Best Long “Sailing Interviews” to Read During Lockdown – Part 2

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We have compiled the second part of the best “Sailing interviews” from our long reads archive to fill those long lockdown hours whether you’re self-isolating at home or… we hope for you, on board a sailboat!

Sophie Thé: “To reconcile work and a life on a boat is possible!”

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Sophie Thé is a stylist, but also and above… a sailor. Born in Lyon (France), she sampled the taste for travelling through her parents. At 21 she moved to London to learn English and stayed there for 5 years. Then Sophie moved to Australia, and not long after she jumped on a super yacht where she would travel the world for 7 years.
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Kurt Arrigo: “Being out at Sea is where I feel at Home”

Kurt Arrigo is one of the world finest marine photographer. His career has seen him capture dramatic action at most important sporting events, but also portray A-list Hollywood stars, swim with hammerhead sharks and undertake environmental projects from the Galapagos to the Himalayas. We met him.
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Behind the Scenes of “The Weekend Sailor”

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The Weekend Sailor is a documentary about the unexpected victory of the Mexican yacht Sayula II in the first Whitbread Round the World Race, in 1974. We met the director, Bernardo Arsuaga.
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Loïck Peyron: “Sailing is the best school of life”

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Loïck Peyron is one of the most successful sailors in the world. Among his achievements, he won the ORMA Championship four times in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2002, the STAR transatlatic race three times, the transat Jacques Vabre, the Route du Rhum and the Jules Verne Trophy.
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A man, a woman and a dog: “Sailing means to really live our life”

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Bonita and Yoshi are an australian young couple travelled around Australia in a Toyota Coaster bus for 2 years. Now they started a new adventure, sailing on board Nandji, a 40ft cutter, searching a different way of life. We met them.
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Olivier Racoupeau: “All sailing yachts have to be different, but all have to be totally safe”


Although he was not born at the seaside, Olivier Racoupeau was passionate about sailing as a teenager, in dinghy and offshore sailing. Very soon he discovered the regatta where he quickly became involved at national and international level. Graduated from the Toulouse University in mechanics and aeronautic technologies he joined Jean Berret in 1983. Their designs won 4 world champion titles, the Admiral’s Cup in 1985, the BOC in 1989-90 and 3 times winner of the Mini-Transat. 
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