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.
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.
Hakan Svensson and Sam Usher are two leading lights in the sport of sailing. Usher is the founder of Redhanded TV, a UK-based media production company that's been pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the sport of sail racing. Svensson is the owner of Aston Harald, the umbrella organization responsible for building and selling the M32 Catamaran and the owner of the World Match Racing Tour sailed in said multihull.
We chatted for a couple hours one spring evening in a commentary container on the shores of Svena Mura Bay in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Nearly two decades ago, Minnesota-born videographer Petey Crawford went from Hollywood to the harbor, bringing his videography and editing experience and a life of sailmaking and racing to bear in his work as a media pro.
Over the past decade and a half, Petey has paved the way for sailing's introduction to the modern media experience in virtually every class of ice, land, water, and flying boat. Whether producing, editing, commentating, shooting, starring, or just coming up with some of the crazy, hilarious, and often viral ideas that help form the modern narrative for yacht and dinghy racing, Petey is always on and his stories never end.
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.