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The Yacht Racing Podcast is hosted by British sailing journalist Justin Chisholm and features exclusive in-depth interviews with the biggest names in the sport of professional yacht racing – including the greats of America’s Cup, Vendee Globe, The Ocean Race, SailGP, World Match Racing Tour and more.

Guests include: Ben Ainslie, Giles Scott, Terry Hutchinson, Ken Read, Glen Ashby, Paul Larsen, Paul Goodison, Torvar Mirsky, Ian Williams, Elliot Hanson, Matt Sheahan, Andy Rice, Conrad Colman, Matt Cornwell, Justin Slattery, Chris Nicholson, Andrew Campbell, Yoann Richomme, Dee Caffari, Neal McDonald, Ian Walker, Sam Goodchild, Simon Fisher, Thomas Coville, Anderson Reggio, Bouwe Bekking, Boris Herrmann, Nicolai Sehested, Tom Burnham & Rome Kirby, Ed Baird, Dylan Fletcher & Stuart Bithell, Taylor Canfield & Mike Buckley, Hannah Diamond, Leon Sefton, Ed Gorman, Sam Holliday, Alex Thomson, John Gimson, Pip Hare, Phil Robertson, Laurence Mead, Matt Gotrel, Tom Slingsby, Damian Foxall, Morgan Reeser…

 

 





The Yacht Racing Podcast: Hannah Mills

June 12th, 2022

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest edition of The Yacht Racing Podcast is British Olympic medallist and SailGP competitor Hannah Mills. Hannah won silver in the women’s 470 class at the London 2012 Olympics and followed that victory up with back to back gold medals at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 games – making…

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The Yacht Racing Podcast: Rosalin Kuiper

May 11th, 2022

Justin Chisholm’s guest this time is Dutch offshore sailor Rosalin Kuiper. Kuiper has just been announced as a member of Boris Herrmann’s Team Malizia IMOCA 60 crew for the upcoming edition of The Ocean Race which sets off around the world in January 2023. As you will hear in the interview the young Dutch sailor…

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The Yacht Racing Podcast – Freddie Carr

May 2nd, 2022

Justin Chisholm’s guest is British yachtsman Freddie Carr a five time veteran of the America’s Cup who has recently signed on for his sixth campaign to win yachting’s oldest and most prestigious trophy. Aside from his racing skills Freddie has also carved out a sailing media career for himself and is well known to high-performance…

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The Yacht Racing Podcast: Morgan Reeser

April 26th, 2022

Justin Chisholm’s guest is American Olympic silver medalist and renowned performance coach Morgan Reeser. Reeser won a silver medal in the 470 class at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona sailing with the legendary Kevin Burnham and has since coached the Greek women’s and British men’s pairings to Olympic gold and silver respectively and established himself…

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The Yacht Racing Podcast: Damian Foxall

April 14th, 2022

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is Irish around-the-world yachtsman and ocean health advocate Damian Foxall. When it comes to ocean racing achievements Damian sets the bar pretty high. He has six editions of the The Ocean Race under his belt, as well as wins in the double handed…

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The Yacht Racing Podcast – Tom Slingsby

March 24th, 2022

The latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast was recorded in San Francisco, California where eight international professional sailing teams have been practising out on the bay ahead of the million dollar grand finale of the second season of SailGP. Justin Chisholm’s guest this time is the prolific Australian skipper Tom Slingsby who as well…

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The Yacht Racing Podcast – Matt Gotrel

March 18th, 2022

Justin Chisholm speaks to British America’s Cup sailor and Olympic gold medalist rower, Matt Gotrel, who has just re-signed as a member of the powerhouse grinding team for the British Challenger of Record at AC37 – Ben Ainslie’s Ineos Britannia. Gotrel comes from a sailing family and began his career crewing in dinghies on lakes…

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Yacht Racing Podcast: Laurence Mead – Cowes Week Regatta Director

March 10th, 2022

Justin Chisholm’s guest is British sailor Laurence Mead – the regatta director at the world’s oldest and largest regatta week: the annual UK spectacular that is Cowes Week. The first Cowes Week regatta was back in 1826 and it now takes place every year on The Solent – that narrow tidal waterway between the English…

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Yacht Racing Podcast: Phil Robertson

March 3rd, 2022

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is the New Zealand high performance foiling supremo, Phil Robertson. Robertson made his name as a professional sailor on the international match racing circuit where he twice won the World Match Racing Tour World Championship. Now though he is fully fledged disciple of…

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Yacht Racing Podcast: Pip Hare

February 22nd, 2022

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is Pip Hare – the British solo sailor who set the social media world alight during her single handed circumnavigation of the world in the last Vendee Globe. Hare was sailing on one of the oldest and least technologically advanced boats in the…

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The Yacht Racing Podcast: British Olympic Silver Medalist John Gimson

January 7th, 2022

On the latest edition of The Yacht Racing Podcast Justin Chisholm chats with British Olympic campaigner John Gimson whose 16-year Olympic career culminated last year in he and his sailing partner Anna Burnett winning the Silver medal in the Nara 17 class at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Justin caught up with John just before…

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The Yacht Racing Podcast: Alex Thomson

November 17th, 2021

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is British solo racing skipper Alex Thomson. Thomson is a veteran of no less than five editions of the Vendée Globe solo around the world race. He made his first attempt in 2004 but damage to his boat put him out of that…

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The Yacht Racing Podcast: Ed Gorman

November 1st, 2021

Justin Chisholm’s guest is Ed Gorman – a veteran British journalist who during a 25 year career with the British Times newspaper was deputy foreign editor, deputy news editor and a war correspondent – before switching gears to cover Formula 1 and sailing. Ed was instrumental in introducing two British sailing legends – Dame Ellen…

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The Yacht Racing Podcast: Sam Holliday – The Race Around

September 30th, 2021

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is fellow-Brit Sam Holliday, co-founder of the Race Around – a single and double-handed multi-stage around the world race in Class 40 yachts, scheduled to take place in 2023. Sam is no stranger to the professional yacht racing scene having been involved in…

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Yacht Racing Podcast: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Regatta Review with Andy Rice

September 13th, 2021

Justin Chisholm’s guest is British yacht racing journalist Andy Rice who had just returned from Enoshima, Japan where he had been reporting on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta for World Sailing. Andy is a veteran Olympic sailing correspondent so well positioned to comment on just how different things were for the sailors in Japan as…

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Leon Sefton

The Yacht Racing Podcast EXTRA: Leon Sefton

May 7th, 2021

On the latest edition of The Yacht Racing Podcast EXTRA Justin Chisholm speaks to Leon Sefton, who as Head of TV Production for America’s Cup 36 ran the team responsible for the amazing TV coverage that was beamed around the world from Auckland, New Zealand. Leon headed up a production team of almost eighty people…

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Hannah Diamond

The Yacht Racing Podcast: Hannah Diamond

May 2nd, 2021

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is British professional sailor Hannah Diamond. As well as spending many years with the British Sailing Team on the Olympic campaign trail in a range of classes, Hannah also raced the 2017-18 edition of The Ocean Race as part of the Vestas 11th…

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Paul Larsen

The Yacht Racing Podcast EXTRA: Paul Larsen

May 1st, 2021

  Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest edition of The Yacht Racing Podcast EXTRA Australian sailor Paul Larsen. It was back in 2012 that Paul piloted the revolutionary Vestas Sailrocket 2 to a new outright world record speed of 65.54 knots to become the fastest man on the water. That record still stands and in…

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