Rob Mundle on Jimmy Spithill's America's Cup Journey & Biography
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I caught up with my favourite maritime author - Rob Mundle in late 2017, on 'all things Jimmy Spithill' and his recent project writing Jimmy's biography 'Chasing the Cup - My Americas Cup Journey'.

Jimmy Spithill is arguably one of the world's greatest skippers: the youngest and a double winner of the America's Cup, winner of the Sydney Hobart; multiple world champion in match and fleet racing. What goes on inside the head of this extremely focused man, who is a true pioneer in the game called sailing? Rob shares some insights into this rags-to-riches story of fierce determination, court cases, seasickness, crashed boats and cars, the greatest comeback ever in sporting history and the dramatic 2017 America's Cup defence.     Rob also shares a preview of the 2017 Race Sydney Hobart and reflects on his 50th year of involvement in the race (3 as crew and 47 as commentator).   Visit Ocean Sailing Podcast for offshore sailing opportunities and podcast extras and follow us on Facebook.
Sailing in the Mediterranean and Beyond
Sailing in the Mediterranean and Beyond
Sailing in the Mediterranean and Beyond Episode 243 Loucas Gourtsoyannis 3
This Email lead to these Interviews with Loucas Gourtsoyannis 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 +30 693 711 0878 His Website is: Loucas 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 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. 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 Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Coastal Cruising; Lessons for the ASA 103 Exam Sailing! Learn To Sail: Bareboat Cruising Certification Lessons for the ASA 104 Exam Sailing in the Mediterranean Website 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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The Charles Mizrahi Show
The Charles Mizrahi Show
Charles Mizrahi
Humans Weren't Made to Exercise - Dan Lieberman
It turns out that humans weren’t made to exercise … But we should still do it. Harvard professor Dan Lieberman has dedicated much of his career to exploring how physical activity has evolved over time, distance and cultures. Lieberman discusses his fieldwork, discoveries and the importance of making physical activity rewarding with host Charles Mizrahi. Topics Discussed: An Introduction to Dan Lieberman (00:00:00) Field Work in Africa & Mexico (00:02:17) Calories Across Generations (00:07:12) Avoiding the Blame Game (00:09:00) Physical Activity: Optional or Necessity? (00:12:36) Exercise & the Class Divide (00:19:52) Myth-Busting (00:21:54) Making the Necessary Rewarding (00:35:48) Youth Exercise Programs (00:44:12) Improving Exercise for the Rest of Us (00:47:29) Treating Exercise Like Education (00:53:08) Guest Bio: It may be a tall order, but Dan Lieberman wants us to make exercise fun. Lieberman is a biologist, anthropologist, professor and avid runner. His fieldwork has taken him to Kenya and Mexico, where he studied the evolution of physical activity and its widespread implications. Lieberman’s published works uncover important connections between human evolution and contemporary health, challenging our long-standing notions about exercise and encouraging us to move. Resources Mentioned: · (Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding)   Don't Forget To... (Subscribe to my podcast! ) Download this episode to save for later  Liked this episode? Leave a kind review!     Subscribe to Charles' Alpha Investor newsletter today:
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On the Wind Sailing
On the Wind Sailing
59º North Sailing Podcasts
James the Sailor Man // Small Boat, Big Adventures
#320. James Frederick is a 40-something artist living in Los Angeles with his wife Camille and their dog, Mr. Steady Man. For the past several years James has been refitting an Alberg 30 while sailing out to Catalina island and exploring the California coast and documenting it all on YouTube. Very shortly, that's all about change, as James will set off single-handed first bound towards Hawaii and then onwards towards Alaska, where Camille and Mr. Steady Man plan to meet them for cruising. I talked to James just as he and Camille were getting ready to move back onto the boat after an intense refit period. James is also connected to 59 North in that he's sailed our former boat ARCTURUS in Sweden with her new owner Neil Fletcher! -- ON THE WIND is exclusively sponsored by Dakota Lithium, an American company building tough, long-lasting lithium-iron-phosphate batteries for a variety of applications. We just installed 200 aH of Dakota Lithium on SPICA in Sweden, and are preparing for a major lithium conversion on ICEBEAR, our Swan 59. Check them out at -- Join us on the 59º North QUARTERDECK, our online platform where members and the 'Admiralty' dive deep on the art of seamanship. New for 2021 is a monthly, members-only newsletter called THE SKIPPER'S BRIEFING, straight to your inbox with exclusive content, commentary, and a recap of the best of the past month on the Quarterdeck. There is nothing like it in sailing - join us at to become a better thinker, leader & sailor.
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Shirley Robertson's Sailing Podcast
Shirley Robertson's Sailing Podcast
Shirley Robertson
Series 2 - Ep19 - Giles Scott Part1
This month's edition of Shirley Robertson's Sailing Podcast sees the double Olympic gold medallist talking to one of the current stars of the 36th America's Cup, as she chats with British INEOS TEAM UK tactician, Olympic Gold medallist and multiple world champion in the Finn Class, Giles Scott. At just thirty four years old, Scott is already sailing in his third Cup Challenger Series campaign, and has become a pivotal part of Sir Ben Ainslie's after guard.  During racing, discussions between the pair on board the British boat 'Britannia' are available for all to hear on the live broadcasts of the event, and reveal an understanding and relationship that spans over two decades. In the first part of this two part podcast, Scott discusses his early days of sailing, and how a move to the Finn Class saw him campaigning with Ainslie in the build up to the 2008 Olympics in China.  Three years later, at just twenty four, Scott was a dominant force in the Finn, but describes the bitter disappointment of  missing out on a London 2012, as Ainslie took the British Finn spot in their home Olympic Games.  It was a set back that would forge within Scott an even greater resolve.  By Rio his domination of the Finn Class was absolute, and his relief at finally clinching the Olympic gold medal was there for all to see as he sailed to victory in Brazil with a day of racing to spare...: "I always got a lot of grief in the build up to Rio because I was a boring winner, I'd never celebrate, I'd never give them the amazing photo, or, you know, I'd always just give it the thumbs up but  the reason I did that was because it wasn't the one that I wanted.  So the out roar of winning in Rio was, it was a big release of all that tension, emotion, I kind of, had done what I'd aimed at, yeah, it was a good moment." Part one of this edition covers much of Scott's Olympic career, as he remains in hopeful preparation for the postponed Tokyo Games of 2021,  but in Part two, chat turns to the America's Cup, and the British team's goal of winning the Cup back for the first time in it's one hundred and seventy year history.
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