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The World Sailing Show: Programme 10 - Season 2019

by Sunset+Vine TV 6 Nov 2019 04:31 PST
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Two more America's Cup AC75s launched in October. Luna Rossa is unveiled in Sardinia while INEOS Team UK are foiling on the Solent. Also in Sardinia was the 52 Super Series finale where home team Azzurra look to secure the season title against the high-powered fleet of grand prix monohulls.

We also have all the action from SailGP's final event of the inaugural season in Marseille, where Team Australia duel rivals team Japan in the final match race. We also head to Malta for the Middle Sea Race and to Trieste, Italy for the biggest race on the planet, the Barcolana. Francis Joyon's IDEC Sport heads to Asia for a series of four challenges, while the winners of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year awards are announced in Bermuda. And we meet the team behind sailing's most advanced sustainability laboratory, Energy Observer.

  • America's Cup Challenger Luna Rossa launches while INEOS Team UK flies for the first time
  • The 52 Super Series reaches its climax in high winds in Porto Cervo
  • SailGP's inaugural season comes to an end in Marseille with the closest of match races to decide the title
  • Energy Observer breaks new ground in hydrogen and solar technology
  • World Sailing announces the top two sailors of 2019
  • Francis Joyon sails for Asia in a new adventure for IDEC Sport
  • The Barcolana sees 2000 boats take the start line in Trieste

Features

52 Super Series Finale

The 2019 52 Super Series comes to an end in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, and the title is on the line. Italian boat Azzurra leads the way in the standings, chased by Germany's Platoon and World Championship winners Quantum Racing. Big breezes lead to spectacular racing at the season finale for the grand prix monohulls.

America's Cup launches Part 2

After the launches of Emirates Team New Zealand and American Magic in September, October saw the Brits and the Italians break cover. Challenger of Record Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli launched their AC75 in Sardinia while INEOS Team UK have been foiling on the waters of the Solent.

Energy Observer

Inspired by America's Cup boats, Energy Observer is testing tomorrow's technologies under extreme conditions, using hydrogen and solar power to help it journey through the world's oceans.

SailGP Finale

A round-up of all the action from Marseille where the final championship standings were settled before the 1 million dollar prize match race between Tom Slingsby's Team Australia and Nathan Outteridge's Team Japan.

Middle Sea Race

Malta hosts the 2019 Middle Sea Race that starts in Valletta's Grand Harbour and takes the fleet around Sardinia on a 600 nautical mile route. Over 100 entries include 5-time winner Rambler and Fastnet winner Wizard.

Francis Joyon and IDEC Sport

French off-shore legend Francis Joyon sets himself four challenges in Asia. The 63-year-old has set off for Mauritius aboard his 31.5metre trimaran IDEC Sport in an attempt on his own record and will finish his Asian adventure with an attempt on the 13,000-mile Clipper Route record from Hong Kong to London.

Giovanni Soldini and Maserati

The Italian holder of the Clipper Route record, Giovanni Soldini, competes in the Hong Kong to Vietnam race aboard his Multi 70 Maserati.

Rolex World Sailors of the Year

An Italian has been announced as the winner of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year award. 15-year-old Optimist sailor Marco Gradoni is the youngest ever winner. Anne-Marie Rindom has won the women's award after dominating the Laser Radial class.

Barcolana

Trieste, Italy, hosts the world's biggest sailing race each year. With 2000 boats taking part the start line is two and a half miles long, but there can be only one winner.

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