182: Alan Block // Sailing Anarchy

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Alan Block, aka Mr. Clean, is one of the driving forces behind the hugely popular - and sometimes controversial - Sailing Anarchy website. He’s a staple on the racing scene, traveling far and wide to cover events from the Volvo to the Vendee and lots in between. Alan’s story is a fascinating and circuitous one, and during our 90-minute conversation, we covered the whole thing, from his early days as a lawyer, to his dreams to set off sailing, and ultimately to his serendipitous opportunity to work with Sailing Anarchy. Alan is also the founder and host of the Sailing Anarchy podcast, free on iTunes.

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And finally, don’t miss our new podcast Sailing Stories, hosted by Lee Cumberland & narrated by Duncan Hood. I’m super excited to say that the show’s been a hit from day 1! Season 1, which will run for a total of 12 weeks, features the audio rendition of the book Brave or Stupid, a story of two Swedes who set out to circumnavigate on a whim and a wine-fueled handshake. If you haven’t discovered Sailing Stories yet, make sure to start from Episode 1. Tales from the high seas, told week by week.