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Yacht Racing Podcast – Episode 18: Ken Read

The Yacht Racing Podcast

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is the world-renowned American yachtsman Ken Read.

As well as winning nine world championship titles, taking part in multiple campaigns in the America’s Cup and The Ocean Race – Ken has also skippered iconic race boats like the record setting 100-footer Comanche and the stunning J-Class Hanuman.

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Aside from all that racing he also has one of the best jobs in sailing – as the President of the global North Sails empire.

And if that were not enough, Read has also done a fantastic job providing expert commentary at the last two editions of the America’s Cup.

Who better then to take stock of the current professional yacht racing scene?

The conversation was wide ranging – from the impact of Covid 19 on professional yacht racing and the business of sailing, to the increasing popularity of double-handed sailing, the upcoming start of the Vendee Globe, Read’s thoughts on The Ocean Race, Sail GP, the America’s Cup, and a few other topics too.


To listen to this episode click play below or search for The Yacht Racing Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify – or wherever else you get you podcasting fix.


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