Yachting podcasts

Tom Cunliffe and Libby Purves’ podcasts from Yachting Monthly magazine

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Libby Purves

Libby Purves podcast: May 2015

“The commodore, presumably, would take on the role of Prime Minister” Voting time! With the new fixed-term rule, General Election day approaches with all the fearful inevitability of Low Water…

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Tom Cunliffe

Tom Cunliffe podcast: May 2015

‘Having to brass up to lie in what have always been free anchorages is another burden on our creaking cruising budgets’ My first experience of Internet-based weather forecasting for sailors…

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Dick Durham

Dick Durham podcast – May 2015

“Scraping a burning surfaceinchesfrom your face while, lying on your back is a kind of torture” By the time the weather’s good enough to launch your boat, the novelty of…

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Dick Durham

Dick Durham podcast – April 2015

“As night-time storms rattled the slates, I dreamed of that one length of studding holding the boat upright” We’re very close to saying goodbye to the gales of winter. I…

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Tom Cunliffe

Tom Cunliffe podcast: April 2015

“Like an sailor brought up with the assumption of self-help, I decided to look into doing the job myself” My liferaft comes due for servicing this spring. One of the…

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Libby Purves

Libby Purves podcast: April 2015

“Not all boat smells are pleasant, or even, frankly, bearable” Spring! The first warm days, primroses, zephyrs, dew burning off the warmed grass! So down to the boat, climb on…

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Libby Purves

Libby Purves podcast: March 2015

“With my MP3 player I can pursue my taste for playing air-guitar on night watch” I have always fancied getting a radio station to make a programme of Car Singalong…

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Tom Cunliffe

Tom Cunliffe podcast: March 2015

“If we could persuade the current to flow, it would go on flowing. The problem was, how?”   If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Good advice generally, especially at…

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Dick Durham

Dick Durham podcast – March 2015

“Whoof! Up goes the paraffin in a stinking yellow flame” Gas. The very word is sinister, and I have body-swerved this particular state of matter in various galleys over the…

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Libby Purves

Libby Purves podcast: February 2015

“We can create hot meals out of leftover food, even when it has been sat on” Oh dear. A report finds that people who play organised, competitive team games earn…