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World Sailing Show Episode 4 highlights sustainability efforts across the sport

by World Sailing 31 Aug 05:40 PDT
World Sailing Show Episode 4 highlights © Sailing Energy / Engadinwind

The August episode of the World Sailing Show has premiered with a focus on how sailing has embraced sustainability.

  • Nominations for World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award open
  • Latest on Paralympic reinstatement campaign #BacktheBid
  • Interview with Sir Ben Ainslie
  • Update on World Sailing's Emerging Nations Programme
  • Profile of Dutch Nacra 17 duo Laila van der Meer and Bjarne Bouwer

In the main feature of Episode 4, we hear from World Sailing's Head of Sustainability, Alexandra Rickham, about how sailing can make a big difference to the health of the seas and marine life around the world and highlights several innovative projects already in operation.

Nominations for the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award are open until 2 September with the winners receiving a $10,000 USD prize to further their sustainability programme.

Visit here for the 2022 World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award nomination form. The winners will be revealed at the Rolex World Sailing Awards, which returns live in October this year.

Episode 4 also shares the story of The VI Foundation, who recently teamed up with Team Switzerland at the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix in Plymouth to show their support for World Sailing's #BacktheBid campaign to see sailing reinstated for the LA28 Paralympic Games. Sir Ben Ainslie also returned to UK waters during SailGP in Plymouth and the show caught up with him to find out the latest on his projects, his SailGP experience, and a recap of an exciting weekend of racing.

Also featured is an update on World Sailing's Emerging Nations Programme, a profile of Dutch duo Laila van der Meer and Bjarne Bouwer, winners of the recent Nacra 17 Junior World Championships held on Lago di Como, Italy, about what it takes to become a champion on the elite racing catamarans, as well as the latest stories from the world of sailing.

Produced by Sunset+Vine in partnership with Rolex and released every month, the World Sailing Show shares the latest news, events and captivating stories from across the sport with audiences around the world. Each episode is available to watch for free on the World Sailing YouTube channel and the World Sailing website.

Originally broadcast from 2016 to April 2020, the World Sailing Show captivated audiences worldwide with its unrivalled coverage, exclusive features and analysis of global sailing. Over the four years, the show racked up over 9m views on the official YouTube channel and reached a combined television viewership of 27.6m during its 12-programme season.

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