Alex Thomson shares his plans for 2018 and updates us on his team's progress as they begin the design of the boat they hope will win the Vendee Globe in 2020. Alec Wilkinson caught up with him on stage at the London Boat Show.
Win tickets to the show PLUS Tracy Edwards, the first woman to skipper an all female crew around the world, on her big plans for her iconic boat Maiden. The voice of BBC Radio 4's Shipping Forecast, Zeb Soanes gives us all the behind-the-scenes studio gossip. Mike Enser has all the must-see highlights of the 2018 London Boat Show.
Guests: Mike Enser @1'30", Tracy Edwards @4'30", Zeb Soanes @14'45"
NOTE: Alec Wilkinson will host Sailing Uncovered LIVE on stage every day of the 2018 London Boat Show (10-14 January at London Excel) with guests that include Alex Thomson, Mike Golding, Tracy Edwards, Sam Davies, the crew of Channel 4's Mutiny, RNLI crews from BBC 2's Saving Lives at Sea, vloggers La Vagbonde.
More info on Sailing Uncovered Facebook page and Twitter @sailingshow
East coast Vs West coast - we debate the USA's best side. Plus Sarah-Quita Offringa, freestyle superstar and multi World Champion talks windsurfing and what sailing could learn from her sport. 3 times 505 World Champion Mike Holt hotly debates the merits of west coast sailing. And a new feature where top sailors tell us why they love their boat. Presented by Alec Wilkinson.
- Mike Holt & Jesse Falsone @ 2.00
- David Bargehr on the 470 @11.00
- Sarah-Quita Offringa @12.30
Backstage at the World Sailing Awards in Mexico we catch up with Dutch Laser Radial sailor Marit Bouwmeester after her crowning as the 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year.
After months out injured, Bouwmeester made an astonishing comeback at the Laser Radial World Championships on home waters in Medemblik, the Netherlands and claimed an emphatic third world title.
Your star-studded guide to this year's Race. Kyle Langford, Dee Caffari and Mark Towill join Conrad Colman and Alec Wilkinson from their team bases. Kyle on sailing with arch-enemy Pete Burling. Conrad announces his plans to compete. Dee on her young crew's intitiation ceremonies. Mark on his American dream sailing into Newport, Rhode Island.
Dee Caffari @5'15
Kyle Langford @16'
Mark Towil @25'
The Idiot's Guide: @rhodesvoiceuk
PRESENTER: Alec Wilkinson
Paddleboarding up the Danube, rowing the Atlantic and the 14 year old who sailed round the world. Adventurer and TV presenter Ben Fogle joins sports broadcaster Timm Kruse and champions league sailor Jørgen Mohr Ernst.
Guests: Tim Kruse @01:15, Ben Fogle @13:30, Jorgen Mohr Ernst @22:30
Go to our Facebook page (sailung uncovered podcast) for links to our guests websites and books.
The characters and stories you won't have heard from the 35th America's Cup - Bermuda rigs America's Cup. Bringing back the monohulls. Sailing a classic J-class. A skipper's winning speech. A bus to Uganda....we have it all in this special episode from Bermuda.
- Paul Cayard
- Iain Percy
- Peter Isler
- Mark Covell
- Bob Fisher
- Emma Outteridge
The Idiot's Guide: @rhodesvoiceuk
1600 sailors, 1000 boats - we preview the largest yacht race in the world. Everything you need to know about the Round the Island Race whether you're competing or watching. The hazards to avoid, the viewpoints to reach and the best old-timers' tips.
Dehydration, hunger and crossing the Pacific - Mutiny star and round the world sailor Conrad Humphreys explains the hardships of recreating Cpt. Bligh's voyage of survival on TV. Dame Ellen MacArthur announces her latest voyage with her Cancer Trust. Presented by Alec Wilkinson.
- Ellen MaCarthur @4mins
- Conrad Humphreys @7mins
Equality and ecology in sailing. Don't yawn, tune in - it's actually quite entertaining. Ocean racers Abby Ehler and Annie Lush tell us about the Magenta project. There's an update from Volvo Ocean Race director Phil Lawrence. Vendee Globe hopeful Phil Sharp aims to be the first to circumnavigate the world in a fossil fuel-free boat.
Presenter Alec Wilkinson
Guests: Phil Lawrence @2mins
Magenta Project @7mins
Phil Sharp @15mins