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Adventures Weekly: The Original SINS

This week on Adventures Weekly the Sailor Girl, Nic Douglass took on the challenge of chatting with two incredible sailors and journalists, as well as being two of the founding members of the Society of International Scribes (SINS); Bob Fisher and Rob Mundle.

With 35 books, four world championship wins, and a serious and renowned passion for the America’s Cup, it is no doubt that many refer to Bob Fisher as Mr America’s Cup.

Rob Mundle on the other hand is known as the voice of sailing, with 19 books, a record for the longest live continuous commentary in history for the finish of Australia II versus Liberty in 1983, 18ft Skiff Grand Prix commentary, and a long standing history with Hamilton Island Race Week and the Oatley Family’s Wild Oats XI.

“Was a pleasure to have these two gentlemen who have both contributed so much to yachting on the show – I have missed them over lockdown” said Nic Douglass about her most recent show. 

Founding day of the SINS, Society of International Nautical Scribes -1972

If you are keen to hear plenty of behind the scenes action from two legends of the sport including memories from the America’s Cup, Whitbread, Sydney Hobart, Fastnet, Olympics, and what the SINners got up to when not reporting, be sure to check out the show below. 

Adventures Weekly – 29 May 2020

For Adventures Weekly on 29 May 2020 we were excited to welcome Bob Fisher and Rob Mundle – the original SINS to talk about plenty of behind the scenes action from the America's Cup and top regattas, basically their amazing records and experiences at events that have shaped our sport. Was a pleasure to have these two gentlemen who have both contributed so much to yachting on the show – I have missed them! Congratulations to Jesse Dobie who won our Pantaenius Yacht Insurance Trivia Comp for this week with a focus on all things to do with the theme of this week's show! Remember to check out our Instagram story to play and have a chance of winning a Pantaenius Prize pack, and to go into the draw for the major prize in December – Nic 🙂

Posted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Friday, May 29, 2020

When asked what their favourite events are, given the amount that they have been and are able to attend, both Bob and Rob expressed a great love for the America’s Cup. On the modern day cup, Rob said that “the sheer excitement and thrill of the foils and rig developments, and the crashing and burning” in particular is a drawcard, for past and future sailing generations.

When asked what their favourite memory in our sport is both echoed one another’s thoughts (they were unusually in agreement at least four times over the course of the show) on the win of Australia II in Newport R.I.

“It was an amazing moment and an amazing day” said Bob Fisher. “I don’t think there is anything else in Australian history that will ever come remarkably close to the America’s Cup” echoed Rob Mundle.

Interestingly, we had John Bertrand on the show to cover the Australia II win in-depth last week, but it was fantastic to have the additional views of Rob and Bob.

Adventures Weekly – 22 May 2020

What an amazing show with John Bertrand AO to chat about the legendary Australia II, the Olympics, his mentors, his teammates, his youth, the psychology of winning and of course what he is up to now! Our Pantaenius Yacht Insurance Trivia Comp will be back next week so make sure you check out our Instagram story to play and have a chance of winning a Pantaenius Prize pack, and to go into the draw for the major prize in December! A big thanks to the Australian National Maritime Museum and Sally Samins and the Sally Samins Collection for the images used in today's broadcast, and to ABC News for the footage as watermarked. For more on the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame head here: https://sailinghalloffame.org.au/inductee/the-team-of-australia-ii/Catch you next week, and stay safe – Nic x ⛵️

Posted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Friday, May 22, 2020
Adventures Weekly: John Bertrand AO – 22 May 2020

We also went over the themed trivia competition from this week, brought to you by Pantaenius Yacht Insurance! Congrats to our winner for this week, Jesse Dobie, who along with winning a prize pack from Pantaenius, will also join each of the winners of the weekly video competition for our major prize draw in December of this year!

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If all goes to plan, Terry Hutchinson should be able to join us Friday morning in Australia, Thursday evening for this week, live on our Facebook page.

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