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Episode #58: Paul Dines on Delivering Happiness around the Bay

This week’s host, John Arndt, is joined by Paul Dines to chat about creating unforgettable experiences for sailors in the Bay and beyond. Paul is Captain of Schooner Freda B and has successfully delivered numerous private yachts up and down the West Coast.

He’s been on the San Francisco Bay since 1983 and held his captain’s license since 1994. Hear how people react to sailing the Bay for the first time, the therapeutic nature of sailing, what it’s like captaining a different type of boat than people are used to, how to preserve the waterfront, and why kids should get into sailing.


This episode covers everything from schooners to Bay Area sailing. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What’s so great about sailing in San Francisco Bay?
  • Did Paul grow up sailing?
  • What is it like sailing Schooner Freda B?
  • Who typically sails on it?
  • Why should we preserve the waterfront?
  • What’s changed with the waterfront over the years?
  • Where has sailing taken Paul?
  • Short Tacks: What’s the longest voyage he’s been on?

Learn more about Paul @SchoonerFredaB on Instagram, Facebook, and

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

Show Notes

What is Good Jibes with Latitude 38?

Welcome to the world of sailing through the eyes of the West Coast Sailor. Each week, hear stories and tips from West Coast sailors on the topics of community, cruising, and racing. 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!

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