The World Sailing Show
Published on February 24th, 2023
The World Sailing Show delivers 30-minute episodes which feature news, profiles, and racing highlights from across the world of sailing.
February’s episode leads with an update from The Ocean Race as the five teams leave Cabo Verde and head south on a 4600 mile journey across open seas to Cape Town through vastly different conditions.
Joining The Ocean Race en route to South Africa is the Maiden Factor. Tracy Edwards, founder of The Maiden Factor Foundation, shares her story – starting with the first all-female team to compete in and finish the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. The Maiden fell into disrepair, but Tracy raised the necessary funding and brought the boat home to Southampton where it now sails the world to inspire the next generation of female sailors.
Meanwhile, 150 of foiling’s biggest stars arrive in Lanzarote, the first stop of this season’s 2023 iQFOiL International Games. Great conditions made for a stunning start to the year for the newest Olympic class and the action did not disappoint.
Also in Lanzarote, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Transatlantic Race – a 3000 mile run from the Canary Islands to Grenada – got underway with 20 teams from 12 nations for the ninth edition of the event. The World Sailing Show catches up with the crews during the nine-day race and speaks to the teams as they arrive in the Caribbean.
Elsewhere, there is a recap of the latest events from around the world including the 2023 Finn Gold Cup held at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club in Miami, the Australian Wing Class Nationals in Sydney, and a look at the first leg of the GKA Kite World Tour from Qatar.
Episode uploaded Feb. 24, 2023.
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