My guest for this episode is Sailor, Author and Broadcaster Tom Cunliffe.
Tom has written for publications Yachting Monthly (UK), Sail (US) and Wooden Boat (US).
He has authored many 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 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 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.