On Course, Episode 21

Published on September 4th, 2022

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


At one end carbon rocket ships, at the other 100 year old classics, two extremes that couldn’t be further apart. But in the middle of the summer season, two ends of the sport that were united by close tactical racing on a world famous stretch of water.

Cowes Week is special and every year this seven day event delivers stories aplenty. So here are some of our favorites, from the spectacular rise of a rocket ship class, to how to create a winning machine for just £1,000.

From how a seasoned campaigner has no fear of the death roll, to an exclusive chat and update with Sir Ben Ainslie, there is that and plenty more.

Cowes Week is as much a festival of sail as it is a world class event, so here’s our take on a very special week. Plus, while remaining in Cowes, we take a look at an event that has a very clever twist and could change the future.

Video uploaded Sept. 4, 2022.

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