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Sailjuice Podcast: Could the Corona Effect send the Vendee Globe stratospheric?

by Andy Rice, Sailjuice 29 Apr 09:58 BST
Mark Jardine joins with Andy Rice for the Sailjuice Podcast © Andy Rice

Mark Jardine joins with Andy Rice to see how the sailing world is coping in the virtual world forced by the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. While most events are suffering, could the Vendee Globe actually profit from the strange circumstances that we're facing?

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Highlights:

  • 2:34 The Lockdown Cup - Virtual showdown between Olympians and Weekend Warriors, but who's best at eSailing?
  • 5:20 Which 470 Olympic medallist is obsessed with Whiskey?
  • 6:08 How Olympic coach Hugh Styles is using Virtual Regatta to coach some of his clients in the subtleties of tactics and strategy.
  • 10:45 Andy Rice has been doing Zoom interviews with top Olympic sailors including Olympic Champion Nathan Outteridge, Nacra 17 World Champion Vittorio Bissaro and many others.
  • 16:50 What future for the Selden Sailjuice Winter Series this November?
  • 19:50 Andy has also been interviewing offshore heroes like Nick Moloney and future star Boris Herrmann.
  • 22:22 Could the Vendee Globe actually be bigger than ever thanks to the coronavirus pandemic? A controversial thought, but very possible...
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