Boat Radio – Postcards From Sea – Albi the German Lad

Dec 12, 2017, 01:35 AM

Epic jam sessions, seasickness and how best to resolve conflicts with your shipmates. In this latest edition of Postcards From Sea, John Herlig discusses these and other pressing issues with his good friend and fellow traveller Albi the German Lad. The pair also try to figure out at what stage it’s reasonable to start calling yourself a ‘sailor’.

Four years ago, in a boatyard in Reedville, Virginia, John Herlig stumbled across a tatty old sailboat called Ave del Mar. On the surface, she was in pretty poor shape but her bones were good and John saw great potential. Slowly, painstakingly, John brought Ave back to life and now they have embarked on a voyage around the world. This is a story about second chances and about how an unexpected discovery led to a new lease of life for both a 1967 Rawson 30' cutter and her former restaurateur owner. John’s quick wit and infectious humour made him a favourite among Boat Radio listeners when he was featured as a guest back in our early days. Now he has his own series, introducing the people he meets and the places he visits as he and Ave explore the world together. To learn more about John, and to enjoy his excellent writing, visit his blog: To find out how an advert for your company can be heard 300,000 times every month by boat owners and enthusiasts worldwide, visit the Boat Radio website: