This week’s host, Ryan Foland, is joined by Alli Bell to chat the rites of passage that come with boat ownership and racing. Alli has sailed 4 Transpacs and is on the board for the Transpacific Yacht Club, the San Diego Yacht Club, and the Cruising Club of America.
Hear the magic of the Transpac, why things are sometimes miserable before they turn awesome, how to learn all different types of boats and sailing terms, prioritize your boat projects, and why your attitude matters more than anything else. This episode covers everything from Transpacs to life lessons.
Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:
- What does B.O.A.T. stand for?
- Do things need to be fairly miserable before they get amazing?
- What is a hockey puck?
- How do you learn boat and sailing terms?
- What yacht clubs is Alli a member of?
- Who is Bill Lapworth?
- What year is Alli’s boat?
- How do you prioritize boat projects?
Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.
- Alli Bell on Embracing Boat Ownership
- [0:22] Welcome to Good Jibes with Latitude 38
- [0:27] Ryan Foland
- [0:56] Subscribe to Latitude 38 at Latitude38.com
- [1:17] Learn more about Alli at SDYC.org, TranspacYC.com, and CruisingClub.org
- [2:45] Does she like to sail off the dock?
- [3:22] What does B.O.A.T. stand for?
- [3:47] What’s a story that shaped Alli as a sailor?
- [4:52] Transpac (Transpacific Yacht Race)
- [7:26] What is a hockey puck?
- [7:49] Alexander Graham Bell
- [8:38] Do things need to be fairly miserable before they get amazing?
- [13:24] Come to our Fall Crew List Party on Thursday, September 7th, 2023 at 6pm PT at Spaulding Marine Center in Sausalito. Sign up for the Latitude 38 Crew List and get on the water with some new friends
- Boat Ownership
- [14:47] What yacht clubs is Alli a member of?
- [20:47] How do you learn boat and sailing terms?
- [23:21] How do you remember different types of boats?
- [24:16] Google
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- [29:38] How did Alli become a Cal Gal?
- [30:04] Who is Bill Lapworth?
- [33:56] What year is Alli’s boat?
- [37:48] How do you prioritize boat projects?
- [42:31] Driscoll Boat Works
- [45:21] What sailing advice does Alli have to share?
- [47:02] Check out the Latitude 38 Bookstore here for books recommended by Good Jibes guests
- [47:08] What final thoughts does Alli have?
- [47:42] ABYC (Alamitos Bay Yacht Club)
- [48:02] Learn more about Alli at SDYC.org, TranspacYC.com, and CruisingClub.org
- [49:19] Make sure to follow Good Jibes with Latitude 38 on your favorite podcast spot and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts
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- [49:41] Check out the August 2023 issue of Latitude 38
- Theme Song: Pineapple Dream by SOLXIS
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