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Episode #123: “A Sailboat Changed Our Lives” and “No Name” (L38 Verbatim)

This week’s host Ryan Foland reads two articles from the 2023 February and April issues of Latitude 38. Hear “The Day a Sailboat Changed Our Lives” by Al Fricke and “Trimaran No Name — One Thing Leads to Another” by Stephen Wolf.


This episode covers everything from buying a boat to sailing the world. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear:

  • How can a sailboat change your life?
  • What type of boat should you buy?
  • Where is Gashouse Cove?
  • What is a Sea Swing?
  • Where is the Cape of Good Hope?
  • How is the water near Djibouti?
  • Where is the Gulf of Tadjoura?
  • What is Bab-el-Mandeb?


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