Episode 23 is Patrick Shaughnessy, President of Farr Yacht Design. Caribbean 1500 event manager Andy Schell spoke to Patrick in his office in Annapolis, Maryland, where he grew up sailing and worked his way up from the ‘basement’ of the famous design office to the top dog. They talked about the Kiwi Spirit project and Stanley Paris’ record attempt, Patrick’s sailing history, yacht design (obviously), and spent a lot of time towards the end of the chat discussing the new Volvo 65 one design project that Patrick and his team at Farr have been developing over the past several years. He couldn’t be specific, but Patrick assured me that we’d see 7 teams at the starting line of the next Volvo Ocean Race this coming fall. Awesome chat this one, so thanks to Patrick and the Farr Yacht Design team!