Podcast #80: Skip Novak on a life as a sailor

Skip Novak navigating Kings Legend
Skip Novak began his round the world career as navigator on Kings Legend in Whitbread in 1977.

Skip Novak (69) has been a sailor his whole life. First as a dinghy sailor home in Chicago, then as a round the world racing sailor and for the last 30 years he has been a pioneer in high latitude sailing. His company Pelagic regularly takes explorers, divers, climbers, scientists and TV crew to remote and cold places.

It’s worth checking out this video of the new yacht in his fleet: The Pelagic 77  and this of the launch of Vinson of Antarctica

If you need more information about sailing in the high latitudes check out the book I wrote with Bob Shepton: High Latitude Sailing – Self-sufficient sailing techniques for cold waters and winter seasons.