Standing Before The Mast Podcast episode 08 - Fred Roy, Herreshoff S Boat

In this episode I talk with Fred Roy, owner and sailor of a 1930 Herreshoff S Boat. We learn about the restoration of his boat named Surprise, and what it's like to own and race an old wood boat. Fred goes into detail about what makes the S Boat unique and how some of Herreshoff's design features continue to stand the test of time. We learn about the regattas and activities scheduled for next summer as they celebrate the S Boat class 100th Anniversary.

Follow the activity on Instagram @herreshoff_s_class or on the web at nbsclass.org and sclass.org

Posted on December 8, 2018 .

Standing Before The Mast Podcast episode 07 - Eli Dana, Newport Shipyard

My next guest is Eli Dana from the Newport Shipyard. Eli is the General Manager of the Newport Shipyard and he’s a busy guy with a young family, so really appreciate that he was able to sit down for a chat.

In addition to his duties at the Newport Shipyard, Eli is also a board member of the Rose Island Lighthouse, has experience working in another shipyard when he was away at college,  and he spent some time in New Zealand as a tender driver for an America’s Cup Team. Learn more about the Newport Shipyard at newportshipyard.com

Posted on November 14, 2018 .

Standing Before The Mast Podcast episode 06 - John Hirschler from Sightsailing of Newport

In this episode I talk with John Hirschler, owner and entrepreneur behind Sightsailing of Newport. John gives us a great look into how he first got started taking people on sailing tours of Newport Harbor and Narragansett bay, his vision for his company and how he grew the business over the years. See his fleet at www.sightsailing.com

 

Posted on June 11, 2018 .

Standing Before The Mast Podcast episode 05. Stefan Nassaney - Dock Steward, Newport Yacht Club

In this episode, I talk with Stefan Nassaney. Stefan is the Dock Steward at the Newport Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island. He gives us a glimpse into his world of juggling boats, members and the boating public at an active waterfront club. We also talk about his large Siberian Husky, his favorite Magma Grill and a unique skiff he’s in the process of building.

Posted on April 25, 2018 .