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Auckland Worlds


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.

  • Dave Austin is well known to many in the New Zealand and Australian sailing communities as Dr Dave.

  • Elana Connor’s story is a remarkable and powerful one.

  • Simon van Velthooven has made an art form out of turning pedals. In a past life he was a world-class track cyclist, winning Olympic, world championship and Commonwealth Games medals.

  • Shirley Robertson has one of the most recognisable voices in the sailing world, as a commentator for anything from the Olympics and America’s Cup to magazine shows and SailGP.

  • Jim Turner was a leading figure in American Magic's challenge for the America’s Cup, which ended last week when they were eliminated from the Prada Cup.

  • Nigel Blackbourn has been involved in the superyacht industry for a large part of his 40 years at sea.

  • Conrad Colman astonished the sailing world with his feats in the last Vendee Globe, the single-handed, non-stop race around the world. He faced a catalogue of challenges, from being swept overboard at night in the Southern Ocean, to constant capsizing

  • In 1987 New Zealand won the Admiral's Cup, considered the world championships of keelboat sailing, for the first and only time.

  • In this podcast we bring you a special edition on New Zealand’s great race. The Coastal Classic was first contested in 1982 and now attracts more than 150 boats for the annual blast up the coast from Auckland to the Bay of Islands.