Ep 21: Universal Lessons Learned Racing Coastal & Offshore

A dGreat discussion with Murray Beach and Marie Rogers about keeping safety procedures simple, smart racing, prepping for offshore races, fatigue and watch schedules. Stories of racing accidents and strategies, strength, endurance and struggles.

Murray Beach, has sailed extensively for the past 18 years, but learned to sail on his dinghy as a young teen.  He love offshore sailing, especially short handed or single handed. He’s raced to Bermuda many many times, and cruises all over New England regularly.

Marie Rogers is first black woman commodore of Los Angeles Yacht Club, honored with 2021 BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. Learn more about this person who says, “Sailing is an amazing metaphor of how to get along.” She’s a sailing instructor and USCG Master Mariner. Demystifying and democratizing the sport of sailing has become a passion for her. She’s witnessed first hand how people thrive after gaining the training to safely take part in sailing activities. This is especially true for persons who have historically  been denied access because of gender, religion, race, and economic concerns. 

This episode of The Morning Muster Podcast is sponsored by:
Our friends Katie & Lyall at Sun Powered Yachts  who helped us expand our solar array. They’re a SunPower authorized dealer and offer both flexible  panels and fixed frame panels ranging from 50w to 410W. They’re super high efficiency solar panels, which means more power in less space. Katie & Lyall are both sailors & have lived off grid for over 8 years. They provide free consultation to help you size and build a DIY system. Check out their website for more info www.sunpoweredyachts.com and use the promocode MORSEALPHA to get 10% off their flexible panels.

Music By:
Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto – a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass – creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on  Soul of the January Hills through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album Star in the East to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, an album of northern roots American music from the imaginary village of Pumpkintown.