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!