Yachting podcasts

Tom Cunliffe and Libby Purves’ podcasts from Yachting Monthly magazine

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Tom Cunliffe

Tom Cunliffe podcast – Summer 2015

Have you noticed the way the world seems to spin a lot faster in the first few hours after returning from a cruise? It struck me hard when I came…

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Dick Durham

Dick Durham – podcast Summer 2015

There is a cartoon drawn by Mike Peyton that sticks in my mind. Two boats are sailing abeam from an anchorage in light conditions. The helmsman of the one nearest…

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Libby Purves

Libby Purves podcast – Summer 2015

I wrote a novel years ago, Casting Off, in which a furious wife, at the end of a scratchy weekend a deux, watches her husband carrying his bag up the…

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Tom Cunliffe

Tom Cunliffe podcast – July 2015

“The true peace of God begins at any spot a thousand miles from the nearest land” One of my favourite quotes is from Joseph Conrad. ‘The true peace of God…

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Libby Purves

Libby Purves podcast – July 2015

“First of all, fear helps. One hand for yourself, one for the ship” I’m glad to see, among this month’s topics, the rather vital one of how not to fall…

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Dick Durham

Dick Durham podcast – July 2015

“Bittles was no sailor, but he knew a good idea when he saw one” Exactly 90 years ago this month, Yachting Monthly conceived an offspring, Yacht Sales & Charters. The…

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Dick Durham

Dick Durham podcast – June 2015

“The ooze had swallowed my boots. I was stuck in a quagmire of East Coast mud, 300 yards offshore” It’s an isolated spot, just a few cows grazing on marshland…

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Libby Purves

Libby Purves podcast: June 2015

“Some of the very best ‘looks’ in high fashion have travelled directly from ships and boats” Crewmates! We are iconic fashionistas. This status may not be immediately apparent to every…

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Tom Cunliffe

Tom Cunliffe podcast: June 2015

‘Every time I sail under a bridge, I worry that I’m about to wallop it’   I once caught an innocent bystander’s VHF antenna with my topping lift when heeled…

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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…