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Good Jibes #138: Robbie Haines on Leading a Winning Racing Program

This week’s host, John Arndt, is joined by Robbie Haines to chat about his lifetime of success at sea. Robbie is an Olympic champion who has won seven world championships on four different classes of boats.

Robbie Haines, Ed Trevelyan, and Rod Davis enjoy a podium moment.
© 2024 Robbie Haines

Hear why confidence is so important in sailing and life, how to become a professional sailor, stories from the Olympics, how to prepare a boat for a race, and about the best family vacation he’s ever had.

This episode covers everything from the Olympics to catamarans. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear:

  • How did Robbie get to the Olympics?
  • When did he start managing boats?
  • How were the 1984 Olympics?
  • Who’s navigating in the next race?
  • How old was the crew at the time of Morning Light?
  • Is Robbie done racing?
  • What’s next for Pyewacket?
  • Short Tacks: Where’s Robbie’s favorite place to sail?

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