Return of The World Sailing Show
Published on May 30th, 2022
The World Sailing Show, which had provided a monthly view of the racing world from February 2016 to April 2020, is getting relaunched on May 30, 2022. Supported by World Sailing, each 30-minute episode will feature news, profiles, and racing highlights from across the world of sailing.
Produced by Sunset+Vine, shows will be released every month on the World Sailing Show YouTube Channel and distributed via a network of international broadcasters on every continent.
The first episode of the relaunched series focuses on the Hempel World Cup Series at Trofeo Princesa Sofìa, the SailGP Grand Final of season 2, with a season 3 kick off, the World Match Race Tour Congressional Cup, and a Para Sailing update on the bid to get the sport back in the Paralympic Games for LA28.
There’s also a feature on the foiling revolution in the Olympic classes, America’s Cup news, an update on Emirates Team New Zealand’s wind-powered land speed record attempt, and offshore sailing from the Caribbean 600 and the 1000 Miles des Sables.
Future episodes will see high profile coverage given to World Sailing’s Special Events – the sport’s flagship events including the America’s Cup, The Ocean Race, SailGP, the PWA World Windsurfing Tour, the World Match Racing Tour, the GKA Kite World Tour, the Star Sailors League, and Foiling Week – as well the global efforts being made to grow the sport worldwide, making it more inclusive and more sustainable.
“We are delighted to re-launch the incredibly popular and much-loved World Sailing Show,” reports David Graham, World Sailing CEO. “It will be the definitive digital home for sailing, bring the community together and provide a platform for event organizers, personalities and role models, while also expanding the reach and access to our sport to viewers in global markets.
“We are very proud to partner with Sunset+Vine to produce the first slate of eight episodes and work together on future seasons. There are so many aspects of sailing that deserve the spotlight and the World Sailing Show will give us new avenues to share the success of our Para Sailing initiatives, women’s sailing programs, community projects and sustainability campaigns to a wider audience.”
The World Sailing Show had previously racked up a combined television viewership of 27.6m during a 12-episode season and total views in excess of 9m on the official YouTube channel over four years.
The full archive of past episodes is available to watch on the official World Sailing Show YouTube Channel.