Podcasts are a fantastic way of catching up on some of the latest sailing news, particularly with the ability to download to your Apple iPod or MP3 player and listen when you are out and about.
Green Team Enter The Volvo
The men behind the Green Team – the latest boat to join the Volvo Ocean Race – skipper Ian Walker and Jamie Boag. Plus, Killian Bushe, boat builder of Ericsson Racing Team 3.
Cup Decision Makes More Waves
After the New York Supreme Court rules in favour of BMW Oracle in their battle with holders Alinghi, and thus delays the America's Cup, we hear from the Guardian newspaper's sailing correspondent Bob Fisher, Marcus Hutchinson from British challenger Team Origin, and the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, Glenn Bourke.
Tornado Storm Over ISAF 2012 Decision
Britain’s leading Tornado sailor, Leigh McMillan, talks of his disappointment as ISAF remove the class from the 2012 Olympics. Dee Caffari also speaks to us as she makes her way from France to Brazil in the Transat Jacques Vabre and we get reaction from the Volvo sailors shortly after the start of the inaugural two-handed Barcelona World Race
Salter Signs As Navigator
Ericsson Racing Team's latest appointment ex-Pirates navigator, Jules Salter, who has signed for the international team, and we catch up with Damian Foxall in Spain as he looks ahead to the start of the Barcelona World Race
Grael joins Ericsson campaign
The legendary Brazilian Olympic sailor Torben Grael has joined the Ericsson Racing Team as skipper of the international entry in the two-boat campaign, replacing John Kostecki who quit in August. He talks about his new challenge from the Ericsson training base in Lanzarote.
One-Year Countdown To The Volvo
It's the one year countdown to the start of the next Volvo Ocean Race, and we hear from Racing Director Andy Hindley. Also, the current leader of the World Match Racing Championships, Ian Williams and 49er star Stevie Morrison.
Bourke On Russia
Volvo Ocean Race Chief Executive Glenn Bourke talks about St Petersburg, the next Volvo finish, Russell Coutts finally wins the Breitling Med Cup with Artemis, plus Brazilian sailing dynasty head, Vincent Brun - uncle of ABN Amro 2 young gun Lucas.
Cayard: Asia Is A Must
This Volvo Sailing Podcast features a fascinating interview with Paul Cayard, who reflects upon his career to date, reveals his thoughts on the new-look Volvo Ocean Race, and discusses what he hopes to achieve with the establishment of the World Sailing League.
Aussie James Spithill swaps the America’s Cup for the TP-52’s, Sarah Webb from Britain’s Yngling squad talks about her nervous wait for Olympic selection while Paul Goodison reflects on his victory in the Lasers at the recent pre-Olympic regatta in China. Also, Salvatore Sarno from Team Shosholoza.
Kostecki's Family Values
John Kostecki explains why he has resigned his post as skipper of Ericsson Racing Team in the next Volvo Ocean Race, and from Qingdao we hear from Ben Ainslie, Stevie Morrison and Bryony Shaw at the Olympic test event.
In a Fastnet special, first we hear from Mike Slade, the skipper of ICAP Leopard, the first boat home. Next, Ken Read, who took his potential Volvo crew to second place on Rambler. Finally Dee Caffari explains why she turned back aboard Aviva - with retired UK rower Sir Matthew Pinsent on-board.
Read Warms Up For the Volvo
From Cowes Week we talk to Mike Sanderson and Rob Greenhalgh, and also look forward to the Fastnet race with Ken Read. If that wasn't enough, Team Shosholoza's syndicate head Captain Salvatore Sarno talks about continuing cup intrigue and his immediate plans for the team.
Cayard Gets Candid
Paul Cayard talks TP52s, America's Cup and all things sailing. Terry Hutchinson from Team NZ makes an impassioned plea to keep the America's Cup as it is. Finally double Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie ahead of the pre-Olympic regatta in Qingdao.
Spike Coaches Russians
Friday July 27th 00:00 GMT
Peter 'Spike' Doriean on life after the Volvo Ocean Race and his recent experiences training Russians for the TP52s! Alinghi's strategist Murray Jones reflects on his AC win and his first ever race on a TP52. Finally, James Boyd gives the lowdown on the Alinghi/Oracle row.
Volvo Youth Sailing
Friday July 20th 08:00 GMT
News from the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships 2007 in Kingston, Canada. Commercial Director, George Blake, give an update on the latest stopovers for the next Volvo Ocean Race.
Friday July 13th 09:30 GMT
World Champion female Yngling champions Ayton, Webb and Wilson talk about their win at the World Championships in Cascais, plus a preview of the Volvo Youth Worlds ISAF World Championship from Kingston in Canada.
America's Cup Review
Friday July 6th 10:45 GMT
As the 2007 America's Cup draws to a close, we reflect on the dramatic events in Valencia and look forward to plans for the next contest, the 33rd America's Cup. Interviews include Ernesto Bertarelli, Brad Butterworth, Grant Dalton, and America's Cup commentator Peter Rusch. We also hear from British Laser Radial sailor Lizzie Vickers at the World Championships in Cascais.
Friday June 29th 00:00 GMT
From Valencia, Mr Alinghi himself Ernesto Bertarelli provides a behind the scenes insight into the absorbing third race that brought Team New Zealand victory in the AC finals. Also, from the World Championships in Cascais, we hear from rival pairings in the 49ers - current European champions Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes and also reigning World Champions Chris Draper and Simon Hiscocks.
The Fish on the AC
Friday June 22nd 00:00 GMT
Respected sailing journalist Bob Fisher gives his appraisal of today's America's Cup, as the final of the 32nd edition approaches. Plus Grant Simmer from Alinghi, Star sailor Andrew Simpson, the RYA's The Green Blue initiative and this week's news round up
Lewander gets down to business
Friday June 15th 10:30 GMT
The new skipper of the recently announced second Ericsson entry, Sweden's Anders Lewander talks about the Nordic flavour of the new team. We also catch up with events at the Giraglia Rolex Cup Race and hear from the President of the Yacht Club Italiano, Carlo Croce.
Challenger vs Defender
Friday June 8th 09:30 GMT
Dean Barker on the Kiwi team's sensational Louis Vuitton cup victory. Brad Butterworth, skipper of Cup holders Alinghi gives his reaction, plus AC commentator Peter Rusch has the wider reaction from Valencia. For good measure, Ericsson skipper John Kostecki updates us on his packed sailing calendar, and in particular, this seasons TP52 campaign.
Meet The Russians
Friday June 1st 10:00 GMT
Andreas Hanakamp, Austrian Olympic star sailor, talks about becoming skipper of the Russian entry to join the line up for the next Volvo Ocean Race. Rob Greenhalgh talks about Basilica's victory in the Extreme 40 opener in Munich. There's also the latest from Valencia with America's Cup expert Peter Rusch, plus British laser ace Paul Goodison.
Torben's Terrific Victory
Friday May 25th 00:00 GMT
Torben Grael talks to us after Luna Rossa claimed their place in the final of the Louis Vuitton Cup with a terrific victory over the much fancied BMW Oracle Racing. From Northern Ireland, yachtsman Jamie Boag discusses the news that the Volvo Ocean Race will visit Galway in 2008-9. Finally AC commentator Peter Rusch with all the news and buzz from Valencia.
Brazilian Magic Italian Style
Friday May 18th 09:30 GMT
America's Cup commentator Peter Rusch gives an update from the Louis Vuitton semi finals, and explains all about the 'Brazilian magician', we have part 2 of our interview with American tactician Dee Smith, and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston becomes the oldest man ever to sail solo around the world
Alinghi Awaits Their Opponent
Friday May 11th 07:30 GMT
Former Canadian pirate Curtis Blewett, mid-bowman from cup holders Alinghi talks about the wait for the Louis Vuitton to be concluded and their challenger decided. South African Ian Ainslie reflects on the Shosholoza America's cup adventure as the team now bows out of the Louis Vuitton series. Finally, American sailing veteran Dee Smith.
Cayard Speaks Out
Friday May 4th 10:00 GMT
Paul Cayard, former Star World Champion, winning Whitbread skipper and a world sailor of the year, talks about the America's Cup, the TP-52 circuit, the World Sailing League and the new look Volvo Ocean Race. There's also the latest from Valencia with America's Cup expert Peter Rusch, and news that the Volvo is going to India.
Talking Tactics In Valencia
Friday April 27th 10:00 GMT
This week it's all about Valencia, and among our many guests is BMW Oracle's American navigator Peter Isler. We also talk to Emirates Team New Zealand tactician and Mean Machine skipper Ray Davies. If that wasn’t enough, we also have from South Africa, Shosholoza's Ian Ainslie, and from Italy, +39 Challenger's Ian Walker.
Valencia's Waiting Game
Friday April 20th 10:30 GMT
America's Cup expert Peter Rusch updates us about a wind-free start to the Louis Vuitton round robin series in Valencia, The Volvo Ocean Race has announced that the race will, for the first time, visit China. Plus, one of the candidates for the title 'First Lady of Sailing' - Carolijn Brouwer from the Netherlands.
British Mixed Fortunes In Valencia
Friday April 13th 10:30 GMT
Two Olympic gold medallists enjoying very different fortunes while helming during Louis Vuitton Act 13: Ben Ainslie ensured Emirates Team New Zealand finished as leading challenger for the Louis Vuitton Cup, while aboard +39 Iain Percy lost the rig! Plus British Laser sailor Paul Goodison fresh from the Princess Sofia Trophy in Majorca...
Kiwi Sanderson Flies British Flag
Thursday April 5th 17:00 GMT
Mike 'Moose' Sanderson, the New Zealand Rolex Sailor of the Year, talks about being appointed as the team director of Team Origin - Great Britain's future challenge for the America's Cup. All the news from Valencia as Louis Vuitton Act 13 gets underway, and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston finally makes it ashore, as Saga Insurance completes Leg 2 of the Velux 5 Oceans.
Exclusive: PUMA's Skipper Ken Read
Friday March 30th 09:00 GMT
In an exclusive interview, Ken Read speaks about his appointment as skipper to the newly announced PUMA Racing Team. We also hear from Mike Golding, who talks about his rescue of fellow competitor Alex Thomson during the Velux 5 Oceans. An America's Cup update from Peter Rusch, and news from down under with aussie sailing journalist Rob Mundle.
Dee Caffari is determined to win it both ways
Friday March 23rd 12:30 GMT
In our latest weekly podcast, British sailor Dee Caffari talks about her Vendee Globe collaboration with compatriot Mike Golding and how she aims to become the first woman to sail around the world in both directions. We also hear from top U.S. sailor Eric Doyle on his America’s Cup preparations and Ian Budgen on life after the 2005-06 Volvo.
Sir Robin Under The Weather And Still Smiling!
Friday March 16th 09:30 GMT
In a bumper packed edition, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston gives us a call from somewhere in the Atlantic, Alex Thomson has an update on the building of the new Hugo Boss, and we talk to Peter de Ridder, head of the Mean Machine syndicate. Catch the action every Friday!
Volvo Sailing Podcast Going For Gold
Friday March 9th 10:00 GMT
Olympic 470 silver medallist Nick Rogers talks about his gold medal chances in Beijing, an America's Cup design update, and Victory Challenge's 'Si Fi' has been hanging out with old friends in Valencia. Tune in every Friday!
Volvo Sailing Podcast Takes Off!
Friday March 2nd 14:00 GMT
In our first weekly podcast, we have an exclusive interview with Noel (Nitro) Drennan from BMW Oracle, other items include an America's Cup update from Valencia and Justin Slattery, bowman from victorious ABN AMRO ONE, has been reading a new book!