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Good Jibes #97: Ben Whyte and Alie Mancuso on ‘Breaking Waves’

This week’s host, Nicki Bennett, is joined by Ben Whyte and Alie Mancuso of Breaking Waves to chat about finding your confidence on the water. Ben and Alie have a story out of a movie: Two people with a mutual love for adventure fall in love, buy a boat, and set off in search of surf, waves and a life full of experiences.

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What shaped Ben and Alie’s sailing journey?
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Hear how to conquer your sailing fears, document your journey along the way, make sacrifices to make your lifestyle work, discover how tough you truly are, and achieve your cruising dreams.

This episode covers everything from sailing around Canada to relationships on the water. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear:

  • When did Ben and Alie know they wanted to get more serious about sailing?
  • How did Ben get his start sailing?
  • When did Ben and Alie start documenting their journey?
  • What are their thoughts on retirement?
  • How do you sail as a couple for so long?
  • What’s next for Breaking Waves?
  • How has the sailing community impacted their journey?
  • Short Tacks: Where is their bucket-list sailing destination?

Learn more about Ben and Alie on YouTube @BreakingWavesSailing, Instagram @BreakingWaves.Ben and @BreakingWaves.Alie, and at

Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots — follow and leave a 5-star review if you’re feeling the Good Jibes!

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