Listen to Sir Robin Knox-Johnstone 26/10/06

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The Coutts Project
Russell Coutts talks to Matthew Sheahan about the first season of racing for his new RC44 class. Created by the most successful helmsman in the history of the America’s Cup, Russell Coutts’ RC44 class embarked upon it’s first round of racing this Autumn. Matthew Sheahan caught up with him to find out how the class was going and its plans for the future.
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TP52s what’s the big deal?
In two years the TP52 class has exploded onto the grand prix scene with high performance boats and high budget campaigns. But this is no normal racing class. Some of the biggest names in professional sailing are being beaten by amateur helmsmen. Matthew Sheahan went to the TP52 finals in Ibiza to find out what all the fuss was about.
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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston interview
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is defying the years and the elements to race his Open 60, Saga Insurance, single handedly through some of the world’s most dangerous oceans in the Velux 5 Ocean race.
Listen to Sir Robin as he talks about his fresh adventure 

Grant Simmer interview
Matt Sheahan quizzes Alinghi managing directorGrant Simmeras to whether the top dogs can take the development of a highly refined boat any further. Interview will also appear in Novemeber issue of Yachting World click here to download the Grant Simmier mp3 file. 

Countdown to the Cup
Act 12 is complete, the time for practicing is over and the clock’s counting down towards the 32nd America’s Cup. Matthew Sheahan talks toBrad Butterworth, Jochen Schuemann and Grant Daltonabout their performance, their prospects and whether we can really believe what we see on the water download the America’s Cup .mp3 file here. 

TP52 success story
Siemens (Patches) ownerEamon Conneelytells Matt Sheahan what the success in the TP52 class has meant to him. Click here to listen to Eamon Conneely for podcast.