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Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry - The America's Cup and life according to Vasco Vascotto

by Stretch & Stir Fry 9 May 14:07 BST
The Italian sailor Vasco Vascotto joined team Luna Rossa and will sail as tactician the 2018 TP 52' Super Series. © Carlo Borlenghi / Luna Rossa

"There are more days than sausages..." ancient proverb from Trieste

On this week's Happy Hour with Stretch and Stirfry, we chat to America's Cup sailor and 25 time yachting World Champion, the Luna Rossa tactician - Vasco Vascotto.

This pod gives an unprecedented insight to Luna Rossa's America's Cup campaign and the tactician's role on the modern day cup boats. Vasco talks of the age old rivalry between himself and Terry Hutchinson, the skipper of NYYC American Magic.

We hear how Vasco's father once knocked out Italy's finest boxing champion and Vasco teaches Stirfry some Italian words that his mother would not approve of. More worryingly, Vasco decides to drink beer in honour of Stirfry...

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