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Welcome to Yachting New Zealand's podcast: Broad Reach Radio.

The podcast will feature a range of topics from interviews with top sailors of today and yesteryear to chats with people in the sailing and boating industries. It aims to be informative, entertaining, educational or just something for people to feel connected to the sport. You can find the latest episodes below, or on Podbean, Spotify, Apple and Stitcher.

  • Josh Junior and Andy Maloney both wear a couple of different sailing hats these days.

  • Leslie Egnot was skipper and helm of America3, a women’s team who came agonisingly close to beating Dennis Conner and Stars and Stripes for the right to defend the Cup against Team New Zealand.

  • Sam and Molly Meech are best known for winning bronze and silver respectively at the 2016 Rio Olympics but they took a unique path on their way to the top.

  • Glenn Ashby is New Zealand's favourite Australian sailor and in 2017 skippered Emirates Team New Zealand to victory in the America's Cup in Bermuda.

  • In 2018 Bianca Cook became the first Kiwi woman since 2001/02 to compete in the Ocean Race and now she's looking to be the first Kiwi woman to skipper a boat in the iconic round the world race.

  • Phil Robertson is a Kiwi sailor in demand as a multiple world world champion, SailGP skipper and former world No 1 match racer, but it wasn't always an easy pathway to the top.

  • Team Jolly (Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie) went into the 2016 Rio Olympics as one of the favourites for gold but plenty went against them in a dramatic regatta that saw them disqualified from two races.

  • Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are Olympic champions, multiple world champions and America's Cup winners and in 2018/19 they attempted to add Volvo Ocean Race champions to that list.