INSIDE SAILING with Peter Isler

 
 

Coastal Navigation in the Smartphone Era

Coastal Navigation in the Smartphone Era

This course is designed for a sailor like you. It aims to help you grow as a sailor by providing a deep dive into the important topic of coastal navigation. This is an opportunity to learn something new, that you will be able to use in your everyday sailing to make your time on the water safer and more enjoyable.

The times have changed, every smartphone has a GPS and an increasing number of sailors rely on smartphone apps for coastal navigation. Expert sailor, best selling author of "Sailing for Dummies", Peter Isler discusses the benefits and limitations of relying on your smartphone for navigation. He reviews the favorite apps used by ASA professional sailing instructors, and demonstrates how to get the most out of these apps.
Course Description

This course reviews the fundamental skills involved in coastal navigation which are an important foundation for any sailor. Plus, it takes an in depth look at the apps and computer navigational tools that every sailor can use to stay on course and be safe. This course is appropriate for sailors using GPS navigation as their primary source of navigation or sailors planning trips outside their local areas. This course covers the following topics:

  • Coastal Piloting & Navigation 101
  • Preparing For Your Sail using Paper Charts
  • Preparing For Your Sail using an App
  • How To Stay Safe Underway
  • Smartphone / Tablet Navigation
In this show you will learn about:
  • How kites work as ultra-efficient sailpower
  • The different equipment, specialties and competitions that have evolved
  • How hard is it to learn?
  • The best way to learn
  • Safety considerations
  • Kiteboarding and the Olympics
 
Harriet and “TL” each started out in the sport in a pretty traditional manner – yacht club junior sailing programs. TL made it to the pinnacle of the sport as a member of the US Olympic Team, Harriet was a rising star in the marine industry as editor for Yachting Magazine. But all that changed after they married – they decided to pursue the path less traveled – cruising – which ultimately led them to giving back – in a very big and important way.

In this episode of Inside Sailing we will follow the path of these two stars of our sport, through the early years to their first little cruising boat, to adventures and a life criss crossing the Pacific that ultimately landed them back in the North Atlantic on a new boat – a much bigger cruising boat – with two hulls. That catamaran became their home base as they explored the Caribbean – and ultimately became inspired to create “Hands Across the Sea” a non profit dedicated to raising the literacy levels of Eastern Caribbean children.
In this show you will learn about:
  • How kites work as ultra-efficient sailpower
  • The different equipment, specialties and competitions that have evolved
  • How hard is it to learn?
  • The best way to learn
  • Safety considerations
  • Kiteboarding and the Olympics

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The Honeys have fit more into one lifetime than most people could do in ten

The Honeys have fit more into one lifetime than most
people could do in ten

Meet Stan Honey

Stan is one of the best offshore navigators of his time - winning around the world races, setting records around the planet - including the 24 hour speed record in both multihulls and monohulls.

Stan is a 3-time Emmy award winner for technical innovation in sports television including the first-down-line for football, K-Zone for baseball, and LiveLine for the America’s Cup.

Stan is an Inductee into the US National Sailing Hall of Fame and is a US Rolex Yachtsman of the Year.

Stan was was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame with over 30 patents to his name.

Stan was an early pioneer in the world of vehicle navigation and GPS.
Learn more about Stan >>
 
 

Meet Sally Honey

Sally excelled in the high-performance 505 class dinghy as a skipper for over a decade winning international and national level events against mostly all-male teams.

Sally spent time as an anti-war activist in Japan before attending the University of Pennsylvania, eventually getting a Masters in Literature from Stanford.

Sally started a career in the sailmaking industry, eventually owning several industrial sewing companies of her own.

Sally is a Two-Time Martini and Rossi (now Rolex) Yachtswoman of the Year (1973 & 1974).

Sally has served on US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee 2011-2020 (current chair).

Learn more about Sally >>

Meet Stan Honey

Stan is one of the best offshore navigators of his time - winning around the world races, setting records around the planet - including the 24 hour speed record in both multihulls and monohulls.

Stan is a 3-time Emmy award winner for technical innovation in sports television including the first-down-line for football, K-Zone for baseball, and LiveLine for the America’s Cup.

Stan is an Inductee into the US National Sailing Hall of Fame and is a US Rolex Yachtsman of the Year.

Stan was was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame with over 30 patents to his name.

Stan was an early pioneer in the world of vehicle navigation and GPS.
Learn more about Stan >>
 

Meet Sally Honey

Sally excelled in the high-performance 505 class dinghy as a skipper for over a decade winning international and national level events against mostly all-male teams.

Sally spent time as an anti-war activist in Japan before attending the University of Pennsylvania, eventually getting a Masters in Literature from Stanford.

Sally started a career in the sailmaking industry, eventually owning several industrial sewing companies of her own.

Sally is a Two-Time Martini and Rossi (now Rolex) Yachtswoman of the Year (1973 & 1974).

Sally has served on US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee 2011-2020 (current chair).

Learn more about Sally >>
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Meet ILLUSION

Peter’s focus in this episode will be to Stan and Sally’s experiences with their beloved classic Cal 40, “Illusion” – a 40 foot fiberglass production sloop from the early 1960’s. From racing to cruising, the Honey’s have put tens of thousands of miles on their beloved sloop, which is currently sheltering in place in Newport, RI where she was supposed to be preparing to win the Newport to Bermuda Race.

More information about Stan and Sally’s Cal 40, “Illusion” and their upgrades on their website.

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