Master rigger Brion Toss weighs in on the advancements in roller furling over the past several decades and what that means for the offshore going sailboat. The piece is an excerpt from Toss' new book How to Rig Your Boat. Check out Brion's podcast with Andy, Part 1 published today (scroll down).
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Master Rigger Brion Toss is on the show today for Part 1 of a very long and enlightening conversation with one of Andy's heroes. Andy met Brion in 2009 at the Annapolis Sailboat Show, and their conversation was the deciding factor in outfitting Arcturus with synthetic rigging. Brion comes on the podcast to discuss his own history as a rigger and sailor. In Part 2, they discuss the more technical aspects of rigging.
Andy & Ryan Briggs talk with Baxter and Molly Gillispie, serious adventurers. John and Amanda Neal, previous guests on the show, got us in touch with the couple, and we're glad they did! Baxter is a professional BASE jumping and 'squirrel suit' instructor, and he and Molly met skydiving.
This week I read an essay I wrote for Broadreach's blog about how sailing brings you back to the world as it was meant to be for humans. It's more philosophical than practical, but hopefully is inspiring! What did you think?