Podcasts are a great way to find out more about any sailing topic – they’re basically pre-recorded radio shows or interviews that you can either listen to live online or download to your iPod or pc to listen to at your convenience.
If you’re in the business then why not consider making a podcast yourself? It’s technically very simple and a great way to enhance your brand and attract customers.
So why put up with the dreary news on the journey to work? Just download, listen and imagine you’re out on the water.
Here’s a round up of some of our favourites:
Yachting Monthly – Tom Cunliffe and Libby Purves’ offers regular pods. In the latest edition Tom looks at how ancient mariners used the sky and stars to navigate. More here
Furled Sails – podcats on a whole manner of practical sailing issues (such as navigation and e-charting) as well as interesting interviews with skippers and crew. More here
H2O Show – Sailing Life – Produced by BBC Solent and hosted by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston this show looks at all aspects of life on the water – leisure, business and sport. The H20 show reports on current events and meets the people who live, work or play on the water. More here
Learn2 Sail – Podcasts for Sailors is a fun and educational show that interviews experienced sailors and boaters, authors, racers and cruisers. Technique, destinations, harbors, adventure, tragedy. Everything sailing is discussed. More here
Sailing News TV – Sailing News TV all sailing yachting and boating events, Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup, Louis Vuitton, Extreme 40, Oman Sails, Rolex races, Fastnet, Sydney Hobart, Volvo Ocean Race, boat, yacht, Camper Groupama virtual regatta More here
Megayacht News – The trusted source for information on megayachts, builders, designers and owners produce a regular informative podcast. More here
The Sailing Podcast – Produced by an Australian couple sailing around the world this podcast deals with everything to do with sailing. In the latest edition they look at multi-hull designs. More here
Main Sail – Hosted by Double Olympic gold medalist Shirley Robertson Main Sail is the sailing programme aired on CNN. If you can’t catch the show when it’s shown on Sunday mornings then you can catch up with all the latest news via their website. More here