Join us as we set sail with Emma Garschagen, the inspiring founder of Sail Seabird, which offers transformative sail training voyages across Maine and Cape Cod. With over 25,000 ocean miles under her belt, Emma’s maritime journey is nothing short of extraordinary. She has sailed dinghies on the Hudson River, schooners in Haiti, tall ships in New Zealand, and sloops through the North Sea.

She holds a USCG Masters License, commercial Yachtmaster Offshore, a Medical Person in Charge certification, and STCW basic training. For three years, Emma sailed as chief mate for 59 North Sailing on their Swan 48, Swan 59, and Farr 65 on offshore sailing adventures. Her passages ranged from North Atlantic crossings to an expedition in Svalbard. She also skippered a three-week advanced sail training voyage for Broadreach, sailing with ten high school-aged students between Saint Maarten and Grenada. Emma has taught sailing for the last ten years and loves the constant education and growth that sailing provides.

In this captivating episode, Emma shares invaluable insights and captivating stories from her seafaring career. Tune in to gain a glimpse into the world of Sail Seabird and discover the transformative power of sailing.

To read more about Emma and Sail Seabird, check out her website:  and follow her on Instagram @sailseabird.

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