The World Sailing Show – August 2017

Published on July 24th, 2017

The World Sailing Show provides a monthly view of the racing world. From non-stop around the world racers, to the intensity of Olympic campaigns, from seasoned professionals, to grass roots weekend warriors, The World Sailing Show will get into the latest action afloat. Here’s the August 2017 show synopsis.


Along with updates from the Volvo Ocean Race, ORC World Championships, GKA Kitesurf World Tour, World Match Racing Tour, and Women’s Match Racing World Championship, the featured segments this month are…

Crossing the Atlantic the hard (mad) way
There are many different ways to cross the Atlantic and there are plenty of records set doing it. But one crew took the challenge to the extreme. Father and son team, 56 year old Vittorio Malingri and 26 year old Nico have a wealth of offshore experience from circumnavigations to numerous Atlantic crossings. But both knew that this task would be a big one, racing 2,500 nautical miles from Dakar to Guadeloupe aboard an open decked F20 racing catamaran. Just 6m long with no cabin, the pair would need to live on deck for nearly two weeks. For most, simply making it to the other side would be a major achievement. But the Malingris were out to break a record.

Team New Zealand’s secrets revealed
When it came to the crunch, the Defenders of the America’s Cup took a pasting. There are few other ways to describe it. And after 14 years, the Cup was heading back to Auckland. Outpaced and outmanoeuvred, Emirates Team New Zealand ran circles around Oracle Team USA. The Kiwis were faster, sailing deeper downwind and higher upwind. They tacked in a heartbeat and rarely slipped off their foils. So how come they were so much quicker? What was the difference between the two boats?

Peter Burling profile – the sailing world’s new rock star
Cool, calm, and collected, the eight-time world champion and double Olympic medallist is now the youngest ever helmsman to win the America’s Cup. What is it that makes Peter Burling tick? We ask those who know him well.

How to get aboard a Cup boat during racing
A new application for virtual can take viewers aboard a Cup boat to see exactly what goes on during the race. Commentator Stevie Morrison rode aboard both the New Zealand and USA boats during the America’s Cup to discover some of the teams’ secrets.

Para World Sailing Championships
The 2017 Para World Sailing Championships marked an important step in the efforts to reinstate sailing back into the Paralympics. The support was clear as more than 80 sailors from 39 nations descended on Kiel in Germany for the five day event.

How the round the Isle of Wight record was broken
The annual Round the Island Race attracted more than 1300 entries. Some had their eyes on the silverware, some were simply there to take part, but one team was in a hurry, Concise 10. Skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, the crew of the 70ft trimaran were out to set a new record.

Video published on July 24, 2017.

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