The World Sailing Show: Program 9 – Season 2019
by Sunset+Vine TV October 2, 2019 14:38 UTC
The World Sailing Show: Program 9 – Season 2019 © The World Sailing Show
The first America’s Cup AC75s have been launched. We’re with the US and New Zealand teams making history by outsmarting their monohulls for the very first time.
In Mallorca, the TP52 world title changed hands as the German boat peloton took the lead in the 52 Super Series. We’ve got all the action from the Kona Windsurfing World Championships on Lake Garda in Italy.
The Maxi Yacht Cup features stunning images of the world’s most powerful monohulls racing off the Sardinian coast. We’re on the podium with SailGP’s first million dollar winning coxswain. British circumnavigator Alex Thomson has launched the boat he hopes will help him win the next Vendée Globe – we see him in action.
The world’s best Olympic sailors kicked off a brand new season of the Hempel World Cup Series and were challenged by all types of conditions on the host waters of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. A British boat took the title world J70 for the very first time – we have action from Torbay in Devon.
- First images of the AC75 America’s Cup foiling boats
- Historic $1 Million SailGP Winner
- TP52 World title changes hands in Mallorca in final round of 52 Super Series
- Britain’s first ever J70 World Championship victory
- Stunning in pink – Alex Thomson’s brand new foiling yacht
- The Hempel World Cup Series kicks off a new season at the Olympic venue in Tokyo
52 Super Series
The 52 Super Series is the premier class of pure monohull racing, attracting the best sailors on the planet. The fourth round was the most important – the Rolex 52 World Championship. 11 teams from 8 nations competed and the title changed hands. We bring you all the action from Puerto Portals, Mallorca
Kona World Windsurfing Championships
The 2019 KONA World Championships took place on Lake Garda, Italy. A look back at the 4 days of racing which saw 71 athletes representing 13 nations. A Dutchman dominated the event to be crowned champion.
Maxi Yacht Cup
50 of the world’s most impressive and powerful monohull yachts traveled to the Italian island of Sardinia to compete in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – on board were some of the world’s best professional sailors who also competed for titles worldwide in their class.
America’s Cup launch
The America’s Cup came out of hibernation with the first two boats launched and tested on their foils. American Magic and Emirates Team New Zealand have successfully tested their new AC75s on their respective waters, but the two boats seem to have very different characteristics.
SailGP’s inaugural season culminated with Tom Slingsby leading the Australian team for the $1 million prize.
The J/70 World Championships saw the title won by a British boat for the first time in the history of the events.
Foil Alex Thomson
British circumnavigator Alex Thomson has launched the boat which he hopes will enable him to win the next Vendée Globe. The 60-foot, 7.6-tonne carbon fiber foiled IMOCA is the culmination of two years of design and construction work involving more than 100 naval architects, engineers and boat builders.
Hempel World Cup Series
The new Hempel World Cup Series season kicked off in Enoshima, Japan, the host city of sailing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. All ten Olympic classes were in action.
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