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Episode #2: Charlie Deist on How to Leverage MovNat Techniques While Sailing

Welcome back to Latitude 38’s new 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, Nicki Bennett, is joined by Charlie Deist to chat MovNat, getting more experience sailing, and how sailing can heal. Charlie is a master-level MovNat trainer (Natural Movement), licensed captain, and sailing instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hear what he learned from studying French naval officer Georges Hébert, how to be efficient with your natural movements, find your strength as a sailor, what to do when your engine cuts out, and why sailing is for everyone. This episode covers everything from MovNat to improving your overall sailing skills. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What is a story that shaped Charlie?
  • How many times has he been to Ephemerisle?
  • What is MovNat (Natural Movement)?
  • How do you incorporate MovNat into sailing?
  • What kind of boat does Nicki have?
  • How long from the time Charlie studied under Darrell did he start sailing on his own?
  • What would Charlie recommend for somebody who wants to get into sailing and build a community?
  • How do you quickly improve your sailing skills?


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

Show Notes

On the Outside Looking In
When Max Ebb was invited to judge at the "Classic Boat Review" he realized he was old enough to remember when those boats were still in production.