Eric Forsyth, legendary ocean voyager with over 300,000 sea miles and whose visited both Antarctica & Spitsbergen on his Westsail 42, joins the podcast! Andy and Eric chat about his days in the 1950s flying the first fighter jets with the Royal Air Force, how Eric got into sailing, navigating on Celestial only in the Newport-Bermuda Race in the 1970s and what it's like to endure a 75-knot gale in the Southern Ocean.
Big thanks to Anna Vinnars for her magical voice in the intro. And thanks also to the Blaggards, the fantastic Irish band from Texas who provided the intro and outro music. They may not know it, but their music is my go-to for when we're prepping for an offshore passage. Great!