The Mariner Episode 5. Sailing Into the Southern Ocean

12 April, 2020

Episode 5. Sailing Into the Southern Ocean

In this episode, I take you through an overview of Southern Ocean sailing that can be applied to any wild stretch of ocean and any long passage made in those kinds of conditions. Taking my first Southern Ocean leg on the Velux Race as a framework I share observations and learning that came from that 6500Nm, 40 day, solo voyage and the sights and sounds that stick with me from that first nervous foray into the wilder stretches of the world ocean.

From escaping half-acre kelp patches that stop the boat to coping with Christmas alone I explain what it is to sail around the bottom of the world for the first time and share some of the uniques sights that only a handful of people get to see like the huge Albatrosses that hover over the boat for days on end.

As always plenty of personal anecdotes are mixed in with real-world practical experience that cannot be learnt in any textbook anywhere. If you like offshore sailing or just need a little escape from reality, settle in with a hot mug of coffee and prepare to go on watch once again, with The Mariner.

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Who is the Mariner?

My name is Chris Stanmore-Major better known as CSM. I have over 300,000Nm experience in racing, cruising & expedition sailing and have raced twice around the world. I sailed solo around the world in the Velux 5 Oceans Race in 2011 (in Falcon’s sister ship) becoming the 182nd person ever to circumnavigate alone.

This Podcast channel is for sailors of all skill levels and backgrounds. My passion is seamanship & self-reliance and helping others realize their sailing dreams on their own boats – whatever size or shape of craft that may be.

To Sail with the Mariner check out the Spartan Racing & Training website

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