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Episode #130: Ryan Foland on Teaching Tempest Sailing

This week’s host, Ryan Foland, takes us behind-the-scenes as he gets his ASA 101 Certification on a Tempest at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (ABYC). Ryan is an ABYC member and Jr Staff Commodore of the Blue Water Cruising Club (BWCC), and is getting his credentials to teach sailing, one of his longtime goals.

Hear what’s unique about a Tempest, how to stay patient on (and off) the water, problem-solving at sea, how to handle low winds and high winds, and an impromptu Tempest race. This episode covers everything from sailing on a Tempest to a tasty lunch.


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

  • How long is a Tempest?
  • What is Sailing Telemetry?
  • How much does a Tempest weigh?
  • What’s the history of the Tempest?
  • How windy did it get?
  • What did Dustin learn today?
  • How do you sail a Tempest?
  • What was the best part of the day?

Learn more about Ryan at https://ryan.online/ and learn more about ABYC’s adult sailing program at ABYC.org.

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Show Notes

  • Ryan Foland on Teaching Tempest Sailing
    • [0:22] Welcome to Good Jibes with Latitude 38
    • [0:25] Ryan Foland
    • [0:29] Subscribe to Latitude 38 at Latitude38.com
    • [0:42] Learn more about Ryan at https://ryan.online/ and learn more about ABYC’s adult sailing program at ABYC.org
    • [0:49] How much wind was there?
    • [1:11] Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (ABYC)
    • [1:35] Tempest
    • [1:43] ASA 101 (American Sailing Association)
    • [3:10] How long is a Tempest?
    • [5:02] What is a moth?
    • [9:24] How much does a Tempest weigh?
    • [11:20] Toy Story
    • [12:52] AI (Artificial Intelligence)
    • [13:04] What is Sailing Telemetry? 
    • [13:34] Sign up for our Good Jibes with Latitude 38 newsletter and give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or Spotify
    • [14:43] Blue Water Cruising Club (BWCC)
    • [17:10] What’s the history of the Tempest?
    • [21:32] Get your copy of Latitude 38 Sailing Magazine at Latitude38.com/Distribution
    • [22:48] How windy did it get?
    • [25:08] How long were they sailing for?
    • [26:12] How do you sail a Tempest?
    • [28:41] What did Dustin learn today?
    • [29:22] What was the best part of the day? 
    • [29:45] Check out the Latitude 38 Bookstore here for books recommended by Good Jibes guests
    • [30:47] Learn more about Ryan at https://ryan.online/ and learn more about ABYC’s adult sailing program at ABYC.org
    • [30:54] 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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    • [31:01] Subscribe to Latitude 38 at Latitude38.com
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    • [30:54] Check out the February 2024 issue of Latitude 38
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