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Anchors Aweigh

A landlocked, new sailor’s journey to finding freedom and adventure at sea.

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Moorings Ownership Update
This is a follow up to a previous video about our decision to purchase a charter boat in The Moorings Yacht Ownership program. See the video version here: https://youtu.be/DA6UaHVZ9qc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
08:31 1/8/24
Key West Sailing Recap
This episode recaps our short, hot not so much sailing trip in the Lower Keys and Key West to wrap up our summer. I talk about our itinerary, sailing conditions and some of the best snorkeling we've ever seen! This episode has a lot of visual elements. Check out the video version here: https://youtu.be/3YCM22jv9q4 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
18:44 8/24/23
What to Expect When Completing a Sailing Resume
Many charter companies require a sailing resume or application in order to charter their boats, especially in areas where no formal certification is required. In this episode of the Anchors Aweigh podcast, we'll go over an example of a captain's application that I recently completed for Florida Yacht Charters. We'll also take a look at the first mate application they require as well. Click here to join the waitlist for the sailing planner / logbook tool: https://bit.ly/bviplannerwait ⛵️ Ready to start planning your BVI Charter Vacation? 🗺️ Download my free 6/7 Day BVI Itinerary here I use Ecamm Live to record these videos. If you’re a Mac owner, it’s the best way to record and/or livestream ➡️ https://bit.ly/ecammtodd --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
09:28 7/20/23
A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning a Short Sailing Trip
Sometimes you might not have a full week to break away, but still want to make it a sailing trip. In this episode I discuss my process for planning a shorter trip and how I put together an abbreviated itinerary, even if it's to a new destination. Charter companies mentioned in this episode: The Moorings Waypoints 🔊🔊 I use Epidemic Sound for music and sound effects. Start your free trial here ➡️ https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/ico0b1 I use Ecamm Live to record and produce this podcast. Click here to learn more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
05:51 6/21/23
The Moorings Yacht Ownership Program
In this episode of the Anchors Aweigh podcast I discuss The Mooring Yacht Ownership program and why we chose it as our first form of sailboat ownership. This episode is also available in video format on Youtube by clicking here. Learn more about Moorings Yacht Ownership by clicking here. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
08:59 6/7/23
S4E1 - Anchors Aweigh is Back!
This episode brings back the Anchors Aweigh Podcast! I discuss the future of the podcast and some ideas I have for future episodes. Check out the video version of this podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/09PIgsF0UK4 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
07:30 5/31/23
S2E02 - Exumas Day 2 - Departing Nassau
In this episode with have a few issues before getting off the dock, but are able to make our way to Shroud Cay with a stop along the way to visit some iguanas. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
06:01 3/18/22
S3E01 - Exumas Sailing - Day 0
In this episode I recount our travel day and the beginning of our most recent charter in the Exumas, Bahamas in 2021. Watch our highlight video from this charter - https://youtu.be/Kqix3SL7sDc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
06:00 3/11/22
S2E08 USVI Log Day 8 - Returning to Base
In this episode we head out early and make our way back to the Dream Yacht Charter base at Compass Point Marina on St. Thomas. Video Highlights from this Charter - https://bit.ly/usvi21 __________________________________________ Connect with me on all the things: Instagram: @tmiddlebrooks Twitter: @mdlbrks Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/toddmiddlebrooks Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@mdlbrks Gear I use: https://kit.co/toddmiddlebrooks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
09:57 10/22/21
S2E07 USVI Log Day 7 - The Canvas Can Do Miracles
In this episode, our luck finally changes and we finally get to fill our sails with wind! Video Highlights from this Charter - https://bit.ly/usvi21 "Sailing" by Christopher Cross (on Spotify) __________________________________________ Connect with me on all the things: Instagram: @tmiddlebrooks Twitter: @mdlbrks Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/toddmiddlebrooks Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@mdlbrks Gear I use: https://kit.co/toddmiddlebrooks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
09:45 10/15/21
S2E6 - USVI Log Day 6 - Sitting on a Mooring Ball
In this episode, we sit on a mooring ball, waiting on a tech boat and to find out what the rest of our charter would look like. We also have a great meal ashore at Lovango Cay, learn Tripp's foolproof way to eat a great meal and run into "Captain Crack Sparrow!" __________________________________________ Connect with me on all the things: Instagram: @tmiddlebrooks Twitter: @mdlbrks Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/toddmiddlebrooks Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@mdlbrks Gear I use: https://kit.co/toddmiddlebrooks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
12:14 10/8/21
S2E05 - USVI Logbook Day 5 - Bad to Worse
In this logbook episode, we were hoping our luck would turn around, after discovering diesel in the bilge. Unfortunately, we were about to discover what real trouble looks like. Video highlights from this trip: https://bit.ly/usvi21 __________________________________________ Connect with me on all the things: Instagram: @tmiddlebrooks Twitter: @mdlbrks Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/toddmiddlebrooks Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@mdlbrks Gear I use: https://kit.co/toddmiddlebrooks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
11:14 10/1/21
S2E04 - USVI Logbook Day 4 - The Real Trouble Begins
In this episode we continue our adventures in the U.S. Virgin Islands, discover a cool sailboat with a storied history, drop Karen off to head to the airport and snag the last mooring ball at our anchorage. Show Notes: Silver Cloud History AYH Red Hook Marina Salt Pond Bay, St. John Beach Guide Apps: Anchor.fm __________________________________________ Connect with me on all the things: Instagram: @tmiddlebrooks Twitter: @mdlbrks Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/toddmiddlebrooks Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@mdlbrks Gear I use: https://kit.co/toddmiddlebrooks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
09:05 9/24/21
S2E03 - USVI Logbook Day 3
In this episode the plumbing issue is cleared up, we start making water, we do some snorkeling and once again enjoy some of the best tacos anywhere from Lime Out, a floating taco bar!Links from this episodeLime OutSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
06:03 9/3/21
S2E02 - USVI Logbook Day 2
"The Seas Were Angry That Day"This episode details the second sailing day of our May 2021 USVI sailing trip. We start the day in rough seas, enjoy lunch at Pizza Pi and end up in Cruz Bay for dinner. Oh yeah, and our head got clogged!Mentioned in this episode:Pizza Pi - Christmas Cove, St. ThomasZozo's - Caneel Bay, St. JohnBeach Bar - Cruz Bay, St. JohnSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
08:43 8/27/21
S2E01 - USVI Logbook Episode - Day 1
After an extended break, Anchors Aweigh is back for season two! We kick off this season with logbook entries from a USVI sailing charter in May of 2021 - and this one was quite the adventure!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
09:46 8/20/21
Ep 33 - Planning a USVI Sailing Charter
In this episode I discuss planning a sailing charter in the U.S. Virgin Islands on short notice. We are setting sail in May on a 42ft catamaran and it's time to start planning!Show Notes:Dream Yacht CharterSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
06:32 4/30/21
Ep 32 - My Logbook Journaling Workflow
In this episode, I discuss the tools and workflow that I use to capture the details of our sailing trips. It took three charter trips to find the best solution for me, so I thought I would share it here.Apps:Day One App - https://dayoneapp.com/Leuchtturm 1917 Dotted Journal at AmazonLogbook App - https://logbook-app.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
09:30 3/19/21
Ep 31 - St Pete Day 4 and Running Aground!
In this final logbook episode from our St Petersburg sailing charter, we cover the short 9.5 nautical miles from Antigua Cove back to the Vinoy Marina and wrap up our trip with a visit to the St Pete Pier.Show Notes:Renaissance Vinoy MarinaSt Pete PierTeak St PeteSailing FloridaSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
06:38 3/12/21
Ep 30 - St Pete Sailing Day 3
This is the third logbook episode from our first family sailing charter in St Petersburg, Florida. This entry covers the 24.7 nautical miles from the Twin Dolphin Marina to Antigua Cove at Little Harbor.Show Notes:Litte Harbor MarinaSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
06:07 3/5/21
Ep 29 - St Pete Sailing Day 2
This is the second logbook episode from our first family sailing charter in St Petersburg, Florida. This entry covers the 15.9 nautical miles from Desoto Point to the Twin Dolphin Marina with an attempted stop at Egmont Key.St Petersburg Sailing VideoShow Notes:Twin Dolphin MarinaOak & StoneSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
04:46 2/26/21
Ep 28 - St Petersburg Sailing - Day 1
This episode is day one of the logbook from our very first charter as a family in St Petersburg, Florida.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
06:50 2/19/21
Ep 27 - Crew Briefings
In this episode I discuss my preparation for our upcoming charter, including crew briefings and some of the documents I've prepared to hopefully make our trip smoother.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
11:21 2/12/21
Ep 26 - Initial Sailing Gear Purchases
In this episode, I discuss my initial sailing gear purchases as I prepare to head on my very first charter as skipper.Show Notes:Standard Horizon HX890 VHFGarmin InReach MIniACR ResQlink 400RescueMe MOB1Helly Hansen Hydro Power PantsSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
07:55 2/5/21
Ep 25 - Planning My First Charter
In this episode I discuss the planning of my very first charter, which is just two weeks away.Show Notes / Apps Mentioned:Navionics - https://www.navionics.com/usa/C-Map - https://www.c-map.com/Aqua Map - http://www.globalaquamaps.com/Savvy Navvy - https://www.savvy-navvy.com/Predict Wind - https://www.predictwind.com/Windy - https://www.windy.com/Dockwa - https://dockwa.com/Anchor Pro - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/anchor-pro/id1445476850Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
10:55 1/30/21
Ep 24 - ASA 104 / 114 Course Recap
In this episode, I recap the ASA 104/114 combo course that I recently took with Capt Jim and Sailing Florida, in St. Petersburg. A short highlight video of our course can be found here:https://youtu.be/GEpKrYl47a4Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
08:09 1/22/21
Ep 23 - Sailing Florida 104/114 and First Charter
In this episode I talk about my upcoming ASA 104/114 combo course with Sailing Florida. I also provide initial details on my very first sailing charter as a captain!Show Notes:Sailing FloridaBoldly Go - Helia 44 Charter CatamaranASA Courses at Sailing FloridaSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
07:14 1/8/21
Ep 22 - USVI Recap and What's Next
hat I used to track our trip, and our plans for what’s next with sailing, including booking an ASA 104/114 combo course.Show Notes:Ship's Logbook for CaptainsDream Yacht CharterSailing Florida ASA CoursesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
09:04 12/18/20
Ep 21 - BVI Logbook - Final Entries
I hope I’m sailing on a 50ft catamaran somewhere in the USVI’s right now - but that’s not keeping me from bringing you today’s episode. In honor of the BVI’s recently opening back up, In this episode I’m bringing you the final logbook entries from the 2019 British Virgin Islands.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
06:23 12/11/20
Ep 20 - USVI Charter During a Pandemic
Welcome back from the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. and from Covid quarantine in our household. In this episode, we talk about finalizing our plans for our USVI sailing charter next week and I begin the ASA 119 Marine Weather endorsement.Show Notes:ASA 119 Endorsement - https://asa.com/certifications/asa-119-weather-endorsement/Starpath Marine Weather Course - https://www.starpath.com/catalog/courses/1804bc.htmUSVI Travel Portal - https://usvitravelportal.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anchorsaweigh) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/middlebrooks/message
07:51 12/4/20