The World Sailing Show
Published on October 25th, 2023
The World Sailing Show delivers 30-minute episodes which feature news, profiles, and racing highlights from across the world of sailing.
The October episode of the World Sailing Show opens with a profile of the dominant Nacra 17 pair and current Rolex World Sailors of the Year, Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti, as the duo prepare to defend their Olympic titles in 2024. Tita will also be the helmsman on the Italian entry at the 37th America’s Cup.
• French challenger Orient Express set their sights on The America’s Cup
• Rolex Sailor of the Year, Team of the Year, 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award contenders revealed
• SailGP fleet arrives in Cádiz for leg 5 of Season 4
• eSailing world champion crowned at 55th Barcolana Regatta
• Latest from Paris 2024 qualification events and a round-up from the world of sailing
There is also an in depth look at the nominees for this year’s Rolex World Sailor of the Year, Team of the Year, and 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Málaga, Spain, on November 14, and the World Sailing Show profiles the achievements of the finalists for each award. For more information, click here.
Elsewhere, the World Sailing Show catches up with SailGP as the event heads to Cádiz for leg five of Season 4 with Australia looking to remain unbeaten but Denmark, New Zealand and the United States all in contention for event honours. A nail-biting final race saw a surprise victor as the season continues to surprise.
They may be late joining the race, but French team Orient Express is not wasting any time in catching up with the fleet ahead of the 37th America’s Cup. The crew is already familiar with each other, racing together as part of the French SailGP team, and having logged countless hours in the simulator they are ready to put up a strong showing as France’s first America’s Cup entry since 2017.
The 55th Barcolana Regatta, the largest sailing race in the world, may have been cut short but it definitely did not lack excitement. Arca emerged victorious out of a fleet of over 1,700 boats starting the race. There was high quality sailing off the water, too, as Tristan Peron outperformed the competition to comfortably win the World Sailing eSailing World Championship.
There is also a roundup of the latest news from across the sport, including the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, the 52 Super Series season finale in Puerto Portals, and the penultimate round of the GKA Kite Surf World Tour in Dakhla, Morocco saw Pedro Matos claim his first event win and Moona Whyte confirm her dominance.