Posts Tagged ‘podcast’
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
Easily one of the most influential people in all of sailing over the past decade and a half, Mark Turner has done it all. A naval officer turned Mini racer, Turner jumped into the management side of yacht racing with his wildly successful running of Ellen Macarthur’s campaigns – and he’s never looked back. The creator of modern “Stadium Sailing” and innovator of sailing events in dozens of countries, Mark moves into the top spot in the world’s most widely followed ocean race against a fast-changing landscape in boat technology and event marketing, and he shared a full 1h40 with Mr. Clean at the Vendee Globe this past Friday to talk about it.
The boys got into some of the most important issues touching sailing, and Turner’s characteristic bluntness is refreshing as hell. Wanna get into the groundbreaking new rules to integrate more women into the VOR? we got that. Or the deadline for the decision on the next Volvo Ocean Race boat and the possible boat choices? It’s in that chat. Or maybe you’re looking for info on the $1M refit of the existing VO65s or the new AIS rules and incentives to pull a flier? Click “PLAY”. Want to know exactly what’s wrong with ISAF and why Turner leaked an internal marketing document a few weeks back? Listen. What about emerging nations, the loss of Abu Dhabi as a sponsor, and how the recent Omani and Chinese offshore tragedies have effected those new sailing countries? Give us an hour and forty. And like all conversations with Mark, if you want to understand more about the commercial end of event and sponsor management, this guy knows it ALL.
Enjoy, and a big thanks to MUSTO and Torqeedo for presenting all of our Vendee, ISAF World Council, and METS coverage this month. Also thanks to Bruce Schwab and Ocean Planet Energy for their support of our coverage.
- Tags: carbon, extreme, imoca, ISAF, M32, mark turner, podcast, Vendee Globe, volvo ocean race, world sailing
November 5th, 2016 by admin
As part of Sailing Anarchy’s most ambitious month of coverage in a long, long time, I’m traipsing around Europe until the end of November to sit down with some of the sport’s true leaders and get deep into the biggest issues in sailing. A lot’s happened to me since the last time I set off with a microphone and a mission; the arrival of my now year-old daughter has made me mellower, less combative, and more introspective, and as most of you fathers know, it’s made leaving home a thousand times tougher. So when the jet contrails on our final approach lined up in the shape of a perfect Anarchy “A”, I took it as a sign: the Gods approve my effort, and this stuff ain’t about me – it’s about where the sport is going, and what it will look like in a few years when my little Josephine takes the helm for the first time.
Our first of three (or four) big events is literally the biggest single event in the entire sport: the start of the Vendee Globe, and with over 2 million attendees and a truly circus-like atmosphere, there’s plenty to learn and plenty of people to chat with. Last time around in 2012, we were quite literally the only reporters from our hemisphere, but four years of international PR and a partnership with Keith Mills’ OSM has definitely improved the situation – I actually drove down from Paris with New York Times sailing editor Chris Museler, and several other non-sailing publications (including the Boston Globe) are on the ground in Les Sables D’Olonne doing their thing for the hundreds of thousands of Americans we know are ripe to learn more about this incredible race and its stars: the skippers AND the boats.
While the non-Breton organizers of the Vendee Globe (the one event not owned by IMOCA) have always butted heads with the skippers and Class organization on many matters, they do some things extremely well, and the results of their excellent media relations and promo work are easy to see: With some 1100 individually accredited writers and photographers, the Vendee has the largest press corps in attendence of any sailboat race. And while by far the biggest group is French and the Vendee does its best work in French, the message continues to grow to non-French audiences. So while last time, our mission was to provide full English interviews with every departing skipper prior to the start – something no one had ever done – that’s no longer necessary, as between the event, the team media, and independent reporters, all of our readers should easily find more information than they need on almost every aspect of the race. If you want to relive the 2012/13 race, the best way to do so is by going through the Vendee thread from start to finish – it’ll take some time, but it’s a chronological and mostly complete look at every aspect of the race as crowd-sourced by you, the reader. For a quick hit, you can check out the full replay of that excellent start over here.
The plethora of coverage for the 2016 race doesn’t mean we don’t want your help or suggestions on what we oughtta cover, and you can reach out directly to me if you have ideas or questions that you aren’t getting answers for – hit us up on Facebook, email me directly, or post in one of the threads I’ll be starting if you have questions for some of our Podcast and interview subjects.
On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!
Today’s interview with VOR CEO Mark Turner will drop tomorrow, but there’s only a few hours left before I talk to one of the most influential men in the sport. Turner started out as an offshore and Mini fan, and turned his relationship with young Ellen Marcarthur into one of the most successful solo campaigns in history. Mark parlayed that success into the Extreme Sailing Series, risking his career on a crazy idea that stadium sailing was the way to solve the sport’s long-standing spectator problems. We all know how that turned out, and Mark and the organizations and talent he’s created have spread throughout the sport and right to the top of the Volvo Ocean Race and numerous other disciplines.
He’s here to check out the modern face of the Vendee before he gets back to Volvo Ocean Race world, and we’ve got him for 90 minutes this afternoon. What do you want to know from the mouth of one of the real leaders in sailing? Post your questions NOW, and we’ll get them answered. To watch our last video chat with Turner from Abu Dhabi a year or two ago, clicky.
November 3rd, 2016 by admin
The world’s premier offshore race and the most spectated sailing event of all, The Volvo Ocean Race starts in a bit more than a year. But already, the discussion is getting real about where the Volvo goes after the next edition – the second sailed on the Farr-designed Volvo One-Design 65. We grabbed Mike Sanderson, winner of the 2005 VOR – the first edition with the then-terrifying VO70, and Nick Bice, the creator of the VOR Boatyard and current VOR boss of boats and maintenance and a bunch more, to get their opinion on the state of the race and the options for the future; is the multihulling of the Volvo inevitable, or is there another way?
And these characters don’t disappoint – as you’d expect from a couple of guys who’ve gone around the world, they’ve got strong opinions and clever thinking and both would love to see great success in future races. We also catch up with Mike about his friendly takeover and new CEO position of Doyle New Zealand, hear about the record mini-maxi fleet in Sardinia, and hear Moose’s real opinion of North Sails. Listen above, download here for later listening, or subscribe to the SA Podcast on iTunes.
September 16th, 2016 by admin
We know you’ve all been waiting for the Sailing Anarchy take on Rio 2016 and the US Sailing Team, so strap on your listening helmets and get ready for Sailing Anarchy Podcast # 9. We grabbed Nacra 17 helm Bora Gulari to find out how all his Olympic gear was stolen (in Detroit), how he got it back, and everything Olympic we could cram into 2 hours of slightly inebriated yapping. Find out about his DNFs, medal race craziness, what it’s like to live amongst 10,000 other ultra-fit athletes, and why, at 40 years old, Bora’s finally found his place in the sport. Detailed discussions about the overall performance of the US Team and where it’s headed; this one has it all. Maybe our best podcast yet; listen above, download here for later listening, or subscribe on iTunes.
If you appreciate the fact that some random chick found all Bora’s stolen Olympic gear on the street, brought it inside, and called to return it, check out her GoFundMe page for some kind of operation she needs and reward her.
August 30th, 2016 by admin
29 year-old Lucas Calabrese is perhaps the world’s best Optimist coach, but he’s also one of a handful of Argentinos to ever win an Olympic sailing medal. He’s back at it in the 470 Class this August, and our old pal John Casey caught up with him in an entertaining chat about a whole pile of stuff; meeting the Argentine president and being a celebrity for 15 minutes, crime and disease and South American politics and the Olympics, and much, much more in the next episode of the JC Worldwide Podcast. Catch up with all of JC’s work over here or subscribe on iTunes.
June 27th, 2016 by admin
Penalty Box Productions’ Petey Crawford needs no introduction, and if you’ve ever seen Mr. Clean and Petey in action together, you won’t need much motivation to listen to a couple hours of their jawing about life, liberty, and the pursuit of the perfect regatta. Petey pulls no punches as they discuss the latest in media news, the upcoming Melges 24 Worlds (run by Petey), and much, much more.
June 1st, 2016 by admin
We jumped ahead a bit in the SA Podcast timeline to stay timely with the World Match Racing Tour Newport stage (which began yesterday), and today’s two hours is with two of the leading lights in modern grand prix racing – both of them daily SA readers.
Sam Usher founded the UK-based production company Redhanded TV more than a decade ago, and in that time, he’s produced live and highlight video for the America’s Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race, the World Match Racing Tour, the GC32, and dozens more events. Sam stands out not only for his willingness to hire the loudest voice in sailing as a talker, but for his disdain for ‘the old way’, a never-ending drive to push the boundaries of sailing coverage, and a belief that sailing is indeed a spectator sport if you just show it off right. Sam is currently the Executive Producer of the WMRT’s coverage.
Hakan Svensson needs little introduction, but we’ll give it a try. A passionate amateur yachtsman from the West Coast of Sweden, Svensson is a proper Viking. He spent the first half of his career in the shipping industry and showed how to make B-to-B sponsorship work in the Volvo Ocean Race (Green Dragon, Puma), selling his company Berg Propulsion after the 2012 race. A long time supporter of sailing at every level (including sponsorship of Freddy Loof and his London gold medal), Svensson wasn’t someone to lounge around and live on interest payments – he helped Goran Marstrom and Marstrom Composites settle a long running battle over the Marstrom 32 catamaran and then bought the design. Svensson also bought the troubled World Match Racing Tour as a showcase for his new catamaran, but also to provide a much-needed pathway that could both identify the next young Glenn Ashby as well as to help mentor them along their way.
The Ian Roman/WMRT photo below shows our studio at the edge of the water in Copenhagen. Not a bad office for the evening!
May 31st, 2016 by admin
As Event Director of the largest sailing regatta in the Western Hemisphere, Charleston Race Week’s Randy Draftz has become one of the ‘go-to’ people in sailing if you’re looking for information on any aspect of running a sailboat event.
Learn the crazy chain of events that led Randy to this current role and the strange reasons Randy is actually one of the pioneers of sailing and the web, including the rise and fall of Sailnet (in the 90s, ancient history!). We don’t shy away from the tough subjects, either – women still excluded from Yacht Club membership in Chucktown, conflict between sponsor goals, yacht club sensibilities, and the future of the sport, and loads of stories about the ‘good ol’ days’ of yacht racing from this likeable and hardworking icon of modern race administration.
More to come!
May 28th, 2016 by admin