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Episode #109: Jan Pehrson on Documenting Sailing

This week’s host, John Arndt, is joined by sailboat racing photographer and journalist Jan Pehrson to chat loving sailing with or without a camera. Jan is a racing and cruising sailor, Coast Guard licensed skipper, and former juniors instructor who captures the world’s most exciting and beautiful sailing regattas and beyond.

Hear how she got knocked down on her way to Hawaii, the beauty of small boat racing, being one of the pioneering women at Richmond Yacht Club (RYC), where to find the brightest blue water, and her 55-day trip through the icy waters around Greenland.


This episode covers everything from sailing photography to adversity on the water. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • How did Jan fall in love with sailing?
  • Did she have any scary moments “hitchhiking” boats?
  • What was the first decade of Latitude 38 like?
  • How did Jan get into sailing photography?
  • When did she switch to digital photography?
  • How was her recent charter with all women?
  • What’s so magical about sailing?
  • Short Tacks: Is Jan more of a cruiser or racer?

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Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes

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