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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 mostly loving it!
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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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 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
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 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
Summer Adventure - Part 2
Leaking! 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 track down the source of the water in the bilge, sit out a thunderstorm and go seal spotting. #3DAudio 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
Summer Adventure - Part 1
Leaving 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? #3DAudio www.happyafloat.com Music by Leon Sound Effects: https://freesound.org/s/77692/ https://freesound.org/s/60507/ https://freesound.org/s/353416/
19:05
August 01, 2021
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
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!
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
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
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?
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?
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!
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?
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 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 the UK. 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
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?
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
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