire restoration on his website and they are highly entertaining. In Episode 16, Tyler and Carter talk with Leo about the unique history of the boat, how the restoration is going, and how the community is helping him out. They also talk about the troubles that the Golden Globe Race is encountering in the Southern Ocean and about some bad ideas that should just be left alone. Listen in! Thank you to our sponsor, Latitude Yacht Brokerage.
Oct 26, 2018
EP 15: Hart Nautical Collection and the Herreshoff Legacy
From 1878 to 1945, The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company was the leading authority on designing and building the fastest yachts known to man. After the yard closed its doors, all the company’s documents, approximately 19,000 pieces, were donated to the Hart Nautical Collection at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum. In the past, the public has had limited access to these documents, but with the advancements in digital photography the museum has made a push to make this information more accessible to the public. In conjunction with opening of the Museum’s newest exhibit: Lighter, Stronger, Faster: The Herreshoff Legacy; the staff, including our guest, Evelyn Ansel, has been busy completing this task. In Episode 15, Evelyn gets out from behind the lens to talk with Tyler and Carter about going through the history of this famed boatyard, piece by piece. Feature photo credit: Alison Langley
Oct 2, 2018
EP 14: Sail Cargo
As the impacts from global warming become more and more undeniable, many people and organizations are thinking of ways to reduce their footprint and become more carbon neutral. Sail Cargo has a loftier goal, they not only want to be carbon neutral, they are striving to be carbon negative. For the past year the crew at Sail Cargo has been constructing the “Jungle Shipyard” in Costa Rica and gathering supplies to build the wooden sailing cargo ship CEIBA. In Episode 14, Tyler and Carter talk to Danielle Doggett, the Managing Director of Sail Cargo, about this one of a kind program and their vision of the future of oceanic shipping. Sail Cargo Managing Director, Danielle Doggett. Photo: Esteban Monge
Sep 13, 2018
EP 13: Rocking the Boat
Rocking the Boat started in 1996 as a volunteer project teaching East Harlem junior high school students how to build wooden boats after school and over the past 20 years it has grown to offer programs in sailing, rowing and environmental studies as well. Their motto is, “Kids just don’t build boats, boats build kids.” and the proof is seen in the graduation rates and college enrollment numbers of their students that are well above NYC’s averages. In Episode 13, we talk to Ben Bentley, the Boatbuilding Job Skills Program Director at RTB to learn more about the program and how this inner city oasis keeps kids motivated towards a brighter future. Listen in! This week’s sponsor: East Passage Boatwrights Show Notes & Links: Hosts: Carter Richardson & Tyler Fields Guest: Ben Bently, Rocking the Boat Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Sep 4, 2018
EP 12: Jon Wilson and WoodenBoat
When Jon Wilson published the first issue of WoodenBoat Magazine in 1974, the number of his employees, (him, his wife and their toddler son) outnumbered their subscribers, two. But thanks to some self-admitted naivete and a ton of perseverance, WoodenBoat can now be found on newsstands around the world. In this episode, Tyler and Carter talk to the founder of WoodenBoat Magazine and discuss how his passion for wooden boats not only saved a significant part of our maritime history but also inspired a new generation of boat builders. On the other side of the spectrum, Tyler and Carter also talk about the latest news with the next editions of the Volvo Ocean Race and the America’s Cup. Listen in! This week’s sponsor: East Passage Boatwrights Show Notes & Links: Hosts: Carter Richardson & Tyler Fields Guest: Jon Wilson Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Jul 30, 2018
EP 11: First Light Boatworks
"First light is almost a religion." Woody Metzger, from First Light Boatworks, joins us in this episode. Learn about the history of this interesting boat-building and restoration yard located in Chatham, Massachusetts. First Light builds, restores, and services wooden boats. They are also the exclusive builder of the Monomoy 26', an absolutely stunning, award-winning lapstrake powerboat. Plus, Tyler shares his experiences photographing an, um, unique car race in Baja California, Mexico. Listen in! This week’s sponsor: East Passage Boatwrights Show Notes & Links: Hosts: Carter Richardson & Tyler Fields Guest: Woody Metzger, First Light Boatworks Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Jul 2, 2018
EP 10b: Welcome Tyler Fields!
Things are rocking and rolling at Around the Buoy! We are excited to introduce you to Tyler Fields as our new co-host. As we focus on growing this podcast and bringing you interesting content from around boating world, Carter and Tyler are all set to do that with their broad boating knowledge and humor-infused approach to sharing their passion with you. They have a great on-air dynamic that will keep you tuning in each month and becoming a part of this new digital family of boat lovers. Listen in to this brief intro... Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Feature Photo: Tyler Fields
Apr 8, 2018
EP 10: Saving SS United States
The story of the SS United States is also the story of brilliant marine engineer and naval architect who brought her into being. To say that William Francis Gibbs had a long-running love affair with a ship would be, quite frankly, an understatement. Salty-tongued, superstitious, and with no formal training in the field, he quit his job in real-estate law in 1916 to devote himself to designing the world’s fastest ship. In this episode, we talk with William Gibbs' granddaughter, who is heading up the charge to save the SS United States from a fate undeserving of such a passionate success story. Listen in! This week’s sponsor: East Passage Boatwrights Feature photo: Bill DeBenedetto, courtesy of SS United States Archives. Show Notes & Links: Hosts: Carter Richardson & Helena Harris Guest: Photographer, Tyler Fields Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Dec 10, 2017
EP 9: Nautical Photographer Tyler Fields
Ever wonder who's behind those fabulous photos of the most beautiful racing yachts in the world? In this episode of Around the Buoy, Carter and Helena chat with Tyler Fields, a nautical photographer with a knack for capturing some of sailing's most spectacular (and intimate) moments. Listen in! This week’s sponsor: East Passage Boatwrights Featured image courtesy of Tyler Fields Show Notes & Links: Hosts: Carter Richardson & Helena Harris Guest: Photographer, Tyler Fields Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Oct 20, 2017
EP 8: The Volvo Ocean Race Starts with Andy Green
Andy Green returns to Around the Buoy to share the excitement surrounding the start of the most exciting sailing race in the world; the Volvo Ocean Race! The first leg starts in Alicante, Spain, and heads for Lisbon in Portugal. What's in store for the sailors and for the fans? Listen in! This week’s sponsor: East Passage Boatwrights Show Notes & Links: Hosts: Carter Richardson & Helena Harris Guest: Andy Green, Official Commentator of the 2017/2018 Volvo Ocean Race Andy Green Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Oct 5, 2017
EP 7: US Naval Academy Sailing, JClass Championships, and More
In this long-awaited episode, Carter and Helena return to chat with Dave Jackson, of the US Naval Academy Sailing Center in Annapolis, MD. Carter recounts his fond memories of the program, and we learn just what the Midshipmen learn under Dave’s experienced and enthusiastic leadership. Plus, we recap some of the summer’s most exciting events, like the Candy Store Cup and the J Class World Championships. Listen in! This week’s sponsor: East Passage Boatwrights Show Notes & Links: Hosts: Carter Richardson & Helena Bee Guest: Dave Jackson of the US Naval Academy Sailing Center In the News: America’s Cup moves to monohulls, and a recap of some BIG summer sailing races. Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Aug 10, 2017
EP 6: Newport Harbor Fun
Carter and Helena talk Newport Harbor in this episode. Hear about Helena’s 4th of July fireworks experience aboard Aurora, and her first glimpse of the schooner Meteor. Plus, Carter dishes about his preparation for the Candy Store Cup Regatta (next episode he’ll tell us what it was like to race in it, too!), and answers a bunch of random questions from a landlubber. Listen in! This week’s sponsors: East Passage Boatwrights, and our media partner, The Newport Buzz. Show Notes & Links: Hosts: Carter Richardson & Helena Bee Noteworthy: 11th Hour Racing and the Schmidt Family Foundation Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Jul 12, 2017
EP 5: 11th Hour Racing and Clean Oceans with Andy Green
11th Hour Racing was a sponsor of the Land Rover BAR Sailing Team in this year's America's Cup, as well as the Vestas /11 Hour Racing Team in the 2017 Volvo Ocean Race. Our guest in this episode is Andy Green of British Racing Green. Andy is part of the 11th Hour Racing Ambassador Program, which consists of a group of professional sailors committed to ocean health. We chat with Andy about 11th Hour's involvement in this year's highest profile sailing events, what it's like to go from competition to commentating, and how we all can help change the world. Listen in! Andy Green Show Notes & Links: Hosts: Carter Richardson & Helena Bee Guest: Andy Green, British Racing Green (on Twitter: @britishracingg) Noteworthy: 11th Hour Racing and the Schmidt Family Foundation Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Jun 14, 2017
EP 4: The WoodenBoat Show 2017
Summer on the water is even better when you're moving around on a beautiful, wooden boat. For classic boat enthusiasts, the Wooden Boat Show in Mystic, CT is like their Mecca. Andrew Breece, publisher of WoodenBoat magazine, joins Carter and Helena to chat about the cool stuff one can find at the show coming up June 30-July 2, 2017. Learn about Sharkbait, the cat who was delivered by UPS, a Hokulea demonstration, boat building for families, and more. Listen in! Show Notes & Links: Hosts: Carter Richardson & Helena Bee Guest: Andrew Breece, WoodenBoat Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
May 24, 2017
EP 3: Newport Charter Yacht Show
Celebrating 35 years in existence, the Newport Charter Yacht Show is a showcase of luxury charter yachts alongside a display of ancillary goods and services for the charter industry. This four-day event is dedicated exclusively to yacht charter professionals; agents, owners, brokers and captains. The Show is produced and hosted at Newport Shipyard. We chat with Newport Charter Yacht Show Manager, Veronica Brown in this episode, about participating yachts, special events, and what exhibitors and visitors can expect. Listen in! Sponsored by: EAST PASSAGE BOATWRIGHTS Feature Photo: Northrop & Johnson M/Y Blue moon Show Notes and Links: Hosts: Carter Richardson, Helena Harris Topic: The Newport Charter Yacht Show Guest: Veronica Brown, Newport Shipyard Fore more information: Newport Charter Yacht Show
Apr 25, 2017
EP 2: SSV Oliver Hazard Perry
It's a tall ship. It's a new ship. Looks like an old ship. It is a very, very cool ship. Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is actually a non-profit organization that provides innovative education-at-sea programs to promote personal and professional growth. It is a floating, one-of-a-kind learning experience! OHP executive director, Jessica Wurzbacher, enlightens us about the ship and the programs available to the public. Listen in! Sponsored by: EAST PASSAGE BOATWRIGHTS Show Notes and Links: Hosts: Carter Richardson, Helena Harris Topic: SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Guest: Jessica Wurzbacher Fore more information: http://www.ohpri.org/
Mar 28, 2017
EP 1: International Yacht Restoration School
In this first episode of AROUND THE BUOY, we talk with Terry Nathan, President of a unique school in Newport, Rhode Island. The International Yacht Restoration School of Technology & Trades (IYRS) teaches the art and science of building, restoring and maintaining boats. This fascinating trade school is actually changing the we way we learn and prepare for a livelihood we love. Listen in!