Posts Tagged ‘alan block’
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
This is one of the funniest sailing videos we’ve ever seen. Turn the sound up and watch through to the end for full effect. Clean and the WMRT team are live from 1400 CET/0800 ET through Saturday; watch ‘em here.
May 12th, 2016 by admin
For the first time ever the tables have been turned, and our own Mr. Clean gets finally grilled by someone else! John Casey puts Alan Block on the hot seat in this 2 and a half hour JC Worldwide podcast that’s exactly what you’d expect: Funny stories, outspoken opinions, and plenty of information on, well, a little of everything about sailboat racing and the media. Subscribe to the Worldwide podcast on iTunes here.
February 3rd, 2016 by admin
I don’t write for money, and I don’t do interviews for fame. I do it all because I love this sport more than almost anything else in the world. Sailing saved me from addiction, greed, and a bloodsucking life as a lawyer, and my repayment program requires that I share my wonderment and love of this sport with as many people as possible before I die.
I’ve shirked that responsibility over the past couple of months, and for that, I’m sorry to all of you. Scot and our hundreds of SA contributors have done a great job in my absence, and despite my having a really, really good excuse that’s approaching like a freight train (see above), I’m back in action – embedded in some of the hottest yacht racing anywhere over the next few weeks.
So for those of you waiting patiently for the full story (and video) on the foiling Gunboat G4, a ‘by-the-numbers’ analysis of the Newport VOR stopover, a report on the state of cheating in the J/70 Class, and a few other items – thanks for your understanding. That’s coming up this month, along with a European road trip chasing down the VOR as it wraps, a week’s excitement with Team USA vs. the Scandies at the M32 Series in Gothenburg, and live racing action from the J/70 Worlds in La Rochelle, France. And it only gets better from there.
Huge thanks to my beautiful wife for the photo (and at least one other job she’s doing), and to Sperry for allowing us to bring you hundreds of hours of sailing coverage for 2015.
June 10th, 2015 by admin
For all of you who complained about catamarans in the America’s Cup, we finally found a proper punishment. Watch the full hour of Mr. Clean giving out the C-Class Catamaran Championship awards in Falmouth. All of it! And keep an eye on the C-Class Facebook Page for some stuff that won’t make your eyes bleed!
September 30th, 2013 by admin