Growing up in Sorrento, Victoria, both Sam & Will Phillips competed in their first sailing competition at a young age; Sam at just eight-years-old and Will sailed on the family mirror at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club.
Our womens’ 470 team both come from sailing families in the West and have given it all through the Games. Well done Nia and Monique…
Mat Belcher is the most successful sailor currently in the Australian Sailing Team. He now has an Olympic gold to add to the tally including 2021, (2012) and silver (2016) medal to his name and numerous World Championships, including four with current crew, Will Ryan.
Italian Mini 6.50 sailor Ambrogio Beccari, winner of the 2019 Mini Transat, talks to Stephen and Elisa about the Mini 6.50s, the Transat and his future plans.
The Gifford family is well-known in cruising circles with their boat, the Totem, after living afloat since 2008.
Our special guest Mike Sanderson has been involved in top-level Maxi racing yacht projects for almost three decades.
Talking foiling and all things fast, Andrew MacDougall is a leading innovator in sail and hull design and has been for many years.
United States based Ronstan Managing Director Scot West give us insight into Ronstan’s marine, architectural and industrial businesses with some funny anecdotes along the way.
There must be something in the water of Lake Macquarie having produced some of the top known sailors along the way and 32 year old Will Ryan is yet another success.
Nobody has ever been faster than this man on a Sailboat; Australian Paul Larsen, extreme sailor and the fastest sailor on earth, let us in on the adventure and details that saw him sail at 65+ knots.
Simon McKeon, Australian Of The Year 2011 and holder of the World Speed Sailing record between 1993 and 2004, speaks to Stephen Brayshaw about what it takes to set a speed record, Little America’s Cup and the Australian Sailing Team.
Nina Curtis, 2012 Olympic Silver Medallist and Volvo Ocean Race sailor, talks to Stephen Brayshaw about sailing the Volvo Ocean Race, the Olympics, trying different classes and women in sailing.
Members of the Ronstan family will need no introduction to Alistair – his personable character and friendly demeanour is well known after 44 years at Ronstan.
Team Ronstan sailor Daniela Moroz is a two-time US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and four-time Hydrofoil Kiteboarding World Champion.
Nathan Outteridge should not need an introduction to anyone in the sailing world; some highlights are 2012 Olympic 49er Gold Medallist, 2016 Olympic 49er Silver Medallist, 2 x America’s Cup Skipper, Skipper of Japan SailGP team.
Lisa Darmanin, one of the world’s best sailors and 2016 Olympic Silver Medallist in the Nacra 17, talks to Stephen Brayshaw about the Olympic experience and being on the team going to Tokyo.
Team Ronstan athletes and Olympic Gold Medal winners Tom Slingsby and Tom Burton talk to Ronstan’s Stephen Brayshaw.