(Bonus) Episode 24: I answer your questions!

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Ep. 51: DINGHY Awards™ Nominations Show
Jan 10th 2024

Show Notes

Just for giggles, I added some images and video to this one to make a YouTube version. If you’re not driving or something, you can watch that version HERE.

Haven’t heard Season One yet?

As I mentioned in the podcast, you can enjoy any episode ya like, but I highly recommend starting with Episode 1. You can listen to every episode HERE.

Favorite Books

As promised, here are some of my favorite sailing books. (And if you want to check out How Not To Sail, I won’t be mad at that, either…)
So here links to the books I mentioned in the video. I’m linking to the paperback or hardcovers since this video is about gifts, but you can always choose “Kindle” if you like that better! How Not To Sailhttps://amzn.to/361J02K The Long Way / Bernard Moitessier – https://amzn.to/33VgBdo Biker To Sailor / Bob Bitchin – https://amzn.to/2DShQPX (and here’s a link to Latitudes & Attitudes magazine: http://www.hownottosail.com/latsatts ) The Ashley Book of Knots / Clifford Ashley – https://amzn.to/2rmtwHQ Close to the Wind / Pete Goss – https://amzn.to/2DMI1HE Bumfuzzle / Patrick Schulte – https://amzn.to/34Widoi (and here’s a link to the Bumfuzzle YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8lfdI9u8TScPQ3iLnSnqxQ ) Sailing A Serious Ocean / John Kretschmer – https://amzn.to/33WSomS (BTW, Check out http://johnkretschmersailing.com/ for offshore sailing opportunities and seminars!) First You Have To Row A Little Boat / Richard Bode – https://amzn.to/2qtVRf6 And if you like Action/Adventure fiction with a salty twist, check these out! Fallen Out / Wayne Stinnett – https://amzn.to/387iXch (First of the Jesse McDermitt series) The Opening Chase / Cap Daniels – https://amzn.to/2OWjc2y (First of the Chase Fulton series)


Virtual Skipper

Well, given that is says the PC requirements are “Windows 2000/XP/Vista” and the homepage says “©2011,” I’m not sure this simulator/game is up to date. And I don’t have Windows handy at the moment to see if it works…but it was a really cool sailing sim and game back when I was using it. [UPDATE: I do see what looks like some YouTube activity with this game as recently as 2019, so I hope it’s still alive.] So if you get it to work (especially on a recent version of Windows), let me know in the comments below! (Ditto if you have any news why it doesn’t seem to have been updated.) The download is an .exe, so obviously scan it with an antivirus before installing…the site still seems legit to me and has an https certificate, but a sailor should always be prudent! VirtualSkipper.com
It was a very cool game. Does it still work?
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Bradford Rogers
Producer. Performer. Sailor. Multimedia Ninja. Author of How Not To Sail, host of the How Not To Sail podcast and YouTube channel.



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