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Episode #23: Dustin Reynolds on Learning to Sail Around the World

Welcome back to Latitude 38’s podcast, Good Jibes! In this podcast, we’re bringing you the world of sailing through the eyes of the West Coast Sailor. Each week, you’ll hear stories and tips from the West Coast sailing community on cruising, racing and just plain sailing. Cast off, laugh and learn, and become a better sailor. Hosted by John Arndt, Nicki Bennett, Ryan Foland, and the team at Latitude 38 – the sailing magazine for West Coast sailors since 1977!

This week’s host, John Arndt, is joined by Dustin Reynolds to chat how to keep going and going on the water, no matter what life throws at you.


Dustin is the first double amputee to sail around the world singlehanded, a record he set with a 7.5 year circumnavigation from Hawaii. He almost lost his life in 2008 when he was hit on his motorcycle by a drunk driver, and sailing became a huge part of his story in recovery. Hear the best part of sailing alone on an ocean, how to keep going through rough waters, his favorite islands he discovered, the perks you can only realize through sailing, and the time he lost his prosthetic overboard.

This episode covers everything from Vanuatu to Hawaii.


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

  • What hobbies did Dustin have prior to sailing?
  • How did he decide to sail around the world?
  • What’s the best part of sailing alone on an ocean?
  • At what point did sailing become a pleasure?
  • Where else did Dustin’s voyage take him?
  • How were the people he met along his journey?
  • What places would he want to sail back to?
  • Short Tacks: What’s his biggest fear on the water?

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

Show Notes

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