Seriously, the best journo in sailing. Thank you!
That has made my day x thank you
For those who want to watch 30+ interviews (I have now counted) in my live show yesterday (that like a good RSHYR transition was just a little later than expected!!) check it here!
Want the list??? (Please note not completely in order)
John Bacon - Charlotte (Bene 80) - the luxury end of Hobart
Adrienne Cahalan - Ragamuffin TP52 (first female to 25 Hobarts)
Phil Eadie - Sonic TP52 – first Korean entry
Shev Bruland - female owner of Mills 45 Concubine that broke her mast a few weeks ago and the story of not making it to the start line.
Ludde Ingvall & Sir Robert Hinze - CQS including a boat tour
Mark Richards - Wild Oats XI
Anthony Bell - Perpetual Loyal
David Witt – Scallywag
Alexander - a russian sailor who thinks girls shouldn't sail....??! Mahlagai
Ale, a hot Italian chick from Flying Fish Arctos
Jo Breen & Svetlana - first all girl team to take on the Melbourne to Osaka
Charles Caudrellier & Bin Wang – UBOX
Derek and Marty Shepperton - Black Sheep
Paul Clitheroe - Balance - last year's Tatterall's winner
Andrew Saies and Patrick Robson - Too True (winners of Tattersall's in 2009) – 40.7
Robbo Robberson - Bravo (back at 77 years of age in a 40.7)
Brad Kellett (25) - Perpetual Loyal - boat tour & big chat about the mods
James Delegat - first RSHYR on Giacomo V70 (owner’s son so knows the boat inside out)
Matt Allen - Ichi Ban
PLUS.... The navigator from Beau Geste Botin 80right after the weather briefing to chat about the race
Shane Kearns with me live, to chat about how he is winning the watch this year, and Hicko - SNS34 Matsumo Azzuro.
A flashback: Roger Hickman - remembering Hicko as he passed on earlier this year (winner in 2014)
Twirler, Jase Rowed and Kirby from Patrice, who have now sadly retired....
Denis Thompson - the PRO
The "Chappos" - Dave Chapman and his dad, the "Commodore" of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, who have both had their share of Hobarts.
Stace Jackson - boat captain and crew boss of Alive RP66 (Team SCA and Alpha Romeo in her past)
Mark Bradford - Black Jack V70
Silas Nolan - Chinese Whisper
Vasco - Varuna VI, includes a boat tour and racing footage.
I think that makes about 30 in three hours???!
My commentary from the start (radio only as I was warned not to stream on Facebook or be sued), with guest commentator THE Bob Fisher here. Seriously I think it was the best commentary I have personally done - helped by Bob, adrenalin, and amazing team of sponsors and a start that was full of action!
Heading to the airport now!
Bring on Hobart! (PS Wild Oats XI heading north right now??!)