2 in a boat is our podcast that brings you the sailing and travel world of Suzanne and Andrew on their aged yacht Crystelle Venture.
You’ll join us along the way as we prepare for our longest sail yet, from Dartmouth, UK to St Petersburg, Russia. Our route takes us across the North Sea and around the Baltic this summer, a round trip of about 3000 nautical miles.
With a fab intro music written by our talented nephew, Joseph Turner, and artwork by our equally talented daughter, Jessica Caballero – it’s something of a family affair.
The novice and the old salt
The novice and the old salt. All the gear and no idea? What on earth (or on water) could go wrong…? You’ll have to tune in each week to find out how we’re getting on. It’s available from all good podcast sites, Apple Podcasts, Google podcasts, Anchor, Spotify, Breaker, Pocket casts, Overcast, and Radio Public, so hopefully one of those will do it for you!
We’ll link to each episode as it goes live here, and if there are any show notes, we’ll include them here too.
We’ve now decided to publish our podcasts on a Sunday and a Wednesday – around 6am. So don’t forget to check for new episodes!
Please let us know which is your favourite episode and if you have any questions you’d like us to answer in podcast.
Live date: Sunday 16 June
Recorded: Saturday 10 June
Join us on a wet Saturday drive down to the boat – with a rather reluctant Andrew behind the wheel.
Live Date: Thursday 20 June
Recorded: Sunday 16 June
Join us on a wet and windy Sunday evening in the saloon of Crystelle Venture – slightly tired after all our preparations, and excited too to be setting off next day.
Live Date: Sunday 23 June
Recorded: Monday 17 June
Finally, we are off! Not to France, but the first leg of our journey along the southern coast of England.
Live Date: Tuesday 25 June
Recorded: Monday 17 June
Warts and all live recording of our time sailing across Lyme Bay to Portland. Ever wondered what goes on during those long hours in a small cockpit on a yacht? Now’s your chance to eavesdrop and find out what Andrew and Suzanne get up to!
Live Date: Friday 28 June
Recorded: Wednesday 19 June
Join Andrew and Suzanne as they podcast from Crystelle Venture as they sail from Portland towards Dunkirk.
Live Date: Monday 1 July
Recorded: Thursday 20 June
So last episode we were on our way to Dunkirk. But did we get there? Find out in this episode of Two in a Boat.
Live Date: Wednesday 3 July
Recorded: Friday 21 June
Finally ‘Two in a Boat’ are set to sail to France. Just where will they end up this time?
Live Date: Sunday 7 July
Recorded: Friday 21 June
Finally Suzanne, Andrew and Crystelle Venture make footfall in France. But how did the channel crossing go? Was it all plain sailing? Download this latest podcast to hear how it all went.
Live Date: Wednesday 10 July
Recorded: Saturday 22 June
Enjoy this bonus episode with our sailors first morning off on the other side of the channel. Join them as they discuss the delights of Dunkirk and bothersome Belgians.
Live date: 14 July
Join Suzanne and Andrew in the cockpit of Crystelle Venture as they motor sail from Dunkirk. Does what happened in Dunkirk stay in Dunkirk? Listen in to find out.
Live date: 17 July
A week after setting off from Dartmouth, where have 2 in a Boat found themselves? Find out as they chat in Cadzand.
Wind shift not in your favour? You have three options – which one are you going to choose? Listen in as our 2 in a Boat, Suzanne and Andrew, sail up the Dutch coast.
Live date: 21 July
Live date: 24 July
Just where have our 2 in a boat washed up now? They’ve spotted submarines, been boarded by the Dutch authorities, and now want to buy concrete sheep. Listen in to find out what on earth/on sea, has been going on.
Live date: 28 July
Settled into their island berth Suzanne and Andrew discuss the various tactics to mooring up in a box berth, being the only Brits in the village and other such nonsense.
Live date: 31 July
A hard day and night’s sail and our 2 in a boat are reliving the tale. Just who gave their account to Neptune, and just what did it consist of? Find out in today’s episode of 2 in a boat.
Live date: 4 August
Learn about beating, VMG, and horny Borkum in today’s new podcast from 2 in a boat.
Live date: 7 August
At last our 2 intrepid sailors have made their way to the gateway to the river Elbe and the prospect of the Kiel canal looms. But what are our 2 in a boat talking about? Borkum, bikes and boys! Listen in to hear about their journey from Borkum to Cuxhaven, and all manner of other discussions.
Live date: 11 August
Today is the day our 2 in a boat face one of their biggest fears, and most anticipated parts of their journey to the Baltic – going into the Keil canal (NOK). Find out how they got on in today’s episode.
Episode 17 – Happy in Heiligenhafen
Live date: 14 August
Join our two jolly sailors as they celebrate crossing the canal, and their tricky entry into heavenly Heiligenhaven.
Episode 18 – Fingers crossed (we don’t hit the bridge)
Live date: 18 August
Fearless? I don’t think so. Hear about Andrew’s fear of bridges and bears as they arrive into Warnemunde, the starting point for their Baltic rally.
Episode 19 – Blowing old boots to Bornholm
Live date: 21 August
Today we find our 2 in a boat preparing for the first official leg in their Baltic rally – from Warnemunde, Germany to Bornholm, Denmark. What have they done in the past few days and what are their thoughts on the rally? Join them on Crystelle Venture to catch up with our 2 in a boat.
Episode 20 – Sunshine on a cloudy day
Live date: 25 August
Join Suzanne and Andrew, newly landed on the island of Bornholm in Denmark after their overnight sail from Germany.