The World Sailing Show – March 2016

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– 2016 AC World Series kicks off in Oman
– How America’s Cup teams are developing their new boats
– The Caribbean 600, a new offshore classic in t-shirt and shorts?
– How a Kiwi pair is hell bent on world domination
– Racing around the Arabian Gulf

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The March show synopsis

The America’s Cup World Series kicks off in Oman
We find out what happened at the opening event of the season.

We also talk to one of the Cup world’s leading technical experts on how teams are combining the need to do well in these intense two day regattas, while also developing the advanced machines that will take them to the America’s Cup itself next year.

Bumper fleet for Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Caribbean 600
Fast becoming one of the must do events in the offshore racing calendar the promise of warm, steady trade winds and spectacular scenery has led many to imagine that this 600 mile offshore race is a walk in the park in T-shirts and shorts. Is it? We find out what happened this year and discover why the event is becoming increasingly popular and take a look at some of the impressive machines that took part.

We also join experienced charter yacht skipper Andy Schell as he provides a video blog of his team’s trip around the course.

World domination – The unstoppable Kiwi combination
New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke continue their run of world domination in the Olympic 49er class after winning their fourth consecutive world title.

We find out what makes them tick and how they have managed to; remain unbeaten for four years, win a Moth world championships and engage in an America’s Cup campaign and lead the racing here too.

Sail Arabia The Tour
Now in its sixth year, can anybody stop offshore rock star Sidney Gavignet from scoring a hat-trick in this inshore/offshore regatta? Several believed they could.

The World Sailing Show provides a monthly view of the racing world.
From non-stop around the world racers, to Olympic campaigns; from seasoned professionals, to grass roots sailors, the joint initiative between TV producers Sunset+Vine and the sport’s governing body World Sailing covers a wide range of racing activity around the world.

The programme is distributed globally to 41 broadcasters in 192 territories.
The series is produced by renowned sailing journalist Matthew Sheahan.

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