Capturing and sharing ocean sailing stories and adventures
The Ocean Sailing Podcast site is designed for people who love to cruise, race or explore the worlds oceans. Its also for those yet to experience the joy of sailing and those no longer able to cast off their dock lines and head for the open sea.
Episode 47: Rob Mundle on Jimmy Spithill's America's Cup Journey
I caught up with my favourite maritime author - Rob Mundle in late 2017, on 'all things Jimmy Spithill' and his recent project writing Jimmy's biography 'Chasing the Cup - My Americas Cup Journey'. Jimmy Spithill is arguably one of the world's greatest skippers: the youngest and a double winner of the America's Cup, winner of the Sydney Hobart; multiple world champion in match and fleet racing. What goes on inside the head of this extremely focused man, who is a true pioneer in the game called sailing? Rob shares some insights into this rags-to-riches story of fierce determination, court cases, seasickness, crashed boats and cars, the greatest comeback ever in sporting history and the dramatic 2017 America's Cup defence.
Rob also shares a preview of the 2017 Race Sydney Hobart and reflects on his 50th year of involvement in the race.
My Solo Tasman Challenge
On the 11th March 2018 I plan to depart Hobart, in Tasmania, Australia on my Beneteau 44.5; Ocean Gem and sail her solo across the Tasman to New Plymouth in New Zealand arriving around the 18th - 19th March. On April 1st I will depart New Plymouth with 11 other competitors in the 4-yearly 1,380nm Solo-Tasman Race to Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia.