Lucas Calabrese won a Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics and earned his way to the 2016 Summer Olympics sailing the 470 sailboat for Argentina. His career started at a very early age when he won his first World Championship at the age of 12 years old, and placed on the podium for three years in a row at that young age. Lucas has a different way of looking at mental preparation that's a combination of emotion and focus, and an unbelievable relaxation about his place in the world after winning a Medal. JC gets to talk and laugh with him about a whole range of topics including post-Olympic stardom, premonitions, friends getting robbed in Rio before the Games, shootouts, and of course they talk success in individual and team sports. It's a must listen for competitive athletes who want to excel from the first time they start their sport!
Back again is the original sailing podcast sidekick, Petey Crawford. After living in South Florida for a couple years, JC is is becoming a confrontational anti-litterer and has had enough of people who drive like Petey. What's the average person's duty to keep the other average person from throwing garbage on the ground daily? Get in their face? Exactly. JC and Petey agree there should be a government award for people who film other people trashing. They expound on multiple Zika virus conspiracies nobody has thought about. Let's not forget Olympic sailors in the crossfire and getting robbed in Brazil. JC drops the bomb that one day in the hopefully far future there will be no sport known as sailing and if we make it to a new world, the people who get there could possibly not understand the sailing concept. They don't actually understand how World Sailing works and discuss crappy Miami regattas and current National news from the Melges world. Is it serious or fun? Yeah!
Kevin Hall has led a volatile life with more ups and downs than Beethoven's best, which he actually wrote a thesis on. Do you think you know who you are and where your place is in the universe? Probably not. Are you smart enough to figure it out? Nobody is. Kevin is about as smart as it gets, racking up accomplishments from college sailing to America's Cup coaching and data collection all while kicking cancer....twice. Oh yeah, there's the whole Manic-Depression part that makes you wonder....is that even possible? Yes it is...in his new book Black Sails White Rabbits:; Cancer Was The Easy Part. JC's self-diagnosed ADD doesn't stop there though, listen as they go way farther down the rabbit hole!
Grant 'Fuzz' Spanhake is a highly technical and successful New Zealand born sailor who has competed in four round-the-world races spanning all the way back to 1985. He's been involved in six America's Cups, winning the Cup in 1992 as a coach for America³. Fuzz is also on his fourth Olympic cycle as a sail designer and trim coach. His medal record is excellent with two Golds, three Silvers and a Bronze medal over three different classes. He is currently the Technical Director for the US Sailing Team and a pro sailor who just last year added a Farr 40 World Championship to his resumé. Fuzz is also working with the US Development Team and he talks about some of the new tech they've been using. His wealth of knowledge is unsurpassed and JC had the opportunity to discuss some of his many adventures, including seeing Halley's Comet and the Aurora Australis in the Southern Ocean while Fuzz imparted his technical knowledge regarding sail design and rig tuning.
Ben Hall is a master spar builder who's company, Hall Spars, has worked with many America's Cup teams and is a worldwide leader in carbon composites. He's also a complete A-Class catamaran aficionado and enjoys plenty of personal projects. JC makes his way to Sarasota, Florida to meet up with Ben to discuss A-Cat foiling technique, inside Oracle USA stories, America's Cup 33 unknown facts, how carbon masts are made, the future of 3D printing, the luckiest Evelyn 32 sailboat in the world, and a learning session about different types of carbon, Space X, tidal generators and how the aerospace industry has revolutionized sailing. Be ready to learn and laugh at the same time! Lets Go!
JC heads to the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) on Key Biscayne to discuss all things marine and more with Dr. Patrick Rynne, who earned his PhD from RSMAS in applied marine physics. He and a team of scientists including his fiancee, Fiona, started a project called Waterlust to increase awareness about the largest ecosystem on the planet, the earth's oceans and fresh water areas, while at the same time expressing their love of water sports. Waterlust's video and web presence has has gained a massive following and has changed the way many people view the world around them. JC and Patrick discuss sharks (because JC is infatuated but terrified of them), many of Waterlust's expeditions including their life changing Iceland trip, plate tectonics, the Pacific Garbage Patch and how it may cause multiple extinctions, how the earth and life on it may end, Archimedes, the extreme race to Alaska (RAK0, doing what you love and a whole lot more. JC and Patrick 'geek out' and have fun the whole time!
JC heads to Bermuda to race Marstrom 32s with Andrew Macpherson, Philip Wahrheim and Dan Morris. Andrew "Macca" Macpherson is a second-time JCWW guest who is an Australian mostly known as a leading multihull production manager, Flipper Wehrheim is a pro sailor from New York who has won 4.5 World Championships and Dan Morris is a young up and coming pro sailor who has an unbelievable attitude and serious set of physical and mental sailing skills. Together, they crewed on Grooverderchi with Deneen Demourkas during the M32 Series in Bermuda. This podcast covers most everything, actually. Sailing-got it, religion, working out, drinking, politics-got it. They laugh pretty much the whole time and I hope you do to!
Colin Page races with JC on the Formula 18 and Nacra 20FCS. They've hit high speeds and have plenty of stories about getting there. Colin is also a full-fledged pro tournament fishing captain and hunter. This episode goes from record beach cat speeds to gator fishing to bull shark fighting. It's not ordinary....it's better!
Mitch Booth has earned the title "Legend" over the years, capturing two Olympic Medals, 13 World Championships, 50 Australian Championships and various distance racing records since he started racing multihulls in the '70s. He's been part of controversy including racing for two different countries and creating the mythical "Chupacabra" in the Olympics. He also set records with the world renowned adventurer, Steve Fossett, before he tragically passed away. Mitch takes time with JC to talk about all of this, sailing with his kids, and how he sometimes thinks he should have kept playing the drums instead of pro sailing. It's an informative show with some inside info JC's been wanting to know about for years.
Randy Smyth needs no introduction. He's won two Olympic Silver Medals in the Tornado Class, has earned at least 50 World and National Championships, The America's Cup, helmed the trimaran in the movie Waterworld, the cat that flipped over in The Thomas Crown Affair, sailed around the world in The Race and was the man who JC wanted to be when he was a kid. There's so much inside info and hilarious stories in this podcast it'll pop your noggin. Enjoy!
Alan "Mr. Clean" Block has been an entertainment lawyer, land development executive, sail training skipper on a classic schooner, adventurer, fisherman, and is now the public face of the worlds most popular sailing website, Sailing Anarchy. This extremely informative show covers the inside scoop of many hot topics in sailing today including the Zika virus epidemic and discusting water in Brazil for the 2016 Olympics, discrimination against Jews, inept sailing media destroying boats and some hilarious stories about JC and Alan's adventures.
Enrique "Quique" Figueroa is a multiple-time catamaran world champion, Olympian and Puerto Rican sports hero. JC and Quique discuss how Olympic sailing has changed, how to have a 'Hobie Day,' how Quique saved Puerto Rico from erectile dysfunction, domestic wildlife, extreme cat sailing, how his former crew, Jorge, might be able to join him in the next Olympics. He just missed a shot at Rio, and was oh so close the whole quad. Quiqs breaks all the Puerto Rican stereotypes of today and is not just a gentleman but a seriously funny dude.
Andrew 'Macca' Macpherson is an innovator in the sport of multihull sailing, leading designs such as the Nacra 20 Carbon with curved foils and the fully foiling Great Cup (GC) 32, which is one of the most talked about sailboats of the current foiling era. He's also an all around gentleman and a guy who tells it like it is. JC caught him in Florida while he's coaching the Uruguayan national team for the Miami World Cup. This entertaining podcast covers everything from international sailing debacles to hard core mountain biking. This is a true can't miss event.
JC heads to Miami to sit down with U.S. Sailing Team Sperry member, Brad Funk, who's in the midst of a 49er Olympic Campaign with super crew Trevor Burd. They start with sailing and head into everything from spiritualism to their take on ancient aliens. It's a journey into the mind of a true Olympic competitor. The next day after their podcast Brad and Trevor won the 49er Skiff Midwinter Championship!
This episode JC welcomes a top Florida PT doctor, Dr. Julio Pardave, who is a chiropractor, acupuncturist and athletic trainer for the U.S. Sailing Team, as well as other professional athletes. JC and Dr. P discuss new and old sports therapy, how chiropractors are real doctors too, the flow of the athlete's body, injury prevention and healing, how Dr. P has x-ray vision and JC can turn acupuncture needles to lightning bolts!
JC welcomes Danny Evans on the show who's a disabled sailor who tells him how disabled people really think, how busted ass Brazilian heavy equipment can change someone’s life forever and how to get kicked off private islands. At some point JC lets out a few foiling secrets. Of course he tells JC he's an idiot, and a whole lot more…let’s go
Petey is a top-level videographer and producer in the sailing industry who does multiple duties in the sailing world. He's won a World Championship and has an interesting view on the media world. Petey's been JC's friend for years since they met in Valencia, Spain covering the America's Cup for fringe turned mainstay Sailing Anarchy. They discuss media in the sailing world, with stories from Dubai to youth sailing to cloning while making fun of themselves, each other and boring old school media. Enjoy!
JC and Bret sit down to discuss topics from the future of carbon fiber printing/composites (John's future is a little more outlandish than Bret's), foiling sailboats, scary politics and life experiences in auto racing. Although they are both sailors, they enjoy other aspects of life that are more important!