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Good Jibes Episode #7 Is Online Now

Welcome back to Latitude 38’s new podcast, Good Jibes! This week’s host, Ryan Foland, is joined by Brendan Huffman to chat about how he prepared for the Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race from San Francisco to Hawaii. Brendan is a US Sailing Certified Instructor at UCLA’s Marina Aquatic Center and has raced to Hawaii seven times.

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Brendan catches a selfie while crossing the Pacific in the Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race.
© 2021 Brendan Huffman

Hear how to prepare and take safety precautions for a giant race, what to do if you wipe out or get thrown overboard, how to eat and sleep during the race, debunking sailing superstitions, and the emotions that come with casting off for a long journey and then finishing to friends and family in beautiful Hawaii. This episode covers everything from safety precautions to good meals.

Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • Is there something special about sailing by yourself?
  • How do you prepare for the Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race?
  • What safety requirements are there for the race?
  • How do you eat and sleep on a major race?
  • Why are bananas supposedly bad luck on sailboats?
  • What is the story behind the belt buckle?
  • Will Brendan do the race again?
  • Tack or Jibe: What is oil canning?

Good Jibes is brought to you by the Safe Boating Campaign, in partnership with the National Safe Boating Council and US Coast Guard. Learn more at

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google 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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