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Topic: Olympic coverage on the BBC
Posted By: theycallmegod
Subject: Olympic coverage on the BBC
Date Posted: 31 Jul 08 at 12:03pm
RYA Press Release



31 July 2008



Sailors go for gold on the BBC



There is no need to miss a second of Britain’s sailors’ quest for gold in Qingdao next month as the BBC brings you round-the-clock coverage from all the action on the water at Beijing 2008.



With full race coverage set to start at 6am – the time of the first scheduled warning signal in China – every day on the BBC Interactive ‘Red Button’ service and at least 30 minutes of sailing highlights planned on BBC One every morning, you can watch all the excitement unfold as it happens in Qingdao.



Viewers will be guided through the thrills and spills of the Olympic sailing competition by experienced sailing commentator Richard Simmonds joined by double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson, who will provide expert analysis and insight into the sport.



All the interactive coverage will be repeated each evening while an hour-long daily Olympic highlights show will also be tracking Britain’s progress around the sports on BBC One at 7pm.



Meanwhile, on Monday 19 August – the day of the scheduled 470 medal races – BBC 5Live will be broadcasting their Breakfast Programme live from the Olympic Sailing Venue while BBC Radio’s Juliette Ferrington will be based in Qingdao for the duration of the Games.



Around 300 hours of Olympic drama will be broadcast on BBC One and Two over the course of the Games while BBC Interactive air time will be upped from 1,000 hours of coverage at the Athens Olympics to 2,450 hours in China.



The Olympic Sailing Regatta takes place from Saturday 9 August – Thursday 21 August.



All broadcast and event schedules are subject to change.


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Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 31 Jul 08 at 12:19pm
Hmm sailing on the radio, now that's going to be dull!

"Yes, GBR have tacked on a wave, slowing, back up to speed. They are really flying now, must be doing at least 10 knots upwind there, I can see the determination on their faces from here. Over a wave, and another, now that's a big one. If you could just see the action here, you would be on the edge of your seat"

Maybe it will work, who knows! One thing I do know is that I'm not getting up at 6am to watch sailing, waking up time is 0820 for me!

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Posted By: Guest
Date Posted: 31 Jul 08 at 12:46pm

No doubt Shirley will by piling on the praise of the Yngling team through gritted teeth



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Posted By: Iain C
Date Posted: 31 Jul 08 at 12:55pm

Try

"Well, the Yngling girls are sat by their boat waiting for the wind to fill in to blow the smog away and the algae to clear...ha ha ha ha ha"



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Posted By: theycallmegod
Date Posted: 31 Jul 08 at 1:49pm
http://www.windguru.com/int/index.php?sc=37855 - Windguru
Well if that's anything to go by there might be some interesting racing....


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Posted By: FreshScum
Date Posted: 31 Jul 08 at 2:33pm

Dinghy sailing mag have also sent their editor out to china. I think she's got a press pass and stuff and will be posting news and interviews throughout the olympics on their new site http://www.dinghysailingmagazine.co.uk/olympic - www.dinghysailingmagazine.co.uk/olympic

 



Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 31 Jul 08 at 2:48pm
Originally posted by FreshScum

Dinghy sailing mag have also sent their editor out to china. I think she's got a press pass and stuff and will be posting news and interviews throughout the olympics on their new site http://www.dinghysailingmagazine.co.uk/olympic - www.dinghysailingmagazine.co.uk/olympic

 



Or you can keep up to date with all the latest action at www.yachtsandyachting.com - www.yachtsandyachting.com , also you can read what our writers, that will be out in China have to say, in the magazine!


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Posted By: jeffers
Date Posted: 31 Jul 08 at 5:21pm
Looks a tad damp over there on Monday......

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Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 08 Aug 08 at 4:57pm
I have decided I am not getting up at 6 to watch the sailing, and I understand that you can record tele with the Sky box? If this is possible could someone please explain to me how to do it? I'm only used to 4 channels, but now we have a sky box thing and there are lots more! I think I want to record the whole race if possible, will that fit in the box?
Any help would be great! Thanks.


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Posted By: DiscoBall
Date Posted: 08 Aug 08 at 5:01pm
Tom - I think that the coverage will be available on the BBC iplayer thingy on the net during and afterwards (but I may well be wrong....)

Sam - I thought you didn't have a tv....????


Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 08 Aug 08 at 5:08pm
Ok thanks Tim, so does sky not record stuff?

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Posted By: Jamesd
Date Posted: 08 Aug 08 at 6:10pm
anyone found a tv listings for it yet? which tells you exactly what will be on and what channel? or do you have to wake up at six and sit there till it comes on?


Posted By: Lukepiewalker
Date Posted: 08 Aug 08 at 6:23pm
Do to BBC's Olympic section on the sport page. They have a schedule on there.

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Posted By: AlexM
Date Posted: 08 Aug 08 at 7:07pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cmhth/episodes/2008 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cmhth/episodes/2008

 

 



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Posted By: Jamie600
Date Posted: 08 Aug 08 at 7:16pm

 

That is a quality boat name Alex



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Posted By: AlexM
Date Posted: 08 Aug 08 at 10:43pm

thanks,

credit to the previous owner



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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 08 Aug 08 at 11:23pm
was he from bexhill-on-sea?

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Posted By: AlexM
Date Posted: 09 Aug 08 at 11:15am
no Dee SC on the wirral

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Posted By: AlexM
Date Posted: 09 Aug 08 at 4:37pm

http://www.sailing.org/olympics/ - http://www.sailing.org/olympics/

lots of stuff here



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Posted By: timeintheboat
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 9:12pm
Some thoughts so far.....

It seems as if the Chinese TV coverage is picking a fleet a day and there is no other coverage of the other fleets - or am I missing something (today 49ers but no Finn or Yngling coverage)?

The light winds and at times weird coverage - (have any of the film crew or directors ever seen a dinghy race before?) is not doing our sport any great favours.

http://www.sailing.org/olympics is a fantastic source of info.

There appear to be a number of incidents on the water not backed by umpire or protest - exactly like normal sailing!

Fo those of us who do go dinghy sailing it is just great have whole dinghy races on TV (Sky + red button) - not sure what the general sports enthusiast would make of the "action" so far.

I can't believe I booked a whole weeks holiday (last year) with no TV or internet connection for the 2nd week  - ARGGGGGGGHHHHHH!


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Posted By: laser4000
Date Posted: 11 Aug 08 at 8:23am
I agree with timeintheboat, it's definately the case that they 'choose to follow one race only' - today for example the RSX second race appears to have been postponed - but they then didn't have the flexibility to cut across to the finns or the 49ers which were still racing - shame..

Also I think there's a couple of bits missing from the coverage...

a) On the 'wide' upwind shots - i.e. featuring 10/15 boats then some graphics of letters designating GBR, NZ, ESP etc would be great (I guress technically tough as well)

b) Action replays - I would have loved to see some of the 49er incidients in a little more detail..


Also there's doesn't appear to be a commentator on the pier calling the racing for the spectators on the shore which is a real shame, hopefully they put that right for the medal race.


Posted By: Xpletive
Date Posted: 11 Aug 08 at 3:40pm

Having only Freeview, after this morning's load of nonsense, I've given up on it. I would imagine the coverage would please students of architecture though.



Posted By: Lukepiewalker
Date Posted: 11 Aug 08 at 6:28pm
Whatever is sailing on Course area A is that which is being covered by the TV. Hence all the medal races are on Course A. Lasers tomorrow.

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Ex-National 12 3253 "Seawitch"
Ex-National 12 2961 "Curved Air"
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Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 11 Aug 08 at 7:12pm
Makes sense- Course A is the one close to the shore, and I'm sure some of the camera shots seem to be long lens stuff from the hard.


Posted By: Contender 541
Date Posted: 11 Aug 08 at 8:04pm

For those interested

Olympic Sailing review - Freeview Channel 302 NOW



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