Rough Reentry - S3E8
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Sorry, sorry, sorry this episode is so late. Our reentry back home to the US has been...well...a transition. We went from sailboat life to facing the devastating impact at home due to COVID and the economic and political situation. This week we get you caught up on what's been going on and what is next for us this winter.

Welcome to Covert Castaway, our fully uncut experience making the transition to being a liveaboard sailing cruisers. Join us as we talk about what we're learning as we make this lifestyle change to sell our stuff, quit our corporate jobs, leave our family and sail away on a 47 foot catamaran. 

If you have any specific topics you want us to cover, please visit our FB page Sailing AWEN and join the conversation or reach out to us at sailingawen@gmail.com.

Shirley Robertson's Sailing Podcast
Shirley Robertson's Sailing Podcast
Shirley Robertson
Series 2 - Ep18 - Prada Cup Preview Part 2
In Part 2 of this month's Edition, Robertson then sits down with three key players from the Challengers themselves, kicking things off with American Magic skipper Terry Hutchinson.  The only team to have beaten all three of the other teams in the December racing here in Auckland, American Magic put in a solid performance pre Christmas, although Hutchinson was quick to point out that they still didn't win the regatta.  He did however reveal how happy the team were to be back out on the water mixing it up with their rivals...: "Andrew Campbell commented that for the last eighteen months our simulator and our VPP have driven us to sail the boat in a different way and we're learning how to sail the boat around how these tools have taught us to sail the boat, and they're quite good, quite exciting, and yet it just hits you right in the face that all this equipment that you have is good, but it's not real life, and so we have to get back on the water and do it in real life." From Challenger of Record Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, Robertson talks to helm Francesco 'Checco' Bruni, unique in the Cup in that he is co-helm of the Italian boat with Australian Jimmy Spithill.  Bruni starts by reflecting on the team's performance during the December races...: "We definitely felt we were very strong in the light wind and missing something in the stronger wind so our focus obviously is to work on that weakness, but we knew already that all our components for that period of the racing would have been good in the lighter wind." Robertson's third chat is with a returning podcast guest, Sir Ben Ainslie, Team Principal and helm of British challenger INEOS TEAM UK.  The British boat suffered performance issues during the December racing, at times struggling to get up onto the foils in the lighter airs.  Forthright and pragmatic in the press conferences that followed racing, sitting down with Robertson for the podcast, a determined Ben Ainslie was hopeful that his team would be able to become more and more of a threat over the running of the Prada Cup. "You can certainly change your measurement certificate through the Prada Cup through the different rounds....and also how you sail the boat and set the boat up.  So I think you'll see a lot of improvements through the Prada Cup, and whoever gets through, we're certainly going to have to push each other hard for that Challenger to give the Kiwis a race, because right now they're head and shoulders above the three other teams and we've really got to up our game to be competitive against them." The Prada Cup kicks off on January 15th with a series of round robin heats that will decide one finalist and two semi finalists.  The end of January will see a first-to-four-wins semi final, and then from 13th to 22nd February the two finalists will sail in a first-to-seven-wins final to decide the Challenger for the 36th America's Cup. This edition of the podcast is in two parts and is available to listen to via the podcast page of Shirley’s own website, at www.shirleyrobertson.com/podcast or via most popular podcast outlets, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast and aCast. The podcast is produced and written by Tim Butt - for further enquires, please contact podcast@shirleyrobertson.com
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Sailing in the Mediterranean and Beyond
Sailing in the Mediterranean and Beyond
Franz
Sailing in the Mediterranean and Beyond Episode 241 Loucas Gourtsoyannis 1
This Email lead to these next 4 Interviews I am recommending are keen to chat to you. I met them both on our journey from Croatia to Spain. The first one is Loucas His email address is infosailmed@gmail.com +30 693 711 0878 His Website is: https://www.sailmed.org/aegean-cargo-sailing-in-the-media He runs a sustainable cargo sailing business delivering Food sourced from local farmers In Greece to other Countries to enable them to survive.  This is my limited understanding but he is fascinating and lovely.  The Captain Loucas Gourtsoyannis is steering the Aegean Cargo Sailing Voyage. He is trained as mining engineer in Greece and PhD in Metallurgy in Montreal, Canada. He has worked in Canada, Greece and Belgium in research, technology, innovation and industrial standards. In the last 7 years he lives on the sail boat Pelago in Greek waters and sometimes around European seas, rivers, lakes and canals. Jaci ----------------- If you would like to support the Sailing in the Mediterranean and Beyond Podcast there are several ways! 1 Become a Patreon 2 Become a Sponsor 3 Buy my Sailing Audio lessons Past Podcasts may now be found HERE If you have ideas for future podcasts or comments please drop me a note! and PLEASE rate my podcast in iTunes and perhaps write a note. Here is the link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sailing-in-the-mediterranean/id566678892?mt=2 Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Costal Cruising Certification Lessons for the ASA 103 Exam over 9 hours of Audio Instruction to help you get ready to go sailing and also to prepare you for the written portion of the ASA 103 written exam. https://gumroad.com/l/PvOYK If you're interested in my sailing instructional audio series here are the links: Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification Lessons for the ASA 101 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/Eiig Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Coastal Cruising; Lessons for the ASA 103 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/PvOYK Sailing! Learn To Sail: Bareboat Cruising Certification Lessons for the ASA 104 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/bwXh Sailing in the Mediterranean Website https://www.medsailor.com If you would like to be a guest or have suggestions for future episodes or if you would like Franz to be a speaker at your Sailing Club or fundraiser please feel free to contact me. ©2020 Franz Amussen all rights reserved
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