Posts Tagged ‘Nacra 17’
With a solid list of interesting guests and a good location in Miami, John “Worldwide” Casey’s podcast continues to impress as he ramps up to the ultimate sailing talker – our own Mr. Clean. That one won’t drop until Wednesday, but you road warriors and bored bastards can listen to today’s chat between JC and Enrique “Quique” (pronounced “KeeKay”) Figueroa.
Quique is a cat sailing pioneer. The multiple world champ took his first world title (Hobie 14) at 17 years old, and he’s one of a handful of Puerto Ricans who’ve competed in multiple olympics in any sport, and maybe the only human being on Earth who was able to make a living sailing Hobie 16s.
This interesting Boriqueno has had a chance to see the evolution of Olympic sailing over the years and has truly lived the ‘Have a Hobie Day” mantra. Catch up with the pair as they explore erectile dysfunction in Puerto Rico, domestic wildlife, extreme nighttime cat sailing, and how he just missed out on Rio after losing the Nacra 17 trials in Miami last week.
- Tags: borricua, enrique figueroa, hobie, john casey, miami, Nacra 17, Olympics, podcast, Puerto Rico
February 1st, 2016 by admin
Fresh off a crew substitution (trading windsurfer Solvig Sayre for Louisa Chafee, daughter of dropped out 2016 Presidential candidate Linc Chafee) original SA gangsta Bora Gulari looked to be taking the Nacra 17 class by storm this week at the OCR, sitting in medal position after three days of tumultuous Miami weather. With just two events forming the full Athlete Selection Series (yes, it’s actually called the A.S.S!) for Rio 2016, Bora and Louisa served notice to the husband/wife team of Mark and Carolina Mendelblatt and US Sailing Team Sperry racers (and former SCOTW) Sarah Newberry and Matt Whitehead that they were gunning for the American slot. But a breezier day on Thursday rocketed all the Americans back in the pack, and as of Friday noon time, Bora sits in 14th, the only US team with a shot at making tomorrow’s Medal Race.
Newberry/Whitehead’ss consistent failure to perform has allowed Gulari and the Splats to turn this into a 3-boat horse race, one of the few left in any Class as the selections get near the end. It’s fun while it lasts, though realistically, any of these cat teams are far more likely to be fighting for tenth place than a medal once they get down South. For a full look at how the Selection Series works and who’s got a shot, check out this story from Will Ricketson and the US Sailing Team Sperry team.
January 29th, 2016 by admin
What’s the latest stunt from America’s fastest skipper and prospective 2016 Olympian Bora Gulari and his Nacra 17 crew Solvig Sayre? You’ll have to check back later this week for the video that shows it all, unless you’re one of the lucky few headed to tonight’s fundraiser at Harken World HQ in Pewaukee. Go and like their page here, and if you’re at the auction (for some crazy prizes) or at this weekend’s big auction and party at Bayview, bid big!
October 26th, 2015 by admin
If you don’t like the Nacra 17, or you can’t stand how John Casey is always smiling, or if you think Sarah Newberry is just too adorable for you, you’re gonna have a hard time reading the front page of Sailing Anarchy for the next 3 years. We’re putting our Olympic medal money on them, and that means plenty of exposure right here. This sweet teaser from the Miami OCR comes from the editing desk of Petey Crawford/Penalty Box Productions, and he’s doing some of the best video work of his life lately. Check out JC and Sarah’s page here.
February 18th, 2013 by admin