On Course, Episode 4

Published on June 23rd, 2020

The On Course series takes a regular look at the sailing world, and while much of the sport remains on lock down, show host Matt Sheahan still finds plenty to report on.

Two chunky features stand out in this episode; one is an exclusive interview with Alinghi’s founder, backer and boss Ernesto Bertarelli. The other is a full review of Jeanneau’s latest 33ft pocket rocket the Sun Fast 3300 designed specifically for the shorthanded market. Plus, a look at HH Cat’s latest H66 and a link to some handy autopilot tips and tricks.

In this episode:
01:17 On Test – Jeanneau’s Pocket Rocket
17:22 Exclusive interview – Alinghi boss Ernesto Bertarelli
15:32 Docktalk – HH Cats and tips for shorthanded sailing
33:07 Splash and burn – Back to Looe Sailing Club

On Test – Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300
Sheahan has been wanting to test the Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 for some time and when he was finally able to get back afloat the conditions were perfect. So, with fully crewed racing still proving tricky unless you all come from the same household, he got aboard a boat that is spot on for these challenging times. This is a pocket rocket that was designed specifically for shorthanded racing and looks set to do well in an area of our sport that continues to grow by the season.

Bertarelli interview – EXCLUSIVE
Filmed at his home on the shores of Lake Geneva he talks candidly about the America’s Cup, including the highs and lows of campaigning for the world’s oldest international sporting trophy and discusses whether he has been, or could be, tempted to come back.

Bertarelli rarely does interviews. But in this exclusive meeting with the man who won the America’s Cup twice and started a Cup revolution in the process, he reveals his views of the past present and future in the Cup world. Filmed pre-Covid-19 last season it was a special and unique chat.

The new Docktalk section takes a look at some of the latest news and chatter, plus another trip down to Looe Sailing Club to see how many ways there are to capsize.

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