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Episode #28: Olivia Wyatt on Reconnecting With Nature and Yourself Through Sailing

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!

Olivia Wyatt

This week’s host, Nicki Bennett, is joined by Olivia Wyatt to chat about finding the beauty in nature and yourself through sailing. Olivia is an award-winning filmmaker, TV producer, writer, and USCG 50-Ton Master certified captain with over 20,000 nautical miles of offshore sailing experience.



Olivia Wyatt

Hear how to become more confident as a sailor, sailing can inspire your creative work, the strength of the sailing community, how sailors can make a positive impact on the environment, and what Olivia learned singlehanding from San Diego to Hawaii.


This episode covers everything from nature to healing. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • How long did Olivia own a boat before she singlehanded from San Diego to Hawaii?
  • What was her biggest lesson on that trip to Hawaii?
  • How does filmmaking fit into her life as a sailor?
  • What’s the easiest way you can reduce your use of plastic?
  • How does being a sailor influence Olivia’s creative work?
  • Why are there more singlehanding males than females?
  • How has modernization impacted the communities Olivia’s traveled to?
  • Short Tacks: What does she keep in her ditch bag?

Learn more about Olivia at and Instagram @WildernessOfWaves.


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

Show Notes

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