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The Boating Life Podcast by savvy navvy

The Boating Life Podcast by savvy navvy

By David Cusworth
Ever dreamed of giving up your day job, buying a boat and sailing off into the sunset? Perhaps you've never sailed before and you're thinking of getting into it? If any of this rings true for you then "The Boating Life" Podcast by savvy navvy will be an entertaining and educational listen! Follow the story of Lauren, Adam and their dog Freddy to find out how they went from never having sailed before to quitting their day jobs and setting off to sail around Britain. Hear all their ups and downs, mistakes and successes to help future sailors follow in their path. Grab some popcorn and tune in!
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The Boating Life with Savvy Navvy - episode 12 with Jelte, CEO of Savvy Navvy - Christmas special
This is number 12 in the podcast series ‘The boating Life’ with Ceri Hurford-Jones as together with Savvy Navvy we go about trying to reduce some of the barriers to boating and hopefully help reduce some of the worries. We’ve had some fantastic guests on this podcast that have really complemented the young crew we have been following on their circumnavigation of the UK. Once we’ve caught up with them we’ll meet up with the CEO of Savvy Navvy himself, Jelte Liebrand who joins us to share more about the navigation app that’s really changing the way we get out on the water…….first though it’s time to travel up to Scotland and join the crew of the Westerley Sealord ‘Phoenix’ ……… led by skipper Adam, together with Lauren and their Jack Russel, Freddy Jelte Liebrand is the CEO of Savvy Navvy, he's been sailing since he was eight years old when his granddad taught him how to sail. Later in life he took part in the Clipper Round the world race, an experience that led him to the view that things could be a whole lot better for boaters……..!!!
47:45
November 10, 2021
The Boating Life with Savvy Navvy - episode 11
Welcome to another episode in the podcast series the boating life with Savvy Navvy, as we go about trying to reduce some of the barriers to boating and hopefully help you to overcome them.  In this episode we'll meet up again with the stars of the series, namely the crew of a Westerly Sealord called 'Phoenix'. Led by skipper, Adam who together with Lauren and their Jack Russell, Freddy are circumnavigating the UK, as they update us on their travels so far and how Freddy is getting on with his own adventures.  You'll also hear from Stefan Wessels, The CTO of a company called X Shore about their exciting plans to bring electric boats to the masses.  https://www.xshore.com/ 
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October 19, 2021
The Boating Life with Savvy Navvy - episode 10
Welcome to another edition of the boating life with Ceri Hurford-Jones as together with Savvy. Navvy we go about trying to reduce some of the barriers to boating and help you to overcome them. Today's podcast has a real environmental theme to it....we meet up with Holly Manvell from a group called Clean Sailors and of course we meet up again with the crew of Phoenix, to discover more about their own green credentials and how we as sailors try and be a little bit more aware of the environment we cruise in. For more information on Clean Sailors go to; https://cleansailors.com/ 
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October 19, 2021
Bonus edition. Paul Wager from New Zealand will inspire you with his sailing exploits as a paraplegic and his work with Sailability
Joining podcaster Ceri Hurford-Jones is Paul Wager from Auckland, New Zealand. Paul loves nothing more than tearing around the cans on a carbon mini transat prototype boat, which he says is a lot of fun, although he has yet to get anyone else to jump on board with him!  Many years ago Paul used to be a boat builder, until he became a paraplegic. At this point his late wife encouraged him to get reconnected with the water through Sailability of which he is now a trustee and huge supporter. Plus he has some big ambitions looking to be fulfilled……..  For more on his prototype boat just click here https://www.facebook.com/theblackhornet/ 
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October 18, 2021
The Boating Life with Savvy Navvy - episode 8
Welcome on board again with Ceri Hurford-Jones as together with Savvy Navvy we go about trying to reduce some of the barriers to boating and hopefully help you overcome some of them. We meet up with the stars of this series…..led by the Freddy (the jack Russell terrier) together with his 'crew' Adam and Lauren!!!…..as they circumnavigate the UK,  I also meet up with Bruce Jacobs the founder of Rubicon 3 who shares with us how his company could help you fulfill your own adventures…in one of our earlier podcasts Adam mentioned having a professional skipper on board Phoenix helped him get a better understanding of his own skills and what the boat could do…….
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September 11, 2021
The Boating Life with Savvy Navvy - episode 9
Welcome to another in the series The boating life with Savvy Navvy as we go about trying to reduce some of the barriers to boating and hopefully help you overcome them. In this edition we once again catch up with the crew on board ‘Phoenix’ a Westerley Sealord, led by skipper Adam who together Lauren and their Jack Russel Freddy who are now well on their way circumnavigating the UK. Adam has a confession to make and Freddy makes an early break for the shore with interesting consequences!!   Plus we meet up with the events director of Sunsail UK Simon Bolding who has some very interesting news on the UK charter market.
38:47
September 11, 2021
Bonus edition with solo sailor Lisa Blair on her record breaking challenge to circumnavigate around Antarctica
Joining us today is probably one of the best known explorers in Australia today, Lisa Blair. In this podcast she tells us how she got into sailing just 15 years ago and the path that led to her circumnavigating around Antarctica with the goal to gain the overall speed record for a solo sailor without becoming dis-masted, which is what occurred last time she attempted this amazing, physical and mental challenge. To follow Lisa's challenge and share in some of her experiences just visit https://lisablairsailstheworld.com/  
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September 09, 2021
The Boating Life Podcast with Savvy Navvy - episode 7
Adam, Lauren and Freddy tell us how they are getting on with their circumnavigation of the UK and share some of their top tips for accessing the latest weather updates, along with using Savvy Navvy to best effect. We also meet up with the founder of Navily, a very useful free marina and anchorage planning app.   
35:21
August 29, 2021
The Boating Life Podcast with Savvy Navvy - episode 6
Adam and Lauren open their postbag to answer some of your brilliant questions and we hear from the CEO of the company behind Smart Boat One an innovative boat based data gathering system that monitors your boat when you're not on board. 
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August 29, 2021
The Boating Life Podcast with Savvy Navvy - episode 5
Adam and Lauren (together with their lovely little dog Freddy) get going on their circumnavigation around the UK. On this podcast they tell us about their experiences of longer voyages and how and why they talk to some of the bigger vessels on their VHF that they encounter along the way......we also hear from Captain Mark Oakley about his work guiding those vessels into Southampton docks and some of the things he sees during his daily duties on the bridge!
37:07
August 17, 2021
Bonus feature edition with paddleboard record breaker Brendon Prince
Sea safety campaigner, Brendon Prince, has just become the first person ever to stand up paddleboard from Lands end to John O'Groats, in his attempt to circumnavigate Britain.....and he's using savvy navvy... Brendon commented, "In the world of stand up paddle boarding we are self-powered and consequently any external factor on your ability to self-power can have a big impact on the distance you can cover safely. Wind and tide is a huge element and it's so much easier to have an app that can overlay the two on one screen and savvy navvy do just that. savvy navvy was the most accurate of all the apps I've used that do this and it's good at showing tidal flows in different regions." Brendon is hoping to be the first person to ever complete this challenge, alongside raising awareness for water safety, men’s health and our marine environment. To support Brendon on his challenge just visit https://thelongpaddle.co.uk/ 
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July 30, 2021
The Boating Life Podcast with Savvy Navvy - episode 4
We hear from Adam and Lauren about how they keep their boat in tip top working order and we meet up with the MD of Sea Start to hear how his team help people when things go wrong
36:43
July 20, 2021
The Boating Life Podcast with Savvy Navvy - episode 3
Adam and Lauren tell us more about their experiences on board Phoenix and we meet up with Guy Addington from the RNLI to learn more about the vital work they do and how you could help yourself to stay safe at sea. 
37:24
July 20, 2021
The Boating Life Podcast with Savvy Navvy - episode 2
Adam and Lauren tell us more about their lifestyle and how Freddy goes for a wee! We also talk to Ben Roth from Pro Marine store To find out more about Savvy Navvy just follow the link! https://www.savvy-navvy.com/
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July 07, 2021
The Boating Life Podcast with Savvy Navvy - episode 1
Meet Adam, Lauren and Freddy as they start their sailing journey around the UK. We'll also hear from Neil Chapman the CEO and founder of Boatshed  To discover more about Savvy Navvy just follow the link https://www.savvy-navvy.com/
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July 07, 2021