Posts Tagged ‘Mr. Clean’
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
We’ve expected Barker to get eased off the helm of ETNZ for quite some time now, and the only nasty or surprising part of the affair was the shitty way he found out. Kiwi’s biggest radio station RadioTalkZB gave our Senior Editor a call to discuss the controversy over Barker’s axing this morning; listen to the six minutes with host Rachel Smalley by clicking the player above.
- Tags: America's Cup, dean barker, Emirates Team New Zealand, Grant Dalton, Mr. Clean, new zealand, newstalk zb, peter burling
February 26th, 2015 by admin
Newly announced Volvo Ocean Race entry the All-American Offshore Team Skipper Charlie Enright and Team Manager Mark Towill are joining our Senior Editor Mr. Clean via Skype this afternoon. Wanna know the who/what/where/why/how? History tells us that you Anarchists come up with the best questions in all of these interviews, and you’ve got just 3 hours so get to work – so post your question here, and post them now!
January 31st, 2014 by admin
While Clean sits in an airport somewhere in Indonesia waiting for a connection, day two of qualifying for the World Match Racing Tour finale is underway in more light air in Kuala Terranganu. Watch it all live here, and check the WMRT page for standings and daily news wraps.
November 26th, 2013 by admin
Longtime Newport Beach, CA Star sailor Jim Buckingham with Austin Sperry may have taken the first Star Winter Series event in perfect Miami breeze this weekend, but devoted SA’er Philip Carlson took the spotlight, the 23-year old Swede taking two bullets on the final day to jump ahead of Augie Diaz/Arnis Baltins for the second-place spot. Fellow 23 year old Finn sailor and Rio 2016 hopeful Luke Lawrence kept it tight with Philip until he blew a block up on Sunday. Carlson said he just kept the boat going, while ‘the German Mr. Clean’ a/k/a superstar Star crew and Weymouth Olympian Frithjof Kleen, made it go fast. Betcha didn’t know there is a German Mr. Kleen…Here’s a look at ours and Germany’s at the same time.
Now that the Star fleet is firmly out of the Olympics, is this the first look at a younger US-based fleet? ”If I am going to pay for my own sailing, this is the Class I will choose every time,” said Carlson. The second SWS event is December’s Commodore’s Cup; register here and check the Series’ Facebook Page for interviews, photos, and more coverage from the team. Meredith Block Photos.
November 25th, 2013 by admin
Just last week we gave you the news about SailDrone’s historic unmanned voyage from ‘frisco to Hawaii. With their safety-orange drone safely tied down, we’re getting project designer and leader Richard Jenkins on the line for another great SA Innerview.
Whether you’re a tech freak, a RC sailboat lover, or just a lover of all things dronish, get your questions in about this potentially revolutionary little sailboat here, and Mr. Clean will make sure the good ones get asked in our video Skype chat. Deadline for questions: Friday at 1300 GMT. Saildrone photos with more here.
November 7th, 2013 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
We hate to say ‘we told you so’, but we did.
When the AC34 protocol came out, we applauded the America’s Cup’s first move to modernity in 15 years. We were massively excited at the thought of 40-knot runs along the SF cityfront, and we said so. In fact our enthusiasm for mega-multihull racing led to much of our disappointment in the execution of ElliCoutts’ vision over the past year, but now that the main event is before us, here’s a hearty ‘Thank You” to everyone that made it happen. And here’s Senior Editor Mr. Clean with a 9-minute update with drive time Kiwi talker D’arcy Waldegrave that aired on Radiosport NZ this morning.
September 9th, 2013 by admin
Yesterday Mr. Clean became one of just a handful of folks to ever helm the 2010 Little America’s Cup winning Canaan, widely believed to be well under 350 lbs. and the lightest C-Class ever built. And as light and fast as she is, Fred Eaton and Magnus Clarke’s ride for the September Little AC is quite a bit faster…we’ve got the no-punches-pulled tour of the fully foiling Fill Your Hands on video but we can’t show it to you for a couple of weeks; we’ll have as detailed a report as we’re allowed on both boats from Clean today. Meredith Block photo and more in the thread.
August 2nd, 2013 by admin