Puget Sound Chronicles: Sailing Stories with Cosima Franchini and Olympia Sailing Co.

Exploring Washington State

15-05-2024 • 1 hora 2 minutos

Are you ready to set sail on a thrilling adventure through the Puget Sound? Are you ready to set sail on a thrilling adventure through the Puget Sound? In this episode of "Exploring Washington State," host Scott Cowan has a heartwarming conversation with Cosima Franchini, the owner of Olympia Sailing Company. They delve into the world of sailing and the captivating story behind the sailboat "Pterodactyl." From family ties to sailing tips and favorite local spots, this episode is a treasure trove of nautical delights. Let's embark on a journey and uncover the wonders of sailing with Cosima Franchini! A Family Legacy: "Pterodactyl" and Olympia Sailing Company The episode starts with Cosima Franchini fondly recounting her family's deep-rooted connection to sailing and the sea. Her father, a passionate boat builder, crafted the impressive sailboat "Pterodactyl" in the 1970s, turning his dream of sailing into a reality. With a hull made of Ferro cement and a deck and interior crafted from wood, the 42-foot deck and 59-foot overall vessel hold decades of maritime history within its sturdy frame. Bringing Sailing to the Community: Inclusive Experiences Cosima's commitment to creating an inclusive sailing experience shines through as she discusses the offerings of Olympia Sailing Company. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or new to the water, everyone is welcomed aboard for an unforgettable journey through Puget Sound. With options like the golden hour sail, quiet morning sail, and day-long excursions, there's something for sailors of all preferences and experience levels. Sailing Secrets and Inspirations As the episode progresses, Cosima generously shares her personal experiences and insights into the art of Sailing. She illuminates the boat's capabilities, favorite routes, and the sheer joy of using the wind to navigate through the sound. Her discussion of the boat's equipment, maintenance, and future business plans provides a captivating glimpse into the world of sailboat operations. Navigating the Puget Sound: From Hope Island to the Inside Passage Accompany Cosima as she vividly describes the enchanting destinations of Puget Sound, including the idyllic Hope Island and its diverse attractions. From encounters with raccoons and deer to the allure of camping sites and orchards, these destinations offer a wealth of experiences. Her captivating narratives of sailing expeditions bring to life the physical challenges of handling the sailboat and the exhilaration of navigating through the sound. Local Flavors and Praises: Olympia's Delights When it comes to Olympia's culinary delights, Cosima doesn't hold back. From her favorite coffee spots like Olympia Coffee Roasters and Halyard's Cafe to the city's vibrant punk scene, she invites listeners to savor the city's charms and sample its eclectic offerings. With a delightful touch, she shares her preferred coffee brewing method and the local hotspots she frequents for a delicious meal. Setting Sail for the Future With her eyes set on new horizons, Cosima reflects on her past voyages and envisions future expeditions. Her yearning for exploration and discovery is evident from the Mediterranean to potential Pacific escapades. As she shares her aspirations and dreams for the future, her infectious enthusiasm for the open seas shines through, inspiring listeners to embark on their own sailing odysseys. Connect With Olympia Sailing Co. ⛵️Visit Olympia Sailing Co's Website 🐑 Follow on Facebook 📸 Check Olympia Sailing Co on Instagram Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest

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