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Good Jibes #135: Hans Henken on Paris Olympics Prep

This week’s host, Moe Roddy, is joined by returning guest Hans Henken, a world-champion sailor who can now add Olympic qualifier to his résumé. Hans is at the height of his Paris Olympic campaign. While it’s an incredibly exciting time, it hasn’t come without setbacks.

Hans Henken
Hans Henken was knocked unconscious in a crash during the 2023 season 4 of SailGP in Italy.
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Hear Hans share his recovery from his SailGP accident, what kind of workouts are needed to be in Olympic sailing shape, and how you can help with his Olympic campaign.

This episode covers everything from this year’s Olympics to injury rehab. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear:

  • What is a Sabot?
  • Where is Hans’s favorite surf spot?
  • What did he study at Stanford?
  • When did he start sailing Moths?
  • How did he meet his partner, Ian Barrows?
  • Who has more control over the boat?
  • What kinds of workouts does Hans do?
  • Short Tacks: Why pursue the Olympics?

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