Chats With Champions

The Quantum Sails podcast where our experts on the ground interview some of the best teams on the racecourse today. We dig into what they're doing to get to the top, discuss hot topics in the sailing industry, and get to know these awesome sailors. Our ultimate goal is to help you elevate your game and find positive ways to get you excited about our favorite sport.


Ragna Agerup - 2019 Woman Sailor of the Year

August 8, 2019

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Brown University sailor Ragna Agerup is kind of a big deal. Her spring sailing season included not only winning the 2019 Sperry College Championship, but also being named the 2019 Quantum Women's Collegiate Sailor of the Year. Our host Laura Beigel spoke with the Norwegian sailing rock star to learn her secrets and get her view on the future of sailing and women in the sport.

Paul Zabetakis - Swan 42 Impetuous

August 7, 2019

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In our first episode Dave MacMillan and Alex Clegg of Quantum Sails Newport chat over the phone with Dr. Paul Zabetakis, owner of the Swan 42 Impetuous. Impetuous won the IRC Division 3 class at the New York Yacht Club Race Week in 2018 and is no stranger to the podium. Dr. Zabetakis has been sailing for over 40 years and in addition to being the rear commodore at the New York Yacht Club, he is heavily involved with the IC 37 class, including the development and design of the boat. At the end of the day, Dr. Zabetakis credits much of his success to his team and the value of building a consistent and well-oiled crew.


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