The World Sailing Show – Feb 2019

After last week’s appetizer now the main event:

This month’s hot topics are …

01:02 The Golden Globe – The race that changed the world

12:29 IMOCA & the new Ocean Race goes public

18:28 SailGP – The fastest cats into the wild

23:41 Battle of the big guns – The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

In 1968, one race changed the world as nine skippers headed off into the unknown in their bids to be the first and the fastest solo sailors to complete an unaided lap of the planet under sail. Fifty years later, a re-run of the Sunday Times Golden Globe looks set to make headlines once again as the first two skippers head towards the finish after 29,000 miles and over 200 days alone. We look back at this extraordinary event, as well as the race that started it all. We also find out what the next fully crewed race around the world will look like as race formerly known as the Volvo Ocean Race announces big changes ahead.

Plus, the fastest cats in sailing get released into the wild as SailGP prepares for its inaugural event in Sydney. Staying in Australia we look back at the battle of the big guns in this year’s Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race.

Don’t we all love to sit hunkered down in our winterly igloos, covered in ice and snow, dreaming of coming sailing adventures in the next summer season? Well, not me, since I’m living in permanent summer … and don’t sail in RL anymore. But I guess all you still active sailors enjoy a good retrospective and introspective video once in a while, no?

 

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