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Your Pocket Sailing Instructor - Penny Caldwell

Your Pocket Sailing Instructor - Penny Caldwell

By Penny
Hey sailor! My name is Penny and my passion is helping others discover their love of all things sailing! Not just that though. I also love finding the humour and entertainment in when things go wrong...let's face it, we've all been there! Especially with docking ;-) It's all part of the learning.

So, sit back and enjoy some informative, entertaining, unique sailing content! See you on the water ;-)
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Off-Season Training: What can I do during the off-season?

Your Pocket Sailing Instructor - Penny Caldwell

Off-Season Training: What can I do during the off-season?

Your Pocket Sailing Instructor - Penny Caldwell

Day Trip Planning: Things to Consider
This week I am giving you the foundation of a successful day trip plan. There are key pieces of information that you should include, and I'm going to provide you with my pro tips and tricks!
January 20, 2022
10 Ways to Meet Other Sailors
This week I'm all about helping you meet other like-minded sailors! And they DO exist. I promise. So whether you've had a hard time getting into the "boys club" or you don't know where to start to look for sailing friends, here are some of my suggestions! Don't forget to get your show notes at Sail Nelson! 
January 06, 2022
Maritime Mysteries & Mishaps: Old Presque Isle Lighthouse
The Old Presque Isle Lighthouse has been out of service for over a century now. However, that does not stop one of it's recently deceased keepers from lighting it up from time to time to safely lead ships into harbour.  With no lens, and no electricity leading to the lamp room, it is unknown how the lighthouse glows time and time again. Ghost hunters, historians and locals are mystified by this lighthouse and its secret keeper.  Support me on Patreon and find show notes at Sail Nelson. 
December 30, 2021
Off-Season Training: What can I do during the off-season?
This episode will focus on helping you figure out how to improve your knowledge and skill in the off-season! So if you winterize your boat, or just take a break for a few months, here are some ideas on where you can focus your energy!  I have broken the episode down into three section: Boating Skills, Boat Projects, & Personal Growth.  Be sure to check out the show notes at 
December 23, 2021
Safety First! What Safety Gear do you Need?
This episode is all about safety gear! We will explore the rules, acts and regulations around safe-boating practices in Canada, as well as which safety gear items you require for your type of boat. 
December 16, 2021
New Sailor Sailing Gear - Do I REALLY need that?!
This episode is about the day sailor who is looking to get out sailing. What do you really need? Where should you invest your hard-earned money? There's really not too much you need to get going! Join me as I help you come up with your gear shopping list!
December 09, 2021
Top 10 Comfort Items for Sailors!
This is my Top 10 list of some of my favourite comfort items that I have on my sailboat! They make my time on the boat more comfortable, easier, and some are just fun to have! Hope you enjoy this first episode!  Support me on Patreon!
December 02, 2021
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