Rory Miller pt 1: An Unforgettable Transatlantic Adventure
February 16, 2024
Rory Miller pt 1: An Unforgettable Transatlantic Adventure

I interviewed my friend Rory Miller in this episode of Good Life Stories. We talked about his amazing transatlantic sailing trip. As someone who has lived an extraordinary life, I was eager to hear Rory’s tale from his sailing adventures.

Rory’s passion for the ocean was first sparked on a high school sailing trip. Years later, despite minimal experience, he eagerly accepted an invitation to join a crew sailing a catamaran from South Africa to Florida.

“All adventures are based on things going wrong… pretty much everything that could go wrong went wrong.”

Rory shared the ups and downs of this challenging journey – from malfunctioning equipment to rough seas. His enthusiasm never faltered, even when navigating four-meter waves or fixing issues mid-voyage.

Rory captivated me with stories of phosphorescent lights, wildlife sightings, and traversing unfamiliar routes. His experience underscores the rewards of stepping outside your comfort zone and embracing the unknown.

Adventure seekers and aspiring sailors will find inspiration in Rory’s daring spirit. His story is a testament to the personal growth that comes from pushing boundaries. Rory exemplifies how saying “yes” can lead us to transformative places.

“One of the reasons I took the trip is when I was really little, my dad had a great opportunity…he turned down the job. And for the rest of his life, he would talk about how much he regretted that decision. So I thought, “Am I going to kick myself for the rest of my life if I say no?””

I’m grateful to Rory for sharing his remarkable story on the podcast. His perspective will motivate listeners to embark on their own exciting escapades.

Thanks again, and I love that you are here to listen to Good Life Stories.

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About Rory Miller

Rory Miller is the author of several books on violence and self-defense, including Meditations on Violence (YMAA, 2008) Facing Violence (YMAA  2011) and Principles-Based Instruction (Wyrd Goat Press, 2017). He has studied martial arts, concentrating in classical jujitsu and police defensive tactics, since 1981. 

A veteran of a metropolitan jail system, Rory has worked as a Corrections Deputy, Sergeant and leader of the Corrections Emergency Response Team, and has designed and taught classes including crisis communications, defensive tactics, and conflict simulation.

Since leaving Iraq in 2009, Rory has taught Conflict Communication and self-defense in over 20 countries.Rory’s Website:

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Tracy Crowley has always been an entrepreneur. Whether it was making gowns for fellow Army wives, taking portraits in black and white, or working on her other businesses, she is always learning something new.

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