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 <http://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.
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