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Tom Cunliffe - Sailor, Author and Broadcaster

Released Saturday, 26th September 2020
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Our guest for this episode is Sailor, Author and Broadcaster Tom Cunliffe.

Tom has written for many major sailing publications and currently works with Sailing Today and Classic Boat in the UK. He is the author of over two dozen books - notably the Shell Channel Pilot, Celestial Navigation, and Topsail & Battleaxe.

Topsail & Battleaxe tells the tale of the time he retraced the path of the Vikings by sailing his Bristol Channel Pilot cutter, Hirta, from Norway to Iceland, Greenland and on to Newfoundland.
Topsail & Battleaxe has now been made available as an audiobook and may be purchased directly from his website: tomcunliffe.com

In addition to his writing and sailing, Tom has been a presenter on a few TV shows in the UK - Boat Yard and another called The Boats That Built Britain which aired on BBC2
As we learn in this Podcast, the entire series of Boat Yard is now available on YouTube.

Tom also has a YouTube channel with many great videos offering tips, advice and tricks to improve your skills. All of these links can be found off of his website - tomcunliffe.com The website features a new Member’s Club where one can join for a very modest charge and gain access to much more content, as well as participate in an engaging forum.

Tom is a real ambassador for boating and has an infectious enthusiasm! He’s a champion of helping the average person of whatever means get out on the water and safely hone their skills.

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