Creating and sharing ocean sailing stories and adventures
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The Ocean Sailing Podcast is designed for people who love to cruise, race or explore the worlds oceans. Its also for those yet to experience the joy of sailing and those no longer able to cast off their dock lines and head for the open sea. Join now and listen free to the Ocean Sailing Podcast episodes.
Come ocean sailing with us
Step up and join David Hows onboard the Beneteau 45 foot yacht 'Ocean Gem' for the ocean sailing adventure of a lifetime. Whether its a 600nm ocean passage down Australia's East Coast, a 200 yacht regatta around the Whitsunday Islands, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, a Tasman Sea crossing or circumnavigating Tasmania, why not join us as a paying crew member in one of the limited spots available for each adventure. Find out more about offshore sailing onboard Ocean Gem. Check out our crew testimonials to see what others have to say about their adventures onboard Ocean Gem with us.
Episode 62: Nick Moloney - 15 World Sailing Speed Records, 3 Circumnavigations, 2 Americas Cups, Vendee Globe, Volvo Ocean Race
Nick has packed a lot into his 30-year sailing career including an around-the-globe non-stop world sailing speed record in 2002, where he and his team captured the Trophée Jules Verne. That same year, he also achieved a 1st place in the largest solo transatlantic yacht race, La Route du Rhum. With 2 Americas Cups, 15 world sailing speed records and Volvo Ocean Races under his belt, Nick possesses a passion and drive to win thats seldom seen.
A sailor, windsurfer and free diver, Nick is still the first and only person to ever windsurf 125nm, across the notorious Bass Strait to Tasmania in 22h 11m. In this episode Nick provides advice about focus, passion and managing energy levels to maximise performance.
Upcoming sailing adventures
Whether your next step is an ocean race or offshore passage, we have a growing calendar of exciting events;
Lord Howe Island to Pittwater Passage: 8 - 14 Dec 2018
Southport to Auckland Tasman Sea Passage: 8-22 Mar 2019
Brisbane to Hamilton Island Race: 2-8 Aug 2019
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: 25 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
Tasmania Circumnavigation: 7 - 21 Jan 2020
Hobart to Picton Tasman Sea Passage: 23 Jan - 5 Feb 2020
Check the full sailing calendar for all adventures
Previous sailing adventures
Check out the photo gallery of our past adventures to get a taste of what ocean sailing is all about. From offshore coastal passages to ocean races, multi-day regattas and Tasman Sea crossings we have covered more than 25,000 nautical miles and competed in more than 400 races in the past 7 years.
Check out the highlights, lowlights and lessons learned in my 2018 Solo Tasman Yacht Race Challenge on my Beneteau 445 called Ocean Gem. The 1,502nm race took me 10 days and 55 minutes to complete.
Run every 4 years since 1970, the Solo Tasman Race is the second oldest solo race on the planet. Its across a piece of water that can be nasty to cross on a bad week.
We have partnered with Sail Race Crew to provide access to yacht racing, charter, cruising and sailing adventures in the US, UK, Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean.
If you have dreamed about competing in iconic events such as;
Barbados Sailing Week
Grenada Sailing Week
RORC Caribbean 600
Rolex Swan Cup
St.Maarten Heineken Regatta
Antigua Sailing Week
Check out our partner: Sail Race Crew