The World Sailing Show – July 2016

Published on July 25th, 2016

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 July 2016 show synopsis:

Round the Island Race: Big numbers, smashed record
The annual Round the Island Race is a spectacle. With over fifteen hundred entries and 16,000 sailors, the horizon becomes a wall of sails in whichever direction you look. But this year’s race was particularly special. Champagne sailing conditions for all and for one team, a smashed race record.

This month’s World Sailing Show has the story plus footage of the record breaking run.

Mind Games – how Olympic pressure can meddle with minds
As the Olympic Games draw closer, a new type of pressure is building for the competitors. A pressure that, come the heat of battle, can often define the difference between victory and despair.

We talk to the man they call the medal maker about the mental pressure of the Games. We also talk to the British Olympic Sailing Team manager Stephen Park about how some sailors thrive and some collapse when the spotlights come on at the world’s biggest sporting show.

Sailing with siblings – two family affairs head to Rio
Sailing with a sibling might not seem to be the ideal match for many, but for two Chilean brother and sister teams this is the perfect pairing as they head to the Games for a family affair in Rio.

Why the Laser is so easy to sail yet so difficult come the Games
From beach resort hotels to sailing clubs around the world, the Laser is the global datum for singlehanded sailing.

Andy Rice explains why this Olympic class is so popular, yet so hard to sail well.

▪ The $million match race
▪ Extreme Sailing Series hits Cardiff
▪ Records at the Round Ireland Race
▪ New course for Volvo Ocean Race
▪ Gabart sets new 24hr solo record
▪ Nautor’s Swan 50th and new launch

Video published on July 25, 2016.

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