The World Sailing Show – November 2017

Published on October 22nd, 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 November 2017 show synopsis.


Volvo Ocean Race Form Guide
Seven identical boats, seven hungry teams and among them, 14 crew who have won the event before. In fact, every team – bar one – has at least one crew member that has tasted Volvo victory.

From five Olympic Gold medal winners to nine America’s Cup victories the message is clear – The 2017 Volvo Ocean race fleet is awash with talent.

This month we take a close look at the teams and the key players in our guide and rankings ahead of the start.

Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees
It’s awards time, well nearly. We take a look at the glittering array of top sailors that have been nominated for this year’s prestigious Rolex World Sailor of the Year awards. Who would get your vote?

New Blueprint for America’s Cup revealed
The appeal of the America’s Cup is clear, win the trophy and you can make the rules. From the type of boat to the format of the racing, the Cup holder can re-shape and re-model the richest prize in sailing.

Along with winning the oldest trophy in international sport and writing a new chapter in sailing history, the lure of the Cup has proved irresistible for those that can afford it. But the details about how the next America’s Cup will shape up came as a surprise to many. We take a look at the new blueprint for the 36th America’s Cup.

Under the skin of a Fast 40+
From one prestigious trophy to another, the One Ton Cup. It may not take a billionaire’s budget to compete but the Fast 40+ fleet is growing steadily and attracting plenty of attention.

As well as taking a look at the racing, we get under the skin of one of these carbon shelled rocket ships as we get given the tour.

Rolex Maxi Yacht Cup in stunning Sardinia
Among the many glamorous venues that play host to the world’s biggest and best yachts, there is one that has remained at the top of the list for years, Porto Cervo, Sardinia. We take a look at a fleet that matches the stunning backdrop as the Rolex Maxi Yacht Cup rolls into town.

Video published on October 22, 2017.

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