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It was great to get an update from Phil Sharp on Imerys and his drive to win the Classe 40 Championship, but what about the future for the charismatic Brit? Hit this 17-minute audio interview on Soundcloud about Sharp’s Vendee Globe aspirations, the pros and cons of hydrogen/fuel cell technology, which historical figure he’d most like to sail around the world with, and more.
One issue with Sharp’s claimed goal to be the first to race around the world with zero carbon fuels: Didn’t Conrad already win that battle?
April 15th, 2017 by admin
For episode # 20, we caught up with three guys who represent some of the brave new thinking in the sport of sailing. Longtime SA’er Chris Woolsey runs the reborn Miami Havana Race for a reborn SORC, and we get into the whys and hows of recreating this complicated international race to one of the world’s most unique race destinations. After that, we catch up with Tim Fitzgerald, founder of Charleston’s Fort2Battery Race, to talk about his motivations for creating the successful harbor sprint. We also get into Tim’s experience as one of the drivers behind Selden Masts growing dinghy business, discuss the first new hardware change in the 420 in years, and learn what Tim’s learned about getting millennials and Gen Z excited about sailing. Finally, we turn to one of those Z’ers, young Peter Cronin of the Mudratz. This clever kid discusses the team’s experience sailing amongst the big dogs in the Melges 24 and J/70 Class and the philosophy behind their growing Mudratz youth sailing movement in the Northeast.
Our next Sailing Anarchy Podcast will come to you from Havana Cuba, and you won’t want to miss that one! Don’t forget to subscribe to the SA Podcast for instant notifications when each one drops. (iTunes Stitcher)
- Tags: charleston, Cuba, fisher's island, Foiling, Fort2Battery, havana, mudratz, ocean racing, podcast
March 14th, 2017 by admin
Fresh from a respectable Caribbean 600 aboard their Swan 46 Isbjorn (which you can join as paying crew here), On-The-Wind Podcast founder Andy Schell caught up with our own Senior Editor for a fun talk from a different angle. We leave it to Andy to describe what happened below, and encourage you to sign up with the one of the very few sailing podcasts worth listening to (at Stitcher here, at iTunes here).
Alan Block, aka Mr. Clean, is one of the driving forces behind the hugely popular – and sometimes controversial – Sailing Anarchy website. He’s a staple on the racing scene, traveling far and wide to cover events from the Volvo to the Vendee and lots in between. Alan’s story is a fascinating and circuitous one, and during our 90-minute conversation, we covered the whole thing, from his early days as a lawyer, to his dreams to set off sailing, and ultimately to his serendipitous opportunity to work with Sailing Anarchy. Alan is also the founder and host of the Sailing Anarchy podcast.
March 13th, 2017 by admin
After his epic Vendée Globe finish under jury rig and a decade of some of the nastiest racing trips around the world, Conrad “The Krazy Kiwi” Colman may just be the toughest sailor in the world. The first New Zealander to ever finish this toughest of all races spent an hour with Sailing Anarchy’s Alan Block to get deep into his trials and tribulations on the open 60 Foresight Natural Energy. Don’t forget to subscribe to the SA Podcast (iTunes Stitcher)
Show Notes: (1:30) How his obstacles allowed him to show just how hard the race is to his fans. (2::15) How the poor coverage of the 2012 battle for the lead inspired him to do better in this race. (5:00) Conrad’s maritime heroes (6:15) why does he always end up in the crazy stories? (11:00) “Joining the Club” off Vendée skippers who’ve finished under jury rig. (12:45) finding the intensely enjoyable moments in a tough race. (14:05) how to deal with an inbuilt hydraulic ram endcap unscrewing itself. (17:00) losing his entire ass as he lost 24 pounds, and the most effective diet in the world. (17:50) gory details of the dismasting and jury rig. (24:00) advice to young sailors about their future (29:00) Seeing the jury rig in daytime for the first time and sailmaking with scraps of mainsail. (32:05) that time Conrad t-boned a cargo ship. (34:05) Highest speed under jury rig, best average. (35:30) risk taking, his dad’s death falling from a rig. (37:00) guardian angels and a life touched by premature death. (38:30) how he gets through dark places in life. (40:05) falling off the boat and nearly dying…again. (45:00) that time Sam Goodchild fell off the boat and what Conrad learned from the rescue. (48:00) will he do the race again? Financial situation, sponsorship possibilities. (50:00) media value and what Conrad’s real competitive advantage lies (55:15) – why was Conrad the only one flying a drone? (56:00) the toughest sailor in the world (57:30) Why is the Vendée so hard? What percentage tougher is it that the Barcelona? (1:01) Ted Talk/Motivational speaking and why your company needs Conrad to come inspire.
March 2nd, 2017 by admin
Oracle, Softbank, and Big Ben have now all splashed their AC50s this week, but it’s the throwback bicycle grinders that has set the mainstream’s tongues wagging all over the world. Will bicycle power make the difference to help ETNZ overcome the obstacles they face in just a few months’ time, and if so, will Oracle or another team have time to catch up to a system the Kiwis have been working on for more than a year? And will Franck Cammas – well experienced with leg-powered racing yachts - uncover his own spinning class on Groupama Team France?
As the unveilings begin, we’re finding ourselves interested again. Watch the excellent launch video above for a look at New Zealand, head over here to listen to Glenn Ashby discuss the new systems with RAdioSportNZ’s D’arcy Waldegrave, and click the player below for Mr. Clean’s take on what is finally an interesting week in AC land, also with RadioSport’s Waldegrave.
The America’s Cup Anarchy forum is heating up as well…chat about any of your favorite teams right over here.
- Tags: America's Cup, america's cup world series, bermuda, cycles, ETNZ, new zealand, Oracle, softbank
February 17th, 2017 by admin
This week’s Sailing Anarchy Podcast features two sailors who’ve fallen in love with sailing fast, and when they say fast, they don’t mean 15 knots! First we grabbed forty minutes with male pin-up model, VOR/AC veteran, and 24-hr monohull recordholder (aboard Comanche) Shannon Falcone, picking his brain about testing and delivering the F4 foiling cat, who he sees as favorites for the America’s Cup, and whether he’s even interested in it anymore. Follow Shannon here.
Then we sat down with a guy who sees 50 knots as the speed for the kids boat; it’s multiple iceboat world champion Ron Sherry, and on an icy day in Detroit, he talks with Mr. Clean for an hour about Obsessive Runner Disorder, raising your kids while racing, crazy rigs, and sailing in Siberia. Learn more about Ron and iceboating at the web’s most comprehensive iceboat racing site here.
February 15th, 2017 by admin
Clean headed over to Westchester NY for a couple of hours of talk with Jonathan Blum, also known as “The Digital Skeptic.” Blum has led a fascinating life in and outside the media world, and he’s got a unique look at where sailing – and the marketing of sailing and the industry – is headed in a rapidly changing world. One for the industry insiders and the youngsters looking for trends from someone who’s been there and done that with some of the biggest media companies there are. Check out Sailing Anarchy # 17 above, on iTunes, and by the middle of this week (finally…sorry!) on Stitcher.
The kid’s got a new one up as well, and this is way more racy than ours. Boats N’ Prose grabbed former world champ Taylor Canfield down in Florida to talk match racing, dismasting, and losing a million bucks. A good listen from an up-and-comer in the media world and one of our favorite skippers. Linky.
Andy Schell interviewed the dude and hottie from Youtube tropical cruiser sensation S/V Delos. You know them for skimpy bikinis and lots of Go Pro footage of shit you wish you were doing…right now. A good listen from On The Wind and keep an eye out for a special On The Wind coming over the next few weeks. If you don’t like bikini girls, there’s always an hour with Nigel Calder…
January 23rd, 2017 by admin
Another sailing podcast joins the fray, and this one is hosted by 20-something ex-college sailor Brooks Clark. He grabbed another (relative) grommet – our longtime pal Tim Fitzgerald, creator of the biggest foiling event in North America – for this 40 minute chat about the Charleston Fort2Battery Race. Dig it.
If you don’t get the title of the podcast, kill yourself.
December 18th, 2016 by admin
Conrad Colman continues to prove that he is an ‘innovate or die’ kind of dude. The first all-electric propulsion in the Vendee Globe. The first drone shots from a solo racer in the Southern Ocean. And now – the first podcast from an Open 60, via Soundcloud. The tech to pull this off has been around for the better part of a decade, and it’s amazing no one has done it before now, but that’s why Colman is one of our favorites – because he is always in search of new ways to share the sport with the world.
This one is only 3 minute long, but we really do suggest you find a good set of headphones and turn them way up before you click ‘play’ if you want a taste of what a Southern Ocean cold front feels like.
Shout out to one of the best kids’ movies ever; a reminder that not all cartoons need to be corporatized drudge from Disney and friends.
December 8th, 2016 by admin
In this double header to celebrate the end of a long road trip, Clean first talks to freshly minted Director of the US Olympic Sailing Team Malcolm Page. The Australian double gold medalist and multiple world champion answers questions from Clean and the Anarchists, including a frank assessment of where the US team is, why he took the job, why the US team became also-rans for the past three cycles, and the route (and how long it’ll take) to rekindling America’s prowess in olympic sailing, as well as loads more questions. More than an hour from Malcolm (with thanks to Will Ricketson and Josh Adams for their help and information provided for this podcast), learn more about him at www.ussailing.org.
The second part of our podcast has quite a bit more laughs, when we are rejoined by two repeat visitors, also both world champions. Bora Gulari and Petey Crawford add their entertaining and knowledgeable voices to the SA Podcast, with the group discussing Bora’s new job helmsman of the Quantum Racing TP52 and his testing of both the new UFO Foiler in Newport and the new Nacra 17 Foiler in Holland. As a past Melges 32 world champ, Petey gets into the new Melges 40 as the chat moves to the balkanization of big boat one-design classes. As the drinks kept flowing, they turned to the world’s biggest problems: Foil kiting and the Olympics, the future of live sailing on the web, how to fly commercial using fake ID, and finally some ribbing on Mr. Clean’s performance at the summer’s Sunfish Masters Nationals. Bring your popcorn for this one.
December 4th, 2016 by admin