Advice and adventures from decades spent sailing on the high seas

September 15, 2021 annika

Today’s guest, Amanda Swan, has decades of sailing experience and she has a wealth of knowledge about all things sailing. It’s not often that I talk about SO many different things in one interview but in this one we cover: things to know about rigging, her sailing experience in both polar regions, and in all the amazing places in between.

We also talk about what stands out to her from her experience of sailing around the world onboard Maiden in the Whitbread Round the World Race, and share a lot of good resources for anyone interested in the sailing lifestyle. Trust me, this episode is a good one!

⬇️ Links and resources

Books written by Amanda:

Rigging Books Amanda recommends:

  • The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice by Brion Toss: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging
  • The Sailmaker’s Apprentice: A Guide for the Self-reliant Sailor by Emiliano Marino
  • Illustrated Sail & Rig Tuning: Genoa & mainsail trim, spinnaker & gennaker, rig tuning by Ivar Dedekam

Sailing School where Amanda teaches:

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