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Ryan Levinson

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5. Ryan Levinson - Sailing to the Polynesian Islands and Kiteboarding despite physical limitations


Ryan said, "It's getting hard to walk, but with a kite, I can fly." - North Kite Boarding.He is super rad, adventurous, and a kind guy who is a role model. He has not let Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is, a disorder characterized by muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy), slow down his thirst for adventure. Ryan has defied what doctors thought he could do with a rare disease and continues to pursue a life without limitations. Ryan and his wife (Nicole) have been sailing and exploring the beautiful Polynesian Islands since 2014. This episode explores Ryan's childhood, what is FSHD, living on a sailboat despite physical challenges, what he's learned about himself through his travels, tipping his old boat, and his deep love for kiteboarding. This episode will motivate you to chase adventure regardless of your challenges. Furthermore, it will inspire you to buy a sailboat and navigate a nautical expedition.Ryan's Information:FacebookInstagramRyan and Nicole's Youtube Channel:Two Afloat / Follow their adventures at sea while they explore beautiful and remote places. Other Mentions: Liz Clark: Facebook & InstagramAline: Kite Tuamotu School Contact Me:Email: Mick.P.Miller@gmail.comFacebookInstagram: @adaptive.podcast and @mick.p.millerHosted and Produced by Me - Mick MillerAudio production (Newbie) by Me - Mick MillerCover Art and Logo Design by Me (Mick Miller) and Mikayla Seaton

1hr 25mins

21 Feb 2022

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Ryan Levinson | Episode # 131

Kitesurf365 | a podcast for kitesurfers

Ryan Levinson is a kitesurfer and adventurer. He and his wife have been sailing around the world for the last 5 years. https://www.instagram.com/saltyryan1/ https://www.instagram.com/Twoafloat/ Ryan’s YouTube http://bit.ly/2UHLNM8 Follow me: http://www.kitesurf365.com https://www.instagram.com/kitesurf365/ https://www.youtube.com/user/arkerr74 In association with: TheKiteMag, bringing you the very best in kiteboarding. Become a subscriber today and get 15% off by using the code “KITESURF365” at checkout.  https://www.thekitemag.com/


11 Feb 2020

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Ryan Levinson Part 2 - muscular dystrophy at sea, living afloat in French Polynesia, rediscovering the bodyboard

This Ocean Life Podcast

In Episode 74 we check back in Ryan Levinson, a hard charging man of the water living with Muscular Dystrophy in the waters of French Polynesia. Ryan recaps the past 6 months living on a sail catamaran in Tahitian waters with wife Nicole. We hear of them making the move to their new catamaran after being passed by that boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean en route from Mexico and the learning curve to life on a new, larger boat. Ryan shares the day to day routine of life in the Tahitian Islands, scuba diving, kite boarding, sailing, and the relationships they've made with other cruisers. Ryan shares perspective on riding waves with the bodyboard in the heavy Tahitian surf as his continued loss of muscle makes it more and more challenging to ride waves. We hear about a perfect paradise island that he and Nicole have found with incredible surf and amazing local people (which Ryan is keeping secret -- I'm going to get it out of him :)). Thanks for sharing Ryan's ocean life with us. You can find pictures and video of Ryan and Nicole on their Facebook page, Instagram page and epic YouTube Channel, Two Afloat. Please also check out the adaptive sports organizations that Ryan works with: https://www.challengedathletes.org https://stokeforlife.org/ There is always some fun stuff on the This Ocean Life Instagram and Facebook pages as well. We are also on Twitter ranting about anything cool happening in the ocean. Remember -- single use plastic is BAD. About 32% never makes it to the land-fill but ends up in our waterways and environment (according to Earthday.org)

1hr 9mins

21 May 2019

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Ep. 44: Muscular Dystrophy Cannot Stop Ryan Levinson of Two Afloat Sailing Interviewed by Linus Wilson

Slow Boat Sailing Podcast

Ryan and Nicole Levinson left San Diego threw off the dock lines in San Diego and sailed to Mexico and French Polynesia. Ryan is an accomplished athlete and trained for the special olympics in sailing. Despite being in his mid forties his FSH Muscular Dystrophy is eating away at his muscle mass and limiting many activities which he used to be an expert in like surfing. Ryan and Nicole have been cruising French Polynesia for three years and Linus Wilson spoke to them in Tahiti in January 2017. You can see Ryan in our lates round the world vlog S2E6 available right now: ⛵️ Sailing La Vagabonde's Inspiration, Two Afloat Sailing in Tahiti,  S2E6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NHYCEK7hIs&feature=youtu.be Linus leaves the Slow Boat in Atuona, Hiva Oa in the Marquesas and flies to Tahiti where he meets up with the crew of Two Afloat Sailing, Ryan and Nicole Levinson in Papeete Marina. Ryan Levinson was a guest on the Sailing La Vagabonde YouTube channel where he also talked about his FSH Muscular Dystrophy and how his illness encouraged he and his wife to cross the Pacific in a small sailboat. Ryan tells how he copes with his illness while at sea and how he keeps sailing the South Pacific. Ryan and Nicole talk about a bad experience while anchoring with short scope and on a weedy bottom. Linus gives you the low down on the Papeete, Tahiti (PPT) airport, and the Tahiti Airport Hotel, before he flies back to the USA by way of LAX airport. Linus searches for data SIM cards and propane adapters while he is in the capital of French Polynesia. Check out their appearance of Sailing La Vagabonde's video entitled "A Truly Inspiring Story (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 47"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mdY0ZAWcHs Check out the Two Afloat Sailing channel athttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs3WnQG-QeLq1ebfr0gBUhg Subscribe to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail the Marquesas.We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear athttp://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific. www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailingOur one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.Slow Boat to the Bahamas https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2/Slow Boat to Cubahttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AGand How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW/have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon. Associate Producer, Anders ColbensonSupport the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailingSubscribe to the podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2 http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast https://youtu.be/bb1Tk8P7E-U?list=PLmISw2WoaEPzs9qBF1E5ubvPgr5uSSUkfOn the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at www.slowboatsailing.commusic by www.BenSound.com Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017


4 Jan 2018

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#80 Sailing Tahiti With Muscular Dystrophy - Ryan Levinson

The Kyle Thiermann Show

Ryan Levinson is a sailor and known for his notable achievements in ocean adventure sports and emergency first response despite having an untreatable genetic disease that causes his muscles throughout his body to continuously weaken. He and his wife Nicole are currently in their fourth year of a voyage of discovery and adventure through the remote islands and atolls of the tropical South Pacific.  Ryan uses the attention his story receives and his popular YouTube channel “Two Afloat” to explore themes of adventure, environmental responsibility, love, culture, courage, and the other wild thoughts that cross his mind as he and Nicole explore the world’s ocean.

1hr 14mins

29 Dec 2017

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Ryan and Nicole Levinson - TwoAfloat's Nicole and Ryan Levinson On Sailing to French Polynesia To Chase Their Dreams Despite Any Limits

Wild Ideas Worth Living

Ryan and Nicole’s Wild Idea: To leave San Diego, their jobs and house to sail to French Polynesia. Now they are sharing their awesome story and you can find out how. Ryan and Nicole Levinson of Two Afloat set sail for French Polynesia two years ago to pursue a dream. Taking on such a feat requires tons of preparation, but there’s only so much you can do on land to prepare for the unknown sea. Eventually, you just have to untie the dock lines and go, as they say. This episode explores how they untied the dock lines and set sail across the Pacific, with challenges and great feats they faced along the way. We also talk about Ryan’s own physical limits. Despite having FSHMD, a disease that literally eats away his muscles, he’s managed to defy doctors initial thoughts about his body and pursue the sports and activities, including sailing, that bring him joy. This is a story for anyone who has a dream, but has self-doubt and fear. It’s also a great episode for anyone wanting to set sail across the Pacific or even across their local bay. For full show notes, including guest links and books mentioned during the episode, visit: http://wildideasworthliving.com/5

1hr 21mins

4 Jan 2017