The World Sailing Show

Published on May 3rd, 2023

The World Sailing Show delivers 30-minute episodes which feature news, profiles, and racing highlights from across the world of sailing.

The latest episode catches up with the first event of this year’s World Cup, with in-depth coverage of the Princess Sofía Regatta in Mallorca, Spain. This is the first stop in a busy 16-month period which also includes the Sailing World Championships and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

All 10 Olympic Classes took to the waters of Palma, meaning this was the perfect chance to lay down an early marker for the season – but it didn’t always go to plan for the pre-event favorites. Tag along as the show goes behind the scenes with the leaders in every class to hear about their preparations for the road to Paris 2024.

Elsewhere, as Wingfoiling continues to show why it has become one of the most exciting and fastest growing discipline in all of sailing, the World Sailing Show joins the action at the first event of the IWSA World Cup in Abu Dhabi. Reigning world champion Paula Novotna was in fine form throughout, but there were some shocks in the men’s competition.

The Ocean Race heads to Brazil on the longest leg in the event’s history. So far, the first two legs of the race had been dominated by Holcim, but the 12,750 nautical mile leg from Cape Town to Brazil had all the ingredients for that to change. The World Sailing Show hears from Kevin Escoffier, skipper of Team Holcim – PRB; Boris Herrmann of Team Malizia; and Charlie Enright of 11th Hour Racing as each skipper prepares to steer their crews past the world’s three great capes.

The prospect of 35-40 days at sea was always going to be a test of skill, character and resilience, not just for the sailors but for the boats as well. In amongst the drama, the leg also saw the IMOCA speed record beaten twice in quick succession.

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