The World Sailing Show: Program 10 – Season 2019
by Sunset+Vine TV November 6, 2019 12:31 PM UTC
The World Sailing Show: Program 10 – Season 2019 © Event Media
Two more America’s Cup AC75s were launched in October. Luna Rossa is unveiled in Sardinia as INEOS Team UK foils on the Solent. Also in Sardinia, the 52nd Super Series finale saw local team Azzurra seek to claim the season’s title against the powerful fleet of Grand Prix monohulls.
We also have all the action from the final SailGP event of the inaugural season in Marseille, where Team Australia takes on Team Japan in the final race of the match. We are also heading 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 is heading 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 lab, Energy Observer.
- America’s Cup Challenger Luna Rossa launched as INEOS Team UK flies for the first time
- The 52 Super Series reaches its climax in strong winds at Porto Cervo
- Inaugural SailGP season ends in Marseille with tightest race per game to decide title
- Energy Observer innovates in hydrogen and solar technologies
- World Sailing reveals the two best sailors of 2019
- Francis Joyon embarks on a new adventure for Asia for IDEC Sport
- La Barcolana sees 2000 boats start in Trieste
52 Super Series Final
The 2019 Super Series 52 ends in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, and the title is on the line. Italian boat Azzurra leads the standings, chased by the German peloton and world championship winners Quantum Racing. Big breezes lead to spectacular racing in the season finale of the Grand Prix monohulls.
The America’s Cup kicks off part 2
After the launches of Emirates Team New Zealand and American Magic in September, October saw the British and Italians take cover. Challenger of Record Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli launched their AC75 in Sardinia as INEOS Team UK foiled on the waters of the Solent.
Inspired by the America’s Cup boats, Energy Observer tests tomorrow’s technologies in extreme conditions, using hydrogen and solar energy to help it cross the world’s oceans.
A round-up of all the action from Marseille where the final Championship standings were settled ahead of the million-dollar prize race between Tom Slingsby’s Australian side and Nathan Outteridge’s Japanese side.
Middle Sea Race
Malta hosts the 2019 Middle Sea Race which begins in the Grand Harbor of Valletta and takes the fleet around Sardinia on a 600 nautical mile route. Over 100 entries include five-time winner Rambler and Fastnet winner Wizard.
Francis Joyon and IDEC Sport
French off-shore legend Francis Joyon sets himself four challenges in Asia. Aged 63, he left for Mauritius aboard his 31.5 meter trimaran IDEC Sport to try to break his own record and will end his Asian adventure with an attempt on the Clipper’s 13,000 mile record. Road from Hong Kong to London.
Giovanni Soldini and Maserati
Italian Clipper Route record holder Giovanni Soldini competes in the Hong Kong-Vietnam race aboard his Multi 70 Maserati.
Rolex World Sailors of the Year
An Italian was named winner of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year award. Marco Gradoni, a 15-year-old Optimist sailor, is the youngest winner in history. Anne-Marie Rindom won the women’s prize after dominating the Laser Radial class.
Trieste, Italy hosts the biggest sailing race in the world every year. With 2,000 boats entered, the starting line is two and a half miles long, but there can only be one winner.
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