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Lessons Learned Podcast

Lessons Learned is a Podcast series by UK Sailmakers, created to help sailors around the world increase their knowledge and ability through the stories and experiences shared by incredible sailors. For over a decade, our website’s How To section has provided instructional videos, photos, and documents on a broad array of sailing topics. With Lessons Learned, we’re taking our instructional chops to a higher level. You can also stream the Lessons Learned Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Amazon Music, remember to like and subscribe to our channels be notified about the latest episodes.

Episode 1 Lessons Learned

Stuart Dahlgren

The 2022 Pacific Cup

Listen to a conversation with UK Sailmakers Northwest’s owner Stuart Dahlgren about the 2022 Pacific Cup Race. Stuart, who skippered his Santa Cruz 70 WESTERLY, covers his sail inventory and much more.

Episode 2 Lessons Learned

Andrew Weiss

That Winning Year

This is the second podcast in UK Sailmakers Lessons Learned series. This 21-minute video is a discussion with Andrew Weiss, owner, and skipper of the Italia 11.98 Christopher Dragon…

Episode 3 Lessons Learned

Butch Ulmer

Distance Racing

In the latest edition of the UK Sailmakers podcast series Lessons Learned, Butch Ulmer discusses four short distance races that east coast sailors can use to get ready for the Bermuda and our Halifax races.

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Adam Loory

Retirement Cruise

Tune in to hear UK Sailmakers’ General Manager Adam Loory discuss plans and preparations made for his retirement cruise from the Long Island Sound in the Northeastern United States to the islands of the South Pacific

Episode 5 Lessons Learned

Nathalie Criou

Offshore Racing

Nathalie Criou is one of the top shorthanded sailors on the west coast of North America with a shorthanded race record in California going back 15 years. In 2014, she was second her division in the Single Handed Transpac sailing an Express 27.

Episode 6 Lessons Learned

Sylvain Barrielle

America’s Cup

Sylvain Barrielle, owner of the UK Sailmakers loft in San Francisco, talks about his long career in sailmaking and professional sailing that includes six America’s Cup campaigns as well as sailing maxi yachts and ocean-crossing maxi multihulls.


Episode 7
Justin & Chris Wolfe

Double Handed Racing

Justin and Christina Wolfe, a pair of incredible offshore double-handed racers describe their strategies and campaigns aboard their J/111 RAKU in the Pacific Northwest and RED RUBY, a SunFast 3300 in Europe.

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Episode 8
Tripp Brower


Tripp Brower discusses his passage making Lessons Learned as he circumnavigates the globe, working with marine researchers and sharing stories of environmental and cultural preservation through film.

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