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Happy Afloat Sailing

Happy Afloat Sailing

By The Happy Afloat Crew

We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge!
Tales of family adventures at sea. We are a sailing family from the UK, not sailing around the world and loving it!
In each episode, we have a chat about aspects of cruising a sailing boat in the UK with the kids.
www.happyafloat.com
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UK Sailing Adventure - Loch Finsbay to Shiant Islands
UK Sailing Adventure - Loch Finsbay to Shiant Islands
Summer Adventure – Part 14 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer sailing adventure and want to take you with us. In this episode, we visit the Harris marina and the stunning Shiant Islands. Bonus binaural content after the outro music. www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
39:07
December 28, 2022
UK Sailing Adventure - Lochmaddy to Loch Finsbay
UK Sailing Adventure - Lochmaddy to Loch Finsbay
Summer Adventure – Part 13 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer sailing adventure and want to take you with us. In this episode, we visit the 'Hut of Shadows' and reach the furthest point north we have ever been! www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
29:02
October 16, 2022
UK Sailing Adventure - Vatersay to Lochmaddy
UK Sailing Adventure - Vatersay to Lochmaddy
Summer Adventure – Part 12 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer sailing adventure and want to take you with us. In this episode, we leave the small island of Vatersay and visit the "Wizard Pool". We also discuss entertainment 80's style! www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
20:40
September 10, 2022
UK Sailing Adventure - Canna to Vatersay
UK Sailing Adventure - Canna to Vatersay
Summer Adventure – Part 11 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer sailing adventure and want to take you with us. In this episode, leave Canna and head to the Outer Hebrides and the small island of Vatersay. www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
14:11
July 25, 2022
UK Sailing Adventure - Kerrera to Canna
UK Sailing Adventure - Kerrera to Canna
Summer Adventure – Part 10 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer sailing adventure and want to take you with us. In this episode, leave Kerrera and head to the small island of Canna. www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
26:12
June 03, 2022
UK Sailing Adventure - Oban
UK Sailing Adventure - Oban
Summer Adventure – Part 9 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer sailing adventure and want to take you with us. In this episode, we visit Oban the seafood capital of Scotland. www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
26:23
May 14, 2022
UK Sailing Adventure - Corpach to Dunstaffnage
UK Sailing Adventure - Corpach to Dunstaffnage
Summer Adventure – Part 8 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer sailing adventure and want to take you with us. In this episode, we leave the Caledonian Canal and visit Dunstaffnage. www.happyafloat.com #3DAudio #binaural Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
39:35
April 25, 2022
UK Sailing Adventure - The Caledonian Canal
UK Sailing Adventure - The Caledonian Canal
Summer Adventure – Part 7 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer sailing adventure and want to take you with us. In this episode, we cross Scotland with a transit of the Caledonian Canal. www.happyafloat.com #3DAudio #binaural Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
01:03:17
March 21, 2022
UK Sailing Adventure - Hartlepool to Inverness
UK Sailing Adventure - Hartlepool to Inverness
Summer Adventure - Part 6 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer sailing adventure and want to take you with us. In this episode, we head to Scottish waters.  We are chased by the fog and we complete our longest passage to date. www.happyafloat.com #3DAudio #binaural Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/  https://freesound.org/s/60507/  https://freesound.org/s/353416/
40:20
February 16, 2022
UK Sailing Adventure - Weather Bound in Hartlepool
UK Sailing Adventure - Weather Bound in Hartlepool
Summer Adventure - Part 5 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer adventure and want to take you along. In this episode, we are weather bound in Hartlepool for 48hrs.  We fix stuff, eat fish & chips and make a pilgrimage to an ice cream parlour. www.happyafloat.com #3DAudio #binaural Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/  https://freesound.org/s/60507/  https://freesound.org/s/353416/
34:05
January 23, 2022
UK Sailing Adventure - Harwich to Hartlepool
UK Sailing Adventure - Harwich to Hartlepool
Summer Adventure - Part 4 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer adventure and want to take you along. In this episode, we leave Harwich and set sail for Hartlepool.  Stuff starts breaking, we get caught in a thunderstorm and will we run out of fuel? www.happyafloat.com #3DAudio #binaural Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/  https://freesound.org/s/60507/  https://freesound.org/s/353416/
29:13
November 14, 2021
UK Sailing Adventure - The Bright Lights of Harwich
UK Sailing Adventure - The Bright Lights of Harwich
Summer Adventure - Part 3 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer adventure and want to take you along. In this episode, we leave the Walton Backwaters for the bright lights of Harwich. www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
13:47
September 04, 2021
UK Sailing Adventure - Walton Backwaters
UK Sailing Adventure - Walton Backwaters
Summer Adventure - Part 2 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are going on a summer adventure and want to take you along. In this episode, anchored in the Walton Backwaters, we track down the source of the water in the bilge, sit out a thunderstorm and go seal spotting. #3DAudio #binaural www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
17:59
August 15, 2021
UK Sailing Adventure - Leaving Chatham
UK Sailing Adventure - Leaving Chatham
Summer Adventure - Part 1 We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are going on a summer adventure and want to take you along. In this episode, we set sail and discover water in the bilge, we are sinking? www.happyafloat.com #3DAudio #binaural Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
19:25
August 01, 2021
How We Anchor
How We Anchor
We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge!  In this episode, we explain how we anchor, while anchored in a gusty & noisy F7 wind.  Also tales from our month in the boatyard. www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
35:08
July 21, 2021
How We Navigate
How We Navigate
We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge!  In this episode, we explain how we navigate around Britain.  What apps, charts and other sources of info we recommend. www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
28:57
June 22, 2021
You’ve Got The Power!
You’ve Got The Power!
We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge!  In this episode, we give power to the people and we explain how you can escape the ties of shore power!  We discuss our battery and solar setup. We also talk about our new freezer and the first sail of the year! www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Links Our diesel heater Afterburner heater controller Our Freezer Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
26:53
April 21, 2021
First step upgrades
First step upgrades
We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge!  In this episode, we focus on top tips for upgrading the comfort factor aboard. Including how to stop the smell from a stinky head and how to get a good nights sleep. www.happyafloat.com   Music by Leon   Sound Effects:   https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/397620/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/ https://freesound.org/s/524775/ https://sound-effects.bbcrewind.co.uk/
38:30
March 29, 2021
How to buy a boat
How to buy a boat
We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! In this episode, we focus on top tips for buying your boat and discover that there are actually boats made of chocolate out there too! www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/397620/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/ https://freesound.org/s/524775/
31:41
March 08, 2021
Which boat should you buy to sail your family around the UK?
Which boat should you buy to sail your family around the UK?
We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! In this episode we discuss what key features you should consider, when contemplating which boat to buy to sail your family around the UK.  Most importantly, are two heads better than one? www.happyafloat.com Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/397620/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/ https://freesound.org/s/524775/ Music: https://www.podcast.co/music
29:57
February 16, 2021
Learning to sail how hard can it be?
Learning to sail how hard can it be?
We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! In this episode we discuss the advantages of formal yacht training courses, the fun of bareboat chartering and how to build sea miles for all the family. www.happyafloat.com Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/397620/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/ https://freesound.org/s/524775/ Music: https://www.podcast.co/music
29:57
January 24, 2021
How to get your kids onboard with the crazy plan!
How to get your kids onboard with the crazy plan!
We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge!  Our focus this time  is the children, how do you get kids onboard with the parents' crazy idea to sail around Britain? You need to sow seeds that will spark their adventurous nature!  In this episode we discuss a range of ideas to motivate the kids, from hunting the Loch Ness Monster to bribing them with their body weight in ice cream.  www.happyafloat.com Sound Effects:  https://freesound.org/s/77692/  https://freesound.org/s/397620/  https://freesound.org/s/60507/  https://freesound.org/s/353416/  Music:  https://www.podcast.co/music
31:06
January 03, 2021
Is a UK circumnavigation better than sailing around the world?
Is a UK circumnavigation better than sailing around the world?
We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! COVID 19 & BREXIT are just two reasons why you might consider staying in UK waters and ticking off that circumnavigation of Britain.  We discuss the implications of the Schengen agreement on longer cruises to Europe and an Atlantic Crossing. We list the reasons why you should grab the opportunity to sail around Britain. Also, discover the best chippy in the UK! www.happyafloat.com Sound Effects https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/397620/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/ Music https://www.podcast.co/music
26:28
December 20, 2020
Summer Sailing Adventure 2020
Summer Sailing Adventure 2020
Family sailing in the UK It's catch up time.  A year has almost passed since the last episode, so where have we be sailing and what boat projects have we completed? Bonus content includes porridge, biscuits, all you ever wanted to know about lime kilns and a trip to the London Bridge of 1831. www.happyafloat.com
23:54
September 28, 2020
Why go Family Sailing?
Why go Family Sailing?
UK family sailing. A coffee talk episode. A conversation about why adventures at sea are better together. www.happyafloat.com
13:51
November 21, 2019
Introducing the Crew
Introducing the Crew
Family sailing in the UK Morning coffee is an important ritual on our boat. In this episode we have a brief introduction to the crew of the sailing vessel Happy Afloat. www.happyafloat.com
08:38
November 01, 2019