On Course, Episode 7

Published on October 12th, 2020

The On Course series takes a regular look at the sailing world with show host Matt Sheahan:


Winning the Solitaire du Figaro is harder than a victory in the Vendee Globe, the non-stop single-handed race around the world, according to Michel Desjoyeaux. This French celebrity sailor is the only person to have won the Vendee Globe twice so he should know.

In a special and exclusive feature, we report on the 2020 Figaro while also heading to the heart of the action at last year’s 50th anniversary to talk to some of the world’s greatest offshore sailors, all of whom had turned up for another taste of the toughest single handed offshore series in the world.

Plus, we check in with the America’s Cup as the new, radical AC75s boats arrive in Auckland ahead of the first racing planned for December 17-20.

And there’s more, as Docktalk takes a look at green resins, blue water, and a very cool maxi cruising cat.

Video uploaded Oct. 12, 2020.

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