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“Whitecap”: The first podcast on Canadian Sailing

by Sail Canada 10 May 14:11 PDT
“Whitecap”: The first podcast on Canadian Sailing © Sail Canada

Sail Canada is pleased to be working in partnership with David Cripton for the launch of the new - and first-ever - podcast on Canadian sailing called "Whitecap"!

A reference to the top of a wave when it is extremely windy as well as to our northern country's tall mountains and their whitecaps, this podcast will allow members of the Canadian sailing community, from high performance athletes to coaches, as well as from recreational sailors to officials and others, to share and to listen to some great stories told by sailors from coast to coast to coast here in Canada.

The first-ever episode of "Whitecap" will feature Canada SailGP team skipper Phil Robertson, and will drop this Wednesday, May 11, three days before the start of Season 3 of the wildly popular SailGP world circuit and the Canadian team's inaugural season. An overview of the interview is now available on the official Apple Podcasts page dedicated to "Whitecap".

New episodes will then be available each month, leading up to the launch of the full 10-episode season in August.

Throughout the season, Canadian sailing fans will have access to the new episodes on the official Apple Podcasts page dedicated to "Whitecap", and the episodes will also be promoted on Sail Canada's social media platforms. Videos of the podcasts, when available, will also be on Sail Canada's YouTube page.

A passion for sailing... and podcasting

David Cripton has been racing sailboats since he was 11 years of age in New Brunswick, where he was also an instructor, a provincial coach and an instructor evaluator. He represented his province at the Canada Games in 1989 (Laser 2) and 1993 (Laser). He continues to race today on the Laser masters circuit, having competed at the 2018 Laser Masters World Championships in Ireland.

As are many in the Canadian sailing community, he is a proponent for the inter generational aspect of the sport, having raced both with and against his two kids in 420s and Hobie 16's.

In 2017, he founded the Skull Island Race Team (SKIRT), a sailing collective in New Brunswick.

You can follow him on his personal Instagram page at @skullislandraceteam.

When he is not sailing, he is a TV Editor and a documentary filmmaker. In 2016, he launched his first podcast called "The Criptcast", featuring independent music artists.

Don't miss season one of "Whitecap" with the first-ever episode to be launched on Wednesday, May the 11th!

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