Podcast Interview with Andy Schell from 59-North

“What follows was one of the more fun-loving and honest interviews I’ve done in a while.”  Those are Andy’s words and they mean the world to me.  I am honored to be able to share this with you all, my podcast interview with Andy Schell from 59-North.com.  I had been talking with Andy off and on for a little over a year about the two of us potentially teaming up on a joint project to create something both of our audiences would enjoy and Andy had the great idea to get the exclusive post trans-Atlantic interview from me.  If Andy Schell asks, you say “yes” I can assure you, and so I did.  And here it is: an intimate conversation with Andy Schell about my first ocean crossing.  Please leave a review on iTunes to help Andy’s insightful conversations reach more sailors and share on Facebook as well.  I hope you enjoy the interview.

On the Wind Podcast Ep. 165: Annie Dike

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Show Notes

Annie Dike is a reformed lawyer-turned-sailor – that is, she left the profession in her early 30s to pursue a more passionate life. Her and her partner Philip sail a Niagara 35 on the west coast of Florida, and they recently crossed the Atlantic to France on a high-tech Catamaran. Annie & I discussed how she left the lawyer world behind, what the Atlantic crossing was like for a first-time ocean sailor, her various movie projects, her friendship with Pam Wall & her passion for helping others pursue the cruising lifestyle.

Annie Dike is a truly interesting & inspiring character, and what follows was one of the more fun-loving and honest interviews I’ve done in a while. Annie has an infectious personality, and has been using her lawyer-like work ethic to offer cruising opportunities to other aspiring sailors. Mia & I recently teamed up with Annie to offer one of our offshore passages aboard Isbjorn to one of her fans – check out Annie’s Patreon page on patreon.com/havewindwilltravel for details.

Topics Discussed in the Podcast

  • Annie’s movie Trans-At on a Fast Cat Movie is for rent on YouTube
  • Patreon – Get inspired. Get on board. 
  • What is like to change your profession to your passion in life
  • Annie was a Medical Malpractice defense lawyer
  • Mr. Money Mustache is a website & lifestyle blog for managing/ investing your money
  • Realizing how similar other personalities are to yourself when offshore
  • How important “situational awareness” is when sailing
  • How important it is to be resourceful at sea
  • Weather Fax – How to get maps & pressure maps when out at sea
  • Why having a weather router is helpful when crossing oceans
  • DeLorme for sailing and rigging advice
  • OCENS Satellite Files for GRIB files
  • Regatta in the Bahamas
  • What it feels like to hand steer for long periods offshore
  • The culture of sailing to the Azores 
  • If your shrouds are vibrating it can eventually compromise your rig
  • “If you want to go, then go. Things are always going to break” – Annie Dike
  • Description of Ocean Sailing – “The minutes and hours pass slowly, but the days pass quickly” – Tom Herrington

 People & Books Discussed in the Podcast

Also, remember Andy and I have teamed up to offer one of YOU a chance to join Andy & Mia on one of their incredible offshore adventures.  Become a Patron, read Andy’s offshore voyaging FAQs on his website and email me for a chance to win!

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