We chat with Behan Gifford and John Worth about sailing at night, standing watch, working on commercial vessels, making passages, ship traffic, AIS, radar, and more. Listen to this weeks Morning Muster for the best in sailing education podcasts.
Behan Gifford has made her home aboard a Stevens 47 for the last fifteen years, circumnavigating with her husband and three children. It’s given her meaningful experience with sailing at night! The prospect of nighttime sailing is intimidating for many: demystifying that, taking the mystery out and making it feel addressable, is addressed in the coaching service she and her husband have to help folks successfully cut the docklines. You can find more information about Behan and her husband Jamie and their consulting services at their website Sailing Totem.
John Worth started his maritime career in 1973 as a deckhand aboard the schooners in Camden, Maine. He has had a long career aboard schooners, tugboats, yachts, as well as teaching at Maine Maritime Academy. He is now actively retired as a Ferry Captain with the Maine State Ferry Service and an occasional tug job. He holds a USCG 1600 ton master/near coastal with towing and sail endorsements. You can find John on instagram at jdubs53
Music by Tim Eriksen: timerksenmusic.com