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The Sailing Anarchy Podcast

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The world’s most popular sailing website and online community’s Senior Editor Alan “Mr. Clean” Block goes deep! Sure, we’re a sports podcast about yacht, dinghy, multihull, iceboat, and board racing, but we plan on touching every subject that effects not only our sport, but our sailors. That means everything: Fitness and training, the yachting lifestyle, event and media issues, politics, and just about anything else that comes to mind.As any reader of Sailing Anarchy knows, we’ve got plenty to say about everything!

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The world’s most popular sailing website and online community’s Senior Editor Alan “Mr. Clean” Block goes deep! Sure, we’re a sports podcast about yacht, dinghy, multihull, iceboat, and board racing, but we plan on touching every subject that effects not only our sport, but our sailors. That means everything: Fitness and training, the yachting lifestyle, event and media issues, politics, and just about anything else that comes to mind.As any reader of Sailing Anarchy knows, we’ve got plenty to say about everything!

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Where did you disappear to?

By NancyRC - Mar 19 2018
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Great podcast and stories of the sailing and racing world. Wish it would come out more often.

Profane loser

By listenerC - Dec 24 2017
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This dude rambles for hours. He thinks swearing and lying is a substitute for entertainment. Go away.

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18 Ratings
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2

Where did you disappear to?

By NancyRC - Mar 19 2018
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Great podcast and stories of the sailing and racing world. Wish it would come out more often.

Profane loser

By listenerC - Dec 24 2017
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This dude rambles for hours. He thinks swearing and lying is a substitute for entertainment. Go away.

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The Sailing Anarchy Podcast

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The world’s most popular sailing website and online community’s Senior Editor Alan “Mr. Clean” Block goes deep! Sure, we’re a sports podcast about yacht, dinghy, multihull, iceboat, and board racing, but we plan on touching every subject that effects not only our sport, but our sailors. That means everything: Fitness and training, the yachting lifestyle, event and media issues, politics, and just about anything else that comes to mind.As any reader of Sailing Anarchy knows, we’ve got plenty to say about everything!

Rank #1: Sailing Anarchy Podcast # 7 - Race 2 Alaska

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Mr. Clean gets into this innovative and interesting race through one of the world’s most dramatic waterways!  Clean talking to himself, and then a great long chat with the snarky, anarchic race founder and director Jake Beattie, then with odds-on favorite Randy Miller from Mad Dog Racing, and finally with Ryan Breymaier from Tritium Racing.

Jun 29 2016

1hr 44mins

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Rank #2: Where to go, Volvo Sailing Anarchy Podcast # 10 - The Future of the Volvo Ocean Race with Nick Bice and Mike Sanderson

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The world’s premier offshore race and the most spectated of all, The Volvo Ocean Race starts in just a year.  But already, the discussion is getting real about where the Volvo goes after the second edition with 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 the director of the VOR boats and maintenance program, to get their opinion on the state of the race and the options for the future.  And these characters don’t disappoint - strong opinions and wacky ideas are here, as is good analysis of the situation. We also catch up with Mike and his now majority ownership and CEO position of Doyle New Zealand, hear about the record mini-maxi fleet in Sardinia, and hear his real opinion of North Sails.

Sep 17 2016

2hr 12mins

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Rank #3: # 21 - Future Shock - Big Changes For The Next Decade Of The Volvo Ocean Race

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On the 21st episode of the Sailing Anarchy Podcast, we go straight to the source for an analysis of the new direction announced last week by the Volvo Ocean Race.  First, Clean updates us on the Podcast's status, tells us his story of hunting and killing a 300 pound alligator in Charleston, and gives us his view on the new Volvo plans.  Then VOR big boss Mark Turner explains the reasons for their decision to use foiling monohulls for the offshore legs and foiling multihulls for the inshore legs of the two or three races following the next one.  Listen for Turner's views on what other options they considered, what the new 60 footer will look like and how it is expected to perform, how the new lease model will effect the organization, and why teams have had such difficulty finding major sponsors.  The discussion moves to the timetable for full flying boats to take over the race and safety considerations between mono and multihulls, and finally what kind of events would make up the more permanent annual racing schedule for VOR teams. Next we spoke to Nick Bice, Director of Operations and founder of the Boatyard, about more technical matters: How, exactly, a new-rules VO60 can be converted to an IMOCA-legal Open 60, what kinds of differences does a Volvo require compared to a singlehanded boat, and a whole lot on foil control systems and logistics for a two-fleet race owned entirely by Volvo.  Clean and Bicey got deep into the subject of the continually shrinking crew component and the impact of this shrinking pool to ocean racing and the sport in general, and plenty more. Finally, we spoke to pro trimmer and former VO70 crew (ABN AMRO2, 2005) and medical officer George Peet on the anniversary of his crewmate Hans Horrovets' death about a race that remains very close to his heart.  GP and Clean got deeper into crewing issues with a general discussion of the state of professional offshore racing as well as the usual pull-no-punches analysis of the new classes with a guy who always tells the truth.  As a bonus, we got Bear - one of the nation's top Moth racers - to give us his America's Cup picks... Enjoy!

May 23 2017

2hr 23mins

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Rank #4: Sailing Anarchy Podcast # 18 - Too Fast For Water! Foiling in the DNA F4 Cat with Shannon Falcone and Iceboat Racing with Ron Sherry

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Sailing anarchy talks with foiling Americas cup winner Shannon Falcone about his adventurous few months with the sexy F4 one design racing foiler and shares his picks for the 2017 Americas Cup, and then we have an hour of wizardry from the king of Iceboat racing on racing in Siberia, raising kids on the ice, and more about the fastest sailing in the world.

Feb 15 2017

1hr 47mins

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Rank #5: #22 - Preview To The 35th America's Cup with Bora Gulari and Hayden Goodrick

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You’ve read or heard the rest of the world’s thoughts on the subject, but now’s the time for the best of them; It’s the Sailing Anarchy Podcast 35th America’s Cup Preview and Form Guide!  First, we get Clean’s thoughts on the subjects, before he hooks up with former Luna Rossa helmsman, Olympic Nacra sailor, and double Moth World Champion Bora Gulari for his analysis and picks.  Who’s quickest, who’s sneakiest, whose foils look the best, and whether ETNZ needs to worry about being sunk by one of the ‘Framework Five.” Then we hook up with Match Race World Champ, US-One crew (WMRT, M32, GC32) and former BMW Oracle crew Hayden Goodrick for a more culture-based look at the teams; who is most likely to melt down, what are the unexpected obstacles they’ll face, who has the best team culture for adapting and winning, and what secret weapons are we likely to see.   You only need one source to show the world you know everything about the 35th America’s Cup: This podcast!

May 28 2017

1hr 55mins

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Rank #6: Sailing Anarchy Podcast # 6 - NY to Vendee Race and Vendee Globe Preview

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Mr. Clean goes to New York to race aboard the Open 60 HUGO BOSS in the in-port race before the start of the NY to Vendee Race.  He used it as an opportunity to bring you up to date on the state of IMOCA racing and the future of the biggest single event in all of sailing: The Vendee Globe (which starts this fall in France).  Clean riffs and raffs between interesting interviews with young Morgan Watson from Canadian Ocean Racing, Team SMA Media guy (and former Vestas OBR) Brian Carlin, Skipper Enda O’Coineen of Team Ireland and Alex Mills, Commercial Director for the IMOCA Ocean Masters series.

Jun 22 2016

1hr 34mins

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Rank #7: Sailing Anarchy Podcast # 16 - New US Olympic Sailing Team Director Malcolm Page and Bora Gulari and Petey Crawford

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In this double header, SA Podcast host Alan “Mr. Clean” Block first talks to freshly minted Director of the US Olympic Sailing Team Malcolm Page.  The Australian double gold medalist and multiple world champion answers questions from Clean and the Anarchists, including a frank assessment of where the US team is, why he took the job, why the US team became also-rans for the past three cycles, and the route (and how long it’ll take) to rekindling America’s prowess in olympic sailing, as well as loads more questions.  More than an hour from Malcolm with thanks to Will Ricketson and Josh Adams for their help with this podcast, learn more about him at www.ussailing.org The second part of our podcast has quite a bit more laughs when we are rejoined by two repeat visitors, also both world champions.  Bora Gulari and Petey Crawford add their entertaining and knowledgeable voices to the SA Podcast, with the group discussing Bora’s new job helmsman of the Quantum Racing TP52 and his testing of both the new UFO Foiler in Newport and the new Nacra 17 Foiler in Holland. As a past Melges 32 world champ, petey gets into  the new Melges 40 as the chat moves to the balkanization of big boat one-design classes.  As the drinks kept flowing, they turned to the world’s biggest problems: Foil kiting and the Olympics, the future of live sailing on the web, how to fly commercial using fake ID, and finally some ribbing on Mr. Clean’s performance at the summer’s Sunfish Masters Nationals.  Bring your popcorn for this one. Our final November episode (sort of) comes to you courtesy of Musto performance sailing gear (www.musto.com ), Torqeedo electric motors (www.torqeedo.com ), Ocean Planet Energy Systems (www.bruceschwab.com ) , and Doyle Sails New Zealand (www.doylesails.co.nz ).

Dec 04 2016

2hr 34mins

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Rank #8: Sailing Anarchy Podcast # 3 - Randy Draftz

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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, including the rise and fall of Sailnet (in the 90s, ancient history!), the pros and cons of yacht clubs, and loads of stories about the 'good ol' days' of yacht racing from this likeable and hardworking icon of modern race administration.

Jun 01 2016

2hr 33mins

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Rank #9: # 20 - The New Race Brigade: Conversations with Chris Woolsey, Chairman of Miami Havana Race, Tim Fitzgerald, Founder of Fort2Battery Race, and Peter Cronin, winner of Fisher’s Island Sound Race and member of Mudratz

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We speak to these three interesting cats about trends in ocean racing, the future of junior sailing, and what it takes to start something new in the yacht, foiler, and dinghy racing.

Mar 14 2017

2hr 3mins

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Rank #10: Sailing Anarchy Podcast # 14 - VPLP The World's Top Racing Yacht Designers

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In yachting, VPLP is synonymous with ‘ahead of their time’.  The French naval architecture’s first-ever design was a foiling trimaran - and that was in the 1980s.  The world has finally caught up to VPLP, and that’s why they’ve become the most dominant force in ultra-high performance monohull and multihull design, and we grabbed co-founder and principal Vincent Lauriot Prévost and NA Xavier Guilbaud for a chat on the edge of the Vendee Globe race village to learn more about what they do, their entries in the Vendee Globe, and the current state and future of racing and high-performance cruising yachts and multihulls. Subjects covered: GENERAL: Why the dominance lately?  Relationship with Verdier.  Division of labor cruising/racing/mono/multi.   VENDEE: Why did the IMOCA foilers break so spectacularly after launch/fault? Beyou’s big gamble and old boat rules vs. new boat restictions.  What happens to old boats when they add foils?  IMOCA preformance vs. late 90s ORMA.  future dev: T-rudders, adjustable main foils.  Who’s fastest of the new designs/Alex vs. other foilers?  Calculations on garbage-collecting ability of new foils vs. old daggers.  Alex vs. the world.  Confidentiality agreements and design restrictions and how they effect designs. How many former Hugo Boss boats are in this fleet? Why did SMA build foils but not use them? VOLVO:  What’s the next VOR boat going to be?  What should it be?  Why won’t a joint IMOCA/VOR class work?  What would the perfect VOR multihull look like? Is a VOR multi too dangerous? ULTIME: Macif/Banque Pop/IDEC/etc, VPLP rivalry with Verdier (Gitana), GUNBOAT: New vs. old, new owners’ track record, design choices for GB68, race vs. cruise version FOILING CATS: 2WD vs 4WD (Flying Phantom/AC50 vs. Nacra 17/A-Cat), leeway talk.

Nov 07 2016

1hr 19mins

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