Audio: Hayles and Kostecki


Ericsson heavyweights - John Kostecki and Steve Hayles
 

Ericsson heavyweights - John Kostecki and Steve Hayles

Ericsson's afterguard discuss their approach to Volvo Ocean Race in-port racing
This morning 2001-2 Volvo Ocean Race winner John Kostecki - now tactician on board Neal McDonald's Ericsson for the in-port races - and navigator Steve Hayles discussed their approach to the Volvo Ocean Race's in-port racing. In this first clip John Kostecki talks about their preparation for the in-port and whether they use specialised sails (385kb file) In this clip Steve Hayles talks about their forecasting and bringing in outside talent in the form of local knowledge and forecasting ability (2.3MB file) In this clip John Kostecki talks about his role in the afterguard, racing canting keel boats v fixed keel boats, how the different set-ups of the boats (ie hanks v furlers and snuffers), how they are raced short handed, the difference between racing them inshore and offshore (1.6MB file) In this clip John Kostecki looks back in the 30-40 knot conditions at the in-port race in Cape Town and how the 'afterguard' works on Ericsson. (1.1MB file)

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