21: Andreas Hanakamp

This is the first of several sailing podcasts that I'll be transferring over from my old show, Two Inspired Guys. Andy sat down in person with Andreas Hanakamp in St. Lucia during the finish of the ARC Rally in 2012. Andreas and his crew aboard the Akalaria 40 (Class 40) Vaquita had just lapped the fleet, sailing the course in a remarkable 11 days and beating their nearest rival - a Swan 80 no less - by almost 24 hours. They took line honors and the overall. It's no surprise, for Andreas is a highly accomplished sailor - he's gone to the Olympics on several occasions and skippered Team Russia in the 2007/08 Volvo Ocean Race. We spoke about his sailing accomplishments, but also about his other passions in traveling, kayaking, skiing and mountaineering. Despite his larger-than-life stature, Andreas is a very grounded dude and super personable.